Shai Gilgeous-Alexander poured in 23 points to lead Canada (7-0) past Argentina (5-2) 99-87 in the FIBA World Cup 2023 qualifiers.

Credit: FIBA
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made sure that Canada (7-0) would remain perfect in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.

Nicolas Laprovittola

Nicolas  Laprovittola
Team: FC Barcelona
Position: PG
Age: 32
Height: 188 cm
Weight: 88 kg
Birth place: Argentina

The Canadians hosted Argentina (5-2) in Victoria and beat it 99-87 (28-21, 24-18, 31-29, 16-19).

Gilgeous-Alexander was a top scorer for Canada, finishing the game with 23 points (5/13 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 4/4 FT), 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 turnovers, and 25 EFF.

Kelly Olynyk added 21 points (5/7 2PT, 0/4 3PT, 11/13 FT), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, and 21 EFF.

Meanwhile, Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell contributed with 12 points (5/6 2PT, 0/1 3PT, 2/4 FT), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 3 turnovers, and 17 EFF.

For Argentina, FC Barcelona's point guard had an amazing performance, finishing the game with 30 points (3/8 2PT, 4/5 3PT, 12/14 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 turnovers, 2 steals, and 25 EFF.

Facundo Campazzo, who remains without a team, added 17 points (1/2 2PT, 2/5 3PT, 9/11 FT), 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 turnover, 1 steal, and 26 EFF.

Canada: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 23 (5/13 2PT, 3/6 3PT, 8 AST), Kelly Olynyk 21 (5/7 2PT, 0/4 3PT, 11/13 FT), Dwight Powell 12 (5/6 2PT, 7 REB).

Argentina: Nicolas Laprovittola 30 (3/8 2PT, 4/5 3PT, 12/14 FT), Facundo Campazzo 17 (2/5 3PT, 9/11 FT, 8 AST, 7 REB), Gabriel Deck 16 (6/11 2PT), Carlos Delfino 10.

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