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Sport Boomers level WNBL semi-final series

13:03  23 february  2020
13:03  23 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Adelaide can close out the series with a win at Titanium Security Arena on Thursday night, or the Boomers can force a deciding game three in Melbourne on February 3. The sudden, consummate run from the Lightning will rest heavily on the Boomers as they plan their strategy in the coming days.

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The Melbourne Boomers have drawn level in their best-of-three WNBL semi-final series against the Canberra Capitals with an 88-76 victory.

Down 1-0 after last Sunday's 14-point loss in Canberra, the Boomers hit back in style at Melbourne's State Basketball Centre to force a decider in Canberra on Thursday night.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Ezi Magbegor of the Boomers shoots during game two of the WNBL Semi Final series between the Melbourne Boomers and UC Capitals at the State Basketball Centre on February 23, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images) © Getty MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Ezi Magbegor of the Boomers shoots during game two of the WNBL Semi Final series between the Melbourne Boomers and UC Capitals at the State Basketball Centre on February 23, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

American guard Lindsay Allan proved the catalyst for the victory with 25 points, with Ezi Magbegor (17 points, nine rebounds, four blocks) and Maddie Garrick (17 points, eight rebounds) providing valuable support.

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Adelaide Lightning dealt Melbourne Boomers a stunning blow to move within one win of a place in WNBL grand final series on Sunday. The Lightning marched into Melbourne and rode a second-half wave of momentum to a 76-60 win at the State Basketball Centre in game one of their best of three

After sitting out the final rounds of the regular season with a knee issue, Allen typified the Boomers' grit as they kept their season alive.

"We knew we had to get it done or we would be out so just showing that toughness as a team and not being denied in whatever we did tonight," Allen said.

The home side came out firing, Allen and Garrick doing the damage as the Boomers led by 15 at halftime and held the Capitals to 37 per cent shooting.

French import Olivia Epoupa gave the visitors a boost with eight points in the third quarter but Melbourne answered the challenge with Allen converting a pair of three-point opportunities to close the term with a 64-50 advantage.

Any hopes of a Capitals comeback were dashed once Garrick scored twice at the start of the final quarter.

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"It's do or die, best team wins and we will give our best," Allen said about Thursday's decider.

"We know it's going to be a tough crowd in Canberra but it should be a great game."

League MVP Kia Nurse and Kelsey Griffin each scored 17 points for the Capitals and Marianna Tolo added 14 but it wasn't enough as the Boomers held on to a double-digit lead for most of the match.

"I think they put their foot down first in this game and that allowed them to keep it going and it was tough for us to chip back into that lead," Nurse said.

"It's not a big deal, we've got another one at home and that's a good home crowd to be in front of."

Thursday's victors face minor premiers Southside Flyers in the grand final series, starting next Sunday.

Southside qualified with a 2-0 sweep of Adelaide Lightning.

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