After the two sides faced off on Sunday, Sergio Rodriguez and Dario Saric lead their respective countries back into action on Tuesday. It was Croatia (1-0) who got the better of Spain (0-1) on Sunday, thanks to the block heard ‘round the world. As things currently stand in Group B, Croatia sits in third behind Argentina and Lithuania due to point differential, while Spain sits in fourth. The top four teams out of both groups advance to the knockout stages.
Rodriguez came off the bench in his first action of the 2016 Olympic Games, but played most of the second half over Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio. Perhaps head coach Sergio Scariolo will give El Chacho the starting nod this afternoon.
Brazil, who is coming off an 82-76 loss at the hands of Lithaunia, are led by Golden State Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa and Houston Rockets big man Nene. You can catch the game on NBCSN at 1:15.
Croatia’s opponent, Argentina, currently sits atop Group B after a dominant 94-66 win over Nigeria. They boast some well known NBA veterans, such as San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, Brooklyn Nets power forward Luis Scola, and former Sixer Andres Nocioni. That game can be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com, or on Verizon Fios’ Olympic basketball channel (591).