Highlights and Best Moments: USA 86-69 Japan in Tokyo 2020
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Thank you for following the Tokyo 2020 women's basketball game between the United States and Japan.
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They continue on a steady pace

Although they struggled early on, the United States was effective from the field to take the second win of the group stage against Japan.
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End game

United States 86-69 Japan.
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4Q 00:20

Wilson added one more double in the final stretch.
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4Q 04:19

Stewart once again finds the hoop and extends the lead to 12 points.
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4Q 06:19

Fowles found the hoop again to add two more points to his personal tally.
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4Q 09:30

Hayashi takes advantage of the steal and goes deep to make two more points.
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End of third quarter

USA 65-53 Japan.
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3Q 00:13

Stewart with seconds left in the third quarter scored two more points.
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3Q 01:26

Fowles rises up and gets the double. The game is still on the wire.
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3Q 04:13

Wilson shoots from long distance and scores the triple.
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3Q 04:45

Wilson makes only one of two free throws from the line.
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3Q 07:07

Machida repeats the dose and adds two more points.
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3Q 09:00

Griner clears the zone and appears with the double.
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3Q 10:00

The second half begins.
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Half time

USA 49-40 Japan.
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2Q 01:13

Taurasi at speed scored two more with a minute to go.
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2Q 02:53

Akaho opens up space and gets the double.
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1Q 03:42

Griner sharpens his aim and makes a three-pointer.
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2Q 05:51

The United States scores again now with a double by Wilson.
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2Q 07:36

Maguli with the double to turn it around once again.
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End of first quarter

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1Q 00:07

Miyazaki with the triple and manages the somersault.
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1Q 02:38

Miyazawa with the long-range shot for the triple.
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1Q 03:37

Loyd finds the space and puts the shot in without pressure to make the double.
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1Q 04:49

Griner makes only one of two free throws to go ahead.
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1Q 05:24

Takada finds the space and puts in the double to close to within six points.
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1Q 06:41

Griner with the half turn and adds two more points.
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1Q 09:42

The first points of the game were scored on a double by Wilson.
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1Q 10:00

The match between Japan and the United States begins.

The hosts are in red and the Americans in white.

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Minutes away

The game between Japan and the United States will kick off in a few minutes. Stay tuned for the highlights.
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Already warming up

The United States and Japan are already on the field doing some warm-up exercises.

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First game

In the first game of the day at Tokyo 2020, Belgium defeated Puerto Rico 87-52 in women's action.
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Last Game

The last time these two teams faced each other was in a preparation game on September 10, 2018, with the Americans winning 102-87.
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How did Japan arrive?

Japan qualified for the Olympics by hosting the Games, but participated in the FIBA qualifier and would have secured qualification anyway.
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Top scorer

Although the distribution of points was very even, Saki Hayashi was the best scorer against France, scoring 12 points.
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Good debut

Japan had a much closer game, but in the end they sharpened their aim and defeated France 74-70.
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For the second victory

The United States was very calm in the first game even though the result ended a little tighter against Nigeria, and now they will be looking for a place in the quarterfinals in this match.
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The United States seeks its second win of the group stage when it takes on Japan. We begin our coverage.
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What time is USA vs Japan match for 2020 Olympic Games?

This is the start time of the game USA vs Japan of 29th 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 PM in Marca Claro.

Paraguay: 1:40 AM in Marca Claro.

Peru: 11:40 PM in Marca Claro.

Uruguay: 1:40 PM in Marca Claro.

11:36 PM2 months ago

Key Player Japan

Saki Hayashi was the only player in the last game to surpass the 10-point barrier, but if Japan wants to think about victory this figure will have to be doubled to aspire to victory.

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Key Player USA

Sue Bird is one of the most outstanding players of the North American team, where she is one of the stars of the Seattle Storm; however, last game she was blanked despite being a starter and playing just over 27 minutes.

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Japan Squad

0 NAGAOKA Moeko Ala Pivot, 8 TAKADA Maki (C) Pivot, 12 MIYOSHI Naho Shooting Guard, 13 MACHIDA Rui Point Guard, 15 MOTOHASHI Nako Point Guard, 20 TODO Nanako Shooting Guard, 27 HAYASHI Saki Shooting Guard, 30 MAWULI Evelyn Ala Pivot, 32 MIYAZAKI Saori Point Guard, 52 MIYAZAWA Yuki Ala Pivot, 88 AKAHO Himawari Small Forward, 99 OKOYE Monica Ala Pivot.
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United States roster

Ariel ATKINS, Sue BIRD, Tina CHARLES, Napheesa COLLIER, Skylar DIGGINS, Sylvia FOWLES, Chelsea GRAY, Brittney GRINER, Jewell LOYD, Breanna STEWART, Diana TAURASI, A'Ja WILSON, Dan HUGHES, Cheryl REEVE, Dawn Michelle STALEY, Jennifer Marie SULLIVAN.
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Group B

The United States and Japan lead the group with a win and at the bottom are France and Nigeria who will face each other next.
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Japan: looking to spring a surprise

The Japanese already made their debut with a tight 74-70 win over France and, although it looks complicated, they will try to make their home advantage count against the reigning Olympic champions in women's basketball.
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United States: keep winning

The United States had no problems in the first game to beat Nigeria 81-72, although they hope to improve their performance and, in the process, get the victory that will qualify them for the quarterfinals.
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The venue

The Saitama Super Arena was built in 2000 and has not only been used 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.
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Kick-off time

The USA vs Japan 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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