Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Big names across the Atlantic delivered some top performances for their respective national teams.

Jose Alvarado

Jose  Alvarado
Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Position: PG
Age: 24
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 81 kg
Birth place: United States of America

Jose Alvarado of the New Orleans Pelicans poured in 22 points (4/8 2PT, 4/8 3PT, 2/4 FT) alongside 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 turnovers, and 2 steals for 25 PIR to guide Puerto Rico (3-3) to a 97-87 (19-18, 32-17, 17-24, 16-25, 13-3) overtime win over Mexico (4-2).

Puerto Rico grabbed their third victory in Group D of the World Cup Americas Qualifiers and finished third in the table, getting the ticket to the next phase.

USA and Mexico led the standings in the first round with records of 5-1 and 4-2 accordingly.

Puerto Rico: Jose Alvarado 22 (7 REB, 7 AST), Gian Clavell 17, Christopher Ortiz 14, Ismael Romero 13 (12 REB).

Mexico: Daniel Amigo 20 (9 REB, 5 AST, 20 PIR), Pako Cruz 19 (5 AST), Gabriel Giron 14, Fabian Jaimes 11 (6 REB).

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In the other match, Canada (6-0) left no chance for the Virgin Islands (0-6) 113-67 (28-8, 24-13, 37-27, 24-19).

Thunder's rising star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander posted 24 points (10/11 2PT, 1/2 3PT, 1/2 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 turnover, 2 steals, and 26 PIR.

Canada cruised to the next round without losses, clinching first seed in Group C.

Dominican Republic (4-2) and Bahamas (2-4) were the other two teams that advanced further.

Canada: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 24, Kassius Robertson 24, Dwight Powell 15 (6 REB), Thomas Scrubb 13 (5 REB), Kelly Olynyk 11 (5 REB), Nickeil Alexander-Walker 11 (5 REB, 7 AST).

Virgin Islands: Laron Smith 14 (5 AST), Ivan Aska 11 (6 REB), Romani Hansen 7.

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