Canada sets FIBA WC records, drubs Lebanon by 55

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander soars for the slam. FIBA
By Ivan Saldajeno

QUEZON CITY--Canada made FIBA World Cup history on Sunday night after dealing Lebanon a 55-point beating, 128-73, at the Indonesia Arena in Jakarta.

Canada played a well-disciplined offense in which the team dished out 44 assists within 50 field goals and 10 free throws.

According to FIBA, this is the most number of dimes dished out in a single FIBA World Cup game since they began tallying assists in 1994, interestingly when Canada hosted the World Cup.

Canada also equaled the FIBA World Cup record for the most number of players who scored double figures in a single game with nine, matching Team USA's record set in 1990.

RJ Barrett led Canada's balanced attack with 17 points, while Trae Bell-Haynes added 15.

Dwight Powell missed out on breaking the record for Canada as he only made nine points, but he was 4-for-5 from the field, still showing the team's efficient shooting, wherein they finished with a 71 percent field-goal clip.

Omari Spellman, Rhenz Abando's teammate at reigning KBL champion Anyang, led Lebanon with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

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