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Atlantic 1st Round Game 2: Hurricanes 123 Miracles 103

Released: May 07, 2017
By: Halifax Hurricanes Media

Halifax, (NS) – The Halifax Hurricanes and the Moncton Miracles played their second playoff game of the 2016-17 NBL Canada Atlantic Conference semi-finals on Sunday afternoon at the Scotiabank Centre in Downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax was able to come away with a convincing game one win over the Miracles at home on Friday night, defeating them by a score of 102-91.
Much like in game one, the Miracles came roaring out of the gate and jumped out to an early 12-3 lead. Defence and turnovers were the story of the low scoring first quarter as the Miracles finished the frame with a 20-18 lead. The second quarter saw numerous lead changes, but Halifax was able to finish the half with a one point edge at 48-47. Halifax started the second half red hot, going on a 32-6 run to start the third quarter. The Canes outscored the Miracles 35-18 in the third, finishing with an 83-65 lead. The fans were treated to a wild fourth quarter that saw 78 points scored between both teams (Halifax 40, Moncton 38). In the end, the Canes had too much firepower for the Miracles, winning handily 123-103.
Halifax was lead by reserve forward Anthony Cox, who scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds off of the bench. Guard Antoine Mason lead all scorers with 23 points and forward Tyrone Watson dropped 16 points for the Canes.
The Miracles got strong performances from forwards Russell Byrd (22 points), Tyrell Tate (19 points) and Tydran Beaty (18 points). Centre Tim Mitchell had a big game underneath, scoring 15 points and grabbing 16 rebounds.
Both teams will travel to Moncton to play in game three of the best of five conference semi-finals. Halifax’s only loss to the Miracles this season came on the road at Moncton Coliseum on April 13th. Halifax will look to complete the sweep of Miracles and advance to the Atlantic Conference finals.


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