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Bola - Porto wins the classic with Sporting in Joao Rocha (Basketball)

Bola – Porto wins the classic with Sporting in Joao Rocha (Basketball)

In the struggle for the second place in Group A of the second stage of the Betclic Men’s League, FC Porto beat Sporting, in a classic match that was decided only in the fourth half, with a score of 66-76, at the Pavelhao Joao Rocha Stadium, where the host team did. Not avoiding a third defeat in a row, which has not happened since Sporting’s return to Alvalade in 2019.

In fact, both teams entered the field in common in the fact that they came from defeats and a lack of important elements. Sporting entered the field without Travant Williams and winger Tanner Umled and Porto did not have Max Landis on the bench after disqualified Michael Morrison lost seconds before halftime to complaining to the referee about an attempt.

Coincidentally or not, Louis Magalhaes’ men took advantage of the bewilderment of the American post to reach the first half ahead of the top scorer for the first time (36-35), in a period when Richard O’Donis already excelled. Lots of points, as in rebounds or assists, the stats that would dominate the white and blue side with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists, although it was Charlon Clough who scored the most goals for the Blues And eggs (15), adding four rebounds, such as assists and steals.

Therefore, there were many pieces that Muncho could take to respond to the Leonen copycat he had in Sedogo Santis, the North American winger/pole known as Fofana that Louis Magalhaes took from Isejira, the player of the Many Prodigies. He gave new life to the Lions in the third quarter, and helped shorten the distances that Porto club was increasing, scoring 21 points, and also signing seven rebounds, two assists and one steal. It did not reach and defeat by 10 points at this point that will determine the alignment of decisions at Nacional, was inevitable.

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