He Inherit San Pablo Burgos was proclaimed this bright Sunday FIBA Basketball Champions League champion after making a third exhibition in the ‘Final 8’ in Athens by beating Greek AEK in the final by 85-74.
The Burgos team debuted in the 2019-2020 season in European competition, but the pandemic slowed down until this month of October when he was summoned again in Athens to face seven other rivals. Months before, it had already demonstrated its competitive capacity in the Final Phase of the Liga Endesa reaching the semifinals leaving Real Madrid out and in a mythical setting like OAKA he broke down yet another door by presenting himself in society to continental basketball.
THIS IS NOT A DREAM, THIS IS BURGOS AND WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE
– Inherited San Pablo Burgos (@SanPabloBurgos) October 4, 2020
The set that trains Joan Peñarroya, with five years of life, closed the final phase designed by FIBA to decide the champion of its competition with a new exhibition and against another rival with much more experience and history in the Old Continent and packed with players used to top-level European matches como Rice, Langford, Lojeski, Maciulis o Slaughter.
But after forcefully get rid of Israeli Hapoel and French Dijon, his pulse did not tremble to avoid the party at the home of the Athenian team after a final where it started nervous and erratic, but where are you unleashed after the first ten minutes to unexpectedly take away any hint of emotion. Within the great collective performance of Burgos, stood out Thaddus McFadden, author of 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
Anyway, AEK came out very strong and scared from the beginning with a worrying 14-24 after a horrendous end of the first quarter. However, San Pablo Burgos reacted in the best possible way and found the success in the triple that he had not had in the first ten minutes. Hand in hand with the veteran Cook, the Burgos team endorsed him a brutal partial of 35-12 to get to rest with a good income (49-36).
The expected reaction of AEK did not come thanks to the intensity that those of Joan Peñarroya kept on the court, who always found a triple to respond to any threat of approaching their rival’s scoreboard. The Athenian team, with the ‘MVP’ Langford well braked and overwhelmed on the rebound, came to be 18 below (56-38) and when he tried to get back into the match, the Castilian-Leonese team endorsed him three triples to stop him.
In the last quarter, the San Pablo Burgos did not accuse the nerves to see himself close to entering history and when AEK again feigned with emotion (75-63), his hand reappeared from the triple to sentence and be able to enjoy his victory and join Iberostar Tenerife on the track record.