16 APR 2017: ROCKS 88-84 RAIDERSDate: 17/04/2017 | Author: Paul Smith
Glasgow Rocks 88 (27,43,63) (Thomas 16, Lescault/Achara 15)
Plymouth Raiders 84 (21,55,59) (Grady 29, Dixon 21, Nicholas 17)
Glasgow Rocks came from as many as 14 points down to defeat Plymouth Raiders 88-84 at Emirates Arena.
Sterling Davis' side fought back from a poor second period to earn their second home win of the weekend and join Sheffield and Worcester on a 19-12 record.
Lewis Thomas top scored with 16 points as all five starters hit double figures, including Kieron Achara, who was playing in his 100th BBL league game.
Despite a delayed tip, both sides made a fast start with Glasgow coming out on top in a high-scoring opening quarter. However, the visitors stormed back with 34 points in the second to take a 12-point lead going into half-time with Anton Grady already racking up a double-double.
Plymouth maintained their lead throughout the third and still had a double-digit advantage with eight minutes left to play.
The Rocks then compiled a 14-2 burst to take a 79-78 lead as a tense finish ensued. Plymouth led 81-84 inside the final two minutes, but Thomas tied the game before Neil Watson secured the win from the foul line.
Grady finished with a stellar 29 points and 17 rebounds with Daryl Corletto flirting with a triple-double with 12 points, 11 boards and eight assists.
The Raiders have a 14-17 record - as do Bristol Flyers and Surrey Scorchers - as the the trio fight it out for two spots next weekend.