Argentina, led by Deck, stunned the USA and will face Brazil in the final

It was just the third victory of the Argentines in 13 meetings between the national teams in the history of the American Championship.

In the fourth quarter, the USA still led 66:65, but the Argentinians, who did not lose their concentration, organized a 14:4 spurt, took the lead 79:70 and secured the title of winners with a minute left.

Gabriel Deckas played the first violin in the Argentine team. He scored 30 points, 7 rebounds and 31 assists. Nicolas Laprovittola added 18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and two steals.

He was the top scorer in the US national team Norris Cole18 points.

Argentina shot 29 times from the free throw line, compared to just 10 for the USA.

Argentinians have become American champions for the last time in 2011, and they were satisfied with the title of vice-champions in 2015 and 2017.

The hosts of the tournament, Brazil, will face Argentina in the final, who managed to stop the late rush of the Canadian national team and win the semi-final 86:76 (24:20, 20:14, 23:20, 19:22).

For the winners, Leonardo Meindl scored 19 points, Lucas Dias – 14, Lucas Mariano and Vitor Benite – 13 each. Jahvon Henry-Blair stood out for the Canadian team – 24 points.

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