Leicester Riders have advanced to the benecos BBL Play-Off Semi-Finals after completing a strong victory over the Cheshire Phoenix.
Holding an 8-point advantage from Saturday night on the road, Riders finished the job with a late surge in the fourth quarter after Cheshire had threatened to cause an upset.
With Phoenix having wiped out the first-leg advantage heading into the last 10 minutes, Riders needed a strong start to the final quarter.
They delivered it with the first 6 points of the period and it settled the nerves. The home side managed to control the glass and out-rebounded Phoenix 47-37 however it was Tim Williams that was the star of the show for Riders once again as he continued his form with a team-high 22 points and 7 rebounds, including a number of timely scores to keep the Riders ahead in the game.
Hear from Head Coach Rob Paternostro on the victory.
— Leicester Riders (@RidersBball) May 5, 2019
Next the Riders will enter the semi-final with the opposition to be confirmed on Monday evening. Tickets are on sale by CLICKING HERE.
Leading scorers – Tim Williams 22, Conner Washington 11, Pierre Hampton 10, JR Holder 10 (Riders) – Louis Sayers 17, Jalen Hayes 12, Daniel Norl 11, Dii’Jon Allen-Jordan 11 (Phoenix)