Plymouth Raiders go through to BBL Trophy final

Late heroics from Jeremy Bell sent the Plymouth Raiders through to the final of the BBL Trophy with a 188-186 aggregate win over Milton Keynes Lions.

Trailing by six points with less than a minute to go Bell hit all six to level the game and send the tie into overtime at the Pavilions.

Bell then scored another 10 points as the Raiders won the match 107-99 and booked a place in the final.

Plymouth lost the first leg in Milton Keynes 87-81 on Friday.

Bell top-scored in the second leg for Plymouth with 32 points while Jamal Williams basketed 21 and Mike Ojo scored 19.

"It was fantastic, I'm so happy, to get through to the final is amazing," head coach Gavin Love told BBC Spotlight.

Plymouth are likely to face a repeat of their BBL Cup final loss against Newcastle after the Eagles beat Sheffield Sharks 116-84 in their first leg over the weekend.

And Love says he desperately wants revenge over the Eagles after last month's defeat in Birmingham.

"It's a good bet that we'll be facing Newcastle Eagles, they're leading their first leg by quite a margin.

"I don't want to play anybody else, we played them in one cup final and I want to play them in the other," he said.

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