2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
The 2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup was the 28th edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup. The tournament took place from 15 to 17 February 2019. The tournament was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the Carioca Arena 1.
The Carioca Arena 1 hosted the Final Four.
|Dates||15 – 17 February 2019|
|Champions||AEK (1st title)|
|MVP||Jordan Theodore (ΑΕΚ)|
Dar Tucker (San L.) 37 |
Jordan Theodore (ΑΕΚ) 22 (in the final)
The tournament was contested by four teams. The NBA opted to send the G League champions, rather than send the NBA champions. While the champions of the EuroLeague were not allowed to participate by FIBA World, due to the EuroLeague's dispute with FIBA.
|Team||Qualification||Qualified date||Participation |
(bold indicates winners)
|San Lorenzo||Winners of the 2018 FIBA Americas League||25 March 2018|
|AEK||Winners of the 2017–18 Basketball Champions League||6 May 2018|
|Austin Spurs||Winners of the 2017–18 NBA G League||10 April 2018|
When the event was announced, it was also announced that the game would be played at the Carioca Arena 1, the home arena of the tournament's host club, Flamengo. Carioca Arena 1 is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The arena was opened in 2016, and it has a seating capacity of 6,000 people for basketball games.
|Third place game|
|15 February 2019 – 18:00 (UTC-3)||San Lorenzo||64–86||AEK Athens||Carioca Arena 1|
|Scoring by quarter: 13–18, 13–27, 28–23, 10–18|
|Pts: Tucker 17
Rebs: Anthony 9
Asts: Calfani 5
|Box Score||Pts: 15 James & Šakota
Rebs: 8 James
Asts: 5 Xanthopoulos
Omar Bermúdez Mariscal
|15 February 2019 – 21:00 (UTC-3)||Flamengo||90–58||Austin Spurs||Carioca Arena 1|
|Scoring by quarter: 20–15, 24–14, 23–11, 23–18|
|Pts: Balbi 19
Rebs: Nesbitt 10
Asts: Balbi 6
|Box Score||Pts: 10 Huestis
Rebs: 7 Bader & Brimah
Asts: 3 McCamey, Rundles, & Green
Third place gameEdit
|17 February 2019 – 15:00 (UTC-3)||San Lorenzo||77–59||Austin Spurs||Carioca Arena 1|
|Scoring by quarter: 16–12, 14–15, 31–18, 16–14|
|Pts: Tucker 20
Rebs: Calfani 10
Asts: Aguirre 7
|Box Score||Pts: 18 Green
Rebs: 10 Brimah
Asts: 4 Green
Omar Bermúdez Mariscal
|17 February 2019 – 18:00 (UTC-3)||AEK Athens||86–70||Flamengo||Carioca Arena 1|
|Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 22–14, 21–22, 23–15|
|Pts: Theodore 22
Rebs: James 7
Asts: Theodore 5
|Box Score||Pts: 21 Varejão
Rebs: 11 Varejão
Asts: 8 Balbi
|2019 FIBA Intercontinental Cup champions|
Final Four MVPEdit
- La FIBA Intercontinental Cup ritorna al formato Final Four ‹See Tfd›(in Italian).
- FIBA Intercontinental Cup to reportedly go back to a Final Four format.
- New FIBA Intercontinental Cup trophy unveiled ahead of showcase event in Rio.
- "NBA G League champions Austin Spurs highlight revamped four-team FIBA Intercontinental Cup". FIBA. 17 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
- AEK beat Flamengo in Final to win FIBA Intercontinental Cup.