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LAS VEGAS (FIBA Americas Championship) - Day two action at Thomas & Mack Center for the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 kicked off as Uruguay, fresh off its’ opening day overtime victory over Panama (88-84), took the floor against Argentina. The well-rested Argentines got on the board first when Luis Scola followed a Carlos Delfino miss with a tip-in, giving Argentina a 2-0 lead. Slowly but surely, Scola and co. padded their lead, eventually emerging with a 90-69 victory.
Argentina (1-0) is one of two squads debuting today (U.S. Virgin Islands being the other) after being idle on Wednesday. Scola, who finished with 16 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals, was the most impressive performer. Pablo Prigioni added 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting for the winners.
Emilio Taboada’s 14 points led Uruguay, which now stands at 1-1 in tournament play.
Esteban Batista finished with seven points and nine rebounds for Uruguay, but managed only two second-half points.