Team Canada Disappointing in FIBA Tourney
Canada’s senior men’s basketball team fell to Brazil 77-70 on Monday, concluding a dismal Tuto Marchand Cup that saw Canada drop all four games it played.
Pickering, Ont.’s Cory Joseph of the San Antonio Spurs scored a game-high 20 points while Orlando Magic forward Andrew Nicholson chipped in with 17 for Canada.
The primary reason for Canada’s latest loss was actually an area of supposed strength. The Canucks allowed 34 points in the paint, something that could be concerning going forward as Canada’s interior defence has been highly touted with names like Tristan Thompson and Joel Anthony protecting the paint.