06 Jan 2018: Riders 91-82 Wolves

Leicester Riders extended their winning run to 12 games with victory over the streaking Worcester Wolves.

BBL Championship

Leicester Riders 91-82 Worcester Wolves (31-20, 52-41, 66-69)

Leicester Riders emerged victorious in the battle of the league’s two most in-form sides. The home team found their offensive rhythm early and withstood a second half barrage by the visitors to keep their impressive win of runs alive.

The Championship leaders collected their twelfth win in a row, across all competitions, and ensured Worcester’s run of victories ended at nine.

Leading scorers – Hampton 22, Holder 17, Walker 13 (Riders) – Bachynski 31, Beamon 19, Palmer 17 (Wolves)

Turning point – The home team converted 11 of 12 free throws in the closing minutes of the contest, allowing Leicester to create enough separation to secure victory.

Key stat – The Riders amassed 14 steals and poured in an eye-watering 24 points off turnovers.

Game hero – Pierre Hampton netted a team-high 22 points, but a personal 6-0 run in the third quarter to quash a dominant Wolves run was arguably his most important contribution.

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