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FIBA Americas: Canada blows out Puerto Rico


The Canadians reeled off their third win in as many days at the FIBA Americas, topping Puerto Rico 112-92 on Friday in Mexico City.

Andrew Wiggins had 19 points to lead all Canadian scorers — but a balanced attack saw six players notch double-digit points.

Kelly Olynyk, Nik Stauskas and Cory Joseph had 15 points apiece for Canada (3-1), while Phil Scrubb had 12 points off the bench.

J.J. Barea led Puerto Rico (1-3) with 20 points. Ramon Clemente chipped in with 16.

Canada lead 46-44 at halftime before putting the game out of reach with a 24-4 run to begin the third quarter.

The top two teams in the tournament qualify for next summer’s Rio Olympics, excluding Brazil — which automatically gets an Olympic berth as the host nation.

The Canadian men’s team has not played in the Olympics since the 2000 Games in Sydney.

With files from CBC Sports

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