After a poor showing against Flamengo in the opening round of the 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup to miss out on a gold medal, Austin Spurs have another chance to win a medal at the world event.
The 2017-2018 NBA Gatorade League Champions lost 58-90 to host Flamengo and take on San Lorenzo in the bronze medal game.
This year’s Intercontinental Cup is taking place in Rio de Janeiro’s Carioca 1 Arena from February 15-17. Flamengo takes on AEK Athens from Greece after Athens scored an 86-64 win over San Lorenzo.
Brimah was a sole bright spot in the flat performance from Spurs registering eight points, seven rebounds, two assists and four blocks in 25 minutes.
Josh Huestis was the only player for Spurs who scored in double digits; the former Oklahoma City Thunder player scored ten points in the loss.
Spurs converted just four of 20 three point shot attempts and committed 15 turnovers adding to a frustrating year for last season’s G League Champions.
Brimah is set to face two time NBA Champion and San Lorenzo Center Joel Anthony.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
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