11 Mar 2018: Rocks 89-85 Phoenix

There may have only been one BBL Championship game on Sunday night, but it proved to be a dramatic thriller at the Emirates Arena.

BBL Championship
Glasgow Rocks 89-85 Cheshire Phoenix (23-25, 39-44, 65-63)

Glasgow Rocks kept up their strong form at home after edging out Cheshire Phoenix in an entertaining encounter on FreeSports.

Darryl Wood’s side join Esh Group Eagles Newcastle on 16 wins in the league as they came up with some big plays down the stretch.

Leading scorers – Murray 18, Brown 16, Fraser 15 (Rocks) – Riley 20, Gettys 19, May-Thompson 17 (Phoenix)

Turning point – Cheshire led at the half before the Rocks put up 26 points in the third including a deep three at the buzzer from Earl Brown. Glasgow maintained their advantage during a tense finale with Gareth Murray netting a huge corner three in the final minute.

Key stat – Glasgow allowed 20 offensive rebounds – 12 from CJ Gettys, though the visitors could only produce 20 second chance points, whilst shooting 65% from the free throw line.

Game hero – Gareth Murray connected with a crucial three for the Rocks down the stretch and finished with a team-high 18 points in the win for his side.

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