Australia’s men’s basketball team, the Boomers, face Argentina in the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games in Tokyo on Tuesday night hoping to continue their quest for a first ever medal at this level.
The Boomers won all three of their pool games to make the first pot for the finals match ups, but fate dealt them a tough hand. If the Patty Mills led team can navigate the Argentina match successfully they will face the winner of the United States v Spain quarterfinal in the semis.
Argentina have not been in peak form in Tokyo and finished behind Slovenia and Spain in pool C. They were thrashed by Slovenia and also beaten by Spain before securing a play in the knocout stages by beating Japan.
The Boomers defeated Nigeria, Italy and Germany en route to top position, but have lost NBA starter Aron Baynes to a neck injury first suffered against the Italians.
The teams played a warm up game in Las Vegas in the leadup to the Olympics and Australia won narrowly with Mills sinking a three-point shot on the buzzer to claim the win.
What time are the Boomers playing tonight?
Boomers vs Argentina will tipoff at 10:00pm AEST, which is 9pm local time in Tokyo. If you’re tuning in from the Western part of Australia, the Boomers will get underway at 8pm AWST.
How to watch the Australian Boomers vs Argentina?
Channel 7 and 7plus hold the exclusive rights to the Tokyo Olympics and are the only places you can watch the Games legally.
Channel 7 will likely show Boomers vs Italy on their main free-to-air channel, which is channel 70 in metro areas, with the late start clashing with the end of the track and field session.
The broadcaster is is prone to switch between events, so this match could also be shown on 7Mate or 7Two depending on what’s happening elsewhere.
If you’d like to have more control, you can live stream the Boomers’ encounter on 7plus for free online. 7plus offer an app for Mac and Android devices, available through the appropriate app store. However, you can also access 7plus directly through your web browser.
Most smart TVs also allow you to reach the Olympic streaming service by searching from the main application page, as do gaming consoles. You can also stream the Australian Boomers in action on your TV via casting devices such as Chromecast.
Tip-off: 10:00pm (AEST)
Venue: Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo
TV: Channel Seven
Patty Mills (c), Matthew Dellavedova, Dante Exum, Chris Goulding, Josh Green, Nic Kay, Jock Landale, Joe Ingles, Duop Reath, Nathan Sobey, Matisse Thybulle
Leandro Bolmaro, Gabriel Deck, Patricio Garino, Luis Scola, Nicolás Brussino, Tayavek Gallizzi, Marcos Delía, Luca Vildoza, Facundo Campazzo, Francisco Caffaro, Nico Laprovíttola, Juan Pablo Vaulet