Flamengo edge past Burgos to claim second FIBA ​​Intercontinental Cup

By the Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Flamengo took full control of defending champions Hereda San Pablo Burgos from the start and with a 75-62 win they won their second FIBA ​​Intercontinental Cup in Cairo.

Under the watchful eye of Greek NT legend Vassilis Spanoulis, Flamengo claimed the cup for the first time since 2014, when they were runners-up in the 2019 event when AEK won the final.

Carlos Olivinha led Flamengo with 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists, Lucas Martinez added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, Brandon Robinson had 13 points and Franco Balbi had 10.

Martinez was named the tournament’s MVP, receiving the trophy from Spanoulis amid celebrations with his team.

On the Burgos side, Vitor Benite collected 14 points, Tarik Phillip scored 11 and Xabi Rabaseda collected 8 points.

Earlier Sunday, Lakeland Magic made history by beating Zamalek for the third-place game 113-78 to become the first NBA G-League team to earn a tournament win.

Five Lakeland players scored at least 16 points, though it was Jeff Dowtin who led the way with a double-double of 21 points and 11 assists and 5 rebounds. Hassani Gravett scored 22 points, while Devin Cannady and Aleem Ford both added 18 points.

Edgar Sosa led the way for the Egyptians with 18 points, while Ike Diogu scored a big double-double with 13 points and 15 cards.

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