Live chat: Team USA takes on Australia in men’s basketball quarterfinal action

The premier match of Wednesday's four-game quarterfinal slate in the Olympic men's basketball tournament — which we previewed for you on Tuesday — will see Team USA, led by NBA stars LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony, square off against and a tough, physical Australia team that gets its offensive punch from lightning-quick point guard Patty Mills. The U.S. enters the 5:15 p.m. ET contest as a big-time favorite, but coach Brett Brown's Boomers play the kind of hard-nosed defense that could give America's scorers problems.

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Join us at 5 p.m. ET for a live chat of the action as Team USA and Australia battle for the right to advance in the single-elimination tournament and get one step closer to Olympic gold. (Please note that while we'll try our best, we might not be be able to get to all questions and comments — we appreciate your understanding.)

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