Gilgeous-Alexander leads Canada over Spain in hoops World Cup tune-up

GRANADA, Spain — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had a game-high 22 points and added eight rebounds as Canada beat defending world basketball champions Spain 85-80 in overtime in a tune-up for the FIBA World Cup.

RJ Barrett added 18 points, Dwight Powell had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kelly Olynyk contributed 11 points, five rebounds and six assists.

“It was good,” said Barrett. “They’re a really well-coached team. They played extremely hard. It was a good test for us. Another great team win. They’re (ranked) No. 1 in the world for a reason. It felt good to come in here and get a win.”

Canada started overtime

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