The second game of the National Final Four of the DSTV/NBBF Premier Basketball League had Kano Pillars thrash Dodan Warriors 77-63 on Wednesday, to continue with a 32-game winning streak.
Abubakar Usman led the winners with 22 points and 7 rebounds, Abdulwahab Yakubu came up with 12 points 5 rebounds and 2 assists while Dele Ademola added 11 points and 9 rebounds.
It what has been described as the highpoint of the opening day fixtures at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, Pillars trailed in the first quarter 14-16.
The Savannah Conference winners raced into a massive 27-9 run on their return in the second quarter while Warriors, who got off well in the opening period, broke down. At the half-time break, Pillars maintained a 21 point lead with scores settled at 41-25.
In the third quarter, Dike Azuoma of Dodan Warriors fired up the Atlantic Conference team as they ended up reducing the deficit to 13 points.
Toba Eugene inspired Dodan Warriors in a frantic fourth quarter with some big shots and impressive runs but couldn’t stop Kano Pillars from claiming victory.
Azouma replied with 26 points for the losing team while Eugene added 7 points.
Kano Pillars are one win short of the record of the longest unbeaten run in professional basketball history, set by the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72 NBA season with 33 consecutive wins.