USA vs. Canada final score, results: Anthony Davis, second unit powers United States to Olympic exhibition victory

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The United States is off and running in its preparation for the 2024 Paris Games.

Team USA looked dominant against Canada in its first of five exhibitions leading into the Olympics. A game that started with superstars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Joel Embiid was eventually taken over by a second unit led by Anthony Davis, Anthony Edwards and Jayson Tatum.

Davis proved to be too much for Canada’s frontcourt, imposing his way to a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds with four blocks. Edwards brought the energy off the bench, scoring 13 loud points to catalyze Team USA.

Canada needed more from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Jamal Murray, who combined for just 15 points on 5-for-18 shooting from the field.

If you missed any of the action from the first victory of the United States’ Olympic tune-up tour, The Sporting News had you covered with live updates, highlights and more below.

STREAM: Watch USA vs. Canada basketball showcase live with Fubo (U.S. only free trial)

USA vs. Canada basketball final score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
USA 14 27 28 17 86
Canada 21 12 21 18 72

USA vs. Canada results, highlights from 2024 Olympics showcase game

(All times Eastern)

Final: USA 86, Canada 72

12:34 a.m.: Team USA came away with a decisive 14-point victory behind impressive play from its second unit. Anthony Davis dominated with 10 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists. Anthony Edwards added 13 points while Stephen Curry had 11 points.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander only had 10 points on 3-for-10 shooting from the field. Jamal Murray struggled to find his shot, scoring five points on 2-for-8 shooting. RJ Barrett’s 12 points led the team but Canada didn’t have enough firepower.

12:27 a.m.: The United States has also emptied its bench. Select Team members Langston Galloway, Micah Potter and Nigel Hayes Davis are in the game as Team USA leads 84-68 with 1:20 remaining.

12:20 a.m.: Despite holding the United States to just one point in the first five minutes of the frame, Canada has put in its reserves with five minutes remaining in the game. Team USA leads Canada 74-63 with 4:20 to play.

End of third quarter: USA 69, Canada 54

12:08 a.m.: The United States’ second unit of Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo and Anthony Davis is killing Canada. They have blown the game open, capped off by an Edwards buzzer-beater 3-pointer to end the quarter.

12:01 a.m.: Canada is battling. Kelly Olynyk found a cutting Nickeil Alexander-Walker for a layup, and then Alexander-Walker found a cutting Olynyk for a layup. Canada trails 60-54 with 2:40 remaining in the quarter.

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11:56 p.m.: Joel Embiid has fouled out midway through the third quarter. It only takes five personal fouls in FIBA play (compared to six in the NBA).

11:54 p.m.: LeBron James to Stephen Curry back to LeBron James for an alley-oop. How can you not be romantic about basketball?

11:46 p.m.: Stephen Curry is starting to cook. He got Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on a hesitation dribble for an and-one, then buried a triple on the next possession. 3-pointers from RJ Barrett and Jamal Murray have helped weather the Curry Flurry. USA leads Canada 50-43 in the first three minutes of the second half.

Halftime: USA 41, Canada 33

11:25 p.m.: Team USA tightened up on defense in the second quarter, holding Canada to just 12 points. Jrue Holiday set the tone with his ball pressure early in the frame and the rest of the team followed.

Jayson Tatum closed out the half with a smooth spin move and finish. He and Anthony Edwards have eight points apiece to lead the United States.

Dillon Brooks’ eight points leads Canada, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has seven points. Jamal Murray has been quiet with just two points on 1-of-6 shooting from the field.

11:18 p.m.: LeBron James to Stephen Curry to Jrue Holiday with a behind-the-back pass. Beautiful basketball from Team USA as they lead 34-30 with 2:43 remaining in the half.

11:07 p.m.: Team USA has taken its first lead of the game. LeBron James pinned Nickeil Alexander-Walker on one end and it led to a Devin Booker 3-pointer going the other way. The United States leads Canada 28-23 with 6:15 to play in the half.

