Luka Doncic And Dillon Brooks Were Both Ejected From Canada’s World Cup Win Over Slovenia

Canada is on its way to the semifinal of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup. In a highly-anticipated showdown of two teams with aspirations of winning the whole thing, the Canadians took on Slovenia on Wednesday and were able to register a 100-89 win behind a 31-point day from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and a 24-point, 9-rebound outing from R.J. Barrett.

A pair of NBA players — one from each team — were not able to see the end of the game. Both Dillon Brooks and Luka Doncic received ejections in the fourth quarter, with Brooks heading to the locker room first after he was tossed for taunting Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic.

Less than 30 seconds later, Doncic saw his evening come to a premature end. The Dallas Mavericks star attempted to back down Luguentz Dort, and while there was contact, it wasn’t enough to earn a foul call from the official. Doncic didn’t like that, which led to him going at the ref, picking up his second technical foul on the evening, and getting sent to the locker room. As he made his way out, he made sure to sarcastically express his discontent.

Brooks, unsurprisingly, was happy to see his teammates after the win, and greeted them with a pair of boxing gloves in the tunnel.

With the win, the Canadians will move on to play Serbia with a spot in the championship game on the line.