2007 FIBA Americas Championship

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FIBA Americas Championship 2007
13th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Official logo of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship
Official website
FIBA Americas Championship 2007
Tournament details
Host nation United States
Dates August 22 – September 2
Teams 10 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (6th title)
MVP Argentina Luis Scola
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Brazil Barbosa (21.8)  United States (116.7)
Rebounds Uruguay Batista (12.4)  Canada (39.8)
Assists Argentina Prigioni (6.3)  United States (25.9)
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The 2007 FIBA Americas Championships (The Tournament of the Americas) was a basketball tournament held at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas from August 22 to September 2. It was the thirteenth staging of the FIBA Americas Championship.

It was originally going to be hosted in Venezuela – however, they failed to pay a $1.5 million fee as of August 31, 2006. As such, their hosting privileges were taken away.

Several countries had shown interest in hosting the tournament, including: United States, Chile, Argentina and Puerto Rico. The United States has not hosted it since 1992, Chile has never hosted it, Argentina held it last in 2001 and Puerto Rico last hosted in 2003.

Venues[edit]

All games were played at the Thomas & Mack Center, which was used earlier in the year for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game.

Las Vegas
Thomas & Mack Center
Capacity: 18,776
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Qualification[edit]

Participating countries (orange) and the host country (maroon).

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 2006; two teams (USA and Canada) qualified automatically since they are the only members of the North America zone.

The tournament draw took place Wednesday, March 21, in Las Vegas. The teams were split into 5 pots; those drawn first went to Group A, those drawn last went to Group B.

Pot A Pot B Pot C Pot D Pot E

 Argentina
 United States

 Brazil
 Puerto Rico

 Panama
 Venezuela

 Canada
 Uruguay

 Mexico
 Virgin Islands

The draw split the tournament into two groups:[1]

Format[edit]

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3).
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final, where both are guaranteed of berths in the 2008 Olympics. The losers figure in a third-place playoff. The semifinal losers and the 5th best team in the quarterfinals are assured of berths to the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2008

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

Ties are broken via the following the criteria, with the first option used first, all the way down to the last option:

  1. Head to head results
  2. Goal average (not the goal difference) between the tied teams
  3. Goal average of the tied teams for all teams in its group

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals
Times given below are in United States Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7).

Group A[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA Diff First Tiebreaker
Record in Games Against Tied Teams
Second Tiebreaker
Goal Average in Games Between Tied Teams
 Argentina 8 4 0 390 319 +71
 Uruguay 7 3 1 330 335 −5
 Puerto Rico 5 1 3 351 336 +15 1W-1L 197/167, 1.18
 Mexico 5 1 3 355 379 −24 1W-1L 190/184, 1.03
 Panama 5 1 3 338 395 −57 1W-1L 162/198, 0.82
August 22
12:30 p.m.
Uruguay  88–84 (OT) OT  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 19–27, 24–11, 17–19, OT: 13–9
August 22
3:00 p.m.
Puerto Rico  89–100  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 29–29, 16–28, 28–19, 16–24
August 23
12:30 p.m.
Argentina  90–69  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 23–13, 19–22, 29–14, 19–20
August 23
5:30 p.m.
Panama  67–108  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 20–28, 11–25, 20–23, 16–32
August 24
12:30 p.m.
Mexico  90–95  Panama
Scoring by quarter: 29–29, 18–25, 25–24, 18–17
August 24
5:30 p.m.
Puerto Rico  75–87  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 27–17, 12–18, 16–27, 20–25
August 25
5:30 p.m.
Uruguay  82–79  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 15–17, 14–31, 24–13, 29–18
August 25
8:00 p.m.
Argentina  104–83  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 28–18, 32–18, 21–24
August 26
3:30 p.m.
Mexico  82–91  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 14–27, 28–18, 15–27
August 26
9:00 p.m.
Panama  92–109 (OT) OT  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–30, 18–13, 27–16, 22–26, OT: 7–24

Group B[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA Diff
 United States 8 4 0 461 267 +194
 Brazil 7 3 1 345 344 +1
 Canada 6 2 2 303 344 −41
 Venezuela 5 1 3 317 383 −66
 Virgin Islands 4 0 4 321 409 −88
August 22
5:30 p.m.
Canada  67–75  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 12–25, 21–11, 11–18, 23–21
August 22
8:00 p.m.
United States  112–69  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 21–8, 33–26, 38–17, 20–18
August 23
3:00 p.m.
Venezuela  73–80  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 18–19, 25–24, 14–19
August 23
8:00 p.m.
Virgin Islands  59–123  United States
Scoring by quarter: 13–42, 26–24, 11–28, 9–29
August 24
3:00 p.m.
Canada  93–83  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 23–27, 30–13, 21–24, 19–19
August 24
8:00 p.m.
Brazil  101–75  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 24–19, 19–17, 28–19, 30–20
August 25
12:00 p.m.
United States  113–63  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 37–13, 30–15, 18–14
August 25
3:00 p.m.
Virgin Islands  89–93  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 23–25, 25–16, 15–31, 26–21
August 26
1:00 p.m.
Venezuela  100–90  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 18–16, 19–17, 35–26, 28–31
August 26
6:00 p.m.
Brazil  76–113  United States
Scoring by quarter: 21–27, 17–30, 11–39, 27–17

Quarterfinals[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals
Fifth place

The top four teams in Group A and Group B advanced to the Quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group to complete a full round robin. Records from the preliminary groups carried over, but only against teams that also advanced.

