China and France will both look for their first 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Men’s Basketball win tonight at 9:30 PM on August 8th. Although the game won’t be found on NBC or any of it’s known affiliate networks, tonight’s game will be shown on the Basketball Specialty Channel . If you don’t know what the heck a Basketball Specialty Channel is, you can either check your local listings for a channel number or learn how to live stream the game from your phone or computer.
We don’t suggest losing sleep over watching this game, since it’s expected that France will trounce the Chinese, despite the fact that Tony Parker & company were sleepwalking through their last game against Australia. It was a humiliating loss, so look for the French to take that to heart. Also, look for Batum to have more than five points (which is frankly an embarrassment).
Yi Jianlian, China’s best player, should be expected to perform admirably tonight, but the lack of consistent guard play for China will be their downfall. That being said, tonight’s game is a must-win for the Dragons. Australia and Team USA are running away with Group A, which means there are only two spots left in the elimination rounds.
France vs. China Olympic Basketball Game Viewing Details
Where: Carioca Arena 1 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: Monday, August 8th, 2016
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Event: Men’s Basketball
Teams: France vs. China
TV Channel: Basketball Specialty Channel
How To Stream France vs. China On Your Mobile Device
The game is going to be aired on NBC’s Basketball Specialty channel, but since it’s an NBC property that also means that NBC Sports will be providing the live stream. Your best bet for a quality stream is going to be via the NBC Sports app, which has been already been live streaming Olympic soccer coverage for a few days now.
The only downside to the free app is that it requires a cable subscription log-in. That being said, if you don’t have one you can just ask your friends and family. The NBC Sports app works great for both mobile phones and tablets.
How To Stream France vs. China on Your Computer
Similar to our suggestion for watching the France vs. China game on your mobile, head to NBC for the official coverage of the games. NBCOlympics.com is the official provider of online streams and NBCOlympics will even provide viewers with a free 30-minute preview for first-time users. (No word on whether or not that temporary pass will reset in incognito mode, but the safe bet is that it won’t.)
You can live stream the game at NBCOlympics.com