The USA men's national basketball team is set to face off against the Canada men's national basketball team in the Classificaiton Round (3rd to 4th place) of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The match will take place at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 9 (Philippine Time) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
Find out how to watch, live stream or TV channel and game time information for the matchup between the USA and Canada.
- Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
- Time: 4:4530 pm (PHL Time)
- Venue: Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City
- Game Stats: FIBA
- TV: ESPN+ / One Sports / One Sports+ (Delayed: 7:00 pm)
- Live Stream: Courtside 1891 / Pilipinas Live (Android / iOS)
Results and Scores: USA vs. Canada
Dillon Brooks led Canada with an astonishing 39 points, surpassing his NBA career-high (37 points) and setting a Canadian record for the most points in a World Cup game. His inspiring performance fueled Canada's strong start.
Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 31 points, 12 assists, and six rebounds, while RJ Barrett delivered 23 markers, seven rebounds and two assists for Canada.
Anthony Edwards led Team USA with 24 points, while Austin Reaves contributed 23, and Mikal Bridges, who orchestrated the dramatic late-game play, added 19 points.
Game Highlights: USA vs. Canada
Watch the game highlights between USA men's national basketball team and Canada men's national basketball team in the Classificaiton Round (3rd to 4th place) of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Video from YouTube Channel of FIBA
Preview: USA vs. Canada
The much-anticipated match-up between the basketball powerhouses of Canada and the United States has arrived, though not in the gold medal game as many had expected.
Instead, it's the battle for bronze that will see these two rivals go head-to-head.
Germany and Serbia will play in the gold medal match at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
The FIBA World Cup took an unexpected turn when both Canada and the USA were eliminated in the semifinals.
Canada faced a formidable Serbia squad, while the USA fell short against a resilient Germany.
What was initially projected as the marquee final is now a contest for bronze.
Team USA and Canada now have an opportunity to regain some of their pride and end their FIBA run with a medal, even if it's not the coveted gold. Both teams were expected to reach the final, given their high-level talent and depth. However, Serbia and Germany's long history of playing together was ultimately the difference-maker in the final.
This tournament has illustrated a changing landscape in international basketball. Gone are the days when opponents feared Team USA. While the U.S. remains a basketball powerhouse, other nations have significantly improved and become formidable competitors on the global stage.
The United States, seeking their first bronze medal since 2006 when they faced Argentina, entered this year's tournament as favorites to win it all. However, their journey took an unexpected turn, and they now aim to secure a bronze medal to cap their FIBA World Cup campaign.
Canada, on the other hand, has a historic opportunity to claim their most significant international medal since the 1936 Berlin Olympics when they won silver. With a roster featuring standout talents like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, and others, Canada has the potential to make history.
On paper, Team USA boasts a star-studded roster with players like Anthony Edwards, Brandon Ingram, Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson, Austin Reaves, and more. However, their performance will hinge on tightening up their defense, a key area of concern in the tournament.
The showdown for the bronze medal promises to be a thrilling contest as both teams look to salvage their FIBA World Cup campaigns with a podium finish.
While it may not be the ultimate goal they set out to achieve, the battle for bronze will be a testament to the competitive landscape of international basketball.
As the basketball world turns its attention to this unexpected clash between the USA and Canada, fans can expect a fiercely contested game that showcases the resilience and determination of these two basketball giants.
The bronze medal may not be gold, but it represents a significant achievement on the global stage.