The Mississauga, Ont., native would rather not complicate things.
Canada would need to close out the second round of group play with a win over the Dominican Republic, and hope that Mexico can beat Argentina by 35 points or less in order to wrap up first place heading into the Olympic qualifying tournament’s semifinals.
Andrew Wiggins poured in a game-high 17 points as the Canadians won their sixth straight game, and Nik Stauskas and Melvin Ejim — with two dunks in the final two minutes — chipped in with 12 points each.
“He’s a great player,” Canadian head coach Jay Triano said of Wiggins. “Rookie of the Year in the NBA, he’s adapted and fit into everything that we’ve asked him to do with our team here and because of that he’s become one of our leaders. [He’s] a guy we can run plays for or put in situations where he can make plays for others.”
Wiggins dominated the first quarter as Canada ended the first 10 minutes up 26-17.
Brady Heslip scored eight points in the second quarter while Canada’s defence stepped up to carve out a 52-30 advantage at halftime.
“We’re getting more comfortable playing with each other,” said Triano. “Our players are starting to understand and learn the international game a little bit better because we come from varied backgrounds.
“Our goal was to get better with each game as the tournament has gone on and we struggled in the first game, but I think we’ve taken a step every day.”