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Puerto Rico vs Mexico FIBA AmeriCup live stream: Centrobasket rivals kick off action

  • Puerto Rico vs Mexico is at 23:30 BST on Friday, August 25

Puerto Rico and Mexico face off in the opening game of the FIBA AmeriCup in Medellín on Friday. 

Watch & bet on basketball live at bet365 > sports > live streaming basketballPuerto Rico vs Mexico is at 23:30 BST on Friday, August 25

Former champions Puerto Rico and Mexico face off in the opening game of the FIBA AmeriCup in Medellín on Friday. 
 
The two teams are in Group A along with Brazil and host Colombia. Puerto Rico edged Mexico 84-83 in last year's Centrobasket final in Panama City to qualify for this competition, which it last won in 1995.

Head coach Eddie Casiano has assembled a new-look team with several players making their international debuts. Among them is 6-foot-9 center Tyler Davis, who plays for Texas A&M University. Another newcomer is former University of Miami guard Angel Rodriguez.

Among the familiar faces in the squad are center Jorge Bryan Díaz and guard Michael Rosario, the team's top scorer in the last Centrobasket.

Other players selected by Casiano were Carlos Rivera, Ramon Rivas, Denis Clemente, Gilberto Clavell, Chris Gaston, Chris Ortiz, Emmanuel Andújar and Carlos Lopez. 

Mexico, meanwhile, will parade an experienced roster led by NBA veteran Jorge Gutiérrez, Francisco Cruz and Hector Hernandez. Also picked by head coach Sergio Valdeolmillos were Centrobasket veterans Lorenzo Mata, Edgar Garibay and Gabriel Girón. 

Completing the squad are Alex Perez, Diego Willis, Fernando Benítez, Idris Dawud Alvarado and Irwin Ávalos. 

Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 92-86 in the second round of the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship in their last meeting in this competition. Hernandez had 28 points in that game.

Puerto Rico vs Mexico Notes


  • Puerto Rico beat Mexico in the 2016 Centrobasket final
  • Mexico defeated Puerto Rico in the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship
  • Puerto Rico is made up mostly of newcomers
  • Mexico will parade several veterans




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