Canadian men's basketball team completes pre-World Cup sweep of New Zealand
Canada's head coach Nick Nurse is pictured before FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 exhibition game action against Nigeria, in Toronto on Wednesday August 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:33AM EDT
SYDNEY, Australia -- Phil Scrubb scored 24 points as Canada's men's basketball team completed a two-game sweep of New Zealand with a 103-100 overtime win in pre-FIBA World Cup action on Wednesday.
Canada is now 4-2 in exhibition play heading into its final friendly on Monday against the United States in Sydney. The Canadians open World Cup play Sept. 1 against Australia in China.
It was the second win in as many days for Canada over New Zealand. The Canadians won 122-88 on Tuesday.
Kyle Wiltjer added 18 points and five rebounds on Wednesday, Kevin Pangos had 17 points and nine assists. Oshae Brissett had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Owen Klassen also had a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds).
Khem Birch of the Orlando Magic currently is the only NBA player with Canada in Australia.
Canada is being coached by Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse.