The Argentine basketball team lost this morning on the last ball against his Australian pair, 87-84, in the first friendly who played in the preseason that meets in Las Vegas, with a view to the start of the Tokyo Olympics.
The team led by Sergio Hernández managed to overcome a 10-point deficit in the last quarter, but in the final stretch of the first of the games of preparation for the Games received a decisive offensive that caused the defeat to him.
A distance shot from point guard Patty Mills, who plays for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA; when there were barely 9/10 left to close It allowed the Oceania quintet to win the victory, which was fourth in the last edition of the World Cup that was played in China in 2019.
The game that was played at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was very even from the beginning and the Argentine team was in front from the beginning, winning the first half by 47 to 42. It was just down in the third quarter by 62 to 59.
Captain Luis Scola, who in the Japanese capital will face his fifth Games, before he was in Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, became once again the main offensive weapon of the Argentine team and finished with 25 goals, divided into 5-9 in doubles, 4-9 in triples and 3-6 in free, and 8 rebounds.
The aforementioned Mills, former teammate of Emanuel Ginobili on the Spurs, contributed 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning five. Guard Matisse Thybulle, of the Philadelphia Sixers, accumulated 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 recoveries and 2 blocks.
Coach Hernández put together the starting five with Facundo Campazzo, with 12 points and 5 assists; Luca Vildoza, 11 goals, 2 goal passes and a block; Gabriel Deck, 3 points and 7 rebounds; Francisco Cáffaro, 2 rebounds, and Scola. Then Nicolás Laprovíttola joined, 8 points; Nicolás Brussino, 6; Leandro Bolmaro, 6; Marcos Delía, 6; Patricio Garino, 4; Máximo Fjellerup, 1, and Juan P. Vaulet, 2.
Argentina will play its next friendly in the preseason that it has been deploying in Las Vegas for almost two weeks this Tuesday, when it faces Nigeria, which last night starred in a real hit, by defeating the United States, with its NBA figures, by 90 to 87 .
The Argentine team at the Tokyo Olympics will have opponents in group C on Monday July 26 at 1.40 a.m. Slovenia; on Thursday 29, at 9, with Spain, and on Sunday, August 1 at 1:40 with Japan.
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