US men's hoops in Barcelona on 20th anniversary


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. men's basketball team will prepare for the Olympics with a gold-medal rematch.

The Americans will play an exhibition game against Spain on July 24 in Barcelona, their federations announced Friday.

The trip to Barcelona comes 20 years after the Dream Team, considered the best basketball ever, dominated Olympic play en route to a gold medal in the first games featuring NBA players.

The Americans are the reigning Olympic champions, beating Spain 118-107 four years ago in Beijing. It was their first title since 2000.

The U.S. will open its pre-Olympic schedule against Dominican Republic on July 12 in Las Vegas. The Americans will face Brazil in Washington on July 16 in a doubleheader with the women's teams, before facing Britain on July 19 in Manchester, England.

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