The London Lightning will make their long-awaited return to NBL Canada action on Thursday with a visit to KW to take on the KW Titans.
Thursday’s game will be the first for the Lightning since a 91-87 win over Windsor on Jan. 18.
Thursday’s game is expected to be the first for Marvin Phillips since his return to the team. The 6’7” forward from Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the team’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder.
Phillips comes into the Lightning at a very interesting time. With the Lightning riding high on a three-game winning streak, it will be interesting to see how Coach Julius uses Phillips, especially considering the recent play of London’s forward core in Julian Boyd and Royce White.
Thursday’s game is also expected to be Doug Herring Jr.’s first in a Lightning uniform. The 6’4” shooter is a veteran of the league — he averaged 18 points and five assists per game in his last season with the former Saint John Mill Rats.
The Titans come into Thursday’s game on back-to-back wins after snagging a convincing 93-83 win over Orangeville at home on Tuesday. The Titans managed to draw A’s standout out of the game early (fouled with 17 minutes played, two points) with early foul trouble. Watch foe KW to try something similar against London’s bigs tonight.
The Titans will look at little different to London fans watching online. Orlando Coleman left the team following their 117-92 at the hands of the Bolts on Jan. 14. The 24-year-old standout was leading the team with 6.4 rebounds per game. He was replaced by Kevin Foster.