Team Canada remains undefeated at the 2023 FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup. On Tuesday, Canada trounced Latvia 101-75 to improve to a record of three wins and zero losses. Canada won Group H with the win.
The Canadians were led offensively by Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of Toronto, Ontario, who had 27 points. Three more Canadians reached double digits in points. New York Knicks shooting guard RJ Barrett of Toronto had 22 points, Utah Jazz center Kelly Olynyk of Toronto had 15 points and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker of Toronto had 14 points. Forward Melvin Ejim of Toronto led Canada with seven rebounds and Gilgeous-Alexander led Canada with six assists.
Canada now moves into Group L alongside Latvia, Brazil, and Spain. The results from the preliminary round carries over to the second round. Canada and Spain have records of three wins and zero losses, while Latvia and Brazil have records of two wins and one loss. The top two teams from Group L reaches the quarterfinals. Canada’s next game will be against Brazil in Jakarta on Friday.
There are 12 more nations that reached the second round. They are Serbia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Puerto Rico, United States, Lithuania, Montenegro, Greece, Slovenia, Germany, Australia and Georgia.