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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 Brazil Nenê (9.1)  Virgin Islands (39.2)
Assists Canada Steve Nash (6.6)  United States (29.3)
2001
2005 >

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.

Venues[edit]

All games were played at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.[1]

San Juan
Roberto Clemente Coliseum
Capacity: 10,000
Roberto Clemente Coliseum.JPG

Qualification[edit]

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 2003; 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, where both were granted berths in the 2004 Olympic Tournament in Athens. The losers figure in a third-place playoff where the winner was granted the third berth.

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 Atlantic Standard Time (UTC-4).

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Argentina 4 3 1 359 321 +38 7 1–0
 Canada 4 3 1 377 329 +48 7 0–1
 Puerto Rico 4 2 2 342 322 +20 6 1–0
 Mexico 4 2 2 213 357 −144 6 0–1
 Uruguay 4 0 4 290 352 −62 4  
August 20
2:30 p.m.
 Argentina 89–91  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 19–24, 22–21, 19–28, 29–18
Pts: Nocioni, Scola 17
Rebs: Ginóbili 6
Asts: Ginóbili 7
Pts: Nájera 20
Rebs: Llamas 10
Asts: Mariscal, Nájera 4

August 20
7:30 p.m.
 Uruguay 78–91  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 14–17, 32–28, 16–21, 16–25
Pts: Owens 22
Rebs: Muro, Szczygielski 4
Asts: Muro 5
Pts: Arroyo, Ortiz 20
Rebs: Ortiz 12
Asts: Ortiz 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 21
2:30 p.m.
 Uruguay 60–91  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 11–19, 17–24, 16–24, 16–24
Pts: Mazzarino 13
Rebs: Aguiar, Owens 4
Asts: Muro 4
Pts: Nocioni 14
Rebs: Fernández 12
Asts: Montecchia 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 21
8:00 p.m.
 Puerto Rico 79–89  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 25–26, 13–22, 15–23
Pts: Casiano 24
Rebs: Fajardo 6
Asts: Arroyo 4
Pts: Barrett 32
Rebs: Newton 14
Asts: Nash 7
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 22
2:30 p.m.
 Mexico 80–68  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 26–18, 25–26, 13–22, 15–23
Pts: Nájera 21
Rebs: Nájera 9
Asts: Llamas 4
Pts: Owens 17
Rebs: Bouzot 8
Asts: Mazzarino 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 22
5:00 p.m.
 Argentina 94–90  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 21–14, 27–25, 17–27, 29–24
Pts: Scola 21
Rebs: Nocioni 9
Asts: Ginóbili 6
Pts: Nash 24
Rebs: Newton 5
Asts: Nash 10
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 23
2:30 p.m.
 Canada 90–84  Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 28–33, 16–19, 21–11, 25–21
Pts: Barrett 22
Rebs: Guarasci, Young 6
Asts: Nash 6
Pts: Owens 22
Rebs: Owens, Szczygielski 6
Asts: Owens 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 23
7:30 p.m.
 Mexico 70–92  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 10–24, 21–18, 21–24, 18–26
Pts: Quintero 24
Rebs: Benítez 10
Asts: Nájera 6
Pts: Casiano 19
Rebs: Ortiz 9
Asts: Santiago 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 24
2:30 p.m.
 Canada 108–72  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 31–27, 32–18, 30–18, 15–9
Pts: Barrett 27
Rebs: Kwiatkowski 5
Asts: Nash 7
Pts: Quintero 27
Rebs: Parada 6
Asts: Mariscal 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 24
7:30 p.m.
 Puerto Rico 80–85  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 12–28, 20–21, 28–20
Pts: Arroyo 22
Rebs: Santiago 9
Asts: Hourruitiner 4
Pts: Ginóbili, Wolkowyski 16
Rebs: Montecchia 7
Asts: Ginóbili 10
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 4 4 0 432 273 +159 8
 Brazil 4 3 1 376 345 +31 7
 Dominican Republic 4 2 2 292 356 −64 6
 Venezuela 4 1 3 321 356 −35 5
 Virgin Islands 4 0 4 278 369 −91 4
August 20
5:00 p.m.
 Venezuela 76–78  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 14–25, 17–24, 26–12
Pts: Torres 17
Rebs: Torres 8
Asts: Aguilera, Díaz, Julio, Torres 2
Pts: Western 25
Rebs: Vargas 14
Asts: Ramírez 4

August 20
10:00 p.m.
 United States 110–76  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 23–29, 26–18, 31–8, 30–21
Pts: Brand, Duncan 17
Rebs: Brand, Duncan 6
Asts: Bibby 7
Pts: Nenê 17
Rebs: Nenê 9
Asts: da Silva 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 21
7:30 p.m.
 Brazil 100–74  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 20–16, 25–18, 31–19
Pts: Giovannoni 18
Rebs: Splitter 11
Asts: Varejão 4
Pts: Sheppard 18
Rebs: Victor 7
Asts: Sheppard 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 21
10:00 p.m.
 United States 111–73  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 29–25, 31–11, 28–18, 23–19
Pts: McGrady 17
Rebs: O'Neal 7
Asts: Kidd 10
Pts: Filion 18
Rebs: Filion 6
Asts: Ramírez 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 22
7:30 p.m.
 Virgin Islands 65–69  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 17–16, 15–18, 14–13, 19–22
Pts: Heywood 21
Rebs: Heywood 13
Asts: Richards 3
Pts: Western 18
Rebs: Peterson 8
Asts: Ortega 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 22
10:00 p.m.
 Venezuela 68–98  United States
Scoring by quarter: 11–26, 24–26, 24–25, 10–21
Pts: Díaz 16
Rebs: Aguilera 6
Asts: Aguilera, R. Guevara, Mijares, Morris 2
Pts: McGrady 16
Rebs: Duncan 13
Asts: Iverson 7
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 23
5:00 p.m.
 Virgin Islands 55–113  United States
Scoring by quarter: 19–26, 13–34, 16–30, 7–23
Pts: Heywood 13
Rebs: Richards 9
Asts: Richards 2
Pts: Iverson 17
Rebs: Martin 13
Asts: Iverson 10
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 23
10:00 p.m.
 Venezuela 89–96  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 23–31, 17–21, 25–20, 24–24
Pts: Díaz 24
Rebs: Torres 9
Asts: Julio 4
Pts: Machado 20
Rebs: Splitter 8
Asts: da Silva 10
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 24
5:00 p.m.
 Venezuela 87–84  Virgin Islands
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 28–20, 21–16, 18–23
Pts: Díaz 27
Rebs: Torres, Julio 6
Asts: D. Guevara 5
Pts: Sheppard 24
Rebs: Richards 13
Asts: Richards 7
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 24
10:00 p.m.
 Dominican Republic 72–104  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 10–29, 16–29, 23–21, 23–25
Pts: Filion 35
Rebs: Peterson 8
Asts: Filion, Ramírez 4
Pts: Barbosa 22
Rebs: de Souza, Nenê 8
Asts: Varejão 5
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. The top four teams advanced to the semifinals.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 United States 8 8 0 824 564 +260 16  
 Argentina 8 5 3 715 658 +57 13 2−0
 Canada 8 5 3 713 705 +8 13 1−1
 Puerto Rico 8 5 3 657 603 +54 13 0−2
 Venezuela 8 4 4 668 713 −45 12 1−0
 Mexico 8 4 4 679 734 −55 12 0−1
 Brazil 8 3 5 709 696 +13 11  
 Dominican Republic 8 2 6 591 730 −139 10  
August 25
2:30 p.m.
 Mexico 91–91  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 22–14, 24–22, 27–35
Pts: Llamas, Mariscal, Quintero 21
Rebs: Benítez 14
Asts: Quintero 6
Pts: Peralta 17
Rebs: Vargas 7
Asts: Filion, Lalane, Ortega, Ramírez 3

August 25
5:00 p.m.
 Argentina 76–74  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 17–19, 17–18, 17–18
Pts: Nocioni, Oberto 14
Rebs: Sánchez, Oberto, Wolkowyski 6
Asts: Ginóbili, Oberto 4
Pts: Varejão 17
Rebs: Nenê 11
Asts: 5 players 2
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan]

