More home comfort for the Raiders
Plymouth Raiders 95 (18,44,71) (Grady 26, Corletto 23, Dixon 20)
Cheshire Phoenix 81 (20,35,58) (Allen-Jordan 19, May-Thompson 16, DiNunno 15)
Plymouth Raiders made it back-to-back home wins on Friday night as they defeated Cheshire Phoenix 95-81.
The men in Green are returning to form at a pivotal time in the Play-Off race and victory puts them three wins clear of their South-West rivals, Bristol Flyers.
Anton Grady made a welcome return to action and posted a double-double with 26 points and 11 boards with Daryl Corletto and Cory Dixon adding 23 and 20 points respectively.
The two teams had a double-overtime thriller recently and another close battle looked on the cards as Cheshire edged the opening period 18-20.
However, the home side got going late in the second with a 16-2 run giving them control at half-time. Plymouth carried on their momentum when play resumed with the lead increasing into double figures.
Cheshire rallied with a 9-2 run to close within six, but the Raiders held firm and pulled away again with Grady finishing the game with the final four points.
The Raiders face Leicester Riders in a repeat of the BBL Trophy Final tomorrow, while Cheshire take on London Lions on Sunday.