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Olynyk leads Canadian basketball team over Ukraine in OT

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The Canadian Press
7/25/2014 3:42:30 PM
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MURSKA SOBOTA, Slovenia - Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics scored 18 points to lead the Canadian men's basketball team to an 80-75 overtime win over Ukraine on Friday.

The Kamloops, B.C., native added eight rebounds while Kyryl Natyazkho recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Ukraine.

"We played very good D for 38 minutes and even though our offence struggled, our D gave us the lead," said Canadian head coach Jay Triano. "To be successful in the future, we need to be sound on D like we were today."

Canada shot 49 per cent on two-point field goal attempts and 29 per cent from beyond the arc.

The game was one of a series of exhibitions the Canadian team is playing across Europe.

They look to improve to 2-1 with a win over Georgia on Saturday.

Kelly Olynyk (Photo: David Becker/Getty Images)

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