Flamengo eased past Bauru in the decisive fifth game of the title series to be crowned champions. The victory marked the fifth NBB title for the Rio de Janeiro powerhouse. The game without a history. Flamengo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Flamengo looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Paschoalotto/Bauru's players. 24 personal fouls committed by Paschoalotto/Bauru helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Marcelo Machado (201-75, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds and was named the Finals MVP. Four Flamengo players scored in double figures. Flamengo's coach Jose Neto felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized Italian point guard Paulinho Boracini (183-84) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and the former international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-86) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Top scorers: Flamengo: M.Machado 26+10reb+6ast, O.Rodriguez 22+9reb+1ast, J.Paulo Batista 20+6reb, R.Freire Luz 11+2reb+5ast, J.Meyinsse 8+5reb+1ast, G.Yeye Torres 5+3ast Bauru: P.Boracini 14+1reb+4ast, A.Garcia 11+6reb+1ast, J.Andrade 11+6reb, M.Becker 8+6reb, R.Hettsheimer 8+10reb, L.Meindl 7+6reb+1ast
NBB World claim victory in All-Star Game - Mar 20, 2016
NBB World - NBB Brazil 138:135
NBB World selection celebrated victory in the traditional All-Star Game in Mogi das Cruzes. Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) came up with a stellar performance to be named MVP. He tallied 33 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals to pace the winners. NBB Brazil jumped to a 46:35 lead after the first period. But NBB World limited their opponents to 24 points in the second period to gain a 73:70 halftime lead. NBB Brazil pulled within two points at the final intermission. However NBB World protected the lead throughout the fourth frame and rallied to the victory. Desmond Holloway (191-G-90, college: Co.Carolina) finished with 17 points, while Robert Day (198-SF-82, college: W.Oregon) and Kenny Dawkins (175-PG-87, college: Lamar) netted 14 points each for the winners. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) replied with 28 points for NBB Brazil. Larry Taylor (185-PG-80, college: Missouri Western) had 24 points in the loss.
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