Flamengo outruns Burgos to lift its second FIBA Intercontinental Cup

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Flamengo wins the 2022 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Flamengo took complete control of defending champions Hereda San Pablo Burgos from the get-go and with a 75-62 win, they lifted their second FIBA Intercontinental Cup in Cairo.

Under the watchful eye of Greek NT legend Vassilis Spanoulis, Flamengo reclaimed the cup for the first time since 2014, while they were the runner-ups of the 2019 event when AEK prevailed in the final.

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

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

From Burgos‘ side, Vitor Benite had 14 points, Tarik Phillip scored 11 and Xabi Rabaseda picked up 8 points.

Earlier on Sunday, Lakeland Magic made history to take down Zamalek for the third-place game 113-78 and became the first NBA G-League team to score a victory in the tournament.

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 along with 5 rebounds. Hassani Gravett scored 22 points, while Devin Cannady and Aleem Ford both added 18 points.

Edgar Sosa led the way for the Egyptian side with 18 points, while Ike Diogu posted a big double-double with 13 points and 15 boards.

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