Leicester Riders ease into BBL play-off semi-finals


Leicester Riders secured a two-legged play-off semi-final date with Glasgow Rocks thanks to a crushing 182-141 aggregate win over Sheffield Sharks.

Riders dominated both legs, winning 92-76 in Sheffield on Friday and storming to a 90-65 success at Loughborough University on Sunday night.

Coach Rob Paternostro told BBC Radio Leicester: "Sunday was a carnival type atmosphere that made it feel special.

"Our players performed from the minute the game started."

Cameron Rundles was Leicester's star performer on Sunday, with 29 points in a one-sided contest.

Riders ended the regular season in second spot, just two points behind Newcastle with a record of 22 wins from their 30 games.

They were expected to beat Sheffield, who finished in seventh, but face a tougher game against Glasgow, who saw off Plymouth Raiders in their quarter-final.

Riders face Rocks in the first leg on Friday, with the return fixture on Sunday.

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