ANKARA

The US national basketball team would play against Australia in an exhibition game on Monday ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The second exhibition match of the US will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at 5 p.m. local time (0000GMT Tuesday).

The defending Olympic winners suffered an unexpected defeat against Nigeria 90-87 in Las Vegas on July 10.

Nigeria’s Gabe Vincent scored 21 points, while the US’ highest scorer was Kevin Durant – the Brooklyn Nets star racked up 17 points.

After the match against Australia, the US will face Argentina on Tuesday in another exhibition as part of the preparations for Tokyo 2020.

The US will take on France, Iran, and Czech Republic in Olympics’ Group A.

The multi-sport event in Japan will take place from July 23 to Aug. 8 after being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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