Rocks jump into third as they tame Lions.
Glasgow Rocks 76-69 London Lions (22-8, 41-23, 57-43)
Glasgow Rocks climbed into third spot in the BBL Championship after a convincing home win over London Lions.
Tony Garbelotto’s side move above the Lions as well as DBL Sharks Sheffield with their eighth victory, in front of the BBC Sport cameras.
Leading scorers – Achara 17, Fraser 15, Murray 14 (Rocks) – Robinson 18, Isenbarger 15, Dixon 12 (Lions)
Turning point – An 18-0 start was the perfect opening for the Rocks with their opponents slow off the mark. The Lions improved in the second half to get back within single figures, but the damage had been done.
Key stat – The Lions had a night to forget at the Emirates Arena in a 35% shooting display as well as missing 10 attempts from the foul line.
Game hero – Captain fantastic. Kieron Achara led the way with a dominant double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds in an impressive win.