Highlights: Canada steamrolls Cuba 101-59 for first win of FIBA Americas

(photo: José Jiménez Tirado/FIBA Americas)

(photo: José Jiménez Tirado/FIBA Americas)

Jay Triano’s Team Canada got their first win of the 2015 FIBA Americas with a 101-59 blowout over Cuba on Wednesday afternoon in Mexico City.

We are going to update you on Blazers assistants Jay Triano (Canada’s head coach) and David Vanterpool (Canada assistant) as they coach Canada, in their quest to make the Olympics for the first time since 2000.

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Andrew Wiggins and Nik Stauskas each had 15 points to lead the Canadians in scoring in the blowout. Wiggins has led the Canadians in scoring in both games.

Jasiel Rivero led the Cuban side with 20 points.

Nobody on the Canadian team played more than 20 minutes as they never stopped dominating, much in the way they dominated tourism to Cuba from North America during the embargo.

Canada will face Venezuela tomorrow at 4 PM, who beat Cuba by 21, but are playing without their only NBA players in Greivis Vasquez. It would be a major shock if Canada didn’t take care of Venezuela with relative ease.

You can stream all of the games on YouTube, which you can access at www.americas2015.com.


Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen

Erik Gundersen is the Trail Blazers beat reporter for The Columbian. He's a graduate of the Allen School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon in addition earning a degree in Spanish. He's covered the NBA for four seasons. You can also occasionally find his work on ESPN.com's NBA section for their TrueCities series. He also fist-bumped with Kanye West once. Follow @BlazerBanter on twitter for more Blazers and NBA news.

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