How Celtics fans can watch Jayson Tatum, Team USA play this week


You've seen the photos and videos of Jayson Tatum rubbing elbows with NBA All-Stars. You've heard Bradley Beal gush about teaming up with his childhood friend.

Now, it's time to watch the Boston Celtics star play basketball.

Tatum and the 2021 USA men's basketball team officially begin their road to the 2020 Olympics on Saturday when they face Nigeria in an exhibition game in Las Vegas.

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Team USA -- which also features new Celtics head coach Ime Udoka and reported new assistant coach Will Hardy, who both are assistants on Gregg Popovich's staff -- will play five exhibition games in Las Vegas before traveling to Tokyo for the Summer Games later this month.

Here's a Celtics fan's viewing guide to watching Tatum and Udoka compete in Olympics action:

Who is on the 2021 USA men's basketball team roster?

A first-time Olympian, Tatum is one of 12 players on this year's roster. Here's the full list in alphabetical order:

Player NBA Team
Bam Adebayo Miami Heat
Bradley Beal Washington Wizards
Devin Booker Phoenix Suns
Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
Jerami Grant Detroit Pistons
Draymond Green Golden State Warriors
Jrue Holiday Milwaukee Bucks
Zach LaVine Chicago Bulls
Damian Lillard Portland Trail Blazers
Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers
Khris Middleton Milwaukee Bucks
Jayson Tatum Boston Celtics

What is Team USA's exhibition schedule?

The Americans will play five games over the course of a week at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. Here's the full schedule (all times Eastern):

USA vs. Nigeria Saturday, July 10 at 8 p.m.
USA vs. Australia Monday, July 12 at 8 p.m.
USA vs. Argentina Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.
USA vs. Australia Friday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m.
USA vs. Spain Sunday, July 18 at 9 p.m.

Where can I watch Team USA's games?

Here is television and live stream info for USA Basketball's exhibition games.

TV channel: All five games will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network

Live stream: NBC Sports Stream; NBC Sports mobile app

When is Team USA's first Olympic game?

The Americans are in Group A with France, the Czech Republic and Iran. Their first game of the group stage is against France on Sunday, July 25 at 8 a.m. ET.