1974 FIBA World Championship

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1974 FIBA World Championship
7th FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates July 3–14
Teams 14
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (2nd title)
MVP Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Mexico Arturo Guerrero (27.0)  United States (104.2)
1970
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The 1974 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Puerto Rico from July 3 to 14, 1974.

Venues[edit]

Ponce[1] Caguas[1] San Juan[1]
Auditorio Pachín Vicéns[2] Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares[2] Roberto Clemente Coliseum[2]
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 12,000
Pachin-audi.jpg Roberto Clemente Coliseum.JPG

Competing nations[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Final round

 Brazil
 Central African Republic
 Mexico
 Soviet Union

 Argentina
 Philippines
 Spain
 United States

 Australia
 Canada
 Cuba
 Czechoslovakia

 Puerto Rico – host
 Yugoslavia – defending champion

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 314 188 +126 6
 Brazil 3 2 1 254 211 +43 5
 Mexico 3 1 2 264 277 −13 4
 Central African Republic 3 0 3 184 340 −156 3
3 May
Soviet Union  140–48  Central African Republic
3 May
Mexico  78–100  Brazil
4 May
Mexico  106–82  Central African Republic
4 May
Brazil  60–79  Soviet Union
5 May
Brazil  94–54  Central African Republic
5 May
Soviet Union  95–80  Mexico


Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 358 142 +216 6
 Spain 3 2 1 284 288 −4 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 264 295 −31 4
 Philippines 3 0 3 260 363 −103 3
July 3
19:30
Philippines  85–135  United States
Scoring by half: 38−57, 47−78
Pts: Jaworski 21 Pts: Lucas 30
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Manny Reynoso (MEX), Obrad Belošević (YUG)
3 May
Spain  98–89  Argentina
July 4
19:30
Philippines  90–111  Argentina
Scoring by half: 48−59, 42−52
Pts: Adornado 23 Pts: Ghermann 27
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Hugh Richardson (THA), Henri M'Bahia (CAF)
4 May
United States  114–71  Spain
July 5
19:30
Spain  117–85  Philippines
Scoring by half: 59−41, 58−44
Pts: Brabender 37 Pts: Jaworski 23
Auditorio Pachín Vicéns, Ponce
Referees: Artenik Arabadjan (BUL), Isaac Grinman (BRA)
5 May
Argentina  86–109  United States

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Cuba 3 3 0 233 218 +15 6
 Canada 3 2 1 242 224 +18 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 224 228 −4 4
 Australia 3 0 3 232 261 −29 3
3 May
Australia  69–80  Canada
3 May
Cuba  61–60  Czechoslovakia
4 May
Cuba  92–79  Australia
4 May
Czechoslovakia  75–83  Canada
5 May
Czechoslovakia  89–84  Australia
5 May
Cuba  80–79  Canada

Classification round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Mexico 5 5 0 482 428 +54 10
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 518 451 +67 9
 Argentina 5 2 3 517 471 +46 7 1–1; 1.099
 Australia 5 2 3 446 442 +4 7 1–1; 1.005
 Philippines 5 2 3 474 517 −43 7 1–1; 0.905
 Central African Republic 5 0 5 375 523 −148 5
July 7
14:00
Czechoslovakia  84–94  Mexico
July 8
21:30
Philippines  101–100  Australia
Scoring by half: 50−50, 51−50
Pts: Adornado 20 Pts: Palubinskas 39
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Mario Quintero (CUB), Carlos Bagué (ESP)
July 8
Central African Republic  70–121  Argentina
July 9
21:30
Mexico  101–84  Philippines
Scoring by half: 44−42, 57−42
Pts: Raga 38 Pts: Adornado 17
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: David Davidian (USSR), José Baldrich (PUR)
July 9
Australia  102–100  Argentina
July 9
Central African Republic  70–113  Czechoslovakia
July 11
Australia  96–67  Central African Republic
July 11
11:30
Philippines  112–119  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 46−59, 66−60
Pts: Arnaiz 25 Pts: Brabenec 29
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Isaac Grinman (BRA), Obrad Belošević (YUG)
11 May
Argentina  94–96  Mexico
12 May
Mexico  85–84  Australia
12 May
Argentina  91–113  Czechoslovakia
July 12
21:30
Philippines  87–86  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 41−49, 46−37
Pts: Adornado 22 Pts: Gambor 24
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Ron Foxcroft (CAN), Manny Reynoso (MEX)

Final round[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Soviet Union 7 6 1 625 509 +116 13 1–1; 1.045
 Yugoslavia 7 6 1 629 568 +61 13 1–1; 1.00
 United States 7 6 1 634 587 +47 13 1–1; 0.959
 Cuba 7 3 4 565 599 −34 10
 Spain 7 2 5 556 640 −84 9 2–0
 Brazil 7 2 5 522 586 −64 9 1–1
 Puerto Rico 7 2 5 568 620 −52 9 0–2
 Canada 7 1 6 566 616 −50 8
7 May
Spain  71–100  Soviet Union
7 May
Brazil  60–84  Yugoslavia
7 May
Puerto Rico  76–94  United States
8 May
Cuba  83–101  Yugoslavia
8 May
Canada  94–115  United States
8 May
Puerto Rico  86–102  Spain
9 May
Canada  86–73  Spain
9 May
Yugoslavia  82–79  Soviet Union
9 May
Cuba  70–83  United States
9 May
Brazil  73–68  Puerto Rico
11 May
Canada  74–75  Brazil
11 May
Cuba  66–83  Soviet Union
11 May
Yugoslavia  93–85  Puerto Rico
12 May
Yugoslavia  102–99 OT  Canada
12 May
Cuba  84–75  Spain
12 May
United States  103–83  Brazil
12 May
Soviet Union  87–76  Puerto Rico
13 May
Spain  93–91 OT  Brazil
13 May
United States  91–88  Yugoslavia
13 May
Soviet Union  92–60  Canada
13 May
Cuba  97–98  Puerto Rico
14 May
Spain  71–79  Yugoslavia
14 May
Soviet Union  105–94  United States
14 May
Cuba  85–80  Brazil
14 May
Puerto Rico  79–74  Canada

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  Soviet Union 9–1
2  Yugoslavia 6–1
3  United States 9–1
4  Cuba 6–4
5  Spain 4–6
6  Brazil 4–6
7  Puerto Rico 2–5
8  Canada 3–7
9  Mexico 6–2
10  Czechoslovakia 5–3
11  Argentina 3–5
12  Australia 2–6
13  Philippines 2–6
14  Central African Republic 0–8

All-Tournament Team [3][edit]

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Arturo Guerrero (Mexico) 27
  2. Manuel Raga (Mexico) 26.1
  3. Eddie Palubinskas (Australia) 24.8
  4. Ernesto Ghermann (Argentina) 23.7
  5. Wayne Brabender (Spain) 23
  6. Luther Burden (United States) 20.2
  7. John Lucas (United States) 19.7
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 18.8
  9. Alejandro Urgelles (Cuba) 18.5
  10. William Adornado (Philippines) 18.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c VII World Cup (San Juan 1974)
  2. ^ a b c GAME DETAILS
  3. ^ FIBA – world championships history