Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol will have a reunion of sorts on the basketball court on Tuesday, as Team USA battles Spain in its fifth and final tuneup prior to the 2012 Olympics, which begin Friday with the opening ceremonies. Here are the relevant details of Tuesday's game.
Teams, Rankings: USA (FIBA ranked No. 1), Spain (No. 2)
Location: Palau Saint Jordi in Barcelona, Spain
Time: 1:30 p.m. PDT
Last Meeting: The last times these two teams met in an exhibition in Madrid in 2010 as preparation for the 2010 FIBA World Championships. Team USA pulled out a narrow 86-85 win over Spain. These two teams also faced off in the gold medal game in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, with USA winning.
Team USA: Bryant and Team USA is 4-0 so far through their exhibitions, including a close 86-80 win over Argentina on Sunday. USA also beat the Dominican Republic (113-59 on July 12), Brazil (80-69 on July 16), and Great Britain (118-78 on July 19).
Team USA is scheduled to open Olympic play next Monday against France, in London.
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