Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Canada to 30-point win over France in FIBA World Cup opener

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads Canada to 30-point win over France in FIBA World Cup opener

Canada opened its 2023 FIBA World Cup run with a 30-point victory over France, winning 95-65 on Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here’s what you need to know:

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Canadians with 27 points, 13 rebounds and six assists on 9-of-19 shooting.
Gilgeous-Alexander, 25, became the first player with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in their World Cup debut over the last 30 years, per FIBA.
New York Knicks guard Evan Fournier led France with 21 points, 19 of which came in the first half. Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert…


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