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.

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1999; 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 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 and were granted berths in the 2000 Summer Olympics tournament in Sydney. The losers figure in a third-place playoff.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 4 4 0 403 256 +147 8
 Canada 4 3 1 292 291 +1 7
 Argentina 4 2 2 320 337 −17 6
 Uruguay 4 1 3 302 379 −77 5
 Cuba 4 0 4 277 331 −54 4
July 14
 Cuba 84–87 OT  Uruguay
July 14
 Argentina 70–77  Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
 Canada 75–65  Cuba
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
 Uruguay 72–118  United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
 United States 94–60  Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
 Cuba 76–81  Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
 Canada 80–62  Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
 Argentina 72–103  United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
 United States 88–52  Cuba
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
 Uruguay 81–97  Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Puerto Rico 4 4 0 365 310 +55 8
 Venezuela 4 3 1 293 287 +6 7
 Brazil 4 2 2 316 324 −8 6
 Dominican Republic 4 1 3 302 316 −14 5
 Panama 4 0 4 289 328 −39 4
July 14
 Puerto Rico 81–56 OT  Venezuela
July 14
 Brazil 70–64  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
 Venezuela 91–68  Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
 Dominican Republic 77–73  Panama
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
 Panama 72–76  Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
 Brazil 88–96  Puerto Rico
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
 Puerto Rico 85–71  Panama
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
 Venezuela 70–66  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
 Panama 73–90  Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
 Puerto Rico 103–95 OT  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Quarterfinal Group[edit]

Qualified for the semifinals

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 Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 7 7 0 710 485 +225 14
 Canada 7 5 2 552 500 +52 12
 Puerto Rico 7 5 2 625 594 +31 12
 Argentina 7 5 2 599 576 +23 12
 Venezuela 7 3 4 491 561 −70 10
 Brazil 7 2 5 551 589 −38 9
 Uruguay 7 1 6 515 646 −131 8
 Dominican Republic 7 0 7 502 594 −92 7
July 19
 Venezuela 71–95 OT  Argentina
July 19
 Canada 95–75  Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 19
 Puerto Rico 93–64  Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 19
 United States 107–71  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
 Uruguay 84–87  Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
 Dominican Republic 64–81  Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
 Puerto Rico 96–101  Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
 Brazil 73–90  United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
 Argentina 85–71  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
 Brazil 100–74  Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
 Puerto Rico 80–75  Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
 Venezuela 61–83  United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
 Uruguay 78–71  Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
 Brazil 77–79  Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
 Puerto Rico 76–115  United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
 Canada 84–55  Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Knockout stage[edit]

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

Awards[edit]

 1999 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Fourth title

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 2000 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
1st  United States 10–0
2nd  Canada 7–3
3rd  Argentina 7–3
4  Puerto Rico 6–4
5  Venezuela 4–4
6  Brazil 3–5
7  Dominican Republic 2–6
8  Uruguay 1–7
9  Panama 0–4
10  Cuba 0–4

External links[edit]