Manchester Giants 86-96 London Lions (26-30, 53-50, 69-81)
(Giants – Ulph 18, Ouandie 17, Cassell Jr 12; Lions – Williams 21, Robinson 18,Liggins 18)
London Lions beat Manchester Giants 96-86 in an entertaining match up on Wednesday evening. The defeat marks the end of Giants season as they finish the BBL regular season in 10th place.
Lions started on the front foot and hit Giants with a barrage of early three pointers. Lions had led by 14 midway through the first with the score at 28-14 but Giants responded well to only be down by four after the first quarter.
Giants carried this momentum into the second and a 27-point quarter saw them overturn the deficit and go into the half time break 53-50 up.
Lions, however, would come out roaring in the second half. A 31-point third quarter saw them open up a 12-point lead and go in to the final quarter 81-69 up. They added 17 in the last to wrap up the game and win 96-86.
Dirk Williams led the scoring charts with 21 points for Lions whilst David Ulph finished with 16 points and six rebounds as his side slipped to defeat.