The Uruguayan basketball team received a very tough defeat at the hands of Mexico by 80-60 this Saturday at dawn in Uruguay, which leaves little chance of qualifying for the light blue to the next World Cup to be played in 2023 in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia between on August 25 and September 10.
The sky-blues were not a rival to the Mexicans practically throughout the match.
Those led by the Argentine Ruben Magnano were always down on the scoreboard.
The lack of forcefulness in an endemic evil that Uruguayan basketball has in its history, such as triples, were part of the negative history of this meeting.
To draw a comparison, Uruguay made three triples of 28 that he shot, while his rival, 14 of 28.
Jayson Granger was fighting with the hoop and Uruguay felt it
Jayson Granger and Bruno Fitipaldo, two of the main figures that this team has, played very badly this time and messed up a lot.
Granger scored a double of 12 that he shot and in triples, 0 of 7.
The most prominent was Esteban Batista who, at 39 years old, remains practically immovable.
The player converted 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Mexicans.
Uruguay will now face this Monday at 9:10 p.m. Uruguayan time against Puerto Rico as a visitor, another very tough rival.
The Celestes no longer have a margin of error and should beat the Puerto Ricans on the road and then Mexico at home, in order to qualify for the World Cup.
It should be remembered that the last time Uruguay played a tournament of these characteristics was in 1986 in Spain.