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The United States faces Serbia in the semi-finals of the women’s basketball tournament in Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games on Friday August 6, 2021 (8/6/21) at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

Fans can watch the game for free via a trial fuboTV.

Here’s what you need to know:

What: Tokyo Olympic Games, women’s basketball, semi-finals

who: USA vs Serbia

When: Friday August 6, 2021

Or: Saitama Super Arena

Time: 12:40 am ET

TV: USA Network

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Breanna Stewart and the American women played their best basketball of the Tokyo Games, achieving a dominant performance the team has known for years on their way to winning six consecutive Olympic gold medals.

The Seattle Storm star was one of the main reasons the Americans were so impressive, scoring 20 of her 23 points in the first half as the United States routed the Australians 79-55 on Wednesday in quarterfinal.

“We wanted to come out and set the tone on both ends of the pitch,” said Stewart. “We haven’t had a good start to the game so far. It’s the quarter-finals and it’s win or come home.

The Americans face Serbia on Friday in the semi-finals and seek to advance to their seventh straight game for the gold medal. Serbs, who won bronze at Rio 2016 Games, have rallied beat China 77-70 in the quarterfinals.

For the first time since meeting about three weeks ago, the United States looked like the team that has won 53 consecutive games at the Olympics since the 1992 Games in Barcelona.

“Knockout rounds bring out a certain intensity in a team and that played a huge role in that,” said Sue Bird, who had nine points and five assists. “It’s do or die at this point. Who helps. I think we have subtly taken steps in the right direction and improved. We are moving in the right direction and becoming more comfortable.

During pool games, the United States has had slow starts, trailing past the first quarter of each game. Stewart made sure that didn’t happen against Australia. Trailing 5-2, she scored seven straight points to start a 19-1 streak. The Americans led 26-12 after the first quarter as Australia made 10 turnovers during the period.

“The way she did it inside and out, she was oblivious,” said US coach Dawn Staley. “She took some great photos and was efficient. We knew Stewie could score, but it was his defensive effort. She chased down these guards, something she doesn’t do much. Deflections, blocked shots, games made. super proud of the effort she gave us.

Australia managed to come close to nine in the second quarter before the United States closed the half with a 20-8 streak to move up to 48-27.

The Opals never threatened in the second half as the lead soared behind Brittney Griner, who scored 10 of her 15 points in the third quarter.

The US and Australia are ranked No.1 and 2 in the world and usually meet later at the Olympics, but the Australians barely qualified for the quarterfinals. They needed at least a 24-point win over Puerto Rico in the last group game to qualify.

The Opals have never beaten the United States in the Olympics, losing to the Americans in the gold medal game in 2000, 04 and 08. The Australians also lost in the semifinals of the 1996 Olympics and 2012 against the United States.

They were looking for a different result in Japan. The teams played in Las Vegas last month in an exhibition match and Australia claimed the surprise victory. But the Americans wanted to make sure that what happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas.

“I haven’t had one in a while,” said Diana Taurasi, who has not played in the game as she recovered from a hip injury, of the comfortable win.

Leilani Mitchell scored 14 points to lead Australia, who played without center Liz Cambage and will host the World Championship next year in Sydney. The 6-foot-8 Cambage abruptly left the team before training camp, citing mental health issues.

“I think we can improve a lot,” said Australian coach Sandy Brondello.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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