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Olympics Game Thread: USA vs. Venezuela- 08/08/16

Red, white and b7ue!

Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Do you love America? Do you love Carmelo Anthony? Do you love basketball or watching TV? If you answered "yes" to one of those four questions, then feel free to join us in watching Melo and Team USA try to start off their Olympic campaign 2-0.

America's opponent: Venezuela, who actually made them work pretty hard in the exhibition season (relatively speaking, of course.)

This is your game thread. Tip-off is 6 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN for short).

7ive from Brazi7!