(WINDSOR, ON) – It is now a best-of-three as the London Lightning handed the Windsor Express a 111-108 loss at home Thursday night. The NBL of Canada divisional final series will now alternate between the cities along Highway 401 starting Saturday in London.
The Express looked to be in good standing as they enjoyed a 4-point margin after the 1st quarter. However, London fought back and served Windsor a 10-point loss in the 2nd frame to go into the break up by six, 51-45.
The Lightning struck twice, this time with another 10-point spread in the 3rd to put Windsor on the defensive. Throwing caution to the wind, it was a matter of too little, too late as the Express comeback fell short, allowing London to even the series at two games apiece.
Brandon Robinson and Kirk Williams Jr each led the Windsor attack with 24 points. Tony Bennett put up 17 points and 6 assists while the captain, Chris Commons, knocked down 17 with 7 boards, in the losing effort.
Windsor travels north Saturday to meet the Lightning in Game 5 at Budweiser Gardens. Both teams need two wins to seal the deal and earn a berth in the NBL of Canada Finals.