Leicester Riders comeback stuns Newcastle Eagles

Rob Paternostro
Riders coach Rob Paternostro rallied his men for a classic comeback

Leicester Riders produced a thrilling second-half comeback in their BBL Cup semi-final first leg against Newcastle Eagles to finish all square at 90-90.

The Riders were 21 points adrift in the first half and appeared to have blown any hope of an appearance in the final.

But Bradd Wiezerbicki, who grabbed 32 points, and Ayron Hardy marshalled a fantastic fightback in front of their home fans.

The result sets up a tantalizing second leg in Newcastle on Friday.

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