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NBL Canada Finals Game 2: Halifax 111 London 110
May 27, 2017
NBL Canada Media
The Halifax Hurricanes defeated the London Lightning 111-110 in Game 2 of the NBLC Finals at Budweiser Gardens on Saturday to tie the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
CJ Washington and Antoine Mason each scored 27 points for the Hurricanes, while London's Royce White led all players with 29 points. The game's top rebounder was Washington with 12 and his Hurricanes teammate Clifford Clinkscales had a game-high 10 assists.
Halifax got out to a 29-24 lead after the first quarter, but fell behind 53-47 at halftime and entered the fourth trailing by 10, 88-78.
The Hurricanes held a 80-52 edge in points-in-the-paint, and also out-rebounded London, 41-38. Both teams shot the ball well, with Halifax hitting .548% of its field-goal attempts and the Lightning connecting at a .526% rate.
The series now shits to Halifax, where the Scotiabank Centre will play host to Games 3 through 5, on Tuesday (May 30), Thursday (June 1) and Saturday (June 3), respectively. If necessary, Games 6 and 7 will be back in London.
The Lightning and Hurricanes were also tied 1-1 after two games in the 2016 NBLC Finals, which Halifax ultimately won in seven games.