Sep 10, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Dillon Brooks racked up 39 points in leading Canada to its very first medal at the FIBA Men’s Basketball World Cup with a 127-118 overtime win over the U.S. in the bronze-medal game Manila, Philippines on Sunday.
Brooks’s scoring efforts set a Canadian single-game scoring record for most points in a FIBA World Cup, besting Carl Ridd’s mark of 37 back in 1954.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 31 points, six rebounds and a game-high 12 assists for Canada, while R.J. Barrett added 23 points and seven rebounds.
The win puts a wrap on an historic run through the tournament for the 15th-ranked Canadians.