Aug 2, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Spain center Marc Gasol (13), left, and brother and forward Pau Gasol (4) during the preliminary game against Great Britain in the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Spain and Russia, who are tied for the Group B lead after three games, will play each other in one of the most notable games of Saturday's Olympic basketball schedule.
While the United States vs. Lithuania may be the most anticipated game of Saturday's slate of Olympic basketball, the game between Russia and Spain is a close second.
Through three games of Olympic play, Spain and Russia are tied atop the Group B standings with six points each. Both teams have won their first three games. Although they are undefeated thus far, both Spain and Russia are coming off of narrow one-point wins in their last games. Russia knocked off Brazil 75-74 while Spain held on against Great Britain 79-78.
The game between Spain and Russia is set to begin at 6:15 a.m. ET and will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network. The game will also be available via a live online stream at NBCOlympics.com.
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