More Olympic heartbreak for Canada’s men’s basketball team in loss to France

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

Canada’s men’s basketball team saw its dreams of playing in the Rio Olympics dashed.
The Canadians lost 83-74 to France in Sunday’s heartbreaking final of FIBA’s last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament.
Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph had 20 points and six assists to lead the Canadians, who were hoping to make their first Olympic appearance since the 2000 Sydney Games.
Melvin Ejim added 19 points, while Tristan Thompson, fresh off an NBA championship victory with the Cleveland Cavaliers, had a team-high seven rebounds.
Tony Parker topped France with 26 points.
Canada trailed by five points going into the fourth quarter of a fierce back-and-forth battle.
(The Canadian Press)

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