August 25
7:30 p.m.
 Puerto Rico 84–59  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 17–15, 10–9, 30–21, 27–14
Pts: Ayuso 19
Rebs: Latimer 7
Asts: Arroyo 10
Pts: Torres 13
Rebs: Aguilera 14
Asts: R. Guevara 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 25
10:00 p.m.
 Canada 71–111  United States
Scoring by quarter: 28–21, 11–30, 20–31, 12–29
Pts: Barrett 15
Rebs: Kwiatkowski, Newton 7
Asts: Nash 5
Pts: Iverson 28
Rebs: Martin 7
Asts: Bibby 9
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 26
 Venezuela 98–95  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 32–35, 26–20, 17–20, 23–20
Pts: Díaz 26
Rebs: Blanco 7
Asts: Blanco, Díaz 6
Pts: Quintero 28
Rebs: Zúñiga 14
Asts: Nájera 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 26
5:00 p.m.
 United States 94–86  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 27–23, 17–17, 26–25, 24–21
Pts: O'Neal 22
Rebs: O'Neal 10
Asts: Kidd 7
Pts: Oberto 17
Rebs: Nocioni 6
Asts: Sánchez 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 26
7:30 p.m.
 Dominican Republic 61–94  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 17–29, 8–18, 13–20, 23–27
Pts: Filion 15
Rebs: Peterson, Pichardo 6
Asts: Filion 3
Pts: Latimer 22
Rebs: Latimer 12
Asts: Hatton 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 26
10:00 p.m.
 Brazil 97–101  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 33–29, 30–35, 20–21, 14–16
Pts: Machado 39
Rebs: Nenê, Varejão 9
Asts: Varejão 6
Pts: Nash 24
Rebs: Swords 7
Asts: Nash 9
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 27
2:30 p.m.
 Canada 78–75  Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 17–18, 24–23, 14–17, 23–17
Pts: Brown 16
Rebs: Brown, Kwiatkowski, Young 6
Asts: Nash 8
Pts: Vargas 17
Rebs: Vargas 10
Asts: Ortega 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 27
5:00 p.m.
 Argentina 92–97  Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 24–15, 22–23, 27–23, 19–36
Pts: Nocioni 17
Rebs: Kammerichs 6
Asts: Sánchez 6
Pts: Torres 20
Rebs: Marriaga 7
Asts: R. Guevara 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 27
7:30 p.m.
 Puerto Rico 72–70  Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 20–24, 16–19, 18–10
Pts: Ayuso 19
Rebs: Ortiz 7
Asts: Sánchez 6
Pts: Torres 20
Rebs: Marriaga 7
Asts: Arroyo 6
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 27
10:00 p.m.
 Mexico 69–96  United States
Scoring by quarter: 26–19, 14–30, 11–21, 18–26
Pts: Quintero 21
Rebs: Benítez 10
Asts: Llamas 4
Pts: Duncan 16
Rebs: O'Neal 7
Asts: Carter 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 28
2:30 p.m.
 Venezuela 93–86 OT  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 36–23, 18–12, 14–24, 11–20OT: 14–7
Pts: Díaz 23
Rebs: Marriaga 9
Asts: D. Guevara 8
Pts: Brown, Karangwa 20
Rebs: Brown 8
Asts: Nash, Thomas 3
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 28
5:00 p.m.
 Brazil 92–102  Mexico
Scoring by quarter: 20–25, 25–21, 21–31, 26–25
Pts: Nenê 26
Rebs: Nenê 14
Asts: Ferraciú, Giovannoni, Pinto 3
Pts: Quintero 23
Rebs: Benítez 12
Asts: Quintero 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 28
7:30 p.m.
 Dominican Republic 72–102  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–25, 13–24, 13–28, 28–25
Pts: Western 17
Rebs: Filion 7
Asts: Ortega 4
Pts: Ginóbili, Scola 18
Rebs: Ginóbili, Kammerichs 5
Asts: Sánchez 7
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

August 28
10:00 p.m.
 United States 91–65  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 22–20, 23–16, 19–12, 27–17
Pts: Duncan 16
Rebs: Duncan, O'Neal 9
Asts: Duncan 4
Pts: Fajardo 19
Rebs: Fajardo, Latimer, Rivera 6
Asts: Arroyo 4
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

