By Matt Dumouchelle
(HALIFAX, NS) – The Windsor Express suffered their worst loss of the season, falling 100-70 to the Halifax Rainmen, in Game 3 of the NBL Finals on Thursday night. Windsor never led in the game, starting out trailing 7-0 to Halifax before they scored their first basket.
The deficit grew to 11 after the first quarter, with the Express down 24-13, and things got worse for Windsor in the second when DeAndre Thomas was assessed an unsportsmanlike foul with less than three minutes left and ejected from the game.
The Express watched Halifax’s lead balloon to 19 in the quarter before heading into the locker rooms down 47-32, at the half.
From there, Windsor never got closer than 14 the rest of the way. They fell 24-17 in the third, to go into the final frame down 71-49.
The Windsor offense struggled from start to finish, shooting only 30.8% from the field and sinking one three pointer in 20 attempts. Kirk Williams Jr led the team with 13 points, Quinnel Brown was the only other Windsor player to score in double figures with 11.
Luckily, the Express won’t have much time to think about the loss, as Game 4 of the NBL Finals goes tonight at 6:00 pm Eastern time.
The Express will be hosting a viewing party at the Loose Goose Restro Pub and Lounge, at 126 Ouellette Avenue, starting at 6:00 pm.
The Rainmen now lead the Finals 2-1 with Games 4 and 5 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax. Windsor will not return home unless there is a Game 6, which would take place Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm.