Riyadi serve a timely reminder of why they have dominated the local game for so long.
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Riyadi withstood a fourth-quarter burst from Beirut Club to book their place in the Lebanese Basketball League finals following a 78-74 win over the newly promoted side Monday.Riyadi answered through back-to-back 3-pointers from Amir Saoud before a five-point salvo from Shannon Shorter saw them end the first quarter up 24-19 .Both teams exchanged baskets for the majority of quarter three, with Riyadi heading into the final period with a nine-point buffer at 64-55 .But, backed by an inspired Crawford, Beirut would stage an almighty fourth-quarter comeback that threatened Riyadi's place in the finals.Efevberha then stunned Riyadi with a fade-away 3-pointer to forge his side ahead 71-66 .A shorter fade-away exchanged leads once more and, when the flawless Crawford was forced into a critical turnover, Riyadi pounced.
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