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Argentina vs Brazil.
Luis SCOLA (Argentina). Third day of the Quarter Finals round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 29 August 2007.
29/08/2007Argentina 86 vs. Brazil 79


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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - After trailing by as many as 17 points, Argentina rallied to stun Brazil in overtime by the final of 86-79.

With Leandro Barbosa on the bench for part of the third quarter and most of the fourth with four fouls, Argentina slowly chipped away at Brazil's lead.

Barbosa wasn't the only Brazilian who struggled with foul troubles.

Tiago Splitter fouled out halfway through the fourth quarter, which opened the floodgates for Argentina's Luis Scola, who had been bottled up by Splitter until that point.

Scola had seven points and seven rebounds through three quarters, but would finish with a game-high 23 points and 12 rebounds, doing most of his damage once Splitter had fouled out.

Paolo Quinteros added 19 points and Carlos Delfino 17 for the winners.

With the win, the Argentines remain undefeated in 2007 FIBA Americas Championship play.

If the United States can get past Uruguay in the nightcap, it too will own an unblemished record.

The USA and Argentina are set to square off in the Second Round finale on Thursday at 9 p.m. PT.

Tim Kuck
USA Basketball