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2011 FIBA Americas Championship

FIBA Americas Championship 2011
15th FIBA American Basketball Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Argentina
Dates August 30 to September 11
Teams 10 (from 44 federations)
Venues (in 1 host city)
Champions Argentina (2nd title)
MVP Luis Scola
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Luis Scola (21.4) Venezuela (94.8)
Rebounds Jack Michael Martínez (12.1) Dominican Republic (36.2)
Assists Greivis Vásquez (5.8) Argentina (18.1)
Official website
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The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Men was the qualifying tournament for FIBA Americas at the 2012 Summer Olympics men's basketball tournament in London. The tournament was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 30 to September 11, 2011. Argentina won the title, defeating Brazil 80–75 in the final match. This was the country's second Americas championship.

Host

FIBA Americas named Mar del Plata, Argentina the host of the 2011 competition on May 24, 2010 at a meeting in San Juan.[1] Games were played at Polideportivo Islas Malvinas, which seats more than 8,000 fans. Toronto and Rio de Janeiro also bid for the tournament before FIBA awarded the competition to then world number-one ranked Argentina. Toronto was eliminated in the first round of voting before Mar del Plata beat Rio de Janeiro in the final round 13 votes to 3. Toronto's bid was seen as superior to the other two, but due to the lack of government backing was not awarded the tournament.

Qualification

The ten teams originally selected to receive invitations for the tournament were the host team, the top three finishers at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship, the top two teams in the North America Sub-Zone, and the top four finishers at 2010 Centrobasket. Because the host country, Argentina, came in second at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship, the fourth place team (Venezuela) at the championship was also invited. After the United States (the only team other than Canada in the North America Sub-Zone) automatically qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by winning the 2010 FIBA World Championship, they withdrew from the tournament. The fifth place team at the 2010 South American Basketball Championship (Paraguay) was then invited to participate.

Below is the final list of participants in the tournament:

NBA lockout

Due to the 2011 NBA lockout, insurance costs for players affiliated with teams of the National Basketball Association to play overseas would no longer be afforded by the league and would have to be taken care of by their corresponding national federations. Some national teams, such as the host nation Argentina[2] and Puerto Rico[3] took steps to resolve the issue. Below is a list of players whose participation in the tournament was at least potentially affected:

Notes:

  • a Barbosa decided not to participate in the tournament.[4]
  • b Nash has retired from international play.[5]
  • c Thompson and Magloire were not called up for Canada's national team.[6]
  • d Nenê decided not to participate in the tournament.
  • e Varejão was unavailable for the tournament due to injury.

Format

The ten teams are split into two groups. The best four teams of each group advance to the second round, where the teams play against the four teams from the other group; each team carries over all points earned during the first round, except for those earned in the match against the team that was eliminated. The best four teams of this group advance to the semifinals.

The two winners in the semifinals automatically qualify for the Olympics. The remaining three teams from the second round plus seven teams from other continents play the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament, where the top three qualify for the Olympics.

Squads

Draw

The draw took place on January 27, 2011[7] at the NH Gran Hotel Provincial[8] in Mar del Plata. Notable ESPN Latin America announcer Álvaro Martin conducted the ceremony while FIBA Americas Secretary General Alberto Garcia and a number of sports figures drew the teams. The ten participating squads were paired in five pots, where the first draw from each pot would go to Group A and the second to Group B. Teams were paired according to their world rankings for balance purposes. Being the host, Argentina had the opportunity to choose their group.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  • Argentina (3)
  • Brazil (16)
  • Canada (23)
  • Puerto Rico (15)
  • Dominican Republic (30)
  • Uruguay (25)
  • Panama (28)
  • Venezuela (22)
  • Cuba (NR)
  • Paraguay (NR)
Note
  • NR – Not Ranked

Preliminary round

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
Dominican Republic 4 3 1 333 296 +37 7 1–0
Brazil 4 3 1 328 302 +26 7 0–1
Venezuela 4 2 2 381 351 +30 6 1–0
Canada 4 2 2 312 306 +6 6 0–1
Cuba 4 0 4 274 373 −99 4

