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Lebanon prepares to divide itself into green and yellow once again, as Sagesse and Riyadi face each other in an unprecedented best-of-seven series in the Lebanese Basketball League finals for the first time in eight years starting Wednesday at Manara.Historical briefLebanese basketball is often described by two words: Sagesse and Riyadi.Sagesse have won eight titles in 1994, 98, 99, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 . Meanwhile Riyadi have lifted the cup nine times in 95, 97, 2005-11 – Riyadi hold the league record with 23 titles overall. The Beirut sides have met four times in the finals, splitting two, with Sagesse winning in 2002 and 2003 and Riyadi in 2005 and 2006 . Sagesse can alternate seamlessly between big and small lineups.Why Riyadi will winSlobodan Subotic and Riyadi understand that Sagesse will do everything within their power to mitigate Ismael Ahmad's impact.
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