As expected Canada took out their frustrations after an opening game loss to Argentina on the hapless Team Cuba 101-59 at the FIBA Americas tournament in Mexico. Canada lead wire to wire and was up by 20 points after the first quarter. Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas led Canada with 15 points apiece as head coach Jay Triano spread the minutes around as evenly as he could between his 12 players.
This game didn’t even reach the heights of a mediocre intersquad game for Canada. The Canadians scored at will, racked up 29 assists on 35 made field goals and outrebounded their opponent 52-34. The Canadians ran for a 36-4 fast break point advantage and controlled points in the paint 46-26. Points off turnovers was 13-0 for Canada. Basically Cuba was overmatched in every aspect of the game.
Cuba falls to 0-3 and will not advance past the preliminary round. Canada plays Venezuela on Thursday.