Impressive rebound for Canada's hoops team

Canada's Andrew Nicholson goes up for a shot against Rafael Hettsheimeir of Brazil during Sunday's...

Canada's Andrew Nicholson goes up for a shot against Rafael Hettsheimeir of Brazil during Sunday's game at Caracas. (Reuters)

JOHN CHICK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:33 PM ET

Now, that’s what you call a bounce-back.

Twenty hours after coming apart in the fourth quarter against Puerto Rico on Saturday, the Canadian men’s senior basketball team shook it off in resounding form with a 91-62 rout of Brazil at the FIBA Americas tournament in Venezuela.

With the win, Canada (2-1), sits first in its pool going into Monday’s off-day. The red and white finish the preliminary round against Uruguay on Tuesday.

The rule of thumb with the Canadians has been: So go their shooters, so goes the team. And on Sunday, those shooters delivered.

After a tight first quarter, Canada began pulling away in the second, led by San Antonio Spurs point guard Cory Joseph and former Syracuse University standout Andy Rautins. Joseph played spectacularly, bouncing back from a four-point outing Saturday to lead Canada with 28 points and nine rebounds on 10-of-15 shooting.

As a team, C


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