1999 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 1999
9th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates July 14–25
Teams 10 (from 43 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (4th title)
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The 1999 The Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship (as also known as Las Americas Tournament for Men, the FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament, or Panamerican Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from July 14 to July 25, 1999. The games were played in San Juan at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the two berths allocated to the Americas for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The United States won the tournament, the country's fourth Americas championship.

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

Argentina Argentina
Canada Canada
Cuba Cuba
United States United States
Uruguay Uruguay

Brazil Brazil
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Panama Panama
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Venezuela Venezuela

Squads[edit]

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
United States United States 8 4 4 0 403 256 +147
Canada Canada 7 4 3 1 292 291 +1
Argentina Argentina 6 4 2 2 320 337 −17
Uruguay Uruguay 5 4 1 3 302 379 −77
Cuba Cuba 4 4 0 4 277 331 −54

July 14, 1999

Cuba Cuba 84–87 (OT) Uruguay Uruguay
Argentina Argentina 70–77 Canada Canada

July 15, 1999

Canada Canada 75–65 Cuba Cuba
United States United States 118–72 Uruguay Uruguay

July 16, 1999

United States United States 94–60 Canada Canada
Argentina Argentina 81–76 Cuba Cuba

July 17, 1999

United States United States 103–72 Argentina Argentina
Canada Canada 80–62 Uruguay Uruguay

July 18, 1999

United States United States 88–52 Cuba Cuba
Argentina Argentina 97–81 Uruguay Uruguay

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 8 4 4 0 365 310 +55
Venezuela Venezuela 7 4 3 1 293 287 +6
Brazil Brazil 6 4 2 2 316 324 −8
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 5 4 1 3 302 316 −14
Panama Panama 4 4 0 4 289 328 −39

July 14, 1999

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 81–56 Venezuela Venezuela
Brazil Brazil 70–64 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

July 15, 1999

Venezuela Venezuela 91–68 Brazil Brazil
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 77–73 Panama Panama

July 16, 1999

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 96–88 Brazil Brazil
Venezuela Venezuela 76–72 Panama Panama

July 17, 1999

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 85–71 Panama Panama
Venezuela Venezuela 70–66 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

July 18, 1999

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 103–95 (OT) Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Brazil Brazil 90–73 Panama Panama

Quarterfinal Group[edit]

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
United States United States 16 8 8 0 798 537 +261
Canada Canada 14 8 6 2 627 565 +62
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 14 8 6 2 710 665 +45
Argentina Argentina 14 8 6 2 680 652 +28
Venezuela Venezuela 12 8 4 4 567 633 −66
Brazil Brazil 11 8 3 5 641 662 −21
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 10 8 2 6 586 660 −74
Uruguay Uruguay 9 8 1 7 595 737 −142

July 19, 1999

Venezuela Venezuela 87–84 (OT) Uruguay Uruguay
Canada Canada 81–64 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Argentina Argentina 101–96 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
United States United States 90–73 Brazil Brazil

July 20, 1999

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 93–64 Uruguay Uruguay
Canada Canada 95–75 Brazil Brazil
Argentina Argentina 95–71 Venezuela Venezuela
United States United States 107–71 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

July 21, 1999

Argentina Argentina 85–71 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Brazil Brazil 100–74 Uruguay Uruguay
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 80–75 Canada Canada
United States United States 83–61 Venezuela Venezuela

July 22, 1999

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 78–71 Uruguay Uruguay
Argentina Argentina 79–77 Brazil Brazil
United States United States 115–76 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Canada Canada 84–55 Venezuela Venezuela

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
July 23, 1999
 United States United States  88  
 Argentina Argentina  59  
 
July 24, 1999
     United States United States  92
   Canada Canada  66
Third place
July 23, 1999 July 24, 1999
 Canada Canada  83  Argentina Argentina  103
 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  71    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  101

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team Record
1 United States United States 10–0
2 Canada Canada 7–3
3 Argentina Argentina 7–3
4 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 6–4
5 Venezuela Venezuela 4–4
6 Brazil Brazil 3–5
7 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 2–6
8 Uruguay Uruguay 1–7
9 Panama Panama 0–4
10 Cuba Cuba 0–4



Awards[edit]

 1999 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Fourth title


External links[edit]