Facundo Campazzo suffered a right ankle injury, yet this did not affect Argentina, which overpowered Russia in a preparation game (64-85).
The Argentinians led from start to finish and never looked back. They were in front by 10 at the end of the first quarter (8-18) and retained their double-digit lead until the end, cruising to an easy victory.
Gabriel Deck and Nicolas Laprovittola were best players of the winners, with 17 and 16 points, respectively.
On the other hand, Grigory Motovilov had 14 points for the losing squad, while Andrey Zubkov added 13.