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Argentina's 3-pint shooting leads to 98-63 win over Venezuela in FIBA Americas

Argentina's 3-pint shooting leads to 98-63 win over Venezuela in FIBA Americas

Carlos Delfino had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Argentina hit 14 3-pointers in an 86-63 victory over Venezuela in the second round of the Americas championship on Monday.
Also, Canada outmuscled Uruguay 95-88.
Roman Gonzalez had 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting to lead Argentina, which finished the first round as the only other unbeaten side other than the United States. The two meet on Thursday to close the second round.
The top two finishers in the 10-team tournament earn berths in the Beijing Olympics.
Delfino was 3-for-3 on 3s in the first half as Argentina took a 51-34 lead and coasted from there.
Delfino finished 4-for-5 from behind the arc and Paolo Quinteros added three 3s as eight players hit 3-pointers for Argentina, which at one point was 11-for-18 from long range.
Carlos Cedeno had 15 points for Venezuela, which was coming off its lone win of the first round, over the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the tournament format, that win didn't carry to the second round, however, since the U.S. Virgin Islands didn't advance.
Canada got physical with Uruguay and used its size advantage to lead for the entire game. Jesse Young had 22 points, Levon Kendall had nine points and nine rebounds and Samuel Dalembert had 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead Canada.
Young, who had a total of 29 points in Canada's four opening-round games, was 10-for-16 from the field. But it was on the defensive end where he and his fellow big men were even more impressive.
Uruguay's Esteban Batista entered the game as the tournament's leading scorer and rebounder with averages of 23 points and 14.5 rebounds. He finished with 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting and had six rebounds against Canada.
Uruguay coach Alberto Espasandin said Batista was "overwhelmed."
A lot of the defense came from Dalembert, who leads the tournament with three blocks per game and if intimidated shooters were a statistic, he would lead in that as well.
Canada finished with a 43-29 rebound advantage and Kendall got eight in the second half when Young and Dalembert spent time on the bench either because of foul trouble or just getting a breather.


Updated : 2021-07-24 17:05 GMT+08:00