Benfica wins Sporting in the Pavilion of Light, in a game full of excitement in which both were leading the game.
In a real derby of Benfica vs Sporting in the Pavilion of Luz, the first of the season was held in this 5th round of the Portuguese Basketball League and ended with the result 85-79.
The Sporting started better and gain advantage, Benfica was not affected and with the help of Fábio Lima was recovering and went forward, and at halftime won 40-38.
Benfica came from the break even more eager to win and against a Sporting who had no arguments, Benfica was dominated by increasing the lead to 10 points, 64-54.
In the last period, Sporting tried to give everything to recover, but Benfica controlled the game and won. Benfica managed to catch Sporting in the standings.