Rob Paternostro praises battling Leicester Riders win

Cameron Rundles
Rundles turned in a match-winning performance against Guildford

Leicester Riders coach Rob Paternostro says he was impressed by his side's ability to grind out an away win on Saturday despite a below-par display.

Cameron Rundles top-scored with 30 points and hit a dramatic last-gasp jump shot as Riders beat Guildford Heat 79-77 in a thrilling game.

Paternostro told BBC Radio Leicester: "It's nice to know you can go on the road, not play well and win.

"That is the sign of a good side, but know we have a lot to work on."

Paternostro added: "You can't play well every single night, but we had some guys who found a way to win and that made the trip back home a lot nicer."

The away victory looked a near certainty with 59 seconds left with Riders leading by seven points at 76-69.

The hosts hit back to tie the scores 77-77 but Rundles dribbled from one side of the court to the other and threw up a fade-away jump shot as the buzzer sounded.

Paternostro said: "Wins on the road in this league are hard to come by. Last season we struggled with those.

"We were up by seven with a minute to go and we had the game in hand but they tied it. Credit Cameron Rundles who carried us all night on the offensive end."

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