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Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos lead Canada past Brazil

September 14, 2018

Former Gonzaga teammates Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos played key roles as Canada defeated Brazil 85-77 Thursday in a FIBA World Cup Americas qualifier at Place Bell in Quebec.

Olynyk finished with 20 points, 19 rebounds, four steals and three assists. The Miami Heat forward made 7 of 16 shots, including 3 of 8 3-pointers.

Pangos knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and added 10 points. He led the Canadians with eight assists and had just two turnovers in 32-plus minutes. He’s playing for FC Barcelona this season.

Canada faces Chile on Monday in Chile.

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