Canada eliminates Spain from the Basketball World Cup

It was a kill-or-be-killed duel that took place at the Jakarta Arena (Indonesia), as Canada knocked Spain out of the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup, beating them on goal difference. The score is 88-85.

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The parity was there from the beginning, it deserves a game with these characteristics where no one wants to say goodbye. After the first quarter, the score was 21-21, but Spain rallied and won in the following periods.

However, the Maple Leaf Country did not lower its arms and stunned the current world champions with a 27-12 fourth quarter to end up winning it all.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the game with 30 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Additionally, Dillon Brooks made 22 charges and went 3-for-3 from the third. For his part, RJ Barrett had 16 points, five rebounds and one assist.

Now, Canada will face off in the quarterfinals against Slovenia on September 6, in what is sure to be a high-profile game between the top two teams in the World Cup.

The rest of the day

  • Australia 100-84 Georgia
  • Italy 73-57 Puerto Rico
  • Greece 69-73 Montenegro
  • Brazil 84-104 Latvia
  • Germany 100-71 Slovenia
  • Dominican Republic 79-112 Serbia
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