The ‘Dream Team’ Launches Paris 2024 Quest with Victory Over Canada, Led by Jordi Fernández

United States Basketball Team Wins Warm-Up Game Against Canada Ahead of Paris 2024

The United States basketball team, led by LeBron James, secured a 86-72 victory over Canada in a friendly match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The game served as a warm-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Anthony Edwards Leads the Way for the USA

Anthony Edwards led the US team with 13 points, while Anthony Davis contributed a double-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 blocks. LeBron James, who started alongside Stephen Curry, Jrue Holiday, Devin Booker, and Joel Embiid, scored 7 points.

Second Unit Shines

Tyrese Haliburton, who played for the second unit, stood out with 2 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals, while Bam Adebayo added 6 points and 7 rebounds. Jayson Tatum chipped in with 8 points.

Kevin Durant Misses Game Due to Hamstring Discomfort

Kevin Durant, who has been dealing with hamstring discomfort, did not participate in the game. The US team shot 50.7% from the field, bouncing back from a slow start in the first quarter.

Kawhi Leonard to Miss Olympics, Derrick White to Take His Place

On Wednesday, the US team announced that Kawhi Leonard will not participate in the Olympics due to physical problems. Derrick White will take his place on the team.

Canada’s Top Performers

RJ Barrett led the Canadian team with 12 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 10 points. The Canadian team is coached by Jordi Fernández, a former NBA player.

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