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Canadian men eliminated at FIBA World Cup by Lithuania


Basketball ·UpdatedCanada's hopes of advancing at the Fiba World Cup died with a 92-69 loss to Lithuania on Tuesday in Dongguan, China.


Melvin Ejim, left, competes for the ball during Monday's first-round match against Lithuania at the FIBA World Cup.


(Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images)Canada's hopes of advancing at the FIBA World Cup died with a 92-69 loss to Lithuania on Tuesday in Dongguan, China.


While Tuesday's loss prevented Canada from advancing, and killed what was already a slim hope of clinching one of the seven Olympic berths up for grabs at the World Cup, the work isn't done.


This summer promised to be a coming-out party for the country's national program, the year that finally saw a team stocked with NBA players.


Lithuania has just two NBAers in Valanciunas and Domantas Sabonis, but the players' level of commitment to their national program is unmatched.




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