13 Jan 2019: Rocks 95-81 Giants (Cup SF)

Rocks finish the job to land Cup Final slot

BBL Cup, Semi-Final, Second Leg

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks 95-81 Manchester Giants (20-16, 47-35, 72-60) (180-158 on aggregate)

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks secured their place at the British Basketball Cup Finals after completing their Semi-Final win over Manchester Giants.

The Rocks led by eight ahead of the Second Leg and produced a clinical display at home to set a showdown with London Lions, at Arena Birmingham on Sunday 27 January.

Leading scorers – Kieron Achara 22, Bouna Ndiaye 17, Ali Fraser 16 (Rocks) – Willie Clayton 18, Mike McCall 15, James Jones 13 (Giants)

Turning point – The Rocks started strong with a 10-2 start and when they established a double-digit advantage in the second period, they never looked back. Manchester rallied late on to close within single figures before Glasgow sealed the win in style.

Key stat – Glasgow limited the dangerous Clayton on the glass with the American limited to five rebounds as the home side out-rebounded their opponents 46-34.

Game hero(es) – Achara led the way for the Rocks with a game-high 22 points on 70% shooting along with eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks, while there was plenty of support with four other players in double figures.

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