In a riveting clash of titans on December 9, 2023, Botafogo outperformed Corinthians, securing their fourth victory in the NBB 2023/24 season. With a final score of 91 to 86, the match unfolded at the Wlamir Marques Gymnasium, a fortress nestled in the heart of Parque São Jorge.
Isaac Thornton emerged as a game-changer for Botafogo, single-handedly contributing an impressive 35 points to the total score. A commendable performance that turned the tide in favor of Botafogo. Closely following, Botafogo's stalwart, Jamaal Smith, added a significant 16 points to the tally. Notably, Guizão's all-round performance, accounting for 13 points and eight rebounds, added momentum to Botafogo's gameplan.
Despite the outcome, Corinthians put up a spirited fight. Onwenu emerged as the team's top scorer, demonstrating the team's resilience. Elinho, showcasing his versatility, achieved a remarkable double-double—scoring 11 points and delivering 11 assists. These performances underscored Corinthians' unwavering resolve till the last minute of the game.
As the dust settles on this thrilling encounter, all eyes now turn to December 18. Botafogo is scheduled to host Fortaleza Basquete Cearense at the Oscar Zelaya Gymnasium in General Severiano. This upcoming match promises another high-stakes face-off in the ongoing NBB season.