02 Feb 2018: Rocks 84-79 Flyers

Rocks roll strong down the stretch to ground Flyers

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Glasgow Rocks 84-79 Bristol Flyers (27-24, 45-47, 65-66)

Glasgow Rocks claimed their seventh straight home victory as they hold off Bristol Flyers on BBC Sport.

Tony Garbelotto’s side move level on 13 wins with second-placed Newcastle with Bristol remaining inside the top eight despite defeat.

Leading scorers – Fraser 20, Bunyan 16, Brown 13 (Rocks) – Goodwin 16, Boggs 14, Smith 13 (Flyers)

Turning point – After a high-scoring opening period, the Flyers used a 16-3 run to lead at the break. However, the lead continued to change hands for the remainder until a 5-0 Rocks run broke a 75-75 tie late in the fourth.

Key stat – Glasgow stepped up their defence in the final period and allowed just 13 points in order to take the victory.

Game hero(es) – Ali Fraser top scored on his return to action, adding 10 rebounds and 6 assists to 20 points, while Jonny Bunyan impressed off the bench in his 16-point outing.

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