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The 1974 FIBA World Championship was the 7th FIBA World Championship, the international basketball world championship for men's teams. It was hosted by Puerto Rico from July 3 to 14, 1974.

1974 FIBA World Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Baloncesto de 1974
Tournament details
Host countryPuerto Rico
DatesJuly 3–14
Teams14
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union (2nd title)
Runners-up Yugoslavia
Third place United States
Fourth place Cuba
Tournament statistics
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragan Kićanović
Top scorerMexico Arturo Guerrero
(27.0 points per game)
1970
1978

Contents

VenuesEdit

Competing nationsEdit

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 roundEdit

Qualified for the final round
Qualified for the classification round

Group AEdit

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
3 July
Mexico   78–100   Brazil

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 358 242 +116 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 CEdit

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 roundEdit

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 roundEdit

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 1 694 587 +107 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
12 July
Yugoslavia   102–99 (OT)   Canada
12 July
Cuba   84–75   Spain
13 July
Spain   93–91 (OT)   Brazil
14 July
Cuba   85–80   Brazil

AwardsEdit

 1974 World Championship Winner 
 
Soviet Union
Second title
Most Valuable Player
  Dragan Kićanović

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team Record
1   Soviet Union 9–1
2   Yugoslavia 9–1
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 TeamEdit

Top scorers (ppg)Edit

  1. Arturo Guerrero (Mexico) 27.0
  2. Manuel Raga (Mexico) 26.1
  3. Eddie Palubinskas (Australia) 24.8
  4. Wayne Brabender (Spain) 23.0
  5. Ernesto Gehrmann (Argentina) 22.3
  6. Luther Burden (United States) 20.2
  7. John Lucas (United States) 20.2
  8. Dragan Kićanović (Yugoslavia) 19.8
  9. Alejandro Urgelles (Cuba) 19.3
  10. William Adornado (Philippines) 18.0

ReferencesEdit

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