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Team USA to face Argentina, China, Venezuela and Nigeria in pre-Olympic exhibitions

Kevin Durant, Paul George

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (52) guards Indiana Pacers’ Paul George during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)


The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team will face Argentina and three other opponents during a five-game, five-city exhibition tour.

The Americans will also play two games against China before facing Venezuela and Nigeria.

USA Basketball announced the pre-Olympic plans Monday for the two-time defending gold medalists, who will face the champions from last summer’s Asian, American and African qualifying tournaments.

The U.S. will hold training camp on the campus of UNLV before hosting Argentina on July 22 at a Las Vegas site to be determined.

The Americans will then move to California for games against the Chinese on July 24 at Staples Center in Los Angeles and July 26 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

That will be followed by a game on July 29 at United Center in Chicago against Venezuela, before the tour wraps up in Houston on Aug. 1 against African champion Nigeria.