Ali Haidar led Beirut with 29 points.
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Beirut held their nerve late in the game to see off defending Lebanese Basketball League champions Homenetmen 76-72 Wednesday and knot their best-of-five Final Four series at 1-1 .Haidar would come again, rattling off five consecutive points as the first quarter ended with Beirut up 18-17 .Haidar rediscovered his stroke to start the third, connecting on his first two shots to keep his side comfortably ahead at 43-33 .Nikolos Tskitishvili, however, answered with a crucial 3-pointer to stop the rot, and Haidar followed up on a two-pointer as Beirut regained the lead at 68-64 .Haidar carried Beirut with a double-double, 29 points and 11 rebounds, with Akl and Chris Crawford scoring 12 points apiece
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