Canada takes 1st loss at 3-on-3 basketball Olympic qualifier


Canada dropped a 21-16 decision to Latvia on Saturday at the men’s 3×3 basketball Olympic qualifying tournament in Graz, Austria.

The Canadians now sit with a record of two wins and one loss and will face the host team in their final pool match on Saturday (2:20 p.m. ET, CBCSports.ca).

The team of Alex Johnson, Jordan Jensen-Whyte, Steve Sir, and Kyle Landry began the tournament with an 18-14 win over Croatia on Thursday, followed by a 17-15 win over the Netherlands on Friday.

With the win, Latvia (4-0) clinched top spot in Pool D and will face Lithuania in Sunday’s quarter-finals.

Canada can clinch a berth in the quarter-finals – and a date with the No.2-ranked U.S.A.– with a win over Austria, who are third in Pool D with a record of 1-2.

The Netherlands (1-2) and Croatia (0-3) will face off in their final match of pool play at 2:45 p.m. ET.

WATCH | Canada tops Netherlands in Austria:

Watch Canada play the Netherlands in pool D action in the FIBA 3×3 basketball Olympic qualifier from Graz, Austria. 25:57

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