Catch the latest action of Japan vs Spain live stream here. The host team will take on the FIBA Basketball World Champion Spain in their respective opening games. Japan is in the Olympics for the first time since 1976 and is the lowest ranked team in the field. Being the host country, things aren’t easy of the Japanese squad. They have a mammoth task ahead of them. Japan lacks experience in big time tournaments and did go winless in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Being the hosts and actually having fans in the stands would have probably been wonderful for Japan in terms of a confidence boost
Spain is considered the second best team in the field and is no stranger to bringing home hardware, which includes a gold medal in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Spain has never won gold in the Olympics, which is about the only thing left to accomplish on the basketball side. Running next to USA in Global Standards, they have a chance to claim their legitimate right over the medals. In comparison, they are a better team than Japan in all ways possible.
Japan vs Spain Team Preview
Japan are on the receiving end. The team will be led by Washington Wizards Rui Hachimura and Toronto Raptors Yuta Watanbe. Hachimura has established himself as a legit role player with upside and Watanbe is a quality defensive player who can knockdown the outside shot. Those two will be expected to do the heavy lifting for Japan, who also has two B.League MVPs in Yuki Togashi and Makoto Hiejima. Overall, Japan is a young roster with seven players 27 years old or younger. And no matter the results, just Japan being here in the Olympics is a big boost to its growth in the sport of basketball.
As for the roster, Spain has three active NBA players in Willy Hernangomez, Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol. There’s also five former NBA players on Team Span in Rudy Fernandez, Victor Claver, Sergio Rodriguez, Alex Abrines and Pau Gasol. Sergio Llull is a quality defensive player who was EuroLeague MVP in 2017 and Usman Garuba is considered to be the future at just 19 years old and recently named the ACB Best Young Player. Spain has a good mixture of experience and youth, and there’s no real shortage of talent on this roster. Spain should like its chances to leave Tokyo with a medal.
Japan vs Spain Match Timings
|Sunday, 26th July||8:00 AM||EDT|
|Monday, 26th July||12:00 PM||GMT|
|Monday, 26th July||5:30 PM||IST|
|Monday, 26th July||9:00 PM||JST|
Where will Japan vs Spain be played?
This group C game between Japan and Spain will be played at Saitama Super Arena, Saitama in Japan.
Where to watch Japan vs Spain Live Stream
The coverage of Japan vs Spain live stream will be telecasted by NBC. The outreach will additionally be done by NBCOlympics.com.
Japan vs Spain Live Stream Details
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