Canada men overwhelm Latvia, win group and go undefeated at FIBA ​​World Cup | CBC sports

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had the highest score with 27 points and Canada overcame a sluggish first quarter to defeat Latvia 101-75 at the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday.

Canada trailed 23-13 after the first quarter and led by just a point at halftime before dominating the rest of the game.

Gilgeous-Alexander added six rebounds, six assists and two steals for Canada. RJ Barrett had 22 points and five rebounds, with Kelly Olynyk (15 points) and Nickeil Alexander-Walker (14 points) also in double digits.

Andrejs Grazulis had 16 points for Latvia.

Canada finished Group H 3-0, averaging their opponents by 37 points per game.

Canada and Latvia (2-1) go next in a group consisting of the top two teams in Group G, which ends on Wednesday.

Defending champions Spain have already qualified for the group, with Brazil and Ivory Coast battling for second place.

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Dominican Republic 75, Angola 67

The Dominican Republic advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 75-67 win over Angola on Tuesday in Manila, Philippines.

The Caribbean nation is 3-0 in Group A and is the eighth side to advance. Eight more places will be decided on Tuesday and Wednesday, the last days of the group matches. Angola has no chance of progressing.

Seven teams had already reached the knockout stages – holders Spain, USA, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Montenegro. Eight teams are stuck: France, Finland, Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Angola and Mexico.

Andres Feliz scored 17 points and Victor Liz 13, leading the Dominican Republic, who were trailing after three quarters but were nine points above Angola in the final quarter.

Silvia De Sousa led Angola with 19 points. Neither team shot well. Angola only made two of 21 three-pointers and the winners were only 5 of 25.

Germany 101, Finland 75

In Okinawa, Dennis Schroder and Isaac Bonga led Germany (3-0) with 15 points each, with Johannes Theimann adding 13. Germany was already in the second round and Finland (0:3) was already out of the race.

Olivier Nkamhoua had 14 points for the Finns and Lauri Markkanen and Ilari Seppala added 12.

Egypt 100, Mexico 72

Playmaker Ehab Amin had 22 points and 10 assists as Egypt clinched a consolation win over Mexico in Manila. Center Patrick Gardner added 20 points for Egypt (1-2), extending an initial 14-point lead to a 59-35 lead at halftime.

Pako Cruz and Joshua Ibarra each scored 21 points for Mexico (0-3), that was 6 of 23 on 3-pointers.

Both teams were eliminated in the round of 16.

France 85, Lebanon 79

Guerschon Yabusele had 18 points and teammate Evan Fournier had 17, giving France (1-2) victory in the tournament in Jakarta. France won the Olympic silver medal in Tokyo two years ago and were arguably the most disappointing team at the World Cup.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert was unable to play with an ankle injury.

Wael Arakji picked up 29 points for Lebanon (0-3), who lost their first two games averaging 47 points.

Both teams were already out of qualifying for the knockout rounds.

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“I'm confident they will do well at the FIBA ​​World Cup”: Jay Triano, former Canadian men's basketball coach

Former Canada men's basketball coach Jay Triano expresses his thoughts on the Canada men's basketball team. He believes the team has the squad needed to go far in the FIBA ​​World Championship and qualify for the Olympics.

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