2013 FIBA Americas: Gustavo Ayon solid in loss to Canada

USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks center Gustavo Ayon recorded a double-double in Mexico's 89-67 loss to Canada at the FIBA Americas Tournament on Thursday.

Mexico came up short against Canada falling 89-67 as second round play at the FIBA Americas opened on Thursday. Despite the loss, Atlanta Hawks center Gustavo Ayon turned in another solid performance.

Mexico played Canada closely for three quarters before being outscored 29-9 over the final 10 minutes of play. Ayon played a big part finishing with 19 points and 11 rebounds on 7-12 shooting. Ayon did pick up a technical foul late in the third quarter as Mexico was closing the gap. The performance came against a Canadian frontline that featured several NBA players such as Cleveland's Tristan Thompson, Orlando's Andrew Nicholson and Miami's Joel Anthony.

Ayon is now averaging 18 points and just under 10 rebounds in five games during the tournament. Mexico will try to get back in the win column on Friday when they take on Uruguay. Mexico will wrap up second round play over the weekend with matchups against Jamaica on Saturday and Puerto Rico on Sunday.

More from Peachtree Hoops:

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

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