Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a game-high 23 points but Canada suffered its first defeat at the FIBA Basketball World Cup, losing 69-65 to Brazil in second-round action Friday.
Lu Dort added 17 points for Canada.
Brazil was led by Bruno Caboclo’s 19 points.
Canada’s loss, in addition to Latvia’s 74-69 win over defending champion and top-ranked Spain earlier in the day creates a logjam in Group L.
Each team holds a 3-1 record heading into the final day of group stage games.
The 15th-ranked Canadians now face a must-win game against Spain on Sunday in order to advance to the quarterfinals.