The Olympic hopes of the Canadian Men's National Team have come to an end.
The Czech Republic advances to the Final of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament by virtue of a 103-101 overtime victory, courtesy of a miraculous turnaround jumper from Tomas Satoransky. The Czechs will face the winner of Greece and Turkey, which will be decided later Saturday evening.
If you missed any of the action, we've got you covered below with live updates from throughout the game…
FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament: Canada vs. Czech Republic - Live Score, updates, highlights and more
Final: Czech Republic 103, Canada 101
A great out-of-bounds play sets up a wide-open jumper for Trey Lyles, but the shot rims out.
The Czech Republic advances to the final of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
- Did Tomas Satoransky just call game?
The Chicago Bulls guard banks in a tough turnaround jumper over Luguentz Dort to give the Czech Republic a two-point lead.
It's 103-101 with 1.8 seconds left.
Does Canada have any magic left?
- Andrew Wiggins. Clutch
The Czech Republic used a 7-0 run to take a 101-99 lead, but Wiggins responded with a pull-up jumper to tie it up.
It's 101-101 with 15.6 seconds left in the first overtime.
- And-one RJ Barrett.
After he fails to convert the free throw, Canada leads 99-94 with 2:30 remaining.
- Canada's got the momentum and takes its first lead of the game.
It's 97-94 Canada with under four minutes to go.
End of regulation: Canada 94, Czech Republic 94
ANDREW WIGGINS 3!!!!!!!- DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) July 3, 2021
OVERTIME. #FIBAOQT pic.twitter.com/2NCD6phpto
- WHAT. A. FINISH.
After cutting the deficit to six, Canada steals the inbounds pass but can't get a 3-point attempt to go.
After the Czechs missed both free throws, Andrew Wiggins converts an and-one to cut it to three.
Another stolen inbound and a 3-pointer from Andrew Wiggins ties it.
WIGGINNNS!!!!!!!!!- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
🇨🇦 94 🇨🇿 94 | 4th | 0:17#FIBAOQT
We're headed to overtime.
- It's not looking good for Canada.
The Czechs lead 92-82 with 57.2 seconds remaining in the game.
- Dwight Powell has fouled out.
It's 91-82 Czech Republic with 1:28 remaining and Canada will have to get it done without its starting center.
- After a big dunk from Tomas Satoransky, Nickeil Alexander-Walker responds by drawing a foul and sinking both free throws.
The Czech Republic leads 88-82 with 1:52 remaining.
- An unfortunate break here for Canada, as an awkward landing from Trey Lyles is being ruled an unsportsmanlike foul on the Czech Republic's Ondrej Balvin.
The Czech Republic, which leads 83-77 with 3:09 remaining, will step to the line for four shots and keep the ball.
- Buckle up, everyrone.
Canada is in the midst of another impressive run.
Andrew Wiggins sinks a turnaround to cut the deficit to three with plenty of time remaining.
ANDREWWWW WIGGINS.- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
Timeout Czech Republic.
You're going to want to tune in: @CBC / @DAZN_CA.
🇨🇦 77 🇨🇿 80 | 4th | 4:17#FIBAOQT
The Czech Republic leads 80-77 with 4:17 remaining.
- It's a 7-2 run for the Czech Republic to open the fourth.
The Czechs now lead 74-62 with 8:30 remaining in regulation.
Canada is going to have to get a rally going quickly in order to keep its Olympic hopes alive.
End of Third Quarter: Czech Republic 67, Canada 60
- Blake Schilb sinks a 3-pointer in the quarter's waning seconds to give the Czechs a seven-point advantage entering the fourth quarter.
Schilb's game-high total is up to 22 points on red-hot 8-for-12 shooting.
After trailing by as many as 13 points, Canada closed the third with an inspired effort that was led by Luguentz Dort and RJ Barrett. Canada has its work cut out in order to come back in the fourth.
- Canada isn't going away that easy.
A 9-0 run has cut a 13-point deficit to four as the third quarter comes to a close.
