2003 Tournament of the Americas

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FIBA Americas Championship 2003
11th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation  Puerto Rico
Dates August 20–31
Teams 10
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (5th title)
MVP Canada Steve Nash
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Mexico Omar Quintero (21.1)  United States (101.7)
Rebounds United States Virgin Islands Ja Ja Richards (9.2)  Virgin Islands (39.2)
Assists Canada Steve Nash (6.6)  United States (29.3)
2001
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The 2003 Tournament of the Americas in basketball, now known as the FIBA Americas Championship (or as well Las Americas Tournament for Men, FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament, or Panamerican Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) was hosted by Puerto Rico from August 20 to August 31, 2003. The games were played in San Juan at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the three berths allocated to the Americas for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. The United States won the tournament, the country's fifth Americas championship.

Competing nations[edit]

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B

Argentina Argentina
Canada Canada
Mexico Mexico
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Uruguay Uruguay

Brazil Brazil
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
United States United States
Venezuela Venezuela
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands

Squads[edit]

Preliminary rounds[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
Argentina Argentina 7 4 3 1 359 321 +38
Canada Canada 7 4 3 1 377 329 +48
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 6 4 2 2 342 322 +20
Mexico Mexico 6 4 2 2 313 357 −44
Uruguay Uruguay 4 4 0 4 290 352 −62

August 20, 2003

Argentina Argentina 89–91 Mexico Mexico
Uruguay Uruguay 78–91 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

August 21, 2003

Uruguay Uruguay 60–91 Argentina Argentina
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 79–89 Canada Canada

August 22, 2003

Mexico Mexico 80–68 Uruguay Uruguay
Argentina Argentina 94–90 Canada Canada

August 23, 2003

Canada Canada 90–84 Uruguay Uruguay
Mexico Mexico 70–92 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

August 24, 2003

Canada Canada 108–72 Mexico Mexico
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 80–85 Argentina Argentina

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
United States United States 8 4 4 0 432 273 +169
Brazil Brazil 7 4 3 1 376 342 +34
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 6 4 2 2 292 356 −64
Venezuela Venezuela 5 4 1 3 321 356 −35
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands 4 4 0 4 278 369 −91

August 20, 2003

Venezuela Venezuela 76–78 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
United States United States 110–76 Brazil Brazil

August 21, 2003

Brazil Brazil 100–74 United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands
United States United States 111–73 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

August 22, 2003

Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 65–69 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Venezuela Venezuela 69–98 United States United States

August 23, 2003

Virgin Islands United States Virgin Islands 55–113 United States United States
Venezuela Venezuela 89–96 Brazil Brazil

August 24, 2003

Venezuela Venezuela 87–84 United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 72–104 Brazil Brazil

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 0 824 564 +260
Argentina Argentina 13 8 5 3 715 658 +57
Canada Canada 13 8 5 3 713 705 +8
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 13 8 5 3 657 603 +54
Venezuela Venezuela 12 8 4 4 668 713 −45
Mexico Mexico 12 8 4 4 679 734 −55
Brazil Brazil 11 8 3 5 709 696 +13
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 10 8 2 6 591 730 −139

August 25, 2003

Mexico Mexico 100–91 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Argentina Argentina 76–74 Brazil Brazil
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 84–59 Venezuela Venezuela
Canada Canada 71–111 United States United States

August 26, 2003

Venezuela Venezuela 98–95 Mexico Mexico
United States United States 94–86 Argentina Argentina
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 61–94 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Brazil Brazil 97–101 Canada Canada

August 27, 2003

Canada Canada 78–75 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Argentina Argentina 92–97 Venezuela Venezuela
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 72–70 Brazil Brazil
Mexico Mexico 69–96 United States United States

August 28, 2003

Venezuela Venezuela 93–86 (OT) Canada Canada
Brazil Brazil 92–102 Mexico Mexico
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 72–102 Argentina Argentina
United States United States 91–65 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Knockout stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
August 30, 2003 – 20:00
 Argentina Argentina  88  
 Canada Canada  72  
 
August 31, 2003 – 22:00
     Argentina Argentina  73
   United States United States  106
Third place
August 30, 2003 – 22:00 August 31, 2003 – 20:00
 United States United States  87  Canada Canada  66
 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  71    Puerto Rico Puerto Rico  79

Final standings[edit]

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



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