Tim Reynolds: USA beats Panama 88-58 in AmeriCup, moves to 1-1 and has the second half to play vs. Venezuela tomorrow (with a 27-point lead). FIBA site still shows it as 73-40 in the 4th, but yes, it’s now a final.
USA Basketball needed a win Sunday at the AmeriCup tournament and was well on the way to making that happen. That is, until it rained. The Americans’ game against Venezuela was postponed at halftime with the U.S. leading 48-21. Heavy rain caused multiple leaks inside the Geraldo Magalhães Sports Gymnasium, prompting officials to determine that the game could not be resumed safely.
FIBA did not immediately disclose if the game would be considered official or if there was a plan for its resumption. Venezuela and the U.S. both have their final group-stage games scheduled for Monday.