Sao Paulo beats Corinthians and keeps writing against rival in the NBB
A classic is a classic, regardless of the sport in which it is played. Sao Paulo and Corinthians had a tense, highly competitive duel on Tuesday night with NBB. If he won, Timão would hit the Habs on the table. But the visiting team fared better than their opponents, winning 85-73 and retaining third place in the competition.
more than that. With this victory, São Paulo reached the incredible mark of ten consecutive victories against Corinthians by the NBB. Since 2019, Tricolor has outclassed the competitor in stadiums in Brazil. Bennett was the game’s top scorer with 23 points and Sao Paulo’s victory.
In the Table
With this victory, São Paulo remains in third place, with a record of fifteen wins and five losses in twenty matches. Corinthians are sixth, with eleven wins and seven losses.
Corinthians will face Flamengo next Thursday in Rio de Janeiro. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. São Paulo takes on Pinheiros away from home on Monday at 7 p.m.
Both teams began to get nervous and fought over every ball as if it were the last. Corinthians opened with a small advantage, but soon Sao Paulo equalized. Kawi was injured and had to leave the game. In the last second of the first quarter, Bennett hit the basket and left Tricolor with a small advantage: 22 to 21.
The second quarter started with the same will on both sides, but São Paulo showed gradual improvement. With a great performance from Tulio, they end the first half with a nice advantage: 42 to 32.
Corinthians did not give up and came back with everything in the second half. In a sequence of seven dots to zero, touch the dash. And not only did he turn, but he also opened up a small advantage by making the score 51 for 47. Timão had all the momentum, but São Paulo reacted. Miller, with three balls, put the three colors in front (55 to 53). Even better, the visiting team opened and closed the quarter with an eight-point lead: 65 to 57.
When Corinthians had to come back under pressure to try and get the result, what was seen was a tense team, allowing the opposition to run the game. Inspired by Bennett, Sao Paulo increased their lead and had a quiet game in the final minutes: 85-73.