NBL Finals: Nam Blazers Out To Level Series

Friday, September 30
•UCU Lady Canons Vs JKL Lady Dolphins – 7pm
•City Oilers Vs Nam Blazers – 9pm


Nam Blazers will be hoping to make amends when they meet City Oilers in Game two of the Tusker-Lite sponsored NBL finals at Lugogo.

The Blazers are trailing the best of seven finals series 1-0 after falling 53-60 on Wednesday.

Playing in their debut final, Coach Stephen Nyeko’s charges were on course for a dream start before a fourth quarter collapse.

They led by five points going into the last quarter where they went cold to score just eight points against Oilers’ 20 to lose a 7 point game.

Chris Omanye who scored 14 points, is expected to retain his place on the foreign-player slots as the team contemplates on bringing in shooting guard Ken Wachira.

And if that comes pass, David ‘Dikong’ Deng may pave way after shooting shooting 0-for-6 and managing just four rebounds.

And it’s not known whether new signing Peter Obleng will return after missing Game one.

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The rotation must be at its best for starters, Daniel Najja Juuko should be given more minutes as well having played for City Oilers and may have an idea or two on how to break them down.

They picked just 16 points off the bench, 25 in contrast for Oilers.

City Oilers did not have the best of their game despite out-rebounding the Blazers 60-46 in a game they converted just one three-pointer from 13 attempts.

And Blazers should have finished it off earlier if they executed on offense especially when Oilers went into foul trouble with over seven minutes into the third quarter.

But Oilers have nine lives, and Nam Blazers may continue to learn it the hard way against a side that has never been at the losing end of a series.

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