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The 1989 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup, was a basketball championship hosted by Mexico from June 8 to June 18, 1989. The games were played in Mexico City. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the five berths allocated to the Americas for the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina. Puerto Rico defeated the United States in the final to win the tournament. Brazil, Venezuela, and Canada also qualified for the World Championship by finishing third through fifth, respectively.

1989 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryMexico
CityMexico City
DatesJune 8–18
Teams12
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Puerto Rico (2nd title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Brazil
Fourth place Venezuela
1988
1992

Contents

QualificationEdit

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1989; two teams (USA and Canada) qualified automatically since they are the only members of the North America zone.

The draw split the tournament into two groups:

FormatEdit

  • The top four teams from each group advance to the knockout round. The losers from the knockout quarterfinals compete in a separate bracket to define fifth through eighth place.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advanced to the Final and were granted berths in the 1990 FIBA World Championship in Argentina. The losers figure in a third-place playoff and were both also granted berths in the FIBA World Championship. Since Argentina and the United States were already qualified as hosts and Olympic Champions respectively, should they reach one of the top four positions in the final standings, one or two extra berths should be granted to the fifth and/or sixth team in the final standings.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Puerto Rico 5 4 1 495 447 +48 9
  United States 5 4 1 523 480 +43 9
  Dominican Republic 5 4 1 485 466 +19 9
  Cuba 5 2 3 450 449 +1 7
  Mexico 5 1 4 453 476 −23 6
  Panama 5 0 5 432 520 −88 5
June 8
Dominican Republic   116–108   United States
June 8
Puerto Rico   104–83   Panama
June 8
Cuba   89–88   Mexico


June 9
Dominican Republic   85–77   Cuba
June 9
Mexico   98–88   Panama
June 9
United States   105–92   Puerto Rico


June 10
Puerto Rico   97–88   Mexico
June 10
United States   95–92   Cuba
June 10
Dominican Republic   105–84   Panama


June 11
Puerto Rico   101–98   Cuba
June 11
Dominican Republic   106–96   Mexico
June 11
United States   119–97   Panama


June 12
Puerto Rico   101–73   Dominican Republic
June 12
Cuba   94–80   Panama
June 12
United States   96–83   Mexico


Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Brazil 5 5 0 572 429 +143 10
  Venezuela 5 4 1 549 488 +61 9
  Canada 5 3 2 447 423 +24 8
  Argentina 5 2 3 480 469 +11 7
  Paraguay 5 1 4 417 529 −112 6
  Ecuador 5 0 5 394 521 −127 5
June 8
Brazil   131–90   Paraguay
June 8
Argentina   103–71   Ecuador
June 8
Venezuela   99–78   Canada


June 9
Venezuela   110–89   Ecuador
June 9
Argentina   106–85   Paraguay
June 9
Brazil   101–84   Canada


June 10
Paraguay   91–87   Ecuador
June 10
Brazil   131–99   Venezuela
June 10
Canada   93–83   Argentina


June 11
Brazil   119–74   Ecuador
June 11
Canada   94–67   Paraguay
June 11
Venezuela   130–106   Argentina


June 12
Canada   98–73   Ecuador
June 12
Brazil   90–82   Argentina
June 12
Venezuela   111–84   Paraguay


Knockout roundEdit

Championship BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Puerto Rico94
 
 
 
  Argentina89
 
  Puerto Rico94
 
 
 
  Venezuela91
 
  Venezuela109
 
 
 
  Dominican Republic102
 
  Puerto Rico88
 
 
 
  United States80
 
  United States75
 
 
 
  Canada73
 
  United States99
 
 
 
  Brazil96 Third place
 
  Brazil104
 
 
 
  Cuba89
 
  Brazil158
 
 
  Venezuela124
 

Classification roundEdit

5th-8th placesEdit

 
Semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Argentina85
 
 
 
  Dominican Republic89
 
  Dominican Republic84
 
 
 
  Canada108
 
  Canada89
 
 
  Cuba86
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Argentina 81
 
 
  Cuba 88

Final standingsEdit

Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship
Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship as World Champions
Qualified for the 1990 FIBA World Championship as hosts
Rank Team Record
    Puerto Rico 7–1
    United States 6–2
    Brazil 7–1
4   Venezuela 5–3
5   Canada 5–3
6   Dominican Republic 5–3
7   Cuba 3–5
8   Argentina 2–6
9   Mexico 1–4
9   Paraguay 1–4
10   Panama 0–5
10   Ecuador 0–5

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