All times local (UTC-3)

August 30
11:30
Report
90–60 Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 18–8, 20–11, 31–18, 21–23
Pts: Horford 24
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Flores, García 3
Pts: Luis Haiti 18
Rebs: Luis Haiti 8
Asts: Mestre 4

August 30
14:00
Report
92–83 Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 25–26, 14–18, 27–25, 26–14
Pts: Splitter 17
Rebs: Splitter 11
Asts: Huertas 7
Pts: Vásquez 26
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Vásquez 7

August 31
11:30
Report
89–92 Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 23–19, 25–22, 15–29
Pts: Torres 19
Rebs: Vásquez 10
Asts: Vásquez 9
Pts: Horford 19
Rebs: Martínez 14
Asts: Horford 4

August 31
20:30
Report
57–69 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 17–12, 11–21, 18–14, 11–22
Pts: Anderson 9
Rebs: Anthony 9
Asts: Doornekamp 3
Pts: Huertas 17
Rebs: Splitter 10
Asts: Huertas 6

September 1
14:00
Report
69–106 Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 13–34, 20–23, 15–25, 21–24
Pts: Mestre 26
Rebs: Luis Haiti 8
Asts: Piñeiro 3
Pts: Vásquez 21
Rebs: Graterol 8
Asts: Cubillan 4

September 1
18:00
Report
72–73 Canada
Scoring by quarter: 16–19, 14–11, 14–21, 28–22
Pts: Martínez 21
Rebs: Martínez 16
Asts: Horford 3
Pts: Rautins 15
Rebs: Anthony 10
Asts: Joseph 4

September 2
11:30
Report
84–62 Cuba
Scoring by quarter: 22–7, 16–13, 16–20, 30–22
Pts: Shepherd 13
Rebs: Rautins, Anthony 5
Asts: Rautins, Doornekamp 3
Pts: Polas 14
Rebs: Luis Haiti 7
Asts: Mestre 3

September 2
18:00
Report
74–79 Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 21–26, 21–18, 14–18
Pts: Vinicius 18
Rebs: Splitter 10
Asts: Huertas 5
Pts: Horford 22
Rebs: Martínez 10
Asts: Flores 5

September 3
11:30
Report
103–98 OT Canada
Scoring by quarter: 23–21, 17–17, 22–25, 22–21, OT: 19–14
Pts: Vásquez 29
Rebs: Echenique 10
Asts: Cubillan 10
Pts: Anderson 28
Rebs: Anthony 9
Asts: Anderson 3

September 3
18:00
Report
83–93 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 17–26, 14–21, 32–20
Pts: Luis Haiti 27
Rebs: Luis Haiti 11
Asts: Luis Haiti 4
Pts: Benite 19
Rebs: Hettsheimeir, Giovannoni 6
Asts: Huertas 6

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
Argentina 4 4 0 341 248 +93 8
Puerto Rico 4 3 1 348 266 +82 7
Uruguay 4 2 2 271 287 −16 6
Panama 4 1 3 287 352 −65 5
Paraguay 4 0 4 259 353 −94 4

All times local (UTC-3)

August 30
18:00
Report
52–84 Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 8–27, 15–18, 17–24, 12–15
Pts: Araujo 18
Rebs: Fabio 9
Asts: Martínez, Zanotti 3
Pts: Quinteros 19
Rebs: Gutiérrez 8
Asts: Prigioni 4

August 30
20:30
Report
66–99 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 8–18, 20–23, 18–25, 20–33
Pts: Lloreda, Garcés 16
Rebs: Garcés 10
Asts: Pinnock, Forbes 2
Pts: Carmona 16
Rebs: Álamo 7
Asts: Arroyo 7

August 31
14:00
Report
101–55 Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 15–10, 30–20, 30–12, 26–13
Pts: Carmona 19
Rebs: Barea 8
Asts: Barea 6
Pts: Araujo 18
Rebs: Fabio 11
Asts: Fabio 2

August 31
18:00
Report
86–51 Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–7, 28–12, 21–11, 12–21
Pts: Scola 18
Rebs: Nocioni 10
Asts: Sánchez 5
Pts: Fitipaldo 11
Rebs: Batista 10
Asts: Vázquez 2

