The South American Basketball Association returned to Brazil after 38 years, but the party was Argentina in the end. In the disputed decision on Sunday evening, at the Geraldão gymnasium, in Recife, the Selection group achieved a reaction that seemed historic. In a dramatic finale, he got his last shot of the match, but Lucas Dias’ triple pointer didn’t drop. The brothers won by 75 to 73And access to the third championship and postpone the dream of the Brazilian quintet.
Argentina defeat Brazil in the Copa America Basketball Final in Recife – Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press
The Argentines had the advantage in the first two quarters, opening an advantage with good use of the three-point streak. After a “shake” in the first half, Brazil came back better and got the reaction to turn the score around in the last quarter. However, Argentina returned to the front and scored with Copa America top scorer Gabriel Dick, and the Brazilian ball was finally in the ring.
Dick was the top scorer in the match with 20 points, and was voted the best player in the competition. Laprovittola, 15, and Campazzo, 13, also emerged as champions. In Brazil, Bennett finished with 18 points, and Huertas and Iago scored 11 each.
Brazil x Argentina, in the Copa America Basketball Final – Photo: Marlon Costa / Pernambuco Press
Argentina started the match with four three-pointers, and Brazil’s shots did not fall. Thus the opponents opened 14 to 4 and coach Gustavo de Conte asked for time. After entering Yago, the selection improved and the Argentine rhythm stagnated, but failed to generate a consistent reaction.
The Argentine artillery in its vicinity remained strong (6 out of 13), and on the Brazilian side only three pointers, with Lucas Mariano. In this way, the fourth pick ended with a loss of 26 to 14.
First quarter: Gabriel Dick took advantage of the rebound and dunked you. 4 x 11
Brazil returned with three balls from Bennett to cheer up Giraldao’s fans. With some elaborate plays, the difference was reduced to 23-30, but Argentina returned to strike from three points and adjust breakouts in the Brazilian defense, increasing the score to 40-25.
As in the first quarter, the reaction chart encountered errors on the three-point streak – it was only 3 times out of 14 attempts. On the other hand, the Argentines continued to score, especially after a good distribution of the ball, as they believed that the player was in a better position. The opposition’s advantage in the first half was 48-38.
Second quarter: Bennett scores from three and Brazil slips. 17 x 26
Brazil came back much better in the third quarter and brought competitiveness to the match. Five three-pointers were dropped, the defense improved and the players grabbed the offensive rebounds. The pick was three points on the scoreboard on at least four chances, but couldn’t tie it.
Bennett had the most growth in fourth place, reaching 15 points per game. With two perimeter balls hit. In Argentina, the main scorers stopped, but Laprovittola took charge, reaching 13 goals per match. Score from 67 to 60 for visitors.
Three balls at first reduced the difference to 67 to 65. Then Léo Meindl’s basket tied after an offensive bounce, setting the gym on fire. The Brazilian turned 70-69 after three pointers from Lucas Dias in the corner and from there he tenses with every possession.
Fourth quarter: Lucas Dias kills from three and leads Brazil. 70 x 69
The three-ball Lucas Dias put Brazil ahead 73 to 71, and after an Argentine error, Yago could not get it right. Campazzo assisted Delia to equalize 73-73.
After a foul shot by Bennett, the Argentine grabbed the ball and basket Gabriel Dick to put Argentina ahead by 75 to 73 with 16 seconds remaining on the scoreboard. Brazilian time application. On the way back, the play was on Lucas Dias, who was hot on the three pointers, but the ball didn’t fall and the team couldn’t get the rebound. Argentina victory.
Fourth quarter: Dick puts Argentina in front with the help of the backboard. 73 x 75
Copa America Basketball Cup, at the Giraldao gymnasium, ahead of Brazil and Argentina – Photo: Marlon Costa/Pernambuco Press
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