Team USA, featuring the like of Durant, Lebron, and Bryant, are set to defend their "Dream Team" title against Tunisia. (Photo : Reuters)
Team USA's men's basketball team are predicted to dominate today's game against Tunisia. The African country is currently the lowest ranked team in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
This is the 2012 Dream Team's second game in the London 2012 Summer Olympics after comfortably defeating France, 98-71, with Kevin Durant scoring 22 points.
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The last time the US played against Tunisia was at the 2010 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. At halftime, Tunisia was losing by just six points. The game ended 92-57, in Team USA's favor.
The Tunisian team, coming from a lost against Nigeria, could still have potential, as they have won their first FIBA Africa Championship in 2011, defeating Angola, 67-56.
Team USA has seen the latest team from Tunisia during practice, and it might be impossible not to see with seven Tunisian players over 6-foot-8 in height.
The height doesn't fear Team USA's head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
"It's about our performance," said Krzyzewski. "We should beat Tunisia, but we want to play well against Tunisia. When you play games in your pool and you're a significant favorite, you don't want to just win, you want to maintain and build good habits."
The coach added that he doesn't want his players to overlook anybody "because then we overlook ourselves."
"And in short period of time you can fall into a bad habit that will have its impact on a game where you're not a significant favorite," Krzyzewski added.
Today's game against Tunisia starts off at 5:15 p.m. EST, and will be streamed live on NBCOlympics.com.
After Tunisia, Team USA's next game will be against Nigeria on Aug. 2, 5:15 p.m. ET.
Team USA 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