Sheffield Sharks: a season finale to cherish

British Basketball League final in London 2016 Sheffield Sharks
British Basketball League final in London 2016 Sheffield Sharks
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Sheffield Sharks players and fans are still reflecting on a sensational end to the season, following their splendid 84-77 victory over Leicester Riders at the O2 Arena in London.

Sharks produced a strong final quarter effort as they came from behind to win the 2016 Molten BBL Play-Off Final.

Mike Tuck picked up the Finals MVP award after a hugely influential display with 20 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, while guard Jerrold Brooks scored eight of his 18 points in a pivotal 14-0 spell down the stretch.

Atiba Lyons, the head coach said: “I am truly proud of this team - it’s been a great season. We went down by seven or eight, but kept our heads high and were able to go on a run. Credit to Leicester, but I’m happy we were able to come out with the win.”

Brooks commented: “I’m just happy we won - it was probably the best game I’ve played in a long time. We stayed together after they went ahead and came up with some big shots and rebounds in the final quarter.”

Rob Paternostro, Leicester coach: “It was a great game - I think we missed too many shots around the basket. They hit some really timely shots while we dried up a little bit in the fourth quarter.”