Argentina triumphed at the American Championship, the USA won the bronze

The American Championship ended in Recife, where the new champions of the two continents were revealed at once.

Argentina was recognized as the best national team of North and South America, after defeating the hosts Brazil in the final – 75:73 (26:14, 22:24, 19:22, 8:13).

Argentinians escaped early and forced their opponents to chase them throughout the match, and they finally tied the score midway through the fourth quarter, 67-67. Lucas Dias soon put them ahead (70:69), but Pablo Prigioni’s men had their answer.

Gabriel Deck made free throws and Marcos Delia made a basket – 73-73. The winning shot was made by G.Deck with 17 seconds left in the game, and the Brazilians organized an ineffective response.

G.Deck, who shined brightest on the court again, scored 20 points in 32 minutes (3/7 double-pointers, 3/5 three-pointers, 5/6 free throws), had 7 rebounds and a steal, made an assist, made 2 mistakes, was fouled 3 times and finished. with 20 utility points.

He was best assisted by Nicolas Laprovittola who scored 15 points (8 rebounds, 3/9 three-pointers), Facundo Campazzo added 13. Wolves rookie M. Delia finished with 4 points after completing one decisive attack.

P. Prigioni’s performance should also be appreciated – the strategist who took over the national team right before the championship led it to gold. 40-year-old Carlos Delfino, who still represents the national team, added to the already rich collection of trophies.

Vitor Benite (4/7 three-pointers) scored 18 points for Brazil, Yago Santos (5 rebounds, 9 assists, 1/6 three-pointers) and Marcelinho Huerta (1/8 three-pointers) each had 11 points.

The defending champion team of the United States of America (USA) won bronze at the championship in the small final 84:80 (15:16, 14:20, 25:21, 30:23) after defeating Canada.

In a difficult match for the favorites, Gary Clark scored 18 points, Zylan Cheatham scored 16, Craig Sword scored 11, Norris Cole, who led the entire championship, scored 4 (1/8 shots, 8 assists).

Abu Kigab scored 18 points for Canada, Kadre Gray (5 rebounds, 7 assists) and Jahvon Henry-Blair each had 15 points.

For the Argentinians, it was the third title of this tournament, allowing them to approach the achievements of the USA (7 titles) and Brazil (4).

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