|Stat Comparison||Riders||Glasgow Rocks|
|Riders - T.Bernardini||26|
|Glasgow Rocks - K.Achara||28|
|Riders - R.Hassan||12|
|Glasgow Rocks - K.Achara||10|
|Riders - N.Watson||9|
|Glasgow Rocks - J.Smith||9|
|Riders - N.Watson||6|
|Glasgow Rocks - J.Smith||1|
|Riders - N/A||-|
|Glasgow Rocks - K.Achara||6|
Leicester Riders fell to the Glasgow Rocks in the BBL Cup Second Round, 84-85.
The Riders went down early in the game, struggling to finish on the offensive end whilst Glasgow opened the game shooting an incredible percentage from the field.
The deficit increased to 20 points in the third quarter before the Riders began to chip away at the lead. Neil Watson awoke the fans and the Riders, Knocking down three threes in the final few minutes of the game as well as going to the line to sink two clutch free throws to put the Riders ahead. Riders closed down Glasgow defensively but Rocks’s forward Keiron Achara was able to get off a deep heave which banked into give the visitors a single point victory at the buzzer.
Head Coach Rob Paternostro commented after the game.
“I don’t think I can remember something as heart breaking as that. We came all the way back and the place is going wild and to have them closed down in the sideline after playing great defence but he made a great shot.
We always felt we would be stronger in the forth quarter, and we felt good about that, but we dug such a big hole that we had to make a miraculous comeback. We missed countless lay ups and easy opportunities but we have to give them a lot of credit. Glasgow shot the ball really well, I have a lot of respect for Sterling Davies and they have a talented offensive team that today played really well.”
The Riders return to league action this week as they take on Surrey United on Saturday 29th November at 7.30pm at Loughborough University.
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