Men's Olympic Basketball Schedule: Team U.S.A Takes On France

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: A technician lays the basketball center court logo on Opening Day of the 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Men's basketball gets tipped off on Sunday for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Men's Olympic Basketball gets started on Sunday with a matchup of African nations as Nigeria takes on Tunisia, with each team making their Olympic debut in the sport.

Team U.S.A will have a matchup with France, who does have Tony Parker available despite his eye injury. The French team will be without Joakim Noah, however. The United States is the going-away favorite with win their 14th gold medal.

The matchup of the day however looks to be Spain, led by Pau Gasol, as they take on China. Spain is believed to be the biggest threat to the United States for the gold medal, but they'll have to get past Yi Jianlian and China to get to that point. Spain is coming off a silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Games.

Most of the action can be seen on NBCSN. Below is a schedule of the match ups for the day.

Nigeria vs. Tunisia, 4 a.m. ET
Brazil vs. Australia, 6 a.m. ET, NBCSN
U.S.A. vs. France, 9:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN
Spain vs. China, 11:30 a.m. ET, NBCSN
Russia vs. Great Britain, 3 p.m. ET
Argentina vs. Lithuania, 5:45 p.m. ET, NBCSN

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