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Olympic Basketball: Croatia-Brazil and Spain-Nigeria Game Thread

The Homie and the Croatia squad look to bounce back against Brazil, while a winless Spain hopes to get its swagger back against a thin Nigerian roster.

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Dario Saric and Sergio Rodriguez will both be looking to lead their teams in bounceback efforts today. Croatia's (1-1) comeback attempt Tuesday came up short against an archaic Argentina (2-0) squad led by Luis Scola and Manu Ginobili, despite a 19-11-7 effort from The Homie himself, while El Chacho's efforts weren't enough to propel Spain (0-2)(!) to a win over Brazil (1-1).

Croatia now plays its most important game yet against Leandro Barbosa, Marcelo Huertas and Brazil, as the two are locked into a third-place tie in Group B. Spain meanwhile looks to fight its way back into Group B's knockout conversation against Ben Uzoh, Ike Diogu and Nigeria, as it currently sits fifth in the Group (only the top four move on to the knockout phase).

There are still three games to play for each team before the knockout phase, but with Spain at the bottom and some important (and frankly winnable) games coming up, Croatia has a shot to advance and potentially avoid the United States in the quarterfinals. So staying up to speed with the bracket will be extra important for Sixers fans who want to see Saric's home country make a real run.

You can catch Croatia vs. Brazil on NBCSN at 1:15. Spain vs. Nigeria, meanwhile, tips off at 6 on NBCSN as well.

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