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Franca advances to semifinals of Brazilian basketball league

04-29-2011 09:42 BJT

Franca beat Sao Jose 83-62 on Wednesday to close out the best-of-five series and reached the semifinal of the New Brazilian Basketball league playoffs.

Franca is the first team to advance to the semifinals of the 2010/2011 NBB playoffs.

Pinheiros had the chance to close out its series against Joinville on Wednesday. However, a 105-103 overtime loss pushes the series to Game 4 on April 29. Pinheiros' guard Marquinhos set a new playoff record with 43 points in the losing effort.

Flamengo beat Bauru 79-73 on Wednesday and will look to close out its best-of-five series on April 29. Helio led Flamengo with 21 points.

The NBB's reigning champion Brasilia took a 2-1 advantage over Minas Gerais with an 84-72 win. The team looks to close out the series and advance to the semifinals on April 29.

Editor:Sun Luying |Source: Xinhua

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