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Puerto Rico Goes Strong on Home Ground, Secures Paris 2024 Qualifier

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Puerto Rico’s national basketball team beat Lithuania 79-68 and qualified for Paris 2024 after a 20-year absence.

San Juan.- Puerto Rico basketball team won This Sunday at her house Qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics After an absence of twenty years Beat Lithuania 79-68.

he Puerto Rican basketball last participated in the Olympic Games in Athens 2004.When she made history by becoming the first The team that beat the United States.

Puerto Rico opened the first period with point guard Jose Alvarado leading the way.who announced Best player of the tournament. He quickly scored eight points and opened up a 6-14 lead.

however, LithuaniaThe tenth power of world basketball, Reply with a thread from its center star Domantas Sabonisuntil he advanced with a score of 14-17.

But after the trilogy Davon Reed and basket from Jordan Howard, Puerto Rico ties 19-19. Before the end of the first quarter.

In the second set, Lithuania returned to the competition with a 6-0 lead, making the score 20-25. Puerto Rican coach Nelson ColonHe had to ask for time to reset his lines.

During that break, Colon furthered Alvarado’s work with Tremont Waters.

This combination was vital to Puerto Rican Attackwho regained control and made it 32-34. If he Lithuanian coach Kazys Maxevitis The technical time called for a change in his team’s framework as more than 12,000 fans celebrated in the stands, including singers Bad Bunny and Ozuna.

then, Lithuania moved closer to the scoreboard thanks to Arnas Butkevicius’s three-pointer, 35-37.But again Waters’ number appeared with two points and extended to 39-35 to end the first half of the match.

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For the third period again Waters and Alvarado’s offensive power for Puerto Rico It was devastating for Lithuania, who between them scored the Caribbean side’s first 16 goals, helping them to a comfortable 55-43 lead.

this Puerto Rico changed the twelve-point advantage. There was little left in the remaining period until the end of the fourth and final quarter with a 62-50 lead, as the Caribbean team continued its brilliance until winning and obtaining the last ticket to the French capital.


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