2023 FIBA World Cup: How to Watch Exhibition Games

2023 FIBA World Cup: How to Watch Exhibition Games

Following their decisive victory over Puerto Rico, Team USA will gauge their readiness for the upcoming 2023 FIBA World Cup Men’s Basketball by facing off against reigning champions Spain and the Luka Doncic-led Slovenia at the Torneo Centenario FEB event in Malaga. Discover how to catch the action.

The USA Men’s basketball team’s quest for redemption in the 2023 FIBA World Cup continues in Malaga, Spain, where they will engage in warm-up matches against Spain and Slovenia, setting the stage for the official tournament kick-off on August 25th.

Scheduled from August 11th to 13th, this three-day friendly event will witness each of the three teams competing against each other once. This serves as a crucial litmus test for Coach Steve Kerr and his youthful U.S. squad, as they strive to restore their international standing.

During the previous World Cup in 2019, the American team settled for a seventh-place finish, marking their least successful international performance to date.

Although Team USA managed to regain its momentum and secure its Olympic title in Tokyo in 2020, the outcome in 2019 was a stark reminder that the once-assured global basketball supremacy of the United States is no longer guaranteed. This reality is emphasized by their current No. 2 world ranking.

Facing off against the reigning world champions and a team led by Luka Doncic is a highly anticipated opportunity for the U.S. squad. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the ‘Torneo Centenario FEB’ event coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Spanish Basketball Federation, contributing to the likelihood of a fervent atmosphere among the sold-out crowd at the Palacio de Deportes Maria Martin Carpena in Malaga, Spain.

While undoubtedly a challenging trial, this experience is one that the 12-member squad, featuring the reigning Defensive Player of the Year Jaren Jackson Jr., Rookie of the Year Paolo Banchero, and the No.1 pick of the 2020 Draft Anthony Edwards, eagerly welcomes.

For more details about the tournament schedule and live viewing options, refer below.

USA Basketball 2023 FIBA World Cup Warm-up Games Spain and Slovenia: Full Schedule

The game times are local to Malaga, Spain.

Friday, August 11

  • Spain vs Slovenia – 21:30 CEST

Saturday, August 12

  • USA vs Slovenia – 19:00 CEST

Sunday, August 13

  • USA vs Spain – 21:30 CEST

USA Basketball in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Basketball Exhibition Games Against Slovenia and Spain

All USA Basketball Showcase games will be televised on FOX or FS1.

Saturday, August 12

  • USA vs Slovenia – 3:30 pm ET, Fox Sports 1

Sunday, August 13

  • USA vs Spain – 3:30 pm ET, Fox

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