30 Apr 2017: Rocks 71-62 Lions

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Lions lose but still advance off the back of big first leg lead

BBL Play-Offs, Quarter-Finals, Second Leg
Glasgow Rocks 71 (12,32,53) (Watson 23, Lescault 15, Thomas 14)
London Lions 62 (10,33,45) (Taylor 20, Hassan 13, Owumi 11)

Lions win 153-141 on aggregate.

London Lions moved into the Semi-Finals of the Play-Offs, despite suffering a 71-62 defeat away at Glasgow Rocks in the Second Leg.

The damage in the tie had been done in the First Leg with the Lions up 21 and it proved to be too big a deficit for the Rocks to overcome.

Neil Watson led the Rocks with 23 points in Sunday’s victory with Kieron Achara contributing a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Rocks edged a low-scoring opening period, but the visitors turned things around in the second to go into half-time ahead by a single point.

Glasgow surged clear in the third after holding the Lions to just 12 points with a Watson triple at the buzzer making it 53-45 with the overall lead down to 13.

The lead on the night peaked at 12 points at 61-49, but could not make any further inroads despite completing a victory to end their campaign.

Zaire Taylor top scored for the Lions with 20 points as they advance to a Semi-Final showdown with Leicester Riders.

Posted in Fading Feature, Glasgow Rocks, London Lions, Match Reports