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Bullets dominate Melbourne Tigers

By Ed Jackson 22/12/2007 10:07:50 PM Comments (0)

An Ebi Ere-inspired Brisbane Bullets continued their dominance over the Melbourne Tigers, winning 112-108 in their NBL clash at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Bullets have won six of their last eight games against the Tigers, this being their first meeting since last seasons title decider.

Nigerian international Ebi scored a game high 39 points, well supported by CJ Bruton's 30, while