Following Tavernari at the Jogos da Lusofonia

Brazil Drops Final Two Games at Jogos, Finishes Fourth

LISBON -- Brazil fell 95-71 to Portugal on Sunday in the consolation game at the Jogos da Lusofonia and finished fourth overall. On Saturday Brazil fell 80-71 to Angola.

Jonathan Tavernari had eight points in the loss to Angola and came back with 17 point against Portugal, hitting 5-of-7 three-pointers.

Click here to view the game story vs. Angola in Portuguese on the Brazilian Basketball Website.

Click here to view the game story vs. Portugal in Portuguese on the Brazilian Basketball Website.

Tavernari Nets 17 in Big Win

LISBON -- Jonathan Tavernari hit four threes and scored 17 points as Brazil defeated Guinea Bissau 105-46 on Wednesday at the Jogos da Lusofonia. Brazil is now 2-0 at the games and 5-0 overall this summer.

Tavernari hit 4-of-6 from downtown and 5-of-7 overall from the field. He also hit 3-of-4 from the free throw line and grabbed three rebounds.

With the victory, Brazil won group 2 and will now face Angola—which finished second in group 1—on Saturday. The winner will face the winner of Portugal and Cape Verde on Sunday in the championship game. The losing teams will play on Sunday for third place.

Brazil defeated Angola 89-86 on a last-second three by Tavernari on July 10 at the International Tournament of Almada.

Click here to view the game story vs. Guinea Bissau in Portuguese on the Brazilian Basketball Website.

Brazil Defeats Cape Verde to Open Jogos da Lusofonia

LISBON -- The Brazilian Senior National Team defeated Cape Verde 90-72 in its first game at the Jogos da Lusofonia on Tuesday.

BYU's Jonathan Tavernari totaled 10 points for Brazil. He hit 4-of-6 from the field, including 2-of-4 from downtown, and added four assists and one rebound. Brazil led 35-31 at the half before pulling away. In other action Portugal defeated Angola 81-72.

Also participating in the eight-team basketball tournament are Angola, Guinea Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tom and Principe.

Click here to view the game story vs. Cape Verde in Portuguese on the Brazilian Basketball Website.

Box Scores

Brazil vs. Portugal

Brazil vs. Angola

Brazil vs. Guinea Bissau

For more information on the Jogos da Lusofonia, visit the official site (in Portuguese) and the Wikipedia page.

Tavernari's Stats at the Jogos da Lusofonia

 

Opponent Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

C. Verde 20:31 4 6 .667 2 4 .500 0 0 .000 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 1 10

G.B. 17:49 5 7 .714 4 6 .667 3 4 .750 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 17

Angola 32:59 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 5 7 .714 0 3 3 0 1 1 0 1 8

Portugal 30:04 6 10 .600 5 7 .714 0 0 .000 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 2 17

Totals 101:23 16 26 .615 12 20 .600 8 11 .727 1 8 9 3 5 3 0 6 52

Games Played/Started: 4/4

Averages

Min/Game: 25:21

Pts/Game: 13.0

Ast/Game: 1.3

Reb/Game: 2.3

Stl/Game: 0.8

Tavernari's Stats in the International Tournament of Almada

Opponent Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

Angola 26:50 8 13 .615 7 11 .636 2 2 1.000 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 25

Finland 24:00 4 5 .800 3 3 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 11

Portugal 20:35 3 6 .500 0 2 .000 3 4 .750 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 9

Totals 71:25 15 24 .625 10 16 .625 5 6 .833 0 6 6 2 0 3 1 9 45

Games Played/Started: 3/3

Averages

Min/Game: 23:48

Pts/Game: 15.0

Reb/Game: 2.0

Stl/Game: 0.7

Tavernari's Total Stats

Tourney Min FG FGA PCT 3FG FGA PCT FT FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT STL AST TO BLK PF TP

Almada 71:25 15 24 .625 10 16 .625 5 6 .833 0 6 6 2 0 3 1 9 45

J da L 101:23 16 26 .615 12 20 .600 8 11 .727 1 8 9 3 5 3 0 6 52

Totals 172:48 31 50 .620 22 36 .611 13 17 .765 1 14 15 5 5 6 1 15 97

Games Played/Started: 7/7

Averages

Min/Game: 24:41

Pts/Game: 13.9

Ast/Game: 0.7

Reb/Game: 2.1

Stl/Game: 0.7

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