ISTANBUL – Luis Scola scored 27 points, Carlos Delfino added 26 and Argentina pulled away late for a 73-61 win over Russia in a consolation game at the world championship.
Argentina led 58-56 with 6:11 left before Delfino and Scola combined for 13 points during a 15-5 run that sealed the win. Delfino plays for the Milwaukee Bucks and Scola is on the Houston Rockets.
Sergey Monya scored 17 points for Russia, and New York Knicks signee Timofey Mozgov had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Argentina's streak of making the final four in every worlds, Olympics and FIBA Americas Championship since 2001 ended with a 104-85 loss to Lithuania on Thursday in the quarterfinals. It can finish fifth with another win.
Russia will play for seventh place.