Sunday, June 12, 2016

2016 NBLC Finals -- Game 6 -- June 12, 2016

London 93-91 Halifax
Series Tied 3-3 

Stephen Maxwell’s last-second tip-in forced Game 7 in the 2016 NBLC Finals on Sunday, as his London Lightning took Game 6 against the Hurricanes 93-91 thanks to the play.

An Akeem Scott drive to the basket went loose, leading Maxwell to place the put-back in dramatic fashion.
The top-ranked Hurricanes battled through a scrappy first half to take a 43-41 lead into halftime. A quick 11-point run by the Lightning in the third put the Bolts in the lead in the must-win game. Both teams traded blows through the third before the Bolts brought a 76-72 lead into the fourth.

However, Halifax stretched the floor in the early stages of the fourth, eventually taking the lead with six minutes left to play. London pushed ahead with only two minutes to play on the back of a Ryan Anderson three-pointer. Seconds later, a Mike Glover’s acrobatic windmill layup sent Mike Glover to the line, which tied the game up at 87-87.

From there, the two teams traded blows, unable to take an advantage. A Justin Johnson hook shot tied the game at 91-91 just before Maxwell’s heroic effort.

London once again enjoyed streaky performances from their shooters, with Akeem Scott (24 points and Ryan Anderson (14 points) contributing to their 41% (13-31) performance from beyond the arc. Difficult three-pointers by Scott and Anderson kept Halifax at bay throughout the third and fourth quarter.

Johnson led the Hurricanes and the game with 26 points on 9-17 shooting. Scott led London with his 24, while Maxwell put in a healthy 24 points on 8-11 shooting. Game 7 will take place Monday night in Halifax.

Stats can be found here.