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Moncton downs Hurricanes 107-104
April 13, 2017
NBL Canada Media
The Halifax Hurricanes are in their biggest slump of the season, after the defending league champions dropped their third straight game, 107-104 on the road against the Moncton Miracles at the Moncton Coliseum on Thursday.
Malik Story and Melvin Johnson III notched 21 points apiece to lead five Moncton players in double-figure scoring. Halifax's CJ Washington was the game's top scorer with 22 points.
Neither team out-scored the other by more than six points in any of the four quarters. After trailing 23-21 through 12 minutes, Moncton took a 49-45 lead into the break and stretched their advantage to 84-75 at the end of three quarters.
The Hurricanes held a 70-50 edge on points in the paint, but knocked down just four three-pointers compared to nine for the Miracles.
The result leaves Halifax with a three-game lead over Saint John for first in the Atlantic Division standings, while Moncton pulls within 1.5 games of the Island Storm for third place.