The Lightning will begin a 6 day road trip out East against a familiar face: The Atlantic Conference leading Halifax Hurricanes. The two teams battled it out on Monday, with London pulling out a 123-108 victory.
The game could also be a historic one, as London looks to notch their 12th straight win, tying an NBLC record set by the Windsor Express during the 2013-14 season.
In Monday’s game it was Royce White who led the way for London, notching a double-double with 26 points and 14 rebounds. Joel Friesen, a former Hurricane, scored 20 against his former team.
Billy White led the way for the Hurricanes. As the team’s leading scorer, he figures to still be a threat for the Canes now that they’re back on home court. With the three leading scorers for the Hurricanes in that game being front court players, expect them to try to get their points on the inside again today.
London won mostly because of their interior presence, and without letting the ball fly from beyond the arc the way we’ve seen from them in the past. If the Bolts can make their threes, as well as maintain their effectiveness in the paint; look out.
Both London and Halifax also had an unusually high number of turnovers in Monday’s game. Whichever team corrects that could swing the game in their favour.
Tip-off has been set for 7 p.m Atlantic, 6 p.m Eastern. You can watch the game below or follow along on our Twitter feed.