Bristol Flyers 75-78 Leicester Riders (18-18, 40-33, 60-57, 75-78)
(Flyers: M.Evans – 18, T.Jacob – 17, M.Delpeche – 14; Riders: Z.Jackson – 28, P.Whelan – 11, G.Crandall – 9)
Leicester Riders got here from behind on the SGS College Arena this afternoon to take victory on the street in opposition to an in-form Bristol Flyers workforce who comfortably beat Manchester Giants yesterday.
Riders guard Zach Jackson led the sport in factors with 28 – an entire ten factors greater than the following highest complete, and in addition dropped the game-changing three-pointer with 50 seconds to go, earlier than him and Geno Crandall sunk a few free-throws every to make sure victory.
Patrick Whelan got here closest to a double-double after scoring 11 factors and grabbing 9 rebounds for the Riders, who managed one additional three-pointer and in addition scored 5 extra on the quick break than the hosts.
Flyers’ trio of Marcus Evans, Trejon Jacob and Malcolm Delpeche had been in nice type as normal, scoring a mixed 49 factors in addition to getting the house crowd on their toes repeatedly with numerous spotlight performs.
However, Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas shall be left ruing the 2 extra turnovers they gave away than Leicester, with the house facet amassing a complete of 15 – with only one play wanted to stage the scores.