"We just couldn't get over the hump," said Canadian guard Nik Stauskas, who finished with 14 points. "We were trying to put on a press, we were trying to slow them down a little bit, trying to get some turnovers and they showed why they are one of the best teams in the league."
"From that point on, I pretty much committed myself to doing whatever it took to get to this point," he said. "I don't think many Canadian kids had that same dream. I think most of them were trying to go to the NHL, but I think the rise of Canadian basketball has been unbelievable. You see a lot of kids now making that jump from Canada and I'm glad to be a part of that group."