Argentina dominates Stankovic Cup


BEIJING: Argentina won basketball’s Stankovic Cup tournament in Guangzhou on Tuesday, beating China 61-44 in the final with the hosts scoring their second-lowest total ever.

Pablo Espinoza led the scoring for Argentina—who won all three of their games in the group stage—with 14 points, while Selem Safar contributed another 11.

China’s star player Yi Jianlian overcame injury to contribute half his team’s points in the final.

The tournament in the southern Chinese city was China’s first under new Greek coach Panagiotis Giannakis.

China are warming up to defend their FIBA Asia Championship title next month in Manila, where three spots will be available for next year’s FIBA World Cup.



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