Homenetmen's talisman Hodge finished with just 12 points.
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Defending Lebanese Basketball champions Homenetmen relied on a stellar first half to see of Hoops 75-69 and claim a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs series.Marwan Ziadeh's jumper made it 28-14 before Willie Warren's struck in the closing stages to leave Hoops trailing by 12 at the end of the first quarter.Seven points from Warren coupled with Ali Mansour's jumper made for a nervy finale, with Homenetemen's cushion whittled down to seven points at 66-59 .Warren tallied a whopping 39 points in Hoops' losing effort, with Habib Abdullah chipping in 12 points.
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