Olympics: What to Watch Tonight -- Tune In to NBC!

Here's our quickie guide to the day's can't-miss Summer Olympic events

Over the weekend, Michael Phelps headed into retirement from his glorious swimming career after scooping up a total of 22 medals -- a record that may never be broken. In gymnastics, the U.S.A.’s McKayla Maroney -- widely considered to be the best in the world on the vault -- may have picked up one of the most disappointing silver medals ever, after a rare fall on her dismount. And Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man, set an Olympic record in the 100-meter dash. And that brings us to day 10.

So let’s get to it: Here’s what to catch tonight!

Men’s Basketball, 5 p.m. ET, NBC Sports
The U.S.A. will face its toughest competition so far against Argentina. Watch for Kevin Durant’s performance, expected to help the Americans win. Coming into the game, the U.S. held off Lithuania in a challenging matchup, and Argentina took down Nigeria handily.

Men’s Water Polo, 5 p.m. ET, CNBC
The U.S. takes on Hungary in a rematch of the 2008 gold-medal game. Historically, Hungary dominates the sport, but look for the American team, led by captain Tony Azevedo (pictured), to fight hard.

Men’s Track & Field, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Three American men will compete for medals in the 400-meter hurdles. Angelo Taylor has won three golds and Kerron Clement is the double world champion.

Gymnastics, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
Gold medalist Gabby Douglas is back in competition mode, this time angling for top honors in the uneven bars final.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.

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