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1999 Tournament of the Americas

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The 1999 Tournament of the Americas, later known as the FIBA Americas Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup (also known as Las Americas Tournament for Men, the FIBA Americas Olympic Qualifying Tournament, or Panamerican Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men), was a basketball championship hosted by Puerto Rico, from July 14 to July 25, 1999. The games were played in San Juan, at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. This FIBA AmeriCup was to earn the two berths allocated to the Americas for the 2000 Olympics, in Sydney, Australia. The United States won the tournament, the country's fourth AmeriCup championship.

1999 Tournament of the Americas
Tournament details
Host countryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
DatesJuly 14–25
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions United States (4th title)
Runners-up Canada
Third place Argentina
Fourth place Puerto Rico
Tournament statistics
MVPCanada Steve Nash[1]
1997
2001

QualificationEdit

Eight teams qualified during the qualification tournaments held in their respective zones in 1999; 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 quarterfinals.
  • Results and standings among teams within the same group are carried over.
  • The top four teams at the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3).
  • The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final and were granted berths in the 2000 Summer Olympics tournament in Sydney. The losers figure in a third-place playoff.

SquadsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 4 4 0 403 256 +147 8
  Canada 4 3 1 292 291 +1 7
  Argentina 4 2 2 320 337 −17 6
  Uruguay 4 1 3 302 379 −77 5
  Cuba 4 0 4 277 331 −54 4
July 14
  Cuba 84–87 (OT)   Uruguay
July 14
  Argentina 70–77   Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
  Canada 75–65   Cuba
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
  Uruguay 72–118   United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
  United States 94–60   Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
  Cuba 76–81   Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
  Canada 80–62   Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
  Argentina 72–103   United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
  United States 88–52   Cuba
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
  Uruguay 81–97   Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Puerto Rico 4 4 0 365 310 +55 8
  Venezuela 4 3 1 293 287 +6 7
  Brazil 4 2 2 316 324 −8 6
  Dominican Republic 4 1 3 302 316 −14 5
  Panama 4 0 4 289 328 −39 4
July 14
  Brazil 70–64   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
  Venezuela 91–68   Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 15
  Dominican Republic 77–73   Panama
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
  Panama 72–76   Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 16
  Brazil 88–96   Puerto Rico
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
  Puerto Rico 85–71   Panama
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 17
  Venezuela 70–66   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
  Panama 73–90   Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 18
  Puerto Rico 103–95 (OT)   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Quarterfinal groupEdit

Qualified for the semifinals

The top four teams in both Group A and Group B advanced to the quarterfinal group. Then each team played the four from the other group once to complete a full round robin. Records from the preliminary groups carried over.

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  United States 7 7 0 710 485 +225 14
  Canada 7 5 2 552 500 +52 12
  Puerto Rico 7 5 2 625 594 +31 12
  Argentina 7 5 2 599 576 +23 12
  Venezuela 7 3 4 491 561 −70 10
  Brazil 7 2 5 551 589 −38 9
  Uruguay 7 1 6 515 646 −131 8
  Dominican Republic 7 0 7 502 594 −92 7
July 19
  Venezuela 71–95 (OT)   Argentina
July 19
  Canada 95–75   Brazil
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 19
  Puerto Rico 93–64   Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 19
  United States 107–71   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
  Uruguay 84–87   Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
  Dominican Republic 64–81   Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
  Puerto Rico 96–101   Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 20
  Brazil 73–90   United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
  Argentina 85–71   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
  Brazil 100–74   Uruguay
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
  Puerto Rico 80–75   Canada
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 21
  Venezuela 61–83   United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
  Uruguay 78–71   Dominican Republic
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
  Brazil 77–79   Argentina
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
  Puerto Rico 76–115   United States
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan
July 22
  Canada 84–55   Venezuela
Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
July 23
 
 
  United States88
 
July 24
 
  Argentina59
 
  United States92
 
July 23
 
  Canada66
 
  Canada83
 
 
  Puerto Rico71
 
Third place
 
 
July 24
 
 
  Argentina103
 
 
  Puerto Rico101

AwardsEdit

 1999 Tournament of the Americas Winners 
 
United States
Fourth title
Most Valuable Player
  Steve Nash

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Steve Nash, jockbio.com. Retrieved 27 March 2016.

External linksEdit