The Team USA is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Team Japan at 8:30 P.M. on September 5, 2019 live from the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China.
Team Japan will try to make their first win in the Group Stage while Team USA is looking to sweep the first round.
The Americans came from a tough test against team Turkey last Tuesday where the game needed another quarter to decide the winner of the match.
Jayson Tatum pushed that game into OT after he was fouled from the three-point area as time expires.
Tatum went 2-of-3 in his trip to the free-throw line but was enough to put team USA still in the game. In the extra period, it was the efficiency at the charity stripe that helped the Americans to get away with the win.
For team Japan, on the other hand, they suffered another defeat last September 3 versus team Czech Republic.
That loss sent them to the classification round.
Japanese NBA players Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe led their team in scoring with 21 and 15 points respectively.