Team USA vs Canada live score, updates, highlights from FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 bronze medal game

Team USA and Canada are set to face off with a bronze medal on the line.

While both countries would have hoped to be competing for a gold medal on Sunday, there is still a podium finish at stake. Two of the most star-studded teams at the 2023 FIBA World Cup will clash in a must-see battle between the United States’ Anthony Edwards and Canada’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Will Team USA avenge its seventh-place finish from the last FIBA World Cup and collect another medal? Or will Canada earn its first-ever medal on the FIBA World Cup stage?

The Sporting News has you covered with live updates, highlights and more from all the action.

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Team USA vs Canada score

  1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
USA 25 31 26    
Canada 34 24 33    

Team USA vs Canada updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

Fourth quarter:

6:17 a.m. — What in the world?!?! Bridges misses the free throw but rebounds his own miss and drills the corner 3-pointer to tie the game at 111-111 with 0.6 remaining. Timeout Canada. 

6:14 a.m. — Brooks’ effort on both ends tonight has been monstrous. He fights through the trees to haul in the rebound and earns a pair of free throws. He buries both to make it a four-point lead with 20 seconds to play

6:13 a.m. — SGA gets to his spot and pulls up from mid-range to put Canada back in front 109-107.

6:11 a.m. — Brooks responds for Canada with his SEVENTH 3-pointer of the game!!!! The crowd is giving him MVP chants — a stark contrast to the boos he’s been receiving through the tournament. 

6:10 a.m. — Big time Bridges! After Barrett hits a triple for Canada, he responds with a four-point play at the other end. He misses the free throw as USA lead 105-103. 

6:08 a.m. — We’ve got a blockbuster finish coming up with scores tied at 100-100 with four minutes to play.

Canada does not have any more fouls to give, while Team USA has one. 

6:02 a.m. — Edwards is doing a great job, attacking the switch. He gets matchup he wanted on Dwight Powell and pulls up for the mid-range jumper to give them a 96-94 lead.

6:00 a.m. — Haliburton buries his second triple of the fourth quarter and just like that, they’ve tied the game at 94-94. 

That’s a 12-3 start to the fourth quarter for USA. 

5:58 a.m. — USA’s best offense tonight has come in transition as they reel off a quick 5-0 run. They must continue with this level of on-ball pressure and control the glass to keep momentum in their favor. 

5:54 a.m. — This sequence really sums up USA’s night so far. 

Canada passes their way out of USA’s trapping defense as they get three clean looks from beyond the arc and continue to crash the offensive glass. Olynyk is first to the ball and gets the and-1 play to make it 94-84. 

End of third quarter: Canada 91, USA 82

5:50 a.m. — Canada goes into the final frame with a nine-point lead, with their 3-point shooting giving them the edge tonight. Canada has connected on 13-of-27 from deep, compared to USA’s 5-of-14 shooting. 

5:47 a.m. — USA is trying to get the momentum back in their favor trapping Canada at half-court, but their ball remains on point as Alexander-Walker gets the corner triple to go. They lead 87-78. 

Canada now has 21 assists on 31 made field goals. 

5:42 a.m. — Dillon Brooks finally misses from beyond the arc on his seventh attempt. Canada remain in front 79-73.

5:39 a.m. — Bobby Portis gets tangled up with Nickeil Alexander-Walker on the perimeter and is called for the foul. The officials review the play and upgrade the call to an unsportsmanlike. That’s his third foul of the game. 

5:33 a.m. — Canada’s offense has stagnated midway through the quarter as Anthony Edwards’ jumper caps a quick 5-0 run to cut the lead to 65-63.

Jordi Fernandez calls for timeout for Canada, demanding an improved effort on the glass in the huddle. Team USA is outrebounding Canada 23-18 so far tonight. 

5:30 a.m. — What has gotten into Dillon Brooks! That’s his sixth triple of the night to give Canada a 65-58 lead. 

He’s up to 26 points tonight.

Halftime: Canada 58, USA 56

Team USA overcame their slow start, closing the second on a 23-8 run to go into the half trailing by just two points. 

Bobby Portis and Austin Reaves led the comeback with 10 points each. 

Dillon Brooks leads Canada with a game-high 21 points on 5-of-5 from beyond the arc, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has 11. 

5:09 a.m. — BROOKS AGAIN! Make that five 3-pointers in the first half. 

5:08 a.m. — Dillon Brooks knocks down his fourth 3-pointer of the game and now has a game-high 18 points to put Canada back in front 55-54 with 1:06 to play in the half. 

5:05 a.m. — Walker Kessler follows Anthony Edwards’ missed dunk for the score as Team USA continue to punish Canada’s turnovers in Q2. 

5:00 a.m. — Bridges is back in the game for USA after suffering a blow to the nose. 

4:55 a.m. — Team USA has responded well, getting stops and pushing the pace in the open floor and making Canada pay in transition. We have a ball game. 

4:53 a.m. — Team USA’s defense has picked up the intensity in the second, closing out on shooters and running them off the 3-point line 

4:52 a.m. — It’s been one-way traffic to start the second as USA open the period on a 13-2 run as Cam Johnson drains the transition 3 to take the lead, 38-36. 

Their bench has come to play, combining for 21 bench points, led by 10 points apiece from Austin Reaves and Bobby Portis. 

4:48 a.m. — Good start for USA as Hart cans the triple to get the scoring started in Q2. 

End of first quarter: Canada 34, USA 25

Canada take a nine-point advantage into the break thanks to their scorching offense, shooting 62 percent from the field and 55 percent (6-of-11) from the 3-point line. 

4:39 a.m. — Dillon Brooks, RJ Barrett, and Lu Dort have Canada in control with eight points apiece. Canada lead 28-17.

4:38 a.m. — Canada’s offense has been unstoppable to start the bronze medal game as Dort gets in on the action with a wide-open corner triple to make it 23-13 with 3:55 remaining. 

4:37 a.m. — Team USA’s defensive rotations have been less than impressive to start the game, making life easy for the Canadians as they create wide-open shot after wide-open shot. 

4:32 a.m. — Austin Reaves checks into the game for Mikal Bridges, who heads to the bench with a bloody nose at the 9:14 mark. USA is down to just eight players for the moment. 

4:30 a.m. — Dillon Brooks sets the tone early for Canada with the first five points of the game, scoring off a hook shot, followed by a 3-pointer to put his team up 5-0. 


4:20 a.m. — Team USA will start with Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart, Anthony Edwards, Mikal Bridges and Walker Kessler.

Canada will start with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Dillon Brooks, Lu Dort, RJ Barrett, and Dwight Powell.

3:43 a.m. — Team USA will be playing with just a nine-man rotation in the bronze medal game with Paolo Banchero, Brandon Ingram and Jaren Jackson Jr. out due to illness.  

Where to watch Team USA vs Canada

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 10
  • Time: 4:30 a.m. ET | 1:30 a.m. PT
  • TV channel: ESPN2 (U.S.) | Sportsnet (Canada)
  • Live stream: Sportsnet NOW | Sling TV | Courtside 1891

Team USA vs Canada will air on ESPN2 in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada. Viewers can also stream the game via Sportsnet NOW and Sling TV or catch a replay on Courtside 1891.

Fans in the U.S. can watch the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Sling TV, which is now offering half off your first month! You can stream the sports you love starting at just $20 in your first month with Sling Orange, which includes ESPN2.

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Team USA results at FIBA Basketball World Cup

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result
Aug. 26 vs New Zealand W, 99-72
Aug. 28 vs Greece W, 109-81
Aug. 30 vs Jordan W, 110-62
Sept. 1 vs Montenegro W, 85-73
Sept. 3 vs Lithuania L, 110-104
Sept. 5 vs Italy W, 100-63
Sept. 8 vs Germany L, 113-111
Sept. 10 vs Canada 4:30 a.m.

Team Canada results at FIBA Basketball World Cup

Date Opponent Time (ET)/Result
Aug. 25 vs France W, 95-65
Aug. 27 vs Lebanon W, 128-73
Aug. 29 vs Latvia W, 101-75
Sept. 1 vs Brazil L, 69-65
Sept. 3 vs Spain W, 88-85
Sept. 6 vs Slovenia W, 100-89
Sept. 8 vs Serbia L, 95-86
Sept. 10 vs USA 4:30 a.m.

Team USA roster for FIBA Basketball World Cup

Player Height Position
Paolo Banchero 6-10 Forward
Mikal Bridges 6-6 Forward
Jalen Brunson 6-2 Guard
Anthony Edwards 6-4 Guard
Tyrese Haliburton 6-5 Guard
Josh Hart 6-5 Guard
Brandon Ingram 6-8 Forward
Jaren Jackson Jr. 6-11 Center
Cam Johnson 6-8 Forward
Walker Kessler 7-0 Center
Bobby Portis 6-11 Forward
Austin Reaves 6-5 Guard

Team Canada roster for FIBA Basketball World Cup

Player Height Position
Kyle Alexander 6-10 Forward
Nickeil Alexander-Walker 6-5 Guard
RJ Barrett 6-6 Guard
Trae Bell-Haynes 6-2 Guard
Dillon Brooks 6-7 Forward
Luguentz Dort 6-3 Guard
Zach Edey 7-4 Center
Melvin Ejim 6-6 Forward
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 6-6 Guard
Kelly Olynyk 7-0 Center
Dwight Powell 6-9 Center
Phil Scrubb 6-4 Guard

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