Marc Gasol leads Spain into the FIBA World Cup final against Argentina.


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After losing to France in the quarterfinals, Team USA’s 58-game winning streak in FIBA and the Olympics is over. A new basketball world champion will be crowned on Sunday when Spain plays Argentina.

Here’s what you need to know to watch the final game of the FIBA World Cup.


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When is the FIBA final?

The tournament started with 32 teams and only two remain. The final between Spain and Argentina will be played on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. ET.

After losing to France, the US then lost to Serbia in the fifth-place game of the consolation bracket to tumble into the seventh-place game against Poland. That game will be played on Saturday at 4 a.m. ET.

Which NBA players are still in the tournament?

Argentina is devoid of NBA talent, but Spain has four NBA players:

  • Marc Gasol (Toronto Raptors)
  • Juancho Hernangómez (Denver Nuggets)
  • Willy Hernangómez (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Ricky Rubio (Phoenix Suns)

After winning the NBA title with the Raptors, Gasol is looking to double up his basketball championships this year with a FIBA crown.

How can I watch?

The tournament is not on broadcast or cable TV. The games are on ESPN Plus, which is ESPN’s standalone streaming service. It requires no contract and costs $5 a month or $50 a year. 

You can watch ESPN Plus on Samsung smart TVs and other TVs using a media streamer, such as a Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or Chromecast. You can also watch using the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Oculus Go ($198 at Amazon). And you can watch on iPhones, iPads ($249 at Walmart), Android phones, tablets and PC browsers.

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