The top four teams advanced to the semifinals. The fifth-place team (Canada) did not continue competing for the Americas Championship, but qualified for the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2008.

Standings[edit]

Team Pts. W L PF PA Diff First Tiebreaker
Record in Games Against Tied Teams
 United States 14 7 0 791 541 +250
 Argentina 13 6 1 626 530 +96
 Brazil 11 4 3 606 590 +16
 Puerto Rico 10 3 4 582 590 −8 1W-0L
 Canada 10 3 4 538 586 −48 0W-1L
 Uruguay 9 2 5 550 648 −98 1W-0L
 Mexico 9 2 5 636 703 −67 0W-1L
 Venezuela 9 2 5 522 663 −141

Schedule[edit]

August 27
12:30 p.m.
Uruguay  88–95  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 20–23, 27–22, 24–25
August 27
3:00 p.m.
Argentina  98–63  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 28–10, 23–24, 28–19, 19–10
August 27
5:30 p.m.
Brazil  75–97  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 13–19, 15–20, 26–26, 21–32
August 27
8:00 p.m.
United States  127–100  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 45–23, 20–28, 36–27, 26–22
August 28
12:30 p.m.
Venezuela  88–79  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–25, 26–10, 17–20, 20–24
August 28
3:00 p.m.
Canada  70–85  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 8–26, 8–20, 24–16, 30–23
August 28
5:30 p.m.
Mexico  90–104  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 22–24, 17–29, 24–34, 27–17
August 28
8:00 p.m.
Puerto Rico  78–117  United States
Scoring by quarter: 15–24, 12–35, 29–29, 22–29
August 29
12:30 p.m.
Canada  97–80  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 21–22, 26–9, 29–24, 21–25
August 29
3:00 p.m.
Venezuela  63–92  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 19–27, 10–15, 18–30
August 29
6:30 p.m.
Argentina  86–79 (OT) OT  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 16–23, 12–19, 22–16, 21–13, OT: 15–8
August 29
8:00 p.m.
Uruguay  79–118  United States
Scoring by quarter: 21–31, 17–35, 26–29, 15–23
August 30
1:30 p.m.
Mexico  101–91  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 19–27, 27–23, 31–15, 24–26
August 30
4:00 p.m.
Brazil  96–62  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 20–20, 30–8, 22–17
August 30
6:30 p.m.
Puerto Rico  72–66  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 21–18, 14–16, 23–9, 14–23
August 30
9:00 p.m.
United States  91–76  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 28–13, 21–17, 24–22, 18–24

Medal Round[edit]

The teams that played in the Championship Game both automatically qualified for the 2008 Olympics. The teams that played in the 3rd Place Game both automatically qualified for the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2008.

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Semifinals[edit]

September 1
1:00 p.m.
Argentina  91–80  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 18–21, 30–13, 26–24
Pts: Scola 27
Rebs: Scola 9
Asts: Prigioni 5
Pts: Barbosa, Garcia 16 each
Rebs: Splitter 9
Asts: da Silva 5
September 1
4:00 p.m.
United States  135–91  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 33–27, 24–15, 43–28, 35–21
Pts: Anthony 27
Rebs: Howard 6
Asts: James 9
Pts: Ayuso 22
Rebs: Falcón 8
Asts: Arroyo 5

Third place game[edit]

September 2
1:00 p.m.
Brazil  107–111  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 12–26, 31–22, 26–33, 38–30
Pts: Machado 21
Rebs: Splitter 13
Asts: da Silva, Splitter 4 each
Pts: Ayuso 39
Rebs: Reyes 15
Asts: Arroyo 10

Final[edit]

September 2
4:00 p.m.
Argentina  81–118  United States
Scoring by quarter: 14–35, 20–24, 27–34, 20–25
Pts: Scola 23
Rebs: Kammerichs 7
Asts: Scola, Porta 3 each
Pts: Bryant 31
Rebs: Anthony 8
Asts: Bryant 14

Awards[edit]

 2007 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Sixth title

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1  United States 10–0
2  Argentina 8–2
Failed to Reach Final
3  Puerto Rico 5–5
4  Brazil 5–5
Failed to Reach Semifinals
5  Canada 4–4
6  Uruguay 3–5
7  Mexico 2–6
8  Venezuela 2–6
Failed to Reach Quarterfinals
9  Panama 1–3
10  Virgin Islands 0–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Friedman, "FIBA Americas Championship 2007 Preview", NBA.Com, Mar 21 2007.

External links[edit]