Despite Laprovittola’s “incredible performance” and Campazzo’s flashes, Argentina fell to Canada

Summary of Canada’s victory against Argentina

The loss to Canada by 99-87 in the Memorial Arena from the city of Victoria made it clear to the Argentine basketball team that the road to the 2023 World Cup in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines will not be easy. Those led by Che García depended too much on what guards Facundo Campazzo and Nicolás Laprovittola generated, lacked variants in offenses and had several complications to control NBA players like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander or Kelly Olynyk.

This result left the Albicelestes in fourth place in Group E due to points difference, so their passage to the World Cup would be at risk. His chance to redeem himself will be this August 29, in Mar del Plata, against the Bahamas, in what will be the last game of this double qualifying window. A victory will give him some air and allow him to face the double date with more calm, which will be in November, against the Dominican Republic and again the Bahamas, although now as a visitor. It is worth noting that in these commitments the coach will not be able to count on Facundo Campazzo, Nicolás Laprovittola, Gabriel Deck, Leandro Bolmaro and Luca Vildoza.

“Incredible performance”: this is how FIBA ​​cataloged Nicolás Laprovittola’s match in Argentina’s defeat against Canada

The best national representative was the Barcelona point guard, who had an “incredible performance”, according to FIBA in the video of the HL of the former Lanús. Flamenco and Real Madrid. In addition to contributing 22 of Argentina’s 39 points in the first half, closed a list with 30 points (4/5 triples, 3/8 doubles and 12/14 free throws), 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.

The Cordovanwho in the last hours stated that his intention is to continue at least one more season in the American league despite the desire of the White House to repatriate it, he contributed 17 points (2/5 on triples, 1/2 on doubles and 9/11 on free throws), 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal.

The locals, who remain undefeated in the competition and posted their seventh win in a row, took advantage of the lack of “big men” in the paint to counter Dwight Powell or Kelly Olynyk (21 points and 7 rebounds). After the retirement of Luis Scola, the main defensive card in that area of ​​the field is Marcos Delía. It was also to highlight the talent and scoring power of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, figure of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The base of those trained by Nick Nurse added 23 points and 8 assists.

In the other matches of this first window of Group E, the Bahamas lost at home by 81 to 86 against Venezuela and the Dominican Republic prevailed at home by 70 to 61 against Panama.

Canada 99: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 23, Melvin Ejim 5, Nickeil Alexander-Walker 8 (x), Dwight Powell 12, Kelly Olynik 21 (FI)

Phil Scrubb 4, Kassius Robertson 8, Kevin Pangos 5, Cory Joseph 8, Thomas Scrubb 5. DT: Nick Nurse

Argentina 87: Facundo Campazzo 17, Nicolás Laprovíttola 30, Leandro Bolmaro 5, Gabriel Deck 16, Marcos Delía 4 (FI)

Nicholas Brussino 0, Thomas Chapero 0, Jose Vildoza 5, Carlos Delfino 10, Juan Pablo Vaulet 0, Tayavek Gallizzi DT: Nestor Garcia

Progression: Canada 28-21, 52-39, 83-68 and 99-87

Referees: Jorge Vázquez (Puerto Rico)-Blanca Burns (USA)-Jenna Jordan (USA)

Estadio: Memorial Arena (Victoria).

Positions table:

7-0 | Canada

6-1 | Venezuela

5-2 | Dominican Republic

5-2 | Argentina

2-5 | Panama

2-5 | Bahamas

El Fixture:

29/08/22 – vs Bahamas (L)

11/10/22 – vs Dominican Republic (L)

13/11/22 – vs Bahamas (V)

02/24/23 – vs Canada (L)

02/27/23 – vs Dominican Republic (L)


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