USA vs Canada Basketball


Playing in its first game together in preparation for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team defeated Canada 86-72 in an exhibition contest Wednesday.

Anthony Edwards had 13 points, Steph Curry delivered 12 and Anthony Davis recorded 10 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the U.S. LeBron James added seven points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in 19 minutes, and Jrue Holiday had 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

The U.S. is favored to win Olympic gold for the fifth consecutive time, and Canada’s NBA-laden roster – featuring Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murry and RJ Barrett – is a medal contender in search of its first Olympic podium finish since capturing silver in 1936.