The Australia Boomers is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the Team Canada at 3:30 P.M. on September 1, 2019 live from the Dongfeng Nissan Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongguan, China.
Group H will make its first stride as the 2019 FIBA World Cup continues this afternoon in China. For its initial bout, it’ll feature Canada and Australia.
Canada’s head coach Nick Nurse turned the heads of many NBA fans when he helped the Toronto Raptors reached the NBA Finals last June and eventually won the franchise’s first Larry O’Brien trophy.
This time around he is on another mission and this may be more special as his squad will carry the national flag of their country embedded on their jersey.
Cory Joseph (Sacramento Kings) and Khem Birch (Orlando Magic) are the two players that he can depend on in terms of scoring.
For the Boomers, on the other hand, beating team USA for the first time will give them enough boost as they enter the competition.
Team Australia made a historic upset against the mighty USA during their FIBA World Cup preparation, 98-94.
Patty Mills had 30 points in that match where he re-introduced himself to coach Greg Popovich.
Andrew Bogut showed that he is more than a role player and demonstrated his offensive skills to the fans as well as to USA team assistant coach Steve Kerr.
Yet, Bogut may not suit up today as he was reportedly having an ankle injury.
“Andrew will continue with rehabilitation and treatment, and his training status remains day to day,” Basketball Australia said.