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February 2019
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AEK beat Flamengo in Final to win FIBA Intercontinental Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (Brazil) - AEK on Sunday won the FIBA Intercontinental Cup after beating Flamengo in the Final at Carioca 1 Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Under the watchful eye of FIBA President Mr. Horacio Muratore, FIBA COO and Basketball Champions League Chairman Mr. Markus Studer, Basketball Champions League CEO Mr. Patrick Comninos and FIBA Americas Executive Director Mr. Carlos Alves, AEK registered a 86-70 win over Flamengo to take the top honors.

The team from Greece  celebrated by holding the trophy aloft on the top step of the podium.

 Jordan Theodore was named the tournament's MVP after leading the way in the Final, finishing with 22 points, 5 assists and 3 steals.

The guard averaged 17.0 points, 3.0 assists over the tournament.

Earlier, San Lorenzo got the better of the Austin Spurs, 77-59, to prevail in the 3rd-Place Game. 

This was the first-ever edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup to feature the reigning champions of the NBA G League, Basketball Champions League and DIRECTV Liga de las Americas

FIBA Intercontinental Cup Final Standings
1. AEK
2. Flamengo
3. San Lorenzo
4. Austin Spurs


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