|Norrköping center Joakim Kjellbom was his usual self as he signed off in the EuroChallenge with 14 points|
Norrköping Dolphins beat Sport Lisboa e Benfica 80-74 on Tuesday in a battle for third place in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16.
The Swedes looked to be in command in the battle of 1-4 teams when leading 76-69 lead with 2:43 to go.
But Greg Jenkins had a three-point play and his Benfica teammate Miguel Minhava followed with two free-throws to reduce the deficit to just two points.
The Portuguese side had a chance to go in front but Antonio Tavares, who had a game-high 18 points, was off target with a three-pointer.
On their next possession, the Dolphins grabbed a pair of offensive rebounds and Oladapo Ayuba finally scored before two free-throws by Andrew Mitchell sealed the victory.
Joakim Kjellbom led a balanced scoring attack for the winners with 14 points.
Jenkins finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Portuguese outfit.
Dolphins Head Coach Kelly Grant:
"We went for it tonight and we wanted to win. We played tactical. I am proud of the team and what we have accomplished in EuroChallenge"
Benfica Head Coach Henrique Vieira:
"In the first half we played slow in offense. In the second half they played really well. Congratiolations to Norrköping."