What time is Team USA vs New Zealand? How to watch, live stream FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 game

It’s time to see if Team USA can return to the top of the basketball world.

Following a disappointing seventh-place finish at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the United States will get a shot at redemption at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, which runs from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10.

Team USA doesn’t feature the likes of Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Jayson Tatum, but it has fielded a talented roster that’s led by Anthony Edwards, Jalen Brunson and Jaren Jackson Jr. Following an impressive exhibition run that saw it go a perfect 5-0, USA landed at No. 1 in FIBA’s most recent Power Rankings.

Team USA’s journey to a potential gold medal begins on Saturday when it faces New Zealand.

The Sporting News has you covered on everything you need to know to watch Team USA vs New Zealand.

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What time is Team USA vs New Zealand?

  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 26
  • Time: 8:40 a.m. ET | 7:40 a.m. CT | 5:40 a.m. PT

Team USA will open group play at the World Cup against New Zealand on Saturday, Aug. 26. The game will be played at Manila’s Mall of Asia Arena and is scheduled to tip off around 8:40 a.m. ET.

How to watch, live stream Team USA vs New Zealand

USA vs New Zealand will air on ESPN2 in the United States. Sling TV offers a streaming option.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sling TV, which is now offering half off your first month! You can stream the sports you love starting at just $20 in your first month with Sling Orange, which includes ESPN2.

The World Cup will feature a total of 92 games, all of which will be broadcast on ESPN2 or ESPN+.

The game between the USA and New Zealand will be blacked out on Courtside 1891 in the U.S., but it will be available to watch on replay on the streaming platform.

Courtside 1891 offers two subscriptions. Courtside 1891 Plus is free and gives you access to “extended highlights and a curated feed for your favorite teams and competition.” Courtside 1891 Max is a paid subscription that allows you to watch “live game streams and full game replays.”

If you just want to watch the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup, you can buy a pass for the entire tournament for $9.99. An annual pass, which includes the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup and other international competitions, costs $44.99.

Use code TSN10WC to receive a 10 percent discount.

Fans can also watch World Cup action in the NBA app.

Team USA schedule at 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

The United States is in Group C with Jordan, Greece and New Zealand at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. All of Team USA’s first-round group-stage games will be played in the Philippines.

Date Opponent Time (ET) TV Channel
Saturday, Aug. 26 vs New Zealand 8:40 a.m. ESPN2
Monday, Aug. 28 vs Greece 8:40 a.m. ESPN2
Wednesday, Aug. 30 vs Jordan 4:40 a.m. ESPN2

Team USA roster for 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Jalen Brunson, Anthony Edwards and Jaren Jackson Jr. are among the players who will represent the United States Men’s National Team at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Here is Team USA’s full roster:

Position Player Team
F Paolo Banchero Magic
F Mikal Bridges Nets
G Jalen Brunson Knicks
G Anthony Edwards Timberwolves
G Tyrese Haliburton Pacers
G Josh Hart Knicks
F Brandon Ingram Pelicans
F Jaren Jackson Jr. Grizzlies
F Cam Johnson Nets
C Walker Kessler Jazz
F Bobby Portis Bucks
G Austin Reaves Lakers

When is the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup?

  • Dates: Aug. 25 to Sept. 10
  • Where: Philippines, Japan and Indonesia

The 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup will tip off on Friday, Aug. 25. The Group Stages will run through Sept. 3 with the single-elimination knockout stage beginning on Sept. 5.

The tournament will conclude with the gold medal match on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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