The Immortal Basket lost today the final of the Basketball Cup of Portugal, when they were defeated (83-59) by a much stronger Sporting, in Matosinhos.
The Albufeira team, which beat Benfica in the semi-finals, entered full throttle and applied a partial 7-0, but the “lions” reacted and recovered ground, leaving the interval with an advantage of 12 points (44 -32).
After the break, with partials of 21-12 and 18-15, Sporting built a solid triumph, in a match in which they showed superiority in the interior game (61% of effectiveness against 21% of the opponent) and in the table fight (57- 44 on rebounds), eventually securing his seventh trophy in the Portuguese Cup.
On the Algarve side, which reached the Cup final for the first time, recourse to outdoor shooting was the main weapon (10-4 in triples), with António Monteiro (21 points, 6 rebounds) standing out as the best on the pitch.
The season of the Immortal continues with the playoff of the Liga Placard, in which it occupies the 4th place with a day to be disputed.