PARIS: Canada missed its last chance for a berth in the Olympic basketball tournament when it lost a semi-final of the home qualifying tournament to the Czech Republic, who came back from five points in overtime to win.
The Canadians failed to get through Tokyo’s qualifying hoop for the fifth straight time as they lost 101-103 on Saturday in Victoria. The Czechs advanced to Sunday night’s final against Greece to decide a spot for the Tokyo Games.
Andrew Wiggins of Golden State scored 22 points and RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks had 23 for the Canucks, but it wasn’t enough as Czech forward Blake Schilb, born in Illinois, scored 31 points. , a record.
Tomas Satoransky clinched the decisive basket and scored 18 points in total.
Greece beat Turkey 81-63 in the qualifying semifinals. – AFP