Almost two days into competition at the 2012 Olympics, the U.S. men's basketball team is finally ready to take the court.
Team USA is scheduled to take on France in at 9:30 a.m. ET in London. The game can be seen on NBC. If you can't get to a television, you can watch a free live stream online here.
The U.S. has been placed in Group A, along with Argentina, France, Tunisia, Nigeria and Lithuania.
Through five exhibition games, Team USA was dominant, every contest by an average of 26.6 points. Their closes call was an 86-80 victory over Argentina.
Kobe Bryant leads a group of five players that are looking to win their second consecutive gold medal. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams and Chris Paul also helped the U.S. defeat Spain in the 2008 championship game.
The French national team is made up of five current NBA players. Tony parker and Boris Diaw lead the way. Parker will play, despite suffering an eye injury during the offseason.
Nicolas Batum, Ronny Turiaf and Kevin Seraphin will also try to help France pull the upset. They have 13 years of combined NBA experience.
Betting Line: USA-25
PREDICTION: Look for the U.S. to come out strong in the first game of the Summer Olympics. They are much more talented than France and should be ready to play in their first matchup.