1989 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1989
4th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Mexico
Dates June 8−18
Teams 12 (from 41 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  Puerto Rico (3rd title)
1988
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The 1989 Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship, was a basketball championship hosted by Mexico from June 8 to June 18, 1989. The games were played in Mexico City. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the five berths allocated to the Americas for the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina. Puerto Rico defeated the United States in the final to win the tournament. Brazil, Venezuela, and Canada also qualified for the World Championship by finishing third through fifth, respectively.

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1989; two teams (USA and Canada) qualified automatically since they are the only members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

Format[edit]

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the knockout round. The losers from the knockout quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define fifth through eighth place.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the FIBA World Championship. Since Argentina and the United States were already qualified as hosts and Olympic Champions respectively, should they reach one of the top four positions in the final standings, one or two extra berths should be granted to the fifth and/or sixth team in the final standings.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 5 4 1 495 447 +48 9
 United States 5 4 1 523 480 +43 9
 Dominican Republic 5 4 1 485 466 +19 9
 Cuba 5 2 3 450 449 +1 7
 Mexico 5 1 4 453 476 −23 6
 Panama 5 0 5 432 520 −88 5
June 8
Dominican Republic  116–108  United States
June 8
Puerto Rico  104–83  Panama
June 8
Cuba  89–88  Mexico


June 9
Dominican Republic  85–77  Cuba
June 9
Mexico  98–88  Panama
June 9
United States  105–92  Puerto Rico


June 10
Puerto Rico  97–88  Mexico
June 10
United States  95–92  Cuba
June 10
Dominican Republic  105–84  Panama


June 11
Puerto Rico  101–98  Cuba
June 11
Dominican Republic  106–96  Mexico
June 11
United States  119–97  Panama


June 12
Puerto Rico  101–73  Dominican Republic
June 12
Cuba  94–80  Panama
June 12
United States  96–83  Mexico


Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Brazil 4 3 1 572 429 +143 7
 Venezuela 4 3 1 549 488 +61 7
 Canada 4 2 2 447 423 +24 6
 Argentina 4 2 2 480 469 +11 6
 Paraguay 4 0 4 417 529 −112 4
 Ecuador 4 0 4 394 521 −127 4
June 8
Brazil  131–90  Paraguay
June 8
Argentina  103–71  Ecuador
June 8
Venezuela  99–78  Canada


June 9
Venezuela  110–89  Ecuador
June 9
Argentina  106–85  Paraguay
June 9
Brazil  101–84  Canada


June 10
Paraguay  91–87  Ecuador
June 10
Brazil  131–99  Venezuela
June 10
Canada  93–83  Argentina


June 11
Brazil  119–74  Ecuador
June 11
Canada  94–67  Paraguay
June 11
Venezuela  130–106  Argentina


June 12
Canada  98–73  Ecuador
June 12
Brazil  90–82  Argentina
June 12
Venezuela  111–84  Paraguay


Knockout Round[edit]

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
         
  Puerto Rico  94
 
  Argentina  89  
  Puerto Rico  94
 
    Venezuela  91  
  Venezuela  109
 
  Dominican Republic  102  
  Puerto Rico  88
 
    United States  80
  United States  75
 
  Canada  73  
  United States  99 Third place
 
    Brazil  96  
  Brazil  104   Brazil  158
  Cuba  89     Venezuela  124
 

Classification Round[edit]

5th-8th places[edit]

Semi-finals Fifth place
  Argentina  85  
  Dominican Republic  89  
 
      Dominican Republic  84
    Canada  108
Seventh place
  Canada  89   Argentina  81
  Cuba  86     Cuba  88

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship as Olympic Champions
Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship as hosts
Rank Team Record
1st  Puerto Rico 7–1
2nd  United States 6–2
3rd  Brazil 7–1
4  Venezuela 5–3
5  Canada 5–3
6  Dominican Republic 5–3
7  Cuba 3–5
8  Argentina 2–6
9  Mexico 1–4
10  Paraguay 1–4
10  Panama 0–5
10  Ecuador 0–5

References[edit]

1989 FIBA Americas Championship for Men, FIBA.com.