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Alexis Wright carries Team Canada to third straight win at Jr. NBA World Championship

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Alexis Wright (NBA Getty Images)

Team Canada was trailing by 12 points in the closing minutes of the third quarter against Team Africa & Middle East at the Jr. NBA World Championship on Wednesday, but they didn't back down.

After completing the comeback by outscoring their opponent by 15 points in the fourth quarter, Canada's Alexis Wright talked about the team's impressive win.

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"We weren't really playing well, but we sat down, took a second and then went hard as we could," Wright said. "Everyone played good defense, everyone scored, so that really helped us."

Wright was Canada's second-leading scorer for the game with 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting from 2-point range. She also pulled down 12 rebounds, dished out five assists, recorded five steals and blocked one shot in the victory.

Team Canada is now 3-0 in the Girls Bracket of the Jr. NBA World Championship.

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