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Team USA Basketball: USA Vs. Spain Preview, Game Time, TV

The USA Men's Basketball team will end is exhibition tour Tuesday (4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2), when they face Spain in Barcelona for a tune-up match for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This will be the the last exhibition contest for both USA and Spain, who both will enter the games as FIBA's No. 1 and No. 2 ranked teams, respectively.

Team USA will be looking to end its exhibition schedule with a perfect 5-0 record, as well as improving its FIBA record over Spain to 6-1. The last time these two countries met was at the '08 Olympic Games, where USA downed Spain 118-107 in the Gold Medal Game.

Entering the Olympics, Spain is suppose to be USA's No. 1 foe as they feature a handful of NBAers -- center Pau Gasol (Los Angeles Lakers), guard José Calderón (Toronto Raptors), Víctor Claver (Portland Trailblazers), Marc Gasol (Memphis Grizzles) and Serge Ibaka (Oklahoma City Thunder).

However, Spain will have a hard time matching up with a squad that features Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams, New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and center Tyson Chandler coming off the bench.

For more on the Nets, please be sure to check out our blog Nets Daily. Read more on the Knicks at Poasting and Toasting and SB Nation New York has all the latest news and updates on both teams.