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Argentina celebrating their qualification to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Semi-Finals round of the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Las Vegas, USA. 01 September 2007.
01/09/2007Argentina 91 vs Brazil 80


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LAS VEGAS (2007 FIBA Americas Championship) - Argentina's 91 - 80 victory over Brazil in the Semifinal round of the FIBA Americas Championship not only means they will contend for the gold medal in Sunday's final game but it ensures them a berth in the Bejing Olympics. 

Brazil dominated early on, shooting 60 percent (18 of 30) and held a 43-35 lead at the half. 

Agrentina came out of the locker room at the half with a sense of urgency and quickly went on the offensive, outscoring Brazil 30-13 in the third quarter. 

Luis Scola led Argentina's effort in their comeback scoring 10 of their third quarter points. He led all scorers with 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting from the field.

Leandro Barbosa and Alex Ribeiro led Brazil with 16 points apiece.

Maureen Coyle
USA Basketball