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Hurricanes' Defence Stops Magic Short, Forces Game 7

May 3, 2019 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Halifax Hurricanes News Release

HALIFAX, N.S. - It was an old school defensive playoff game on Friday at Scotiabank Centre and the Hurricanes beat the Moncton Magic 86-70 to force a Game 7 in the NBL Canada Atlantic Division Finals.

Moncton led only briefly at the beginning of the third quarter and next grabbed the advantage. Halifax limited Moncton to just 31.5 per cent shooting on the night and just 15.6 per cent from three. The Hurricanes also won the battle on the glass, blocked more shots and stole the ball 17 times.

Halifax Hurricanes defend against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes defend against the Moncton Magic
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Terry Thomas put the Hurricanes on his back again offensively. He had another monster double-double performance with game-high 28 points on a crazy efficient 12-25 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds. He also grabbed a team-high three steals.

Tyler Thornton came off the bench for Halifax with 12 points, going four for eight from the three-point line.

Jordan Washington also had a good night off the bench, grabbing 11 rebounds and scoring nine points in nine minutes.

Game 7 of the division finals is on Sunday, May 5 in Moncton at 2 p.m. at the Avenir Centre. The winner advances to the 2019 NBL Canada Finals against the St. John's Edge who clinched their first-ever finals trip on Friday night against the KW Titans.

The Hurricanes and Magic's Game 7 will be streamed live on www.NBLCLlive.ca starting at 2 p.m.!




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Halifax Hurricanes finish off a dunk against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes finish off a dunk against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes with the ball against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes with the ball against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes forward Mike Poole against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes forward Mike Poole against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes shooting guard Terry Thomas against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes shooting guard Terry Thomas against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes forward Meshack Lufile against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes forward Meshack Lufile against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes dunk against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes dunk against the Moncton Magic

Halifax Hurricanes defend against the Moncton Magic
Halifax Hurricanes defend against the Moncton Magic

  

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