USA vs. Japan Time, Channel, TV Schedule to watch the 2021 Women’s Olympic Basketball Game



It certainly wasn’t nice, but the US women’s basketball team did their business against their first Olympic opponent.

Team USA were trailing Nigeria in the first half of Tuesday’s group game, but the Americans took it 81-72, increasing their Olympic winning streak to 50 straight games. Although the lead on victory was less than expected, Team USA guard Sue Bird was encouraged by the performance.

“I think the best thing about this game for us is that from the first quarter through the second we saw that we calmed down.” Vogel said. “There was a small adjustment. We calmed down and could play our game.”

Next up for Team USA is a matchup against Japan, which France defeated in their Olympic opener with a strong performance from the 3-point line. Japan hit five of its eleven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and shot over 40 percent out of the way.

“I love the way Japan plays,” said Team USA guard Diana Taurasi. “Just when you think you’ve made it, there’s another 3-point shooter so we have our work to ourselves.”

Here is a complete guide on how to watch the USA vs. Japanese Women’s Basketball game in the 2021 Olympics, including the start time, a full TV schedule, and live streaming information.

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USA vs. Japan start time

  • At your place: Friday July 30th
  • Time: 12:40 p.m. ET | 9:40 p.m. PT

The U.S. women’s basketball team will play the group game vs. Japan at 12:40 p.m. ET on Friday, July 30th. In the group stage it also meets France.

Which channel is USA vs. Japan basketball on?

  • TV channel: USA network
  • Live broadcast:

The next two games on Team USA’s Olympic schedule will be aired on the USA Network. Games can also be streamed via

Olympic live streams

NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will feature select live events including athletics, gymnastics and basketball. A Peacock Premium subscription (no ads) is $ 4.99 per month.

Streaming option Cable subscription required? Free? costs Free trial?
peacock no Yes
Peacock Premium no no $ 4.99 / month Yes
fuboTV no no $ 64.99 / month Yes
AT&T TV Now no no $ 69.99 / month no
Hulu Plus Live TV no no $ 64.99 / month Yes
YouTube TV no no $ 64.99 / month Yes

USA basketball schedule 2021

Team USA is one of 12 teams that qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. It plays in group B. Its opponents in the group game are France, Japan and Nigeria.

With you game Time (ET) TV channel
July 27th USA 81, Nigeria 72 12:40 p.m. USA network
30th July USA vs. Japan 12:40 p.m. USA network
August 2nd USA vs. France 12:40 p.m. USA network
3rd August Women’s basketball quarterfinals still open still open
6th of August Women’s basketball semifinals still open still open
August 7th Women’s Basketball Gold Medal Game 10:30 p.m. still open
August 7th Women’s Basketball Bronze Medal Game 3 a.m. still open