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Slovenia and Luka Doncic had a great debut in the Olympic Games by crushing Argentina and are aiming to be one of the candidates for a medal.
Argentina 100-118 Slovenia.
Campazzo with the assist to Maulen to add two more.
From far away Prepelic makes a three-pointer and Slovenia is still on fire at the rim.
Luis Scola gets in between two players to make the double.
Luis Scola only makes one of two penalty shots.
Campazzo with a double for Argentina.
End of third quarter
Argentina 62-88 Eslovenia
Deck sharpens his aim and scores three more points to make the score more decent.
Dimec with the feint under the board and scores two more points.
Rupnic from the corner and with time makes two more points.
After a miss, Dragic washes his mistake and takes advantage of the rebound to score two more points.
Doncic hits only one of two free throws.
A great pass is received by Tobey, who only jumps to score two more points.
Facundo Campazzo with the first two points of the second half.
The second half begins.
Argentina 42-62 Slovenia.
Doncic is unleashed and hits another triple from long distance. Argentina did not know how to stop him.
Luka Doncic again with the foul and tally, taking advantage of his height and power.
Doncic recovers the ball under the backboard and goes up for two more points.
Tobey with a straight shot to add two more and the lead is now 13 points.
Doncic turns around, converts a double-double and now has 21 points.
Doncic with the floater on his return to the court for two more points.
Facundo Campazzo performs his house specialty and makes a three-pointer to bring Argentina closer.
Gaby Deck runs the court and scores the double.
The second period begins.
End of first period
Argentina 24-32 Slovenia.
Marcos Delia, despite some struggles, makes the basket, gets fouled and adds one more.
Gabriel Deck finds space and attacks the paint in a timely manner.
Cancar with a half-volley and adds two more for the Europeans.
Bolmaro with the foul and counts when he struggled with the ball in the paint.
Scola with the hook shot and again hits the basket.
Campazzo takes the ball away from Doncic and single-handedly scores two more points.
Doncic can't find the space and decides to shoot threes to increase the early lead to four.
Dragic with the mid-range shot and converts the triple.
Luis Scola with a half-volley to open the scoring in Tokyo.
The match between Argentina and Slovenia begins.
Already in the field
Argentina and Slovenia are already on the court and their respective national anthems are now being sung.
Argentina seeks to make history
The referees in charge for Argentina vs Slovenia will be: ROSSO Yohan of France and YU Jung of Chinese Taipei.
Slovenia thanked the city of Fokui for hosting them and sending them a lot of support in their first Olympic Games experience.
The other game
The other game on the men's billboard will be when the hosts, Japan, take on Spain.
The day's workday
The first game of the day was in women's basketball, where Spain struggled, but came away with a 73-69 victory over South Korea.
Argentina is going through a generational change, but the last gold medal not won by the United States at the Olympic Games was in Athens 2004, where the Albiceleste took the gold medal.
All eyes will be on Luka Doncic, who is the star of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and was a fundamental part of the Slovenian team reaching this stage.
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What time is Argentina vs Slovenia match for 2020 Olympic Games?
This is the start time of the game Argentina vs Slovenia of 26th July in several countries:
Argentina: 1:40 AM.
Bolivia: 12:40 AM in Marca Claro.
Brazil: 1:40 AM in Marca Claro.
Chile: 12:40 AM in Marca Claro.
Colombia: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.
Ecuador: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.
USA (ET): 12:40 AM in NBC.
Spain: 6:40 PM.
Mexico: 11:40 AM in Marca Claro.
Paraguay: 1:40 AM in Marca Claro.
Peru: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.
Uruguay: 1:40 PM in Marca Claro.
Key Player Slovenia
Much of the spotlight will be on Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, who led his team to its first-ever Olympic Games qualification and will now be on a mission, along with his team, to make history and advance to the final rounds.
Key Player Argentina
Argentina's hopes will rest on what Facundo Campazzo, Denver Nuggets player, can do; so if they want to start the tournament on the right foot, the ball will have to pass constantly through his hands.
"I want to see a national team that always competes at a high level and that leaves its life in every game, that has fun and always competes with a smile on its face because when you play happy is when you play better, at least in my case. When I'm happy and everything is fine around me is when I'm at my calmest and most confident," he said.
Luka RUPNIK, Aleksej NIKOLIC, Klemen PREPELIC, Edo MURIĆ, Mike TOBEY, Jaka BLAŽIČ, Gregor HROVAT, Žiga DIMEC, Zoran DRAGIC, Vlatko CANCAR, Jakob CEBASEK, Luka DONCIC.
Leandro Nicolas BOLMARO, Nicolas BRUSSINO, Francisco CAFFARO, Facundo CAMPAZZO, Gabriel DECK, Marcos DELIA, Tayavek GALLIZZI, Patricio GARINO, Nicolás LAPROVITTOLA, Luís SCOLA. Juan Pablo VAULET, Luca VILDOZA.
In addition to Argentina and Slovenia, Group C is completed by Japan and Spain, who will be the next opponents of these two nations.
Slovenia: to enjoy the fair
Slovenia qualified for the first time for the Olympics thanks to its star player, Luka Doncic, who will be responsible for making a splash in a section where they look like one of the main victims.
Argentina: to reach the podium
The Albiceleste will always be a contender to fight for medals and can never be ruled out. However, the section looks strong and the hosts could spring a surprise.
The Saitama Super Arena was built in 2000 and has not only served to host sporting events, but has also hosted concerts and, in fact, houses a John Lennon museum. This venue will host all men's and women's basketball games.
The Argentina vs Slovenia match will be played at the Saitama Super Arena, in Tokyo, Japan. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:40 am ET.
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