MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Andy Rautins of the New York Knicks scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers to lead Canada to a 73-72 victory over the Dominican Republic on Thursday in the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas.
Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat had eight points and 10 rebounds for Canada (1-1), which led by 21 points. Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks had 17 points for the Dominican Republic (2-1), which is coached by Kentucky's John Calipari.
In other games Thursday, Venezuela (1-2) beat Cuba (0-2) 106-69; Panama (1-1) downed Paraguay (0-3) 89-86; and Puerto Rico, the only 3-0 team, defeated Uruguay (0-2) 74-64.
Brazil and Argentina, both with 2-0 records, were off Thursday.
The top two teams in the 10-nation field receive berths in the London Olympics. The next three teams advance to a final Olympic qualifier.
Rautins, the son of Canada coach Leo Rautins, led the long-range effort that saw it go 10-of-23.
"It was very clear that they took advantage of their 3-point shots and we didn't," the Dominican Republic's Eulis Baez said.
Pool play concludes Saturday. Eight of the 10 teams advance to the second round.
The semifinals are Sept. 10.