Al-Riyadi now needs to win his next match at home in the President Saeb Salam Hall in Al-Manara to resolve this series in which the team needs to settle three matches in his favour out of the five scheduled, noting that the second series, during which Champion advances against Atlas Al-Ferzel with one victory, and they will face the second match on Friday evening (21 :30) in the Nouhad Nofal complex in Zouk.
The match did not pass without complaints and criticism from one party, as they wondered how the Game Association could prolong the tournament until this time of the year, as the high heat that has become remarkably dominating the course of the game has become a danger to the players and the possibility of exposing them to injury as a result of slips due to the playing field High humidity, knowing that the semi-finals are still in their infancy, and it will be completed during the month of July, as an extension to the final series.
It is noteworthy that Al-Hikma played in the absence of his star Nadim Saeed, who is in the hospital, as a result of a health condition, as sources revealed that he suffers from shortness of breath, contrary to what was indicated that he was poisoned.
On his way to achieving his eighteenth victory against an orphan loss this season, Al-Riyadi emerged from his player Karim Zainoun, scoring 29 points with 13 rebounds and 3 assists. As for Al-Hikma, who received his seventh loss against 12 victories, Christoph Khalil emerged from him with 27 points with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. .