Watch Argentina vs Lithuania 2016 Olympic Basketball Live Stream; Box Scores & Play-By-Play
Unbeaten teams Argentina and Lithuania will collide in Rio 2016 Olympic basketball men’s competition on Thursday night in Brazil. The winner of this Group B game will likely end up topping the group heading into the knockout stage.Advertisement
Argentina have been showing that they can still compete for a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics despite having one of the oldest lineups in the tournament. They won in their first two games in contrasting fashion — a 94-66 blowout win over Nigeria and a hard-earned 90-82 victory over Croatia.
Luis Scola was a force to reckon with in their first two games, as the NBA and international basketball veteran averaged 20.5 points on 55.6 percent shooting to go along with 9.0 rebounds. Facundo Campazzo was also a big factor for them, averaging 12.5 points in two outings.
Scola’s fellow veterans Manu Ginobili and Andres Nocioni also proved they still have a lot of gas left in their tank. Ginobili averaged 12.5 points in 22.0 minutes per game, while Nocioni posted 10.5 points on top of 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the perennial South American contender.
On the other hand, Lithuania also had a strong start in the tournament and are showing why they are capable of having a podium finish in Rio. The European powerhouse started the tournament with a big 82-76 win over host nation Brazil, which was followed by an 89-80 win over African contenders Nigeria.
Mantas Kalnietis is having a great tournament so far, posting double-double averages of 18.5 points and 10.0 assists per game. Jonas Maciulis is averaging 15.5 points and 5.0 rebounds, while Renaldas Seibutis racked up 11.5 markers for the Lithuanian side.
The Argentina vs Lithuania 2016 Olympic basketball match will kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET. Fans can catch the action through online live stream via NBC Olympics. Live box scores and play-by-play account will be available on this link.
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