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Atlantic Division Final Game 6: Hurricanes 107 Storm 104
May 23, 2017
NBL Canada Media
The defending champion Halifax Hurricanes are going back to the NBLC Finals after defeating the Island Storm 107-104 at Charlottetown's Eastlink Centre on Tuesday Game 6 of the Atlantic Division Final to win the best-of-seven series 4-2.
Antoine Mason had 28 points and Billy White scored 26 for the Hurricanes, who rallied to win after trailing by double-digits early. The Storm were paced by Jahii Carson and Akeem Ellis with 25 and 24 points, respectively. White was the game's top rebounder with 15, while his teammate Clifford Clinkscales led all players with 10 assists.
A tight battle saw each team grab 54 boards, while shooting nearly identical field-goal percentages (.426 for Halifax, .425 for the Storm), and committing nearly the same amount of personal fouls (26 by Island, one more than the Hurricanes).
Trailing 35-23 after one quarter, Halifax reduced the Storm's advantage to 5, 57-52, at halftime, and outscored Island by 10 in the third quarter to take a 85-80 lead into the final frame.
Halifax now faces the London Lightning n the best-of-seven Finals, a rematch of the 2016 championship which went seven games before the Hurricanes prevailed.