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Video: Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell throw down massive dunks in Team USA’s win over Canada

Jayson Tatum, Donovan Mitchell, Team USA

After a shocking loss to Australia, Team USA performed better in Monday’s exhibition tilt against Canada ahead of the FIBA World Cup. Boston Celtics youngster Jaylen Brown led the way with 19 points in an 84-68 victory, a game in the Americans’ control throughout.

While Brown was terrific, there were several other highlight-reel plays, including this windmill dunk from Celtics teammate Jayson Tatum:

Tatum had a quiet game with just six points on 2-of-11 shooting, but he certainly made this field goal count with the emphatic slam.

Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell also got in on the dunking fun, throwing down an impressive alley-oop in transition:

Mitchell had a mixed bag of a game overall, going for 12 points, four assists and three rebounds. The young guard did turn the ball over five times and shot just 5-of-12 from the field as part of just a so-so offensive performance for Team USA. The Americans shot 43% overall and committed 19 turnovers.

Still, Team USA was in charge all game and locked down on defense, leading to the easy victory. With the pre-World Cup exhibition slate now over, USA Basketball will turn its attention to the games that matter in China. Team USA tips off its World Cup schedule against the Czech Republic on Sunday.