• Finalizado
    FINAL
    2015-09-12
    Argentina 71
    Venezuela 76
  • Finalizado
    BRONCE
    2015-09-12
    Mexico 86
    Canada 87
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Argentina 78
    Mexico 70
  • Finalizado
    SEMIFINAL
    2015-09-11
    Canada 78
    Venezuela 79
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Mexico 95
    Argentina 83
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Uruguay 69
    Puerto Rico 80
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Dominicana 103
    Canada 120
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-09
    Panama 62
    Venezuela 75
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Mexico 73
    Canada 94
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Panama 71
    Puerto Rico 78
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Venezuela 75
    Uruguay 77
  • Finalizado
    Ronda 2
    2015-09-08
    Argentina 92
    Dominicana 84

The heart on the pitch


By the third day of Group B of the World Cup, Argentina beat the Philippines 85-81 in a grueling match, in which abounded launches long distance and short possessions. With this result the team led by Julio Lamas scored his second victory and qualification for the second phase, thanks to Greece 90-79 victory over Puerto Rico in last turn.

The first quarter started strong Philippine assembly hand Blatche and William Castro, with two consecutive triples 7-17 was ahead (min 5). Argentina, very fragile in field goals, slowly began to lift. Herrmann with 2 + 1, and one each triple Campazzo and Leo Gutierrez approached the difference to seven. Despite a Dalistan 3 + 1, the last ball of Herrmann (from the triple) dictates the order of the first set 22-25.

In the second one, Philippines took advantage of the Argentine weak defense and took a partial break 0-7 that broke Scola in the third minute. Asian penalty and quickly enter Lamas called timeout. From there the Albiceleste defense adjusted (Scola, who had 19 points was the figure of his team with Mata, 17 pts and 5-6 in triples) canceling masterfully Blatche and Nocioni Norwood) and from the perimeter again (Scola, and triple Gutierrez and Prigioni) dug a 12-0 thus be advanced on the scoreboard. Mata suspense from beyond 6.75 closes the first half 43-38 for the Argentines. .

In the second half was a partial for each. The third was blue and white color. The ring opened and gave Laprovittola cool air attack, at times playing with double base Prigioni. Philippines counteracting the Argentine attack and at times matching game and Scola with seven consecutive points that stretched the Argentina sets a maximum of 15 (68-53, 1:27 remaining). Scola charged with fouls, and two triples veteran Jimmy Alapag (who had just entered) shortened to just nine differences. A triple Selem Safar Blatche and rear cover closes the third set 71-59 to Argentina. .

The last ten minutes were infarction. 0-10 Partial approached Filipinos just two, and Argentina calls a time out to fix the defense. Although it was not fine from the perimeter, Laprovittola (8.2) and Mata (the best shooter of 3 with 5-6) kept the game in check. Very rubbed, fought to limit balls and Alapag (5-6 triples) with another three point shot from the foul plays the game 2:30 into a fist. First for the 79-76, 82-81 and then for forcing Lamas to call timeout, who orders defend the last two possessions. Two free throws for Nocioni (good work with 9 pts and 4 reb) who misses one, Alapag being blovked by Mata and last sentence from Nocioni from the line.

Stat: Scola has overtaken Puerto Rican Jose "Piculín" Ortiz as the 5th highest scorer in the history of the World Cup.
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