Canada vs Serbia score, result: Bogdanovic stars to lead Serbia into FIBA Basketball World Cup final

Serbia punched their ticket to the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup final after a convincing 95-86 win over Canada

Bogdan Bogdanovic and co. got off to a fast start and didn’t look back, with their offense firing on all cylinders, connecting on 62 percent from the field and 45 percent from the 3-point line. 

Bogdanovic led five players in double figures with 23 points, four rebounds, and three steals on 8-of-12 shooting, while Nikola Milutinov and Ognjen Dobric scored 16 apiece. 

RJ Barrett led Canada with 23 points, while Dillon Brooks added 16 and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 15. They will now regroup for the bronze medal game against the loser of USA and Germany in the other semifinal. 

If you missed any of the action, The Sporting News tracked all the live scoring updates and highlights from Canada vs Serbia below.

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Canada vs Serbia score




Canada vs Serbia live score, updates, highlights

(All times Eastern)

FINAL: Serbia 95, Canada 86

6:40 a.m. — That’s a wrap: Serbia is through to the final with a nine-point win. 

6:31 a.m. — Canada waive the white flag and empty the bench as they trail by 14 points with 1:20 remaining. 

6:30 a.m. — Serbia finishing strong here in the fourth, fighting for loose balls and crashing the glass. This has been a complete performance. 

6:26 a.m. — Bogdanovic again! He connects on his third triple of the night to extend Serbia’s lead to 91-76.

6:25 a.m. — SGA is leaving it all out on the floor as he takes more contact on his way to the rim. He’s drawn seven fouls tonight, but goes just 1-of-2 at the line. 

6:19 a.m. — Serbia trying to put this one away as they open the fourth on a 7-2 run to take a 17-point lead. Timeout Canada. 

End of third quarter: Serbia 75, Canada 63

6:14 a.m. — Canada get a break as the officials whistle for a technical foul called on Serbia’s coach Svetislav Pesic. 

6:13 a.m. — SGA scores at the rim on back-to-back possessions, but Serbia respond with a pair of 3-pointers either side. 

6:04 a.m. — Canada goes to a box and-1 on Bogdanovic as they attempt to slow down Serbia’s offense, but the ball movement wins out as Stefan Jovic gets the bucket at the rim. Serbia lead 63-54. 

6:03 a.m. — Canada foul count update:

Brooks: 4
Olynyk: 4
Gilgeous-Alexander: 3

6:02 a.m. — Tough bucket from Jovic! After picking up a knock to his knee on one end he takes it right to the trm for the finish through contact. 

6:00 a.m. — Olynyk is called for his third foul with 6:30 to play in the quarter. That’s three for him, SGA and Brooks. 

5:57 a.m. — Canada has started the second half with a renewed intensity, getting stops and pushing the tempo. This is a much better pace from what we saw in the first half. 

5:56 a.m. — It’s been a slow start on the offensive end for Gilgeous-Alexander. he’s 1-of-5 from the field and 0-of-2 from beyond the arc. 

5:55 a.m. — Canada come out of the break with the first bucket of the quarter as Dillon Brooks drains the triple from the wing. Serbia lead 52-42. 

Halftime: Serbia 52, Canada 39

Serbia is in command at the half with a 12-point lead thanks to their efficient offense, connecting on 64 percent from the field and 50 percent from the 3-point line (5-of-10).

Bogdanovic leads all scorers with 15 points, while Mulitinov has 11 and Dobric 10. Serbia has controlled the glass so far, outrebounding Canada 17-9 and has the edge in points in the paint, 22-12. 

Barrett leads Canada with 10 points — their only double-digit scorer. 

5:35 a.m. — Great ball movement from Canada as Olynyk and Powell combine to find Barrett for the jam to beat the buzzer. 

5:33 a.m. — Tough break for Canada, Gilgeous-Alexander picks up his third foul of the game. Jordi Fernandez is hit with a tech after protesting the call with the officials. 

Brooks comes into the game for Shai with three fouls to his name as well. 

5:31 a.m. — Bogdanovic heads to the bench with two minutes to play in the half after picking up his second foul.

5:30 a.m. — Back-to-back wide-open dunks from Mulitinov puts Serbia back in control. The lead is back out to double digits. 

5:28 a.m. — Every time Canada makes a run Bogdan Bogdanovic comes up with a response. He knocks down his second triple of the night and has a game-high 15 points. 

5:25 a.m. — Nikola Jokic is called for an unsportsmanlike foul after an unnecessary push on Kelly Olynyk after a free throw. The officials review the play and downgrade the call to a normal foul. 

5:24 p.m — Dillon Brooks picks up his third foul of the night. He goes to the bench and in comes Barrett. 

5:17 a.m. — SGA goes into attack mode as he looks for contact in the paint and gets it. He converts two to cut the lead to 35-28. Canada is 8-of-10 at the line tonight so far. 

5:15 a.m. —  A strong response from Canada to start the second as Olynyk and Barrett get to the free throw line. They need to keep applying pressure to Serbia’s interior and making them work on the defensive end.  

End of first quarter: Serbia 23, Canada 15

Serbia takes an eight-point lead into the first break, thanks to their defense and transition game. They’ve forced six turnovers from Canada in the opening 10 minutes. 

5:06 a.m. — Kelly Olynyk takes a hard hit as he tries to set a screen at the top of the key. The officials review the play but the initial foul call holds up. That’s the fourth team foul on Serbia

4:57 a.m. — Bogdanovic and Jovic have got it going early as they pile up the points at the rim. Serbia is doing a great job getting into the paint. They lead 21-13. Timeout Canada

Serbia is ranked No. 1 in the tournament in drives to the basket, averaging 1.44 points per drive. 

4:52 a.m. — Canada clamping down on the defensive end to stop the run and create points in transition. This is exactly the response head coach Jordi Fernandez would have wanted. We’re tied up at 8-8. 

4:51 a.m. — It’s been all Serbia to start the game as Bogdanovic drains the triple to cap off an 8-0 run.

4:45 a.m. — Dwight Powell gets to the free throw line and makes 1-of-2 to get things underway. 


4:41 a.m. — Serbia will start Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic, Nikola Jovic, Nikola Milutinov, and Ognjen Dobric.

4:36 a.m. — Canada will start with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, RJ Barrett, Dillon Brooks, Kelly Olynyk, and Dwight Powell.  

Where to watch Canada vs Serbia

Date: Friday, Sept. 8
Time: 4:45 a.m. ET | 1:45 a.m. PT
TV channel: Sportsnet
Live stream: Sportsnet NOW | Courtside 1891

Canada vs Serbia will air on Sportsnet in Canada. Viewers can also stream the game via Sportsnet NOW or catch a replay on Courtside 1891.

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Team Canada’s roster for 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup


Kyle Alexander

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

RJ Barrett

Trae Bell-Haynes

Dillon Brooks

Luguentz Dort

Zach Edey

Melvin Ejim

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Kelly Olynyk

Dwight Powell

Phil Scrubb

Team Canada schedule at 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Time (ET)/Result

Aug. 25
vs France
W, 95-65

Aug. 27
vs Lebanon
W, 128-73

Aug. 29
vs Latvia
W, 101-75

Sept. 1
vs Brazil
L, 69-65

Sept. 3
vs Spain
W, 88-85

Sept. 6
vs Slovenia
W, 100-89

Sept. 8
vs Serbia
4:45 a.m. 

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