1999_Tournament_of_the_Americas

1999 Tournament of the Americas

The 1999 The Tournament of the Americas, known now as the FIBA Americas Championship (as also known as Las Americas Tournament for Men, the FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament, or Panamerican Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men) was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico from July 14 to July 25, 1999. The games were played in San Juan at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. This FIBA Americas Championship was to earn the two berths allocated to the Americas for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The United States won the tournament, the country's fourth Americas championship.

Competing Nations

The following national teams competed:

Group A Group B
Argentina
Canada
Cuba
United States
Uruguay
Brazil
Dominican Republic
Panama
Puerto Rico
Venezuela

Squads

Preliminary Rounds

Group A

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
United States 8 4 4 0 403 256 +147
Canada 7 4 3 1 292 291 +1
Argentina 6 4 2 2 320 337 -17
Uruguay 5 4 1 3 302 379 -77
Cuba 4 4 0 4 277 331 -54
July 14, 1999
Cuba 84–87 (OT) Uruguay
Argentina 70–77 Canada

July 15, 1999

Canada 75–65 Cuba
United States 118–72 Uruguay
July 16, 1999
United States 94–60 Canada
Argentina 81–76 Cuba
July 17, 1999
United States 103–72 Argentina
Canada 80–62 Uruguay
July 18, 1999
United States 88–52 Cuba
Argentina 97–81 Uruguay

Group B

Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
Puerto Rico 8 4 4 0 365 310 +55
Venezuela 7 4 3 1 293 287 +6
Brazil 6 4 2 2 316 324 -8
Dominican Republic 5 4 1 3 302 316 -14
Panama 4 4 0 4 289 328 -39
July 14, 1999
Puerto Rico 81–56 Venezuela
Brazil 70–64 Dominican Republic
July 15, 1999
Venezuela 91–68 Brazil
Dominican Republic 77–73 Panama
July 16, 1999
Puerto Rico 96–88 Brazil
Venezuela 76–72 Panama
July 17, 1999
Puerto Rico 85–71 Panama
Venezuela 70–66 Dominican Republic
July 18, 1999
Puerto Rico 103–95 (OT) Dominican Republic
Brazil 90–73 Panama

Quarterfinal Group

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.
Team Pts Pld W L PF PA Diff
United States 16 8 8 0 798 537 +261
Puerto Rico 14 8 6 2 710 665 +45
Canada 14 8 6 2 627 565 +62
Argentina 14 8 6 2 680 652 +28
Venezuela 12 8 4 4 567 633 -66
Brazil 11 8 3 5 641 662 -21
Dominican Republic 10 8 2 6 586 660 -74
Uruguay 9 8 1 7 595 737 -142
July 19, 1999
Venezuela 87–84 (OT) Uruguay
Canada 81–64 Dominican Republic
Argentina 101–96 Puerto Rico
United States 90–73 Brazil
July 20, 1999
Puerto Rico 93–64 Uruguay
Canada 95–75 Brazil
Argentina 95–71 Venezuela
United States 107–71 Dominican Republic
July 21, 1999
Argentina 85–71 Dominican Republic
Brazil 100–74 Uruguay
Puerto Rico 80–75 Canada
United States 83–61 Venezuela
July 22, 1999
Dominican Republic 78–71 Uruguay
Argentina 79–77 Brazil
United States 115–76 Puerto Rico
Canada 84–55 Venezuela

Knockout Stage

Final Standings

Rank Team Record
1 United States 10-0
2 Canada 7-3
3 Argentina 7-3
4 Puerto Rico 6-4
5 Venezuela 4-4
6 Brazil 3-5
7 Dominican Republic 2-6
8 Uruguay 1-7
9 Panama 0-4
10 Cuba 0-4

The United States and Canada qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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