Ingles Assists Australia In Getting Win Over Canada
DONGGUAN, China – Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles was an assist machine for Australia on Sunday morning in their win over the Canadian men’s national basketball team.
Ingles was a magician on the court and helped facilitate the Aussies’ offense in the 108-92 victory.
The small forward was responsible for 9 assists in Australia’s first game of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Joe Ingles had 13 points and 9 assists and Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 9 rebounds in Australia's 108-92 win over Canada in their first game at the FIBA Basketball World Cup #takenote #utahjazz #Utes pic.twitter.com/6XuRgojv8n
— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) September 1, 2019
Ingles finished the game with 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. He played nearly 34 minutes in the Boomers win.
Australia was led in scoring by Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova who had a game-high 24 points. Canada’s Khem Birch had 18 points in the loss.
Group H Update
Australia and Canada are members of Group H in the World Cup tournament. The other members are the Lithuania and Senegal.
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With wins in their first games, Australia and Lithuania now lead the group.
Up next for the Boomers is a match against Senegal on Tuesday, September 3 at 1:30 a.m. (MDT). The game is available on ESPN+.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup takes place in China and runs until September 15.
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