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Canada beats New Zealand 103-100 in in exhibition basketball

August 21, 2019

SYDNEY (AP) — Phil Scrubb scored 24 points to lead Canada to a 103-100 overtime win over New Zealand in a pre-World Cup exhibition basketball game Wednesday.

Corey Webster led New Zealand with 33 points, including a three-point play on a driving shot with 13 seconds remaining that forced the game into overtime at 81-81.

On Tuesday, Canada beat New Zealand 122-88. Canada plays Team USA next Monday, also in Sydney. Australia plays Team USA in games on Thursday and Saturday in Melbourne.

The World Cup begins in China on Aug. 31.


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