Time Of Game
Olympic Basketball and the NBA both feature four quarters of action, however the Olympic games aren't as long as what we're accustomed to.
Each of the quarters in Rio will be 10 minutes long, as opposed to the 12 minutes that the NBA stars are used to. This is a huge plus for team's playing against Team USA that would rather get back on the bus as quickly as possible instead of having to get dunked into oblivion during garbage time by DeMar DeRozan and co. It's going to happen anyway, but at least it's 8 minutes less of pain.
Additionally, teams will only be given two one-minute timeouts in the first half, and three one-minute timeouts in the second half. In the NBA, the coaches have more timeouts than they know what to do with.
Some similar aspects in regards to the time of the game are: the Olympic games also utilize a 24-second shot clock and overtimes are five minutes long.