Mikal Bridges forced overtime. However, it was not enough to help Team USA from winning the match. As a result, Canada won bronze at the FIBA World Cup.
Canada beat the United States 127-118 in the bronze medal game on Sunday in Manila. It was a 39-point effort from Dillon Brooks and a 31-point performance from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It was Canada’s first global men’s tournament medal since 1936.
For the second World Cup in a row, the United States did not win a medal. The United States has now failed to win an Olympic or World Cup medal for only the sixth time in 38 attempts.
Canada Won Bronze
Even though the United States entered the competition as the clear favorite, they have already lost three of their four matches. According to sportsbook pay per head reports, they walked off the stage for the last time in Manila feeling irritated, dissatisfied, and let down.
Canada (6-2) beat the United States (2-21) in a FIBA senior men’s basketball game thanks to 23 points from RJ Barrett. It is their first victory since 2005, when they triumphed in a FIBA Americas tournament game that was not stacked with stars from the NBA. In this case, seven Canadians and 12 Americans were on the rosters, respectively.
However, three United States players, Paolo Banchero, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Ingram, were sick and did not participate on Sunday. U.S. (5-3) was led by Anthony Edwards’ 24 points, followed by Austin Reaves’ 23 and Bridges’ 19.
In the waning seconds of regulation, with the United States down by four points and requiring a miracle, Bridges made a miraculous play from the free throw line.
After sinking the first, Bridges purposefully missed the second and chased down the ensuing rebound as it rolled into the right corner. According to pay per head sportsbook reviews and news sites, Bridges caught the ball, twisted, and shot from beyond the arc.
As time expired, Kelly Olynyk’s 30-footer almost won it for Canada. The game went into overtime, with the score tied at 111.
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