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Basketball - Calendar of the season 1959
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Classification Round - Second Round  Final Group


Santiago (Chile) from 20th January to 31th January 1959, results :


20th January 1959
Chile 86 - 85 Taiwan
21th January 1959
Soviet Union 84 - 55 Puerto Rico
United States 63 - 58 Bulgaria
22th January 1959
Brazil 94 - 76 Taiwan
Chile 83 - 71 Puerto Rico
23th January 1959
United States 54 - 53 Puerto Rico
Brazil 62 - 53 Bulgaria
24th January 1959
Soviet Union 66 - 63 Brazil
Bulgaria 76 - 71 Chile
26th January 1959
Soviet Union 78 - 58 Bulgaria
United States 85 - 69 Taiwan
27th January 1959
Puerto Rico 85 - 81 Taiwan
Soviet Union 75 - 49 Chile
28th January 1959
Brazil 99 - 71 Puerto Rico
Soviet Union 62 - 37 United States
29th January 1959
United States 66 - 55 Chile
Bulgaria 70 - 62 Puerto Rico
30th January 1959
Taiwan 2 - 0 Bulgaria (forfeit)
Brazil 81 - 67 United States
31th January 1959
Taiwan 2 - 0 Soviet Union (forfeit)
Brazil 73 - 49 Chile

(*) The Soviet Union and Bulgaria refusal to meet Formosa in the final round led to their relegation to the last two places.





General classification

Team Pts MP W L GF GA diff
1 Brazil 11 6 5 1 472 382 +90
2 United States 10 6 4 2 372 378 -6
3 Chile 8 6 2 4 393 446 -53
4 Taiwan 8 6 2 4 315 350 -35
5 Puerto Rico 7 6 1 5 397 471 -74
6 Soviet Union 11 6 5 1 365 264 +101
7 Bulgaria 8 6 2 4 315 338 -23