In the third place dispute, the US team loses bronze to Canada

On Sunday (10) morning, in the Basketball World Cup, Canada beat the US team and took 3rd place in the tournament. At the Mall of Asia Arena, in a hectic contest, the red and white team prevailed by a score of 127 to 118 and won the first medal of the orange ball world tournament.

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Dillon Brooks, the new Houston Rockets player, was the highlight of the match and the scorer of the match: he converted 12 of two 18 attempts into shots from the court, with seven of eight coming from the perimeter.

The Canadian scored an impressive individual score of 39 points, the highest of his career so far. The United States’ top scorer was Anthony Edwards, who scored 24 points and five rebounds.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Oklahoma City Thunder also shined with a double-double of 31 points and 12 assists; the player was Canada’s top scorer throughout the entire edition of the Basketball World Cup. For the USA, Mikal Bridges scored 19 points and was responsible for taking the match to extra time.

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After this game, the grand final took place where Germany became World Cup champions by beating Serbia 83 to 77 and undefeated, sealing the unprecedented title in Manila, Philippines. Dennis Schroder was the highlight of the final and also the competition’s MVP (most valuable player).

Namely, the top four in the World Cup were guaranteed the Paris Olympics, as were Australia, South Sudan and Japan. FIBA (International Basketball Federation) also announced the ideal quintet for the World Cup. In addition to MVP Dennis Schroder, the Dream Team included Canadian Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, American Anthony Edwards, Serbian Bogdan Bogdanovic and Slovenian Luka Doncic.

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