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Rio 2016: Team USA faces Venezuela

The USA will face Venezuela at 3 p.m.

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Team USA's game against China went uneventfully as expected and the expectation against Venezuela is not exactly much different.

The U.S. beat Venezuela 80-45 in exhibition play in Chicago. It just seems unlikely that today's outcome would be all that much different.

So, if you're looking for something to watch, there are a few fun local ties that might come up during the game.

First, former Golden State Warriors player Oscar Torres (2002) plays for Venezuela.  He played just 17 games for the Warriors and played for...

Venezuela's coach is Eric Musselman, who famously laid out mousetraps in the Warriors' locker room during a particularly forgettable 38-44 season in 2002-03.

Last, Venezuela's John Cox joins some elite company as the third University of San Francisco basketball player to compete in the Olympics, according to USF Athletics.

Cox helped Venezuela to an Olympic berth when the country captured its first-ever FIBA Americas championship in September. Cox scored 12 points in the championship game against a favored Argentina team, sending Venezuela to its first Olympic Games since 1992. Cox will become the third USF basketball player to participate in the Olympics, joining legends Bill Russell and K.C. Jones, who led the United States to a gold medal in the 1956 Melbourne games.

Cox, who played at USF from 1999-2005, led Venezuela with 14 points in the previous game against Team USA.

The Warriors have a few current players in the game too, but I'm sure you know that already...

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