• Short Summary

    The Soviet Union soundly defeated Mexico last Friday (27 May) in the second game of the Intercontinental Basketball championships in Moscow.

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    USSR v. MEXICO (USSR in red) GV Jump off with USSR winning ball (USSR playing left to right) attack and No 10 Serei Belou scores. Mexicans restart, attack Russian basket, but fail to score. USSR attack, but No 6 - Valery Milosersou has shot blocked
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    SV Crowd
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    GV Court, play in progress-Mexicans attack and score through No 7 Rafael Palomar
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    GV Crowd applaud
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    SV Referee talks to Mexican No 14 Manuel Saenz and awards a free throw to USSR resulting in score
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    CU Onlooker
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    GV Mexicans attack but fail to score - Mexican No 6, Horhe Flores, penalised after infringement of USSR player
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    CU Boy watching game
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    SV & GV USSR scoring from free throw
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    10.
    SV Crowd applaud
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    GV Jump off USSR win ball, attack right to left but attack broken down by Mexican defence under basket
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    CU Girl on-looker
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    GV Mexicans attack but fail to score-USSR counter attack and score through No 15 Vladimir Jigirly
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    SPORT: BASKETBALL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Soviet Union soundly defeated Mexico last Friday (27 May) in the second game of the Intercontinental Basketball championships in Moscow. There are five teams competing in the event -- Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, and the United States.

    SYNOPSIS:The Soviet team in red took the lead from the start. As soon as they gained possession of the ball, they'd scored leaving the Mexican team constantly battling for control. The Intercontinental Cup was created 12 years ago, and at that time involved world wide competition. But in 1975 a new system was formulated allowing only European, and North and South American teams to take part.

    The Soviets were the overall champions in the new 1975 series and they beat Mexico in the 1976 semi-finals.

    Despite a determined effort by the Mexicans to defeat their long-time rivals, they were unable to withstand the Soviet pressure. At the end of the first half, the Russians were leading 62-26.

    The Mexicans, desperate in their attempts to score, received several penalties. The free Soviet shots however only widened the gap between the two teams.

    The Mexican team spent most of its time trying to hold off the persistent Soviet attacks. In the past, the Soviet Union has defeated Mexico by a much narrower margin.

    This time the Soviet team defeated Mexico with an over-whelming score of 105 to 53. In contrast, they only just scraped through to victory two days earlier against Brazil.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ITLN0J0M7PA37UNG1YB4KBGF
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ITLN0J0M7PA37UNG1YB4KBGF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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