Dynamo Lebanon def. Strong Group PHL, 89-83 (VIDEO) 2023 Dubai International Basketball Championship

Screenshot from MTV Lebanon Youtube Channel

Dynamo-Lebanon (4-0) defeated Strong Group Realty Philippines (3-1), 89-83 to grab their fourth straight win and grab the top seed in Group A in the 2023 Dubai International Basketball Championship on Wednesday, February 1 (early Thursday morning, PHL time) at the Al-Nasr Club Hall in Dubai, UAE.

Dynamo Lebanon will face the winless Salé-Morocco (No.4 team in Group B) in the knockout quarterfinals, while the Strong Group PHL will face the Wael Arakji-led Al Riyadi of Lebanon (the No.3 team in Group B) on February 3 at 1:00AM PHL time. [LIVE]

Clinton Robert led the Dynamo with game-high 29 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field including 6-of-10 from beyong the arc and 7-of-9 from the line to go with 8 rebounds, 4 assistsm 1 steal and a block in 28 minutes of play. Zach Lofton had a solid game of 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists while Thomas Ibrahima added 16 points, 3 rebounds and a steal.

Shabazz Muhammad paced the Strong Group with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and a block in the losing effort. Jerom Lastimosa finished with 14 points (6/9fg, 2/4 3pts) and 1 rebound while former NBA player Nick Young scored 11 points (3/5 3pts, 2/3ft) and 2 rebounds in 13 minutes.

The Scores:

DYNAMO LEBANON 89 – Robert 29, Lofton 17, Ibrahima 16, Ezzeddine 10, Khalil 9, Ibrahim 7, Khoury 1, Salibi 0, Mahmoud 0, Mneimneh DNP, Abdullah DNP, Shouman DNP.

STRONG GROUP PHL 83 - Muhammad 25, Lastimosa 14, Young 11, Balkman 10, Barefield 9, Andrade 4, Baltazar 4, Quiambao 4, Cagulangan 2, Gozum 0, Fornilos 0, Oczon DNP.

Quarters: 19-17, 41-45, 65-68, 89-83. [GAME STATS] | [REPLAY VIDEO]

Strong Group PHL vs. Dynamo Lebanon (REPLAY VIDEO)

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