Australia's World Cup preparations got off to a slow start, going down 90-70 to Canada at RAC Arena in Perth.
Kevin Pangos starred for the Canadians with 18 points and six assists on 7-of-10 shooting, with five other teammates scoring in double figures.
Patty Mills led the Aussies with 20 points, while Jock Landale impressed in the paint with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Andrew Bogut added 10 points and 13 rebounds on the night.
Canada were in control after taking a 46-36 lead into half-time, before the Boomers tied things up at 57-57 with 3 minutes left in the third quarter, behind a flurry of points from Mills. From there the Canadians took control, holding the Boomers to just 10 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win.
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Final: Canada 90, Australia 70
After a quiet third quarter, Kevin Pangos found his groove down the stretch, knocking down back-to-back jumpers to get the lead back to 10.
Khem Birch then extended the lead to 12 with this emphatic jam.
Cleared for take off @Khem_Birch 🛫 pic.twitter.com/hf1PNzgPNX- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) August 16, 2019
End of third quarter: Canada, 67 Australia 60
The Boomers have roared back into the game, with Patty Mills and Joe Ingles finding their feet on offence.
Mills scored 10 of Australia's 24 points, leading all scorers with 20 points.
Looks like @Patty_Mills forgot to exchange some of his 🇺🇸💰 and just dropped a DIME.- NBL (@NBL) August 16, 2019
End 2⃣ End Boomers 🏀#GoBoomers 📺 @SBSVICELAND pic.twitter.com/Dl3NOYEsuX
Half-time: Canada 46, Australia 36
Canada extend their lead to 10 points after another strong showing in the second quarter.
The Canadians turned up the heat on the defensive end forcing nine Boomers turnovers in the first half.
Kevin Pangos is causing the Boomers plenty of problems penetrating through the defence. The Canadians did a great job moving the ball and getting the ball out in transition, knocking down seven threes in the first half.
He leads the way with 13 points for Canada, adding 4 assists and two rebounds, while Kyle Wiltjer has 8 points.
Jock Landale is off to a hot start in Perth with 13 points and 6 rebounds. He's making his presence felt in the paint, working in the pick-and-roll and crashing the glass. Andrew Bogut is holding it down on the defensive end with 4 points and 8 rebounds.
First Half 🎥's #StandOnGuard pic.twitter.com/MuQvShxpbZ- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) August 16, 2019
End of the first quarter: Canada 25, Australia 20
The Canadians take a five-point lead after a back-and-forth first quarter.
Canada got off to a hot start, racing out to a 15-6 lead after just four minutes, before the Aussies hit back.
Kyle Wiltjer (@kwiltj) hits the DEEP 3 #CanadaBasketball pic.twitter.com/FxqfyxjAva- Canada Basketball (@CanBball) August 16, 2019
Bogut with the big denial
Just Andrew N🚫GUT things.#GoBoomers 📺 @SBSVICELAND pic.twitter.com/SxG5T5STaW- NBL (@NBL) August 16, 2019
Jock Landale hammers it home.
JOE ➡️ JOCK 💥#GoBoomers- NBL (@NBL) August 16, 2019
Catch the action live on @SBSVICELAND pic.twitter.com/bvFOmFKSWI
Aron Baynes will not suit up for tonight's game.
Aron Baynes didn't shoot around pre-game, and wasn't part of the layup line just then. Looks like he's being rested for this one.- Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) August 16, 2019
Interesting sight when watching the Boomers warm up: getting a close look at Matthew Dellavedova's renovated jump shot. Release has really sped up. pic.twitter.com/afyhFXXNH3- Ben Mallis (@BenMallis) August 16, 2019
Canada will be without Sacamento Kings point guard Cory Joseph, who has yet to arrive in Australia.
"We expect him to join the group at some time. It's uncertain at this time." - Canada's associate head coach, Gordie Herbert, on Cory Joseph. Right now, Khem Birch is the only current NBA player on this Canadian squad.- Olgun Uluc (@OlgunUluc) August 15, 2019
It's nearly game time!
BOOMERS | Birthday boy 🎂 and WA native @CammyGliddon is pumped for the #BoomersCanada series beginning TONIGHT in Perth!- Basketball Australia (@BasketballAus) August 16, 2019
Tip-off from 5:30pm! (7:30pm AEST) #GoBoomers pic.twitter.com/pJC0d4UXTp
Canada: Aaron Best, Khem Birch, Chris Boucher, Oshae Brissett, Melvin Ejim, Brady Heslip, Kaza Kajami-Keane, Andrew Nembhard, Duane Notice, Eugene Omoruyi, Kevin Pangos, Addison Patterson, Phil Scrubb, Thomas Scrubb
Australia: Aron Baynes, Andrew Bogut, Jonah Bolden, Xavier Cooks, Matthew Dellavedova, Cameron Gliddon, Chris Goulding, Joe Ingles, Nicholas Kay, Jock Landale, Patty Mills, Nathan Sobey, Mitch Creek