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FIBA Americas Update: Canada crushes Cuba 101-59

Canada bounced back in their second game of the FIBA Americas by crushing Cuba 101-59.

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

As everyone should've expected, this one was no contest. Canada absolute game storming out of the gate, outscoring the Cubans 13-0 to start the game and never looking back the entire, taking this one comfortably 101-59.

Cuba, having lost their first two games by a combined 51 points, are likely the weakest team in this tournament and it offered Canada an opportunity to right the ship going into two tough games against Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Andrew Wiggins showed some assertiveness to start the game by hitting the offensive glass and scoring on a variety of and-ones around the basket.

Cuba could never get a handle on the Canadians' transition offence, as Phil Scrubb and Cory Joseph pushed the pace at every given opportunity after a turnover or defensive rebound. For a team that looked out of sorts against Argentina, this was the sort of game needed to build confidence for the remainder of the tournament.


  • Nik Stauskas looked the best he's looked in both the Tuto Marchand trophy and against Argentina, racking up 15points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His shot is still not falling though, as he only connected 1 of 7 three point attemtps
  • Brady Heslip is automatic from the international three-point line. He added another 4 treys to his tally.
  • Cory Joseph had his first turnover of the tournament in the 4th quarter. He's solid and dependable, but Canada will need his offence more going forward, as he only took 5 shots to get his 6 points.
Unfortunately, because the Cubans will finish last in Group B, this result get tossed out. Good for confidence though right?

Tomorrow, Canada faces Venezuela at 6 PM EST. Your thoughts on today's game?