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FIBA Americas Championship 2007
13th FIBA American Basketball 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  USA (6th title)
MVP Argentina Luis Scola
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
PPG Brazil Barbosa (21.8)  USA (116.7)
Rebounds Uruguay Batista (12.4)  Canada (39.8)
Assists Argentina Prigioni (6.3)  USA (25.9)

The FIBA Americas Championships 2007 (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.

Contents

Qualification

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
 USA

 Brazil
 Puerto Rico

 Panama
 Venezuela

 Canada
 Uruguay

 Mexico
 Virgin Islands

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

Group A

 Argentina
Mexico Mexico
 Panama
 Puerto Rico
 Uruguay

Group B

 Brazil
 Canada
 USA
 Virgin Islands
 Venezuela

Format

  • 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
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Tie-breaking criteria

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

Preliminary round

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

Group A

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)  Panama    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 22
3:00 p.m.
Puerto Rico  89–100  Mexico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 23
12:30 p.m.
Argentina  90–69  Uruguay    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 23
5:30 p.m.
Panama  67–108  Puerto Rico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 24
12:30 p.m.
Mexico  90–95  Panama    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 24
5:30 p.m.
Puerto Rico  75–87  Argentina    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 25
5:30 p.m.
Uruguay  82–79  Puerto Rico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 25
8:00 p.m.
Argentina  104–83  Mexico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 26
3:30 p.m.
Uruguay  91–82  Mexico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 26
9:00 p.m.
Panama  92–109 (OT)  Argentina    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

Group B

Team Pts. W L PF PA Diff
 USA 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    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 22
8:00 p.m.
USA  112–69  Venezuela    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 23
3:00 p.m.
Venezuela  73–80  Canada    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 23
8:00 p.m.
Virgin Islands  59–123  USA    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 24
3:00 p.m.
Canada  93–83  Virgin Islands    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 24
8:00 p.m.
Brazil  101–75  Venezuela    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 25
12:00 p.m.
USA  113–63  Canada    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 25
3:00 p.m.
Virgin Islands  89–93  Brazil    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 26
1:00 p.m.
Venezuela  100–90  Virgin Islands    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
August 26
6:00 p.m.
Brazil  76–113  USA    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas

Quarterfinals

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

Team Pts. W L PF PA Diff First Tiebreaker
Record in Games Against Tied Teams
 USA 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 8 1 6 522 663 -141

Schedule

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

Medal Round

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.

Bracket

  Semifinals Final
September 1 - 4:00 p.m.
  USA   135  
  Puerto Rico   91  
 
September 2 - 4:00 p.m.
      USA   118
    Argentina   81
Third place
September 1 - 1:00 p.m. September 2 - 1:00 p.m.
  Argentina   91   Puerto Rico   111
  Brazil   80     Brazil   107

Semifinals

September 1
1:00 p.m.
Argentina  91–80  Brazil    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
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.
USA  135–91  Puerto Rico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
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

September 2
1:00 p.m.
Brazil  107–111  Puerto Rico    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Scoring by quarter: 12-26, 31-22, 26-33, 38-30

Final

September 2
4:00 p.m.
Argentina  81–118  USA    Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Scoring by quarter: 14-35, 20-24, 27-34, 20-25
Pts: Luis Scola 23
Rebs: Guillermo Kammerichs 23
Asts: Scola, Porta 3 each
Pts: LeBron James 31
Rebs: Carmelo Anthony 8
Asts: Kobe Bryant 8

Final standings

Rank Team Record
1  USA 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

Awards

 2007 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

USA
Sixth title

References

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

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