Argentine squad overcome after 2 overtime over the host country Brazil
After trailing by 9 points in opening quarter by Argentina the Brazilian squad rally in the second quarter and lead by 8pts on half time break with the score of 52 – 44. With Andrés Nocioni scored 21pts before the break. Coming in third quarter both teams are in a high competition, the Argentine end this period with the total score of 67pts while the host country Brazil total scored 72pts leading 5pts entering the fourth period. In the final period remains intense for both teams as they exchange pts, with only dying seconds remaining on the clock Argentina, trail by 3pts 85-82, Andrés Nocioni had the shot of his career for making the 3pt shot to force overtime.
In the first overtime period Brazilian easily extend their lead to 6 pts but Argentina never gives up and force another time ending with the score of 95-95. Going to a second overtime, both teams made a basket after a basket, but the Brazilian blur who is scoreless in regular time, made 9 straight points, unlucky for the host country they don’t have any tank left in this period. Argentine claim their 3 wins and 1 loss.
Nocioni scored 37 points, and mighty point guard Facundo Campazzo scored 33 for Argentina. Nene was the pacesetter for Brazil, scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds in the contest. Luis Scola, Marcelo Huertas, Andrés Nocioni both fouled on the game.
Change momentum of the game is that when point guard Marcelo Huertas fould out on first over time.
See below for the breakdown of the score
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