Canada rallies to beat Spain in FIBA World Cup, secures Olympic berth

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Canada pulled off a stunning fourth-quarter rally to beat Spain, 88-85, in Sunday’s second-round FIBA World Cup matchup and secure a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Canada entered the fourth quarter down 73-61. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the comeback by scoring or assisting on 14 straight points in the final two minutes.
  • With 44 seconds remaining, Canada took the lead with Gilgeous-Alexander’s step-back jumper.
  • Sunday’s contest was do or die for Canada following its upset loss to Brazil in the second round. Canada moves on to face Slovenia in the quarterfinals.
  • Spain, the reigning champion, is eliminated from the tournament with Sunday’s loss.

This story will be updated.

(Photo: Adek Berry / AFP via Getty Images)


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