Marc Gasol takes part in a training session of the Spanish basketball team ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona July 23, 2012. (Photo : REUTERS/GustauNacarino)
Team USA will try to keep its pre-Olympic victory streak alive as it faces the NBA-packed national Spanish team on Tuesday.
Considered its hardest rival among the teams they played in the recent exhibition games, USA will face familiar foes in Pau Gasol - Kobe's Lakers Teammate -, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Jose Calderon and Rudy Fernandez, all who are NBA players.
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The game is schedule for July 24 with the initial tip-off at 4:30 p.m. ET and it will be played in Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. The game will be broadcasted by ESPN 2 and online live streaming will be available as well.
In what is looking to be a tough game, LeBron James and Kevin Durant both shared their thoughts on what type of match they would encounter:
"They work well together. They've been together for a long time. When a shot goes up you got to try and keep them off the glass because they're so big," said James according to Reuters.
Durant on the other hand commented that the game would ultimately depend on them on not on their rival.
"It is about us. We can't focus on what Spain is going to do. We know they are a tough team, we really respect them. They are a championship kind of a team but it is about us and what we are going to do when we come out," he said.
Team USA on Sunday faced a charged Argentine team that got the best out of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Co. but the U.S. nonetheless ended with an 86-80 victory.
In what could be a preview for this year's Olympics Basketball gold medal match, expect the best from both teams.
Team USA's Game Schedule
USA vs. France (July 29, 9:30 a.m. EST)
USA vs. Tunisia (July 31, 5:15 p.m. EST)
USA vs. Nigeria (August 2, 5:15 p.m. EST)
USA vs. Lithuania (August 4, 9:30 a.m. EST)
USA vs. Argentina (August 6, 5:15 p.m. EST)
Team USA Roster
Carmelo Anthony - New York Knicks
Kobe Bryant - Los Angeles Lakers
Tyson Chandler - New York Knicks
Anthony Davis - New Orleans Hornets
Kevin Durant - Oklahoma City Thunder
James Harden - Oklahoma City Thunder
Andre Iguodala - Philadelphia 76ers
LeBron James - Miami Heat
Kevin Love - Minnesota Timberwolves
Chris Paul - Los Angeles Clippers
Russell Westbrook - Oklahoma City Thunder
Deron Williams - Brooklyn Nets
Gasol, Pau - Los Angeles Lakers
Fernández, Rudy - Real Madrid
Rodríguez, Sergio - Real Madrid
Navarro, Juan Carlos - FC Barcelona
Calderón, José - Toronto Raptors
Reyes, Felipe - Real Madrid
Claver, Víctor - Portland Trail Blazers
San Emeterio, Fernando - Caja Laboral Baskonia
Llull, Sergio - Real Madrid
Gasol, Marc - Memphis Grizzlies
Ibaka, Serge - OKC Thunder
Sada, Víctor - FC Barcelona