Argentina surprises the United States in the semifinals of the AmeriCup and awaits a rival to define the championship [Videos]
The Argentine team gave a coup of authority in the FIBA AmeriCup by beating its counterpart from the United States 82-73 in the semifinals and to be the first team that secures the spot in the grand final undefeated.
The Argentine team has won the five games they have played in this basketball Copa América that takes place in Brazil and now he must wait for the result of the match between the host and the Canadian team to meet his rival in the last match of this tournament.
The selection Argentina imposed its law against the United States in the first two quarters, which they won 20-17 and 20-16. However, he lowered his guard a bit in the second half and lost the third quarter by one point (18-19), and in the last set he regained his oxygen again and beat his rival 24-21.
The Argentine forward Gabriel Deck emerged as the figure and top scorer of the game with thirty pointsseven rebounds and one assist, while the American guard Norris Cole, with 18 points, finished as the best of the North American quintet.
This triumph of the South American team comes on a special day for basketball in Argentina since this Saturday the legendary Manu Ginóbili was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame thanks to the many achievements he had in his native country, in Europe and in the NBA.
The Argentines could have one more reason to extend the celebration this Sunday when the team led by Pablo Prigioni plays the final at the Geraldo Magalhaes “Geraldao” Coliseum against Brazil or Canada.
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