The Halifax Hurricanes took a 2-1 lead in the NBL Canada Atlantic Finals on Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, beating the Moncton Magic 97-91.
Terry Thomas put together a monstrous offensive game, scoring 31 points on 11-17 shooting, including six from three. That was on top of his nine rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal.
Behind Thomas, the Hurricanes put together a very efficient game, shooting 48.1 per cent from the field and 42.9 per cent from three. The also limited the Magic to just three made threes on the night.
Until the fourth quarter, not one other Hurricane cracked double-digit points, until Mike Poole exploded for 14 points in the fourth to lead the Hurricanes across the finish line. He finished with 16 points and eight boards.
Cliff Clinkscales put together a vintage performance. He had nine points and 10 assists.
The Moncton Magic were led by Trey Kell with 23 points. Four Magic players scored in double digits in the loss.
The series continues on Monday, April 29 with Game 4 at Scotiabank Centre where the Hurricanes will have a chance to go up 3-1 at home. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Tickets for the game are on sale now and can be purchased at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office or online.