Express Tie up NBL Finals in Dramatic Fashion
(HALIFAX, NS) The NBL Finals is down to a best of three.
The Windsor Express took home court advantage back with a 109-105 victory over the Halifax Rainmen in Game 4 on Friday night.
With the series knotted up at 2-2, the Express win guarentees a Game 6 back at the WFCU Centre on Tuesday, April 28th.
Windsor held an 85-75 lead heading into the fourth quarter, but Halifax fought back, tying the game at 93-93 after a Kevin Young layup.
With the score 95-95, Jamarcus Ellis nailed two clutch free throws in relief of Quinnel Brown, who was hurt on the play, pushing the Express ahead by two with 2:44 left.
Brown returned to the game a few seconds later.
Ellis would later drop two more free throws, putting Windsor ahead by three with 17 seconds left.
After a poor free throw shooting performance in Game 3, the Express redeemed themselves, nailing 10 of their last 13 shots from the line down the stretch and shooting 70.2% as a team in the contest.
The star of the show tonight for Windsor was Kirk Williams Jr., who led all scorers with 36 - a high for an Express player in this year's postseason.
He also had 9 rebounds.
The final game of the series in Halifax is Game 5 on Sunday, April 26th at 1:00pm Eastern/2:00pm Atlantic.
Fans are invited to cheer the team on at their official viewing party at Walkerville Brewery at 525 Argyle Road starting at 6:00pm.
As mentioned, there will be a Game 6 of this NBL Final series back in Windsor on April 28th.
Tickets for that game will be on sale starting tomorrow, Saturday, April 25th at 10:00am.
They will be available online at www.windsorexpress.ca and www.wfcu-centre.com, while they can be purchased by phone at 519-800-3665 and at the TekSavvy.com Box Office inside the WFCU Centre.
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