🇨🇦 Canada trying to make a comeback heading into the fourth! #FIBAOQT | @CanBball- FIBA (@FIBA) July 3, 2021
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The Czech Republic leads 62-58 with 1:03 remaining in the quarter.
Timeout Czech Republic.
- A tough finish from Nickeil Alexander-Walker cuts the deficit to nine.
The Czech Republic leads 62-53 with 3:43 remaining in the third. Timeout on the floor.
- The Czech Republic is starting to create distance.
An and-one jumper from Blake Schilb brings his total to 19 points on the game, while the Czech Republic leads 62-51 with 4:15 remaining in the third.
- Foul trouble is becoming an issue for both teams.
Dwight Powell has picked up his third while Andrew Wiggins has already picked up three as well. For the Czechs, Tomas Satoransky has just picked up his third foul.
Canada trails the Czech Republic 54-47 with 6:55 remaining in the third.
Halftime: Czech Republic 52, Canada 44
- After 20 minutes of play, the Czech Republic takes an eight-point lead into the halftime break.
Canada is having a difficult time combatting the size of the Czech Republic, which is winning the rebounding battle 23-15 and has scored 22 points in the paint to Canada's 14.
Blake Schilb leads all scorers with 16 points (on 6-for-9 shooting), while Patrick Auda has added 11 points for the Czech Republic.
Canada, which is shooting 15-for-33 from the field, is led by 12 points from RJ Barrett. Andrew Nicholson and Dwight Powell have each scored six points while Andrew Wiggins has scored just five points on 2-for-5 shooting early on. He'll look to get going in the second half for his team.
- Just 1:24 remains in the half and the Czech Republic leads Canada 46-42.
Timeout on the floor.
Patrick Auda (11) has joined Blake Schilb (13) in double figures to lead the Czech Republic, while 10 points from RJ Barrett lead the way for Canada.
- The second quarter is flying by and these teams are going back and forth.
After back-to-back 3-pointers, the Czech Republic takes a 44-38 lead with 3:44 remaining in the half.
Timeout Canada, as Nick Nurse, who is calling his team to action on the defensive end.
End of First Quarter: Czech Republic 29, Canada 27
- After a lacklustre start, Canada enters the second quarter down two points courtesy of a buzzer-beating jumper from Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
Canada has made a living at the line through one, going 8-for-11 from the charity stripe, a stark contrast from the Czech Republic, which made its lone free throw attempt of the quarter.
Blake Schilb, who entered the day averaging 3.5 points per game, leads all scorers with 13 points on perfect 5-for-5 shooting. For Canada, RJ Barrett and Dwight Powell have each scored six points to lead the way.
- How about an 8-0 run as a response?
Canada scores eight unanswered to make it 15-14 with 5:25 remaining in the quarter.
Nick Nurse's message quickly got through. Timeout Czech Republic.
RJ Barrett pull up 3 caps an 8-0 @CanBball run!- DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) July 3, 2021
- Not the best start for Canada.
Nine points from Blake Schilb lead the way for the Czech Republic, which has gotten out to a 15-6 lead with 6:36 remaining in the first.
Nick Nurse signals for a timeout to talk things over.
- Starting for Canada: Cory Joseph, RJ Barrett, Andrew Wiggins, Trey Lyles and Dwight Powell.
🇨🇦 Starting 5️⃣ vs. Czech Republic 🇨🇿- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
- The fans are back and ready to make a difference
Goosebumps.- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
Standing ovation as Canadian team is introduced.
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- It's almost showtime.
⏳ pic.twitter.com/689AkoMe34- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 3, 2021
- Tip-off is just 30 minutes away, and for the first time during the tournament, there will be fans in attendance…
LAST chance to qualify for #Tokyo2020 and fans will be at today's crucial semifinal in Victoria 🇨🇦🏀- CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) July 3, 2021
Are YOU ready to watch Canada vs Czech Republic for a spot in the final? 👀
Coming up at 3:30pm ET on @CBC TV and @cbcgem https://t.co/bX3CQTc3hw