The Boomers face their biggest test yet when they take on Team USA for a place in the gold medal match in Tokyo.
Today’s semi-final starts at 2.15pm (AEST).
Australia has looked better every time it stepped onto the floor this tournament. Some patchy performances to open up the pool stage were followed by a more clinical victory over Germany, then a stunning fourth-quarter blitz put the exclamation point on their defeat of Argentina in the quarter-finals.
Aussie basketball fans may have been hoping not to face the might of America until the final but Patty Mills and Co. know they have to beat the best whenever the challenge arises to pick up the Boomers’ first ever Olympic medal.
Having played for bronze without success at four previous Olympics, Australia will be desperately hoping for a win today to guarantee a maiden appearance on the podium.
They’ll draw confidence from their…