Canada and Puerto Rico met in the finals of the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup, which is essentially a tune-up for FIBA Americas, which starts next week (that event is a 2016 Rio Olympics qualifier).
What we learned in this game is that if Canada’s Andrew Wiggins wants to dunk, Puerto Rico’s J.J. Barea will not be able to stop him. Not even close.
Wiggins finished with 20 points and Canada won 78-72, picking up its first Continental Cup. There is a lot of hype in Canada that for the first time since 2000 their national team could make the Olympics — the top two finishers at FIBA Americas in Canada get their cards punched for Rio. Canada (with eight NBA players) looks like a team that could make it. Especially if Wiggins keeps doing that.