Gilgeous-Alexander shines again on Day 5 of FIBA World Cup Qualifiers

Thunder guard drops 24 in another hot-shooting display; Kings' guard Buddy Hield pours in 29 in tough loss.

Big wins from Canada and Ukraine headline Monday's FIBA qualifier games.

The final window of first-round games at the FIBA World Cup 2023 Qualifiers continued on Monday. Here are some notable performances by NBA players from July 4:

Gilgeous-Alexander leads the way

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander continued his stellar play Monday with a 24-point effort to lead Canada to a 113-67 rout over the Virgin Islands. The Oklahoma City Thunder guard shot a blistering 84.6% from the field in just under 20 minutes of action. Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell chipped in 15 points on just seven shots as well.

Hield unable to will Bahamas to victory

Buddy Hield dropped 29 points in an 88-80 loss to the Dominican Republic. The Indiana Pacers guard shot 11-of-16 from the field and logged nearly 40 minutes, but he couldn’t help the Bahamas make a late comeback.

Alvarado boosts Puerto Rico

Jose Alvarado filled up the stat sheet in Puerto Rico’s 97-87 win over Mexico. The New Orleans Pelicans guard poured in 22 points to go along with seven rebounds and seven assists. He added two steals and a block on defense also.

Mykhailiuk carries Ukraine

Svi Mykhailiuk was one of only two Ukrainians in double-figures in a 73-68 triumph over North Macedonia. The Toronto Rapotrs swingman scored nearly a third of his teams points (24) thanks to drilling six 3-pointers in 24 minutes of play.

Brazdeikis steady for Lithuania

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 16 points in an 83-72 defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic, but was plagued by foul trouble. The Orlando Magic forward shot the ball well (60 FG%), but finished with five fouls in just 20 minutes of action.

Maledon leads balanced attack

Theo Maledon’s 15 points were a team-high for France in an 81-40 pounding of Hungary. The Thunder guard was also one of 10 French players to log at least 1 assist.

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