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

Semifinals[edit]

August 30
8:00 p.m.
 Argentina 88–72  Canada
Scoring by quarter: 26–20, 25–14, 24–10, 13–28
Pts: Ginóbili 26
Rebs: Wolkowyski, Scola 5
Asts: Ginóbili, Montecchia, Sánchez 4
Pts: Brown 13
Rebs: Guarasci 6
Asts: Nash 4
August 30
10:00 p.m.
 United States 87–71  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 26–17, 23–20, 22–16, 16–18
Pts: Allen 15
Rebs: O'Neal 10
Asts: McGrady 6
Pts: Fajardo 14
Rebs: Fajardo 7
Asts: Arroyo 5
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Third place game[edit]

August 31
8:00 p.m.
 Canada 66–79  Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 13–24, 17–20, 17–22, 19–13
Pts: Barrett 18
Rebs: Newton 9
Asts: Nash 7
Pts: Ortiz 21
Rebs: Santiago 11
Asts: Ortiz 10

Final[edit]

August 31
10:00 p.m.
 United States 106–73  Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 35–15, 25–12, 23–20, 23–26
Pts: Duncan 23
Rebs: Duncan 14
Asts: Bibby 7
Pts: Ginóbili, Victoriano 16
Rebs: Kammerichs 6
Asts: Victoriano 4

Awards[edit]

 2003 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

United States
Fifth title
Most Valuable Player
Canada Steve Nash

Statistical Leaders[edit]

Individual Tournament Highs[edit]

Individual Game Highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Brazil Marcelinho Machado 39  Canada
Rebounds 8 Players 14
Assists 7 Players 10
Steals United States Mike Bibby
Mexico Eduardo Nájera
5  Virgin Islands
 Venezuela
Blocks Puerto Rico José Ortiz 7  Canada
Turnovers United States Allen Iverson 8  Venezuela

Team Tournament Highs[edit]

Team Game highs[edit]

Department Name Total Opponent
Points  United States 113  Virgin Islands
Rebounds  Virgin Islands 53  Dominican Republic
Assists  Brazil 26  Canada
Steals  United States 40  Canada
Blocks  Argentina
 Puerto Rico
 United States
9  Puerto Rico
 Canada
 Dominican Republic
Field goal percentage  United States (2 times) 65.6%  Virgin Islands
 Canada
3-point field goal percentage  United States 77.8%  Canada
Free throw percentage  Argentina 93.3%  Venezuela
Turnovers  Brazil
 Dominican Republic
25  United States
 Argentina

Final standings[edit]

Qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics
Rank Team Record
1st  United States 10–0
2nd  Argentina 6–4
3rd  Puerto Rico 6–4
4  Canada 5–5
5  Venezuela 4–4
6  Mexico 4–4
7  Brazil 3–5
8  Dominican Republic 2–6
9  Uruguay 0–4
10  Virgin Islands 0–4
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
 United States
Allen Iverson
Jason Kidd
Tracy McGrady
Jermaine O'Neal
Vince Carter
Nick Collison
Mike Bibby
Kenyon Martin
Ray Allen
Tim Duncan
Elton Brand
Richard Jefferson
 Argentina
Juan Ignacio Sánchez
Manu Ginóbili
Alejandro Montecchia
Fabricio Oberto
Lucas Victoriano
Gabriel Fernández
Leonardo Gutiérrez
Luis Scola
Federico Kammerichs
Andrés Nocioni
Leandro Palladino
Rubén Wolkowyski
 Puerto Rico
José Ortiz
Eddie Casiano
Bobby Joe Hatton
Carlos Arroyo
Rick Apodaca
Raymond Dalmau
Larry Ayuso
Antonio Latimer
Rolando Hourruitiner
Sharif Fajardo
Jorge Rivera
Daniel Santiago
 Canada
Novel Thomas
Denham Brown
Prosper Karangwa
Steve Nash
Shawn Swords
Rowan Barrett
Greg Francis
Andrew Kwiatkowski
Jesse Young
Peter Guarasci
Michael King
Greg Newton

References[edit]