Sheffield Sharks 84 Leicester Riders 77: BBL Champions stunned after Sharks comeback

Jerrold Brooks scored 18 points in Sheffield Sharks' play-off final victory over Leicester Riders.

Jerrold Brooks scored 18 points in Sheffield Sharks' play-off final victory over Leicester Riders.

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SHEFFIELD SHARKS produced an impressive final-quarter comeback to win the BBL play-off final with a 84-77 victory over Leicester Riders.

The Sharks were 66-59 adrift heading into the final 10 minutes but they fought back to deny the Riders a domestic treble at the O2 Arena.

Leicester, who finished 18 points ahead of third-placed Sheffield in the regular season, had already won the BBL Trophy and the league title and looked on course for more glory after the first three quarters.

However the Sharks, led by Michael Tuck who finished the game with 20 points, turned the game on its head in an error-strewn finale.

Jerrold Brooks also got himself 18 points, including a crucial three-pointer with 90 seconds to go to make it 76-71, while Leicester managed just 11 points in the final quarter.

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