The Halifax Hurricanes evened up the 2017 NBLC Finals at two games apiece on Thursday with a 94-85 win over the visiting London Lightning.
The Bolts, who were missing Royce White due to suspension, struggled to find a good rhythm against a Halifax team that seemed to outwork them throughout.
The first three-quarters of Game 4 went a lot like Game 3 — Halifax starting strong, shooting well, and taking a sizable lead through the second and third quarters.
London had trouble on the offensive end all night. They struggled to crack Halifax’s defense on a consistent basis and were unable to catch up because of it.
Marcus Capers shined in the third — keeping his team in it through several big plays including a buzzer-beater three heading into the fourth.
London managed to find themselves three points away from Halifax at several occasions in the fourth. However, some sloppy play at both ends of the court — including a series of missed shots by both teams during a long stretch of the fourth — meant they simply ran out of time.
Capers led the Lightning with 22 points. Antoine Mason led the Hurricanes with 19 points.
Game 5 will take place on Saturday in Halifax. After that, the series will shift to London for Game 6 (Monday) and Game 7 (Tuesday) if necessary.