11:01 p.m.: Here comes Anthony Edwards. The young star is bringing the energy off the bench with six quick points. He brings Team USA within one point, 21-20, early in the second quarter.

End of first quarter: Canada 21, USA 14

10:54 p.m.: Canada used an 11-1 run to start the game to take a seven-point lead going into the second quarter. Kelly Olynyk leads all scorers with seven quick points off the bench for Canada while Jayson Tatum’s four points leads Team USA.

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The United States is shooting 1-for-7 from 3-point range through one frame.

10:51 p.m.: Anthony Edwards was shot out of a cannon on his first offensive possession. Canada still leads Team USA 17-12 with under two minutes to play in the quarter.

10:49 p.m.: Team USA went with a complete line change, bringing in Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards, Jayson Tatum, Bam Adebayo and Anthony Davis.

Andrew Nembhard, Luguentz Dort, Trey Lyles and Kelly Olynyk have joined Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the court for Canada.

10:46 p.m.: It didn’t take very long for Dillon Brooks to try and get under LeBron James’ skin.

10:43 p.m.: Stephen Curry finally gets a 3-pointer to fall for Team USA. Their first made field goal comes nearly five minutes into the game.

10:42 p.m.: Canada’s defense is stifling the United States early. Team USA has started the game 0-for-6 from the field as Canada takes an early 11-1 lead midway through the quarter. 

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander knocked down a tough 3-ball off the dribble to get his team going.

10:36 p.m.: Dillon Brooks gets the first bucket of the game to fall β€” a midrange pull-up over Joel Embiid to give Canada a 2-0. We’re underway!

Pregame

10:20 p.m.: The United States will start Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, LeBron James and Joel Embiid.

10:15 p.m.: Canada will start Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, Dillon Brooks, RJ Barrett and Dwight Powell.

9:00 p.m.: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is leading the way for Canada ahead of the big matchup with Team USA.

7:30 p.m.: The King is in the building for Team USA’s exhibition showdown with Canada.

What channel is USA vs. Canada on tonight?

  • Start time: 10:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. PT)
  • TV channel (U.S.): Fox Sports 1
  • TV channel (Canada): Sportsnet ONE
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The U.S. Olympic men’s basketball showcase game against Canada will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports 1 from Las Vegas. Viewers in Canada can watch on Sportsnet ONE.

How to watch USA Basketball before Olympics

All five of Team USA’s men’s basketball exhibition games will be broadcast live on Fox’s family of networks. 

After taking on Canada in Las Vegas, the Americans will travel to Abu Dhabi for two more exhibition games against Australia and Serbia. It will then travel to London for its final two exhibition games against South Sudan and Germany.

You can stream Team USA games online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
July 10 USA vs. Canada 10:30 p.m. FS1
July 15 USA vs. Australia 12 p.m. FS1
July 17 USA vs. Serbia 12 p.m. FS1
July 20 USA vs. South Sudan 3 p.m. FOX
July 22 USA vs. Germany 3 p.m. FOX

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When do the Olympics start?

The opening ceremony at the 2024 Olympics is July 26. The men’s basketball tournament tips off the next day on July 27 and ends with the medal games on Aug. 10.

Team USA is one of 12 teams to qualify for the Paris Olympics. It will play in Group C with Serbia, South Sudan and Puerto Rico.

You can stream Team USA games online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Date Game Time (ET) TV Channel
July 28 USA vs. Serbia 11:15 a.m. NBC
July 31 USA vs. South Sudan 3 p.m. NBC
Aug. 3 USA vs. Puerto Rico 11:15 a.m. NBC
Aug. 6 Men’s basketball quarterfinals TBD  
Aug. 8 Men’s basketball semifinals TBD  
Aug. 10 Men’s basketball gold-medal game TBD  
Aug. 10 Men’s basketball bronze-medal game TBD  

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