Monday, June 06, 2016

2016 NBLC Finals -- Game 3 -- June 6, 2016

Halifax 101-96 London
Halifax Leads 2-1

The Halifax Hurricanes retook home-court advantage in the 2016 NBLC Finals on Monday, battling to a 101-96 win in London over the Lightning in Game 3.

The Hurricanes punished the Lightning down low early and often in a game that was marked by physical battles and missed opportunities.

After London jumped out to an 11-0 start, the Hurricanes crawled back, eventually taking a 22-20 lead into the second frame.

With neither team able to get a rhythm from beyond the arc, they took the ball inside often. Halifax had the clear size advantage, taking London down around the offensive hoop.

That slender lead held for almost the entire game, with London only able to crawl close a few times. One of those instances was late in the fourth quarter when London's Ryan Anderson hit a monster three that brought the game to 94-91. However, a turnover by Anderson cost London on their next possession, eventually leading to a Halifax win.

London shot a poor 54% (20-37) from the line,

Akeem Scott had a triple-double of 25 points, 12 assists, 10 rebounds for the Bolts. Seven Halifax players had over double-digits in points, with Kyle Hunt leading with 16.

Game 4 will take place on Wednesday in London.

Stats can be found here.