Recife, Brazil.Norris Cole Make sure the US gets a ticket for the US Medal Match.
Cole, the two-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, scored 20 points, the highest number in the game, and crowned his performance by hitting the winning basket 1.4 seconds before the end of the game, The United States beat Puerto Rico 85-84 on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the tournament.
In other matches today, Canada dominated Mexico 82-77; Argentina passed the list to Venezuela 76-53; Brazil kicked the Dominican Republic off Route 80-68.
📆 September 10
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– FIBA AmeriCup (AmeriCup) September 9, 2022
Cole’s change of lead was his seventh and final in the game against Puerto Rico, with the latter two clocking in in the last 6.1 seconds.
“I just wanted to play for the team,” Cole, who scored the Americans’ last eight points, said. “The team trusted me, they set up a play for me to receive the ball and perform it. Everyone dreams about moments like this, but I work hard on my individual game as well as my team game. I was able to showcase my individual talent within the team concept and it worked.”
Jeremy Snape He scored 15 points for the United States, which received the contribution of 11 units of Zilan Cheetham and 10 of Stephen Zimmerman.
“We were lucky to win,” the American coach said, Alex Jensen. They did a good job preparing for us. We got lucky. But I hope it will be a good lesson for us going forward.”
Tremont Waters And the Ethan Thompson Both scored 16 points for Puerto Rico. Waters made a basket with 6.1 seconds left to put his team in one position, paving the way for the United States’ final possession.
The Americans will meet in the semi-finals on Saturday against Argentina. Bronze and gold medal matches are scheduled for Sunday.
Argentina has a 4-0 record in the tournament. The Argentine national team’s four victories were double-digits, averaging 20.3 points per duel.
There are no matches scheduled for Friday.
Saturday’s semi-final matches will take place with Team USA vs. Argentina and Brazil vs. Canada,
For Sunday, the third place and title duels are scheduled.