Argentina got the ticket to the final of the americup for the ninth time in its history with a triumph in the semifinals that was not one more: beat USA 82-73 and signed the third victory against a representative of this country in this tournament after what was done in 2001 and 2005. One of the stars of those led by Pablo Prigioni was Nicholas Laprovittolathe man who currently works in the Spanish Barcelona currently.
One of the most outstanding players of the tournament together with Facundo Campazzo Y gabriel deck did not miss the criticism they received after the performance albiceleste in the Tokyo Olympicswhere they arrived as world runners-up but did not have the best performance and left after falling to Australia in the quarterfinals 97-59.
“This team has always been growing over the years, we have always been taking steps forward. Many people criticized us to fart after Tokyo and we are here again. We want to bring a title to Argentina and we always want to represent Argentina in the best way”, Said the 32-year-old player who had a brief stint in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs in 2016.
This litter that arrived with the burden of replacing the golden generation It had its peak in the 2019 World Cup, when they stood out with victories against Serbia and France in the final instances but could not against the powerful Spain in the final (it was a 95-75 defeat). The expectation was great for the 2021 Olympics, but the level was not as expected to the point that they suffered to classify in third place in the group after losing to Slovenia and Spain, but narrowly beating Japan.
After Nestor’s departure Che García, who arrived to start a new cycle but was fired before the Americup, the team was left in command of Prigioni and seeks to win a title that he only won in 2001 and 2011. “This team has a lot of camaraderie, friendship, solidarity. A team that likes to play together, enjoys it and connects with people. The truth is that we are in a good moment”, he expressed. Lapro who closed his presentation against the USA with 18 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist in 33 minutes, being the second highest scorer behind Gabriel Deck (30 points).
“The first defensive half was very, very good. The second half they had more hits, they played much more aggressive. And, well, we had a spectacular Gaby, from the NBA, I think the victory is thanks to him, and to all the work we are doing. We have to win tomorrow”, he distinguished his partner.
The final will take place in Recife this Sunday from 8:40 p.m. and the Albiceleste He hopes to meet his rival who will come out of the clash late on Saturday between Brazil and Canada.
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