September 1
11:30
Report
86–89 Panama
Scoring by quarter: 19–23, 25–17, 11–30, 31–19
Pts: Martínez 36
Rebs: Araujo 8
Asts: Pérez, Martínez 5
Pts: Lloreda 29
Rebs: Lloreda, Garcés 10
Asts: Pinnock 4

September 1
20:30
Report
64–74 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 12–15, 17–21, 18–16, 17–22
Pts: three players 16
Rebs: Batista 12
Asts: García Morales 4
Pts: Arroyo 19
Rebs: Santiago 11
Asts: three players 3

September 2
14:00
Report
61–77 Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 13–14, 16–16, 14–23, 18–24
Pts: Forbes 19
Rebs: Garcés 11
Asts: Pinnock 4
Pts: Batista 24
Rebs: Batista 10
Asts: García Morales 5

September 2
20:30
Report
74–81 Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 18–21, 18–13, 14–28, 24–19
Pts: Arroyo 24
Rebs: Santiago 8
Asts: Barea 4
Pts: Ginóbili 23
Rebs: Scola, Nocioni 7
Asts: Prigioni 8

September 3
14:00
Report
79–66 Paraguay
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 20–18, 21–9, 17–19
Pts: García Morales 19
Rebs: Batista 16
Asts: Barrera 4
Pts: Martínez 18
Rebs: Fabio 14
Asts: Pérez, Martínez 3

September 3
20:00
Report
90–71 Panama
Scoring by quarter: 21–20, 17–19, 26–12, 26–20
Pts: Scola 19
Rebs: Scola 14
Asts: Ginóbili 8
Pts: Lloreda 20
Rebs: Garcés 17
Asts: Pinnock, Forbes 2

Second round

Advanced to semifinals
Qualified for 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Eliminated in Second Round
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
Brazil 7 6 1 585 493 +92 13 1–0
Argentina 7 6 1 602 473 +129 13 0–1
Puerto Rico 7 5 2 571 523 +48 12
Dominican Republic 7 4 3 539 543 −4 11
Venezuela 7 3 4 652 641 +11 10
Canada 7 2 5 514 561 −47 9
Uruguay 7 1 6 482 560 −78 8 1–0
Panama 7 1 6 496 647 −151 8 0–1

All times local (UTC-3)

September 5
11:30
Report
92–68 Panama
Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 23–13, 31–19, 17–19
Pts: Flores 17
Rebs: Martínez 14
Asts: Sosa 8
Pts: Pinnock 23
Rebs: Garcés 12
Asts: Pinnock 4

September 5
14:00
Report
82–94 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 17–26, 21–31, 25–19
Pts: Sucre 18
Rebs: Echenique 8
Asts: Vásquez, Cubillan 4
Pts: Santiago 22
Rebs: Sánchez 8
Asts: Arroyo 6

September 5
18:00
Report
53–79 Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 9–21, 13–16, 21–17, 10–25
Pts: Olynyk 19
Rebs: Olynyk 12
Asts: four players 1
Pts: Scola 22
Rebs: Jasen 7
Asts: Ginóbili, Prigioni 5

September 5
20:30
Report
93–66 Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 25–16, 17–18, 28–12, 23–20
Pts: Benite 21
Rebs: Splitter 8
Asts: Huertas 6
Pts: Vázquez 12
Rebs: Batista 5
Asts: Barrera 7

September 6
11:30
Report
79–74 Canada
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 20–8, 20–18, 17–27
Pts: Arroyo 26
Rebs: Barea, Galindo 5
Asts: Barea 6
Pts: Rautins 18
Rebs: Olynyk 6
Asts: Doornekamp 5

September 6
14:00
Report
76–84 Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 17–25, 18–17, 16–23
Pts: Osimani 22
Rebs: Newsome, Batista 7
Asts: Osimani 6
Pts: Horford 23
Rebs: Horford 14
Asts: Horford 5

September 6
18:00
Report
111–93 Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 30–20, 21–23, 28–29, 32–21
Pts: Ginóbili 26
Rebs: Nocioni 7
Asts: Prigioni 6
Pts: Romero 21
Rebs: Vásquez, Sucre 5
Asts: Vásquez 10

September 6
20:30
Report
65–90 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 13–20, 15–24, 18–26, 19–20
Pts: Pinnock 20
Rebs: Garcés 11
Asts: three players 1
Pts: Giovannoni 17
Rebs: Torres 6
Asts: Huertas 6

September 7
11:30
Report
70–68 Uruguay
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 22–10, 15–22, 14–19
Pts: Kendall 19
Rebs: Kendall 11
Asts: five players 2
Pts: García Morales 19
Rebs: Batista 8
Asts: Osimani 3

September 7
14:00
Report
110–74 Panama
Scoring by quarter: 29–23, 21–9, 30–19, 30–23
Pts: Vásquez 24
Rebs: Sucre, Echenique 6
Asts: Vásquez 8
Pts: Ayarza 30
Rebs: Garcés 7
Asts: Forbes 3

September 7
18:00
Report
73–71 Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 8–11, 26–19, 20–24
Pts: Hettsheimeir 19
Rebs: three players 8
Asts: Splitter 3
Pts: Scola 24
Rebs: Scola 11
Asts: Prigioni 5

September 7
20:30
Report
62–79 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 15–16, 8–13, 19–24, 20–26
Pts: Horford 16
Rebs: Horford, Martínez 9
Asts: Flores 4
Pts: Galindo 16
Rebs: Narvaez 7
Asts: Barea 7

September 8
11:30
Report
91–89 Canada
Scoring by quarter: 24–27, 25–21, 21–22, 21–19
Pts: Forbes 39
Rebs: Garcés 12
Asts: Forbes 6
Pts: English 24
Rebs: Kendall 7
Asts: Rautins 3

September 8
14:00
Report
80–92 Venezuela
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 14–19, 21–25, 22–25
Pts: Batista 22
Rebs: Batista 8
Asts: Barrera 11
Pts: Romero 23
Rebs: Torres 7
Asts: Cubillan 4

September 8
18:00
Report
84–58 Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 17–14, 22–19, 19–16, 26–9
Pts: Scola 25
Rebs: Kammerichs 9
Asts: Prigioni 6
Pts: Horford 16
Rebs: Martínez 11
Asts: García 2

September 8
20:30
Report
72–94 Brazil
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 15–18, 19–30, 23–15
Pts: Álamo, Balkman 15
Rebs: Álamo 6
Asts: four players 2
Pts: Vinicius 18
Rebs: Giovannoni 7
Asts: Garcia 4

Final round

Semi-finals Final
September 10
 Brazil  83  
 Dominican Republic  76  
 
September 11
     Brazil  75
   Argentina  80
Third place
September 10 September 11
 Argentina  81  Dominican Republic  103
 Puerto Rico  79    Puerto Rico  89

Semifinals

September 10
19:00
Report
83–76 Dominican Republic
Scoring by quarter: 18–17, 21–19, 23–19, 21–21
Pts: Machado 20
Rebs: Hettsheimeir 8
Asts: Huertas 7
Pts: Horford, Martínez 18
Rebs: Martínez 15
Asts: four players 1

September 10
21:15
Report
81–79 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 29–24, 11–20, 26–16, 15–19
Pts: Scola 27
Rebs: Kammerichs, Delfino 8
Asts: Ginóbili 7
Pts: Barea 20
Rebs: Balkman 12
Asts: Barea 3

Third place game

September 11
19:00
Report
103–89 Puerto Rico
Scoring by quarter: 27–12, 26–17, 27–39, 23–21
Pts: Horford 23
Rebs: Horford 12
Asts: Horford 7
Pts: Santiago 25
Rebs: Santiago 6
Asts: Arroyo 7

Final

September 11
21:15
Report
75–80 Argentina
Scoring by quarter: 9–21, 18–14, 21–15, 27–30
Pts: Vinicius 17
Rebs: Giovannoni 7
Asts: Splitter 3
Pts: Scola 32
Rebs: Delfino 9
Asts: Scola 4

Awards

 2011 Tournament of the Americas Winners 

Argentina
Second title


Statistical Leaders

Individual Tournament Highs

Individual Game Highs

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Gary Forbes 39 Canada
Rebounds Rubén Garcés 17 Argentina
Assists Gustavo Barrera 11 Venezuela
Steals Leandro García Morales 8 Dominican Republic
Blocks Joel Anthony
Juan Pedro Gutiérrez
Renaldo Balkman
Federico Kammerichs
4 Venezuela
Paraguay
Paraguay
Dominican Republic
Field goal percentage Guilherme Giovannoni 100% (7/7) Cuba
3-point field goal percentage Ricky Sánchez
Guilherme Giovannoni
100% (4/4) Panama
Panama
Free throw percentage Enrique Javier Martínez
Óscar Torres
Manu Ginóbili
Jermaine Anderson
Luis Scola
100% (8/8) Panama
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Venezuela
Brazil
Turnovers Marcelinho Huertas 10 Dominican Republic

Team Tournament Highs

Team Game highs

Department Name Total Opponent
Points Argentina 111 Venezuela
Rebounds Venezuela
Puerto Rico
48 Cuba
Paraguay
Assists Venezuela 32 Panama
Steals Uruguay 16 Dominican Republic
Blocks Canada 7 Uruguay
Field goal percentage Venezuela 80.6% (29/36) Uruguay
3-point field goal percentage Argentina 64.3% (18/28) Venezuela
Free throw percentage Puerto Rico 100% (15/15) Panama
Turnovers Uruguay 27 Argentina

Final ranking

Qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Qualified for the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Rank Team Record
Argentina 9–1
Brazil 8–2
Dominican Republic 6–4
4 Puerto Rico 6–4
5 Venezuela 4–4
6 Canada 3–5
7 Uruguay 2–6
8 Panama 2–6
9 Cuba 0–4
10 Paraguay 0–4
4th
Argentina
Luis Scola
Manu Ginóbili
Pepe Sánchez
Fabricio Oberto
Pablo Prigioni
Juan Pedro Gutiérrez
Carlos Delfino
Paolo Quinteros
Martín Leiva
Andrés Nocioni
Hernán Jasen
Federico Kammerichs
Brazil
Marcelinho Machado
Nezinho dos Santos
Rafael Luz
Augusto César Lima
Vitor Benite
Marcelinho Huertas
Alex Garcia
Rafael Hettsheimeir
Guilherme Giovannoni
Caio Torres
Marcus Vinicius
Tiago Splitter
Dominican Republic
Edgar Sosa
Charlie Villanueva
Kelvin Peña
Luis Flores
Elpidio Fortuna
Francisco García
Al Horford
Elys Guzmán
Orlando Emilio Sánchez
Eulis Báez
Ronald Ramon
Jack Michael Martínez
Puerto Rico
Javier Mojica
José Juan Barea
John Holland
Carlos Arroyo
Bimbo Carmona
Ángel Álamo
Andrés Rodríguez
Ricky Sánchez
Manuel Narvaez
Renaldo Balkman
Alex Galindo
Daniel Santiago

All-2011 FIBA Americas Team

G – Marcelinho Huertas
G – Carlos Arroyo
F – Manu Ginóbili
F – Luis Scola (Tournament MVP)
C – Al Horford

See also

References

  1. ^ "Argentina to host 2011 FIBA Americas Championship; Muratore elected". FIBA (FIBA.com). May 24, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ Argentina reaches insurance deal for NBA stars,MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Arroyo insurance is finalized, MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  4. ^ Barbosa will not play at Mar del Plata MarDelPlata2011.com. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  5. ^ Buffery, Steve (July 19, 2011). "Calling Steve Nash, Canada needs you!". Toronto Sun. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ The SMNT'S Road To The 2011 FIBA Americas Championship For Men Canada Basketball. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  7. ^ ARG - 2011 FIBA Americas Championship draw today, FIBA.com. Accessed April 1, 2012.
  8. ^ FIBA Americas – The groups for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn:, mardelplata2011.com (Official site of the tournament). Accessed April 1, 2012.

External links

  • Official website
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