Kano Pillars Beat Dodan Warriors, Eye Unbeaten Run Record .

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.

Kano Pillars are One Win Away From Equaling LA Lakers Unbeaten Record.
Kano Pillars are One Win Away From Equaling LA Lakers Unbeaten Record.

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.

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