Kevin Durant slams one home for Team USA. (Photo : REUTERS/Mike Segar )
Tuesday's men's basketball game at 5:15 p.m. EDT the United States has coming up won't be the best test of the 2012's team's strength. The defending world champs and favorites to win this tournament, the United States will face Tunisia, the lowest FIBA-ranked team playing in the Olymipics. What the game will do, is provide some key players to rest up and for other big men like Kevin Love and Anthony Davis to get more chances to contribute.
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This does not mean, however, that the U.S. team will take the Tunisia game lightly.
"You have a performance to give, you know," said Coach Krzyzewski. "Are you doing it on a Wednesday matinee, a Saturday night? It's not who you're playing. You should never judge how you're going to perform or potentially who you're going to play against. You are the person performing, your team is performing. You never want to get into the habit of just getting by, because eventually you don't get by. Our goal tomorrow is to make sure we play hard and have good habits and we're as sharp as can be."
The United States vs. Tunisia game takes place at 5:15 p.m. EDT, and you can watch it on NBC Sports Network and NBC Specialty Network: Basketball.
For a live stream of the game, you can view it here on the official NBC website.
2012 U.S. Men's Basketball Roster:
Guard, No. 10 Kobe Bryant
Guard, No. 5 Kevin Durant
Guard, No. 12 James Harden
Guard, No. 11 Chris Paul
Guard, No. 7 Russell Westbrook
Guard, No. 8 Deron Williams
Guard/Forward, No. 9 Andre Iguodala
Forward, No. 15 Carmelo Anthony
Forward, No. 14 Anthony Davis
Forward, No. 6 Lebron James
Forward, No. 11 Kevin Love
Center, No. 4 Tyson Chandler
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
2012 Tunisia Men's Basketball Roster:
Guard, No. 5 Marouan Laghnej
Guard, No. 6 Nizar Knioua
Guard, No. 7 Mourad El Mabrouk
Guard, No. 8 Marouan Kechrid
Forward, No. 4 Radhouane Slimane
Forward, No. 9 Mohamed Hdidane
Forward, No. 10 Mehdi Hafsi
Forward, No. 11 Makrem Ben Romdhane
Forward, No. 13 Amine Rzig
Forward, No. 14 Youssef Gaddour
Center, No. 12 Mokhtar Ghyaza
Center, No. 15 Salah Mejri