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Panama vs Angola
Panama vs Angola, 2006 FIBA World Championship, Japan
19/08/2006Game Report, Angola vs Panama, 83-70, GROUP B
HIROSHIMA (FIBA World Championship) Four players scored in double figures as Angola used a balanced against to beat Panama 83-70, taking an important step towards the knock-out stages of the 2006 FIBA World Championship.

Carlos Almeida scored a game high 22 points for Angola while Ruben Douglas tallied 17 points in a losing cause.

Angola started off in excellent form, grabbing a 27-15 lead after one period.

Guillermo Vecchio's team responded by crashing the offensive glass in the second quarter and putting together a 13-0 run to grab the lead 28-27 on Jamal Levi's basket inside midway through the quarter.

Angola were able to pull back ahead 37-33 at the break.

Angola's lead was only 47-46 before the African champions finished the third quarter on a 20-4 run to open a comfortable 67-50 going into the fourth.

Panama fought back to within 69-61, but Ed Cota missed a three-pointer with 2:58 left which would have made it a three-point game and Abdel Azis Moussa hit a jumper to stop the run. And the Central Americans would not get any closer the rest of the game.

Angola play Japan next and Panama face Spain.

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