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Ingles Assists Australia In Getting Win Over Canada

Joe Ingles #7 of Australia in action during FIBA World Cup 2019 group match between Canada and Australia at Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre on September 1, 2019 in Dongguan, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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.

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.