Australia are desperate to claim a medal at the FIBA World Cup, but first they’ll have to end Team USA’s unbelievable run.
Barlow replaces Bolden
Joe Ingles drives against Canada
Australia get their first look at Team USA in front of a huge Melbourne crowd under the roof at Marvel Stadium.
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Boomers out to snap 13-year streak
Australia will look to cause the upset when they take on Team USA in the first of two games under the roof at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.
Despite not being stacked with the biggest names in the NBA, Team USA bolster a decent squad that will be more than a handful for the Boomers to deal with.
If they're to pull off the upset it will be Team USA's first competitive loss in over 13 years. That's right, 13 years!
Their last loss came back in the 2006 FIBA World Championship semi-finals at the hands of Greece who recorded the 101-95 victory.
For those hoping the Boomers can pull the upset tonight, just remember: it has been almost 13 years since Team USA lost a competitive game. Greece was the last team to beat them, defeating Team USA 101-95 in the Semi Finals of the FIBA World Championship on September 1, 2006.
That loss proved to be the spark that reignited Team USA's fire as the big names jumped back on board for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Australia head into Thursday's contest as the underdog and big man Aron Baynes says it'll take more than talent for them to topple the basketball powerhouse.
Aron Baynes says it will take more than talent for the Australian Boomers to beat the USA in Melbourne tonight. pic.twitter.com/Yi5gyeNZT1
Boomers vs Team USA complete guide
Everything you need to know about the Boomers vs Team USA in Melbourne game can be found right here:
Superstars out warming up
Team USA players have hit the floor for their pre-game warmups with Chris Goulding the first player out shooting around for Australia.
Team USA out here 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/9czqJdhHGT
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