London Lions 91-74 Glasgow Rocks (28-20, 58-38, 69-59, 91-74)
(Lions – Williams 17, Ware, 13, Walker 10; Rocks – Brandon 20, Delph 12, Van Sauers 11)
The London Lions picked up their sixth win on the bounce as they racked up a 91-74 victory over the Glasgow Rocks on Saturday.
A free-flowing first half display saw the Lions up by 20 points at the half as they consigned the Rocks to their fifth loss in a row, despite a spirited display that saw a marked improvement from the Glasgow side in the second half.
The Lions opened the game strongly and flew out the gates in the first half with some excellent basketball, and were led by Dirk Williams 17 points as five Lions players reached double figures in points for the game.
💪 And Kevin Ware throws it down!🦁
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The Rocks were lifted with the introduction of Ronald Delph as they looked to claw back a large Lions lead. Delph posted a double-double off the bench and gave the Rocks an outlet in the paint, finishing off some strong alley-oop in the process.
Glasgow came out stronger in the second half however and managed to cut the Lions lead in half, however they could not climb back from the sizeable first half lead as London ran out comfortable winners at the Copper Box arena in the end.
The result sees London extend their lead at the top of the BBL Championship for the time being, whereas coach Gareth Murray will be encouraged by aspects of his side’s performance as they look to break their losing streak.