Defending champions Spain are out of the Basketball World Cup after a 88-85 loss to Canada in Jakarta.
Canada’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a NBA all-star with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, prime scored with 30 factors as they eradicated the European champions.
In the meantime, the US, already by means of to the quarter-finals, have been overwhelmed 110-104 by Lithuania in Manila.
Minnesota Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards starred for the US, who’ve additionally certified for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Edwards scored 35 factors because the US misplaced to the world’s eighth-ranked staff they usually now face Italy within the quarter-finals.
“We’re lucky that the loss does not harm us when it comes to our objective which is to win the gold medal,” stated US coach Steve Kerr, who can be head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
Speaking about Olympic qualification, he added: “It does not ease the ache of the loss that we had tonight for us, however for USA Basketball, it is a good factor to not need to undergo any qualifying.”
Canada, who’ve additionally certified for Paris, will face Slovenia subsequent, Lithuania face Serbia and Germany tackle Latvia.