American Cup | Gabriel Deck and Argentina too strong for Team USA


End of course for the experimental American selection engaged in this AmeriCup 2022.

Defeated by Mexico in the group stage, then qualified for the semi-finals in a mouse hole thanks to a basket from Norris Cole at the last second against Puerto Rico, Team USA fell in the semi-finals against the ‘Argentina.

The match ended in the last four minutes, when the score was 69-68 in favor of the Albiceleste. The Campazzo – Deck – Laprovittola trio indeed raised their voices to line up a 10-2 and thus reduce American hopes to nothing.

The formation of Carlos Delfino (40 years old) therefore won its place in the final by winning 82-73, with 30 points from Gabriel Deck but also 10 points, 7 assists and 5 steals from Facundo Campazzo, and 18 points from Nicola Laprovittola. On the American side, only Norris Cole was level with 18 points.

In the final, the Argentinians will meet hosts Brazil on Sunday, with the Brazilians knocking out Canada in the semi-finals (86-76). The Americans will therefore play the small final against their Canadian neighbors.

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