September 2 OKbet sports news: 2022 men's basketball America's Cup 2 opened in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife, in a Group C match, Mexico blew out the defending champion United States 73:67.
Team USA and Mexico in the game. Photo from FIBA official website
In this game, Mexico's Paul Stoll turned in 15 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds. His blocking game with his inside players worked frequently, while center Daniel Amigo also scored 13 points and forward Fabian Himes had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Mexican team celebrates after the game. Photo from FIBA official website
In the other three games held on the same day, Group A's Colombia beat Uruguay 70:64 and host Brazil beat Canada 72:63; Group C's Venezuela beat Panama 72:58.
The 12 teams, including the United States, Argentina and Brazil, will compete for this intercontinental championship. 12 teams are divided into three groups and the final will be held on the 11th.
The men's basketball America's Cup, the former Americas Basketball Championship, was won by the United States in the last tournament.