Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Despite making an improbable comeback in the final seconds of the fourth quarter, Canada lost to the Czech Republic in overtime 101-103 (27-29, 17-23, 16-15, 34-27, 7-9).

Player of the Game
Ondrej  Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
Points 14
Accuracy 5-13
Rebounds 19
Assists 4

With 0:44 left in the fourth, Tomas Satoransky made two free throws to increase the score to 94:85.

But RJ Barrett nailed a triple, Patrick Auda missed both free throws, Andrew Wiggins scored a layup plus one, and after a turnover by Jaromir Bohacik, Wiggins hit a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, sending the game into overtime.

In the overtime, it appeared that Canada would take over the game, as the Czech Republic was playing from behind. However, with 1 second left to play, Tomas Satoransky hit a game-winning jump shot.

Blake Schilb led the Czechs with 28 points and 7 assists, Tomas Satoransky added 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

RJ Barrett led Canada with 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists.

The Czech Republic will face Greece in the tournament final on Sunday.

Blake Schilb started off hot, scoring nine points to help the Czech Republic gain an early lead (15-6). Canada fought back and tied the game at 17 after Dwight Powell's three. However, the European team refused to give up a lead to Canada and won the first quarter by two (29-27).

Canada tied the game on multiple occasions but was unable to overtake the lead. After back-to-back threes by Tomas Satoransky and Jakub Sirina, the Czechs took a 44-38 advantage with 3:46 remaining in the second quarter.

Both teams exchanged baskets, however, after a last-second three from Jaromir Bohacik, the home team's deficit grew to eight points going into the half (52-44).

The Czech Republic outrebounded Canada 23-15 in the first half. They also went 6 for 12 from beyond the arc to Canada's only 4 for 13.

Canada started the second half with aggressive play. Andrew Wiggins, Cory Joseph, and RJ Barrett drew fouls, but the host team couldn't convert, as Wiggins missed one and Barrett missed both free throws. Both teams continued to struggle on offense leading to a low-scoring quarter.

Blake Schilb and Jakub Sirina opened the fourth quarter with 3-pointers, digging Canadians into a 10-point hole. But with 5:00 left to play, Andrew Wiggins scored four straight points to cut the deficit to three. However, the Czech Republic called a timeout and went on a 6-0 run of their own, restoring the lead to nine points.

Canada: R.J. Barrett 23 (7/11 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 5 REB, 6 AST), Andrew Wiggins 22 (6/9 2PT, 2/6 3PT, 8 REB, 3 STL), Nickeil Alexander-Walker 21 (5/10 2PT, 2/8 3PT, 4 AST), Trey Lyles 10 (11 REB), Andrew Nicholson 10 (5/6 2PT).

Czech Republic: Blake Schilb 31 (4/7 2PT, 7/12 3PT, 7 AST, 28 PIR), Tomas Satoransky 18 (3/7 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 7 REB, 5 AST), Patrik Auda 16 (5/9 2PT, 6/9 FT, 4 TO), Ondrej Balvin 14 (5/13 2PT, 19 REB, 4 AST, 5 BLK, 30 PIR), Jan Vesely 8 (4/7 2PT, 8 REB, 4 AST), Jaromir Bohacik 7 (1/6 3PT, 4 TO).

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Field goals

Best players

R.J.  Barrett
23 PTS
9/17 FG
3/7 FT
Blake  Schilb
31 PTS
11/19 FG
2/2 FT
Trey  Lyles
11 REB
Ondrej  Balvin
19 REB
R.J.  Barrett
6 As
0 TO
40 MIN
Blake  Schilb
7 As
3 TO
42 MIN
Andrew  Wiggins
23 EFF
67% 2P%
33% 3P%
Ondrej  Balvin
30 EFF
38% 2P%
- 3P%