Rocks suffer 1st double digit defeat of season, 74-94

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Riders roar to victory at Rocks after scorching second-half

BBL Championship
Glasgow Rocks 74 (17,40,59) (Watson 22, Achara 17, Murray 14)
Leicester Riders 94 (20,43,72) (Clark 30, Thomson 14, Bernardini 13)

Leicester Riders earned an important league victory as they defeated Glasgow Rocks 74-94 in front of the BBC Sport cameras.

Brandon Clark finished with 30 points and also added 12 rebounds and four assists in the win as the Riders improved to 17-2 with victory over one of their closest league rivals.

The visitors made a 2-9 start before Glasgow settled into the game as an evenly fought first half played out. Five quickfire points from Neil Watson put the Rocks up 24-23 in the second, but it was the Riders who edged ahead by half-time.

A 7-0 run gave the home side another narrow margin when play resumed but Clark scored 10 points including back-to-back triples to end the third with Leicester up by 13.

Eric Robertson started the fourth with a three of his own as the Riders continued their momentum to pull away with Conner Washington and Tyler Bernardini following suit as the gap extended beyond 20 points.

Watson produced a late floruish for the Rocks to finish with 22 points against his former side as they drop to a 12-5 record.

 
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