O Benfica ensured its presence in the final of the Portuguese Basketball Cup by beating Vitória de Guimarães by 89-70, in a match played this Saturday May 7 at the Municipal Pavilion of Albufeira, referring to the semi-final of the competition . In the decisive match, Sporting will be the opponent.
O Benfica have always led the gamefruit of greater efficiency in field launches, in particular beyond the three-point mark. In the first quarter, Norberto Alves’ men finished in the lead by four points (20-16).
Nope part two the trend continued and, even with moderate intensity, Benfica won again, adding five points to the savings they brought from the first. At the break, the 43-34 they reflected an embodied superiority.
After the rest, the eagles, less precise on the offensive level in the second part of the 3rd quartersaw the Guimarães reduce the marker deficit to possession (66-63), even losing by 25-29 in the target period (68-63).
Nope In the last quarter, Benfica nullified Minho’s attempts and fired on the scoreboardespecially in the last two minutes, fixing the score at 89-70.
O Benfica face Sporting this Sunday, at 6:00 p.m., in the Portuguese Cup final basketball, an antagonist who defeated FC Porto (66-58).
Albufeira Municipal Pavilion
|Benfica’s starting lineup|
|Aaron Broussard, Frank Gaines, Travis Munnings, Betinho Gomes and Makram Ben Romdhane|
|José Silva, José Barbosa, Diogo Gameiro, Tomás Barroso, Arnette Hallman, Wendell Lewis and Ivan Almeida|
|Starting fifth of V. Guimarães|
|Eric Coleman, Danjel Purifoy, Carlos Cardoso, Matthew McCarthy and Malcolm Drumwright|
|Manuel Magalhães, Hugo Sotta, André Bessa, João Galina and Jermias Manjate|
|1st trimester||2nd trimester||3rd trimester||4th trimester|
|Frank Gaines (21), Makram Ben Romdhane (17), Travis Munnings (13), Arnette Hallman (10), José Silva (10), Ivan Almeida (5), Aaron Broussard (4), Betinho Gomes (3), José Barbosa (3) and Wendell Lewis (3)|