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USA 91, Puerto Rico 65: - Aug 29, 2003


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The USA "Dream Team" crushed Puerto Rico by the score of 91-65 in the last game of the second round in the Tournament of the Americas played yesterday at 10:00 PM.


The Dream Team won the first quarter 22-20, Puerto Rico played a great first quarter forcing turnovers and hitting key shots.

 

At one point in the second quarter, the score was 32-30, and that forced a time out, after that the United States started hitting shots from all over the place, the Dream Team started defending and dominating winning the first half by the score of 45-36.

 

The Dream Team won the second half by the score of 46-29.


For the USA, Tim Duncan scored 16 points, grabbed 9 boards and gave 4 assists. Allen Iverson (184-G-75, college: Georgetown) scored 12 points and Jermaine O'Neal 10 points and 9 boards.


For Puerto Rico, Sharif Fajardo (205-F/C-76, college: UTEP) scored 19 points and grabbed 6 boards. Carlos Arroyo (188-G-79, agent: Mc Candless William, college: Florida Intern.) scored 12 points and gave 4 assists. Jose Ortiz (210-C-63, college: Oregon St.) scored 10 points and Larry Ayuso 7.

 

 

 


United States: 91 (Iverson 12, Kidd 3, McGrady 6, O'Neal 10, Carter 9, Collison 5, Bibby 6, Martin 4, Allen 9, Duncan 16, Brand 9, Jefferson 2)


Puerto Rico: 65 ( Ortiz 10, Casiano 0, Hatton 6, Arroyo 12, Ayuso 7, Latimer 0, Hourruitiner 3, Fajardo 19, Rivera 2, Santiago 6)


 

Puerto Rico will face the United States again on the semifinal round on saturday August 30.

  




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FIBA Americas Standings
Group C
 1. Argentina 7-1 
 2. Canada 7-1 
 3. Mexico 7-1 
 4. P.Rico 4-4 
 5. Venezuela 4-4 
 6. Uruguay 2-6 
 7. Panama 2-6 
 8. Dominican R. 2-6 
Group Places 9-10
 1. Brazil 1-3 
 2. Cuba 0-4 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Luis SCOLA
  ARG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Scola, ARG21.1 
 2. Barea, PUR20.3 
 3. Rivero, CUB18.8 
 4. Ayon, MEX17.7 
 5. Nocioni, ARG16.7 
 6. Benite, BRA16.0 
 7. Wiggins, CAN15.1 
 8. Sosa, DOM15.1 
 9. Fitipaldo, URU13.8 
 10. Vieira, BRA13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gustavo AYON
  MEX
  (207-C/F-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Ayon, MEX12.4 
 2. Scola, ARG10.1 
 3. Nocioni, ARG9.0 
 4. Justiz, CUB8.3 
 5. Olynyk, CAN7.5 
 6. Haiti, CUB7.3 
 7. Calfani, URU6.9 
 8. Lloreda, PAN6.8 
 9. Garces, PAN6.6 
 10. Rivero, CUB6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  PUR
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barea, PUR6.3 
 2. Campazzo, ARG5.9 
 3. Joseph, CAN5.7 
 4. Stoll, USA4.7 
 5. Laprovittola, ARG4.5 
 6. Vargas, VEN4.4 
 7. Fitipaldo, URU4.1 
 8. Gutierrez, MEX3.9 
 9. Freire Luz, ESP3.8 
 10. Feldeine, DOM3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Renaldo BALKMAN
  USA
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Balkman, USA1.6 
 2. Benite, BRA1.5 
 3. Vargas, VEN1.5 
 4. Barea, PUR1.5 
 5. Gutierrez, MEX1.4 
 6. Campazzo, ARG1.4 
 7. Vieira, BRA1.3 
 8. Ayon, MEX1.3 
 9. Valdez, CUB1.3 
 10. Lewis, USA1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Augusto LIMA
  BRA
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Lima, BRA1.3 
 2. Pomare, USA1.3 
 3. Rivero, CUB1.3 
 4. Ayon, MEX1.2 
 5. Balkman, USA1.1 
 6. Justiz, CUB1.0 
 7. Newsome, USA1.0 
 8. Olynyk, CAN0.9 
 9. Scola, ARG0.9 
 10. Nocioni, ARG0.8 
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