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United States vs. China preview and gamethread

The U.S. heads to Oakland for a rematch with China.

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After dominating Team China is Los Angeles, Kyrie Irving and the rest of Team USA are set to rematch the Chinese National Team at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Who: Team USA vs. Team China

When: 10 p.m.

Where: Oracle Arena - Oakland, California

Where on my eyeballs? NBA TV, or you can head to USA Basketball or the NBA's Facebook pages. The games will be streamed on Facebook live, which worked very well for the previous exhibition game.

Online: USA Basketball Facebook

Enemy Blog: There isn’t one.

Opposing players to know: former NBA-er Yi Jianlian, recent Rockets draft pock Zhou Qi and team captain Zhou Peng.

Keys to the game

  • The last time Kyrie Irving played in Oakland, this happened in case you forgot:
  • Team USA rolled China when they played a few days ago and tonight should be much of the same. The only major drama comes in regards to what lineups the Americans will use. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has been switching around his starting lineups each night out and tonight won’t be any different. So if Irving comes off the bench, don’t fret.
  • This will a small preview of Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson playing together on their home floor. Here’s betting they won’t get booed like they were in Los Angeles.
  • Irving, least so far, is playing more so as a distributor and not looking to score quite as much as he normally does. Again, don’t expect that to change here.