Lightning Win Playoff Opener
(London, Ontario) Tonight, in front of 2,685 fans at Budweiser Gardens, the London Lightning won their first playoff game against the Moncton Miracles with a score of 106-80. The game was the first in the best of five semi-final round.
The leading scorer this evening was Elvin Mims with 26 points and six rebounds. Said Mims: "Offense wins games and defense wins championships, so after halftime we focused on the defense. In the end, we took care of the ball."
Other leading scorers included Adrian Moss with 17 points, DeAnthony Bowden with 15 points and Jeremy Williams with 11 points. The leading rebounder to- night was Tim Ellis with 10.
"We played a tough game and just kept pushing and it worked out for us," said Adrian Moss. "We're playing Lightning basketball."
The London Lightning play their second playoff game Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:00PM at Budweiser Gardens against the Moncton Miracles.
Will the Lightning STRIKE TWICE and win the NBLC Championship again? Find out! Playoff tickers are available at The Budweiser Gardens office 1-866-455- 2849, www.budweisergardens.com or www.lightningbasketball.ca.
The London Lightning are part of the National Basketball League of Canada. Founded in 2011, the National Basketball League of Canada is the country's only professional basketball league. NBL Canada is committed to developing the next generation of Canadian athletes and raising the excitement and awareness for basketball throughout the country. There are now eight teams playing in 2012-2013 season and the league is poised for continued expansion across Canada. NBL Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ont. For more information on the league, please visit www.nblcanada.ca or www.lnbcanada.ca.
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