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1974 FIBA World Championship

 

1974 FIBA World Championship

1974 FIBA World Championship
7th FIBA World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Puerto Rico
Dates July 3–14
Teams 14
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Soviet Union (2nd title)
MVP Dragan Kićanović
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Arturo Guerrero (27.0)  United States (104.2)
1970
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The 1974 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Puerto Rico from July 3 to 14, 1974.

Contents

  • Venues 1
  • Competing nations 2
  • Preliminary round 3
    • Group A 3.1
    • Group B 3.2
    • Group C 3.3
  • Classification round 4
  • Final round 5
  • Final ranking 6
  • All-Tournament Team 7
  • Top scorers (ppg) 8
  • Notes 9

Venues

Ponce[1] Caguas[1] San Juan[1]
Auditorio Pachín Vicéns[2] Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares[2] Roberto Clemente Coliseum[2]
Capacity: 8,000 Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 12,000

Competing nations

Group A Group B Group C Final round

 Brazil
 Central African Republic
 Mexico
 Soviet Union

 Argentina
 Philippines
 Spain
 United States

 Australia
 Canada
 Cuba
 Czechoslovakia

 Puerto Rico – host
 Yugoslavia – defending champion

Preliminary round

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 314 188 +126 6
 Brazil 3 2 1 254 211 +43 5
 Mexico 3 1 2 264 277 −13 4
 Central African Republic 3 0 3 184 340 −156 3


Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 United States 3 3 0 358 142 +216 6
 Spain 3 2 1 284 288 −4 5
 Argentina 3 1 2 264 295 −31 4
 Philippines 3 0 3 260 363 −103 3
July 3
19:30
Philippines  85–135  United States
Scoring by half: 38−57, 47−78
Pts: Jaworski 21 Pts: Lucas 30
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
Attendance: 5,000
Referees: Manny Reynoso (MEX), Obrad Belošević (YUG)
July 4
19:30
Philippines  90–111  Argentina
Scoring by half: 48−59, 42−52
Pts: Adornado 23 Pts: Ghermann 27
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Hugh Richardson (THA), Henri M'Bahia (CAF)
July 5
19:30
Spain  117–85  Philippines
Scoring by half: 59−41, 58−44
Pts: Brabender 37 Pts: Jaworski 23
Auditorio Pachín Vicéns, Ponce
Referees: Artenik Arabadjan (BUL), Isaac Grinman (BRA)

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Cuba 3 3 0 233 218 +15 6
 Canada 3 2 1 242 224 +18 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 2 224 228 −4 4
 Australia 3 0 3 232 261 −29 3

Classification round

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Mexico 5 5 0 482 428 +54 10
 Czechoslovakia 5 4 1 518 451 +67 9
 Argentina 5 2 3 517 471 +46 7 1–1; 1.099
 Australia 5 2 3 446 442 +4 7 1–1; 1.005
 Philippines 5 2 3 474 517 −43 7 1–1; 0.905
 Central African Republic 5 0 5 375 523 −148 5
July 8
21:30
Philippines  101–100  Australia
Scoring by half: 50−50, 51−50
Pts: Adornado 20 Pts: Palubinskas 39
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Mario Quintero (CUB), Carlos Bagué (ESP)
July 9
21:30
Mexico  101–84  Philippines
Scoring by half: 44−42, 57−42
Pts: Raga 38 Pts: Adornado 17
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: David Davidian (USSR), José Baldrich (PUR)
July 11
11:30
Philippines  112–119  Czechoslovakia
Scoring by half: 46−59, 66−60
Pts: Arnaiz 25 Pts: Brabenec 29
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Isaac Grinman (BRA), Obrad Belošević (YUG)
July 12
21:30
Philippines  87–86  Central African Republic
Scoring by half: 41−49, 46−37
Pts: Adornado 22 Pts: Gambor 24
Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas
Referees: Ron Foxcroft (CAN), Manny Reynoso (MEX)

Final round

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Soviet Union 7 6 1 625 509 +116 13 1–1; 1.045
 Yugoslavia 7 6 1 629 568 +61 13 1–1; 1.00
 United States 7 6 1 634 587 +47 13 1–1; 0.959
 Cuba 7 3 4 565 599 −34 10
 Spain 7 2 5 556 640 −84 9 2–0
 Brazil 7 2 5 522 586 −64 9 1–1
 Puerto Rico 7 2 5 568 620 −52 9 0–2
 Canada 7 1 6 566 616 −50 8

Final ranking

Rank Team Record
1  Soviet Union 9–1
2  Yugoslavia 6–1
3  United States 9–1
4  Cuba 6–4
5  Spain 4–6
6  Brazil 4–6
7  Puerto Rico 2–5
8  Canada 3–7
9  Mexico 6–2
10  Czechoslovakia 5–3
11  Argentina 3–5
12  Australia 2–6
13  Philippines 2–6
14  Central African Republic 0–8

All-Tournament Team [3]

Top scorers (ppg)

  1. Arturo Guerrero (Mexico) 27
  2. Manuel Raga (Mexico) 26.1
  3. Eddie Palubinskas (Australia) 24.8
  4. Ernesto Ghermann (Argentina) 23.7
  5. Wayne Brabender (Spain) 23
  6. Luther Burden (United States) 20.2
  7. John Lucas (United States) 19.7
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 18.8
  9. Alejandro Urgelles (Cuba) 18.5
  10. William Adornado (Philippines) 18.0

Notes

  1. ^ a b c VII World Cup (San Juan 1974)
  2. ^ a b c GAME DETAILS
  3. ^ FIBA – world championships history
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