On Sunday, Plymouth welcomed in-form Cheshire Phoenix to Pavilions, looking to discover some form and get back into the play-off spots.
Both teams struggled to get out of the blocks throughout the entirety of the first-half and a 34-31 half-time score showed just how difficult all the players on the court were finding it to make their shots count.
One shining light in an otherwise drab half of basketball was Cheshire’s Raheem May-Thompson – his clinical 71% field goal percentage showed a man who was accurate and assured on the court.
The third-quarter was a tightly contested affair, and with the score at 56-56 going into the final period of play, the fans could’ve expected a tight finish to this game.
But, all of Plymouth’s problems came to the fore in the fourth-quarter, as inconsistency and lack of focus ultimately cost them the game.
The Raiders gave away a couple of cheap turnovers and Cheshire punished them, with the visitors pulling away into a 16-point lead which Plymouth never recovered from.
In the end, the game finished 83-70 in favour of the away side.
“If I could refund all the fans’ tickets today, then I would,” said Gavin Love after the game.
A difficult weekend for Plymouth Raiders, and they will look to bounce back away against Surrey Scorchers in a week’s time, before welcoming Glasgow Rocks to Pavilions on January 21st – tip off 4pm.
Tickets for the game can be bought online from www.ticketstore.co.uk.
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