2011 FIBA Americas Championship: Canada Hands The Dominican Republic Its First Loss 73-72

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 24: Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks shoots over Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on April 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Andy Rautins scored 15 points to help lead Canada over the Dominican Republic 73-72 at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship. The Canadians prevailed in a tightly contested contest thanks in large part to a solid stroke from beyond the arc. All of Rautins points came courtesy of the three ball as the former Syracuse point guard went 5 for 8 from beyond the arc. 

Jack Michael Martinez was once again solid for the Dominican Republic finishing with 21 points and 16 rebounds. Atlanta's Al Horford finished with 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and three blocks. Sacramento's Francisco Garcia chipped in 12 points. The Dominican Republic was outscored 38-3 off the bench as Canada simply wore them down as the game went along. 

Canada grabbed an early 19-16 lead after one quarter of play with the Dominican's keeping themselves in the game thanks to some early offensive rebounds. Neither team could grab an advantage in the second as they entered halftime with the score tied at 30. Canada built a seven point lead by the end of the third quarter before a furious fourth quarter rally by the Dominican Republic fell just short. 

Aug 30 Vs Cuba W 90-60
Aug 31 Vs Venezuela W 92-89
Sept 1  Vs Canada L 73-72
Sept 2  Vs Brazil 5:00 p.m.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker