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Team USA basketball vs. Argentina live stream: How to watch online

Team USA basketball vs. Argentina live stream: How to watch pre-Olympics game online
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Team USA vs. Argentina start time, channel

The Team USA vs. Argentina live stream kicks off at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT today (July 13).
It will air on NBCSN, which is available on Sling TV's Blue package — which is currently on sale down to $10 for the first month.

This is for pride: the Team USA vs. Argentina live stream today is an exhibition round matchup as the American squad looks to get in shape for the Tokyo games. And they need to soon — the squad dropped both of their first two matches. They started with a narrow 90-87 loss to Nigeria on Saturday and then a much wider loss of 91-83 to Australia yesterday.

And it’s all forgivable in a way. These games, where Team USA's offense has been completely out of whack, are taking place in the shadow of the NBA Finals. As you might expect that means that this team — which has never played together as a roster before — have barely had time to gel. That doesn’t change the expectations on their superstar shoulders. 

As they stand now, Team USA has a mix of stars, including Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets, Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. Give this team enough time, they should be pretty good.

That said, we wonder if NBA owners are wondering how chummy these guys are getting. You never know when the next Banana Boat Team (remember when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul got very friendly in public?).

But that's a question for another day. Here's everything you need to see if Team USA can beat Argentina, or fall to a 0-3 record.

How to watch Team USA vs. Argentina live streams with a VPN

If you've had to leave your home court, and you can't watch Team USA basketball vs. Argentina live streams on cable, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

ExpressVPN

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. 

Team USA vs. Argentina live streams in the US

Team USA vs. Argentina live streams — US flag

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In the U.S. the Team USA basketball vs. Argentina live stream airs on NBC SN and Peacock, starting at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT today (July 13).

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you'll be able to get this game on Sling TV and Fubo TV, two of the picks on our best streaming services list. If we had to choose, we'd go for Sling because it's also got TNT for the NBA playoffs, which we're also watching — which Fubo doesn't have.

Sling Blue is the package for you for NBC SN, as it also gets NBC (which is also accessible with one of the best TV antennas). 

Sling TV
Cheaper Option

Sling TV: You can get NBCSN and NBC in the Sling Blue package. The 30-plus channels in the lineup include AMC, CNN, Food Network, AMC, Comedy Central, HGTV and many more.

Fubo.TV

Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. Fubo's dozens of channels include local networks like NBC, as well as NBC SN.

Team USA vs. Argentina live streams in Canada

Team USA vs. Argentina live streams in Canada

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Canadians can't watch the Team USA vs. Argentina game. It doesn't appear to be pn Sportsnet or TSN. 

Americans visiting our friends in the great white north can check out a VPN such as  ExpressVPN to watch along live.

Team USA vs. Argentina live streams in the UK

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Sorry, but stop me if you've heard this one before. The U.K. doesn't apparently have a way to watch the Team USA vs. Argentina game. 

Out of town and want to use your regular streaming service? Check out a VPN such as ExpressVPN to watch along live.

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.