Turning Point: A triple by Juan Jose Barea with 4:43 left in the second quarter capped off an 11-1 burst and Puerto Rico got their first double-digit lead in the game, 36-26. They stretched the lead to as many as 30 points early in the final frame before a last-ditch assault by Angola reduced the gap.
Game Hero: Carlos Arroyo came on late in the first quarter with his team trailing by seven and conjured 11 points on 4-for-4 from the floor and added three assists in just over seven minutes to turn the game on its head.
The Bottom Line: Puerto Rico finish at 1-1 in Group A and now have to wait the result of Wednesday's game between Angola and Serbia. Angola's only option now is to defeat the hosts if they are to advance to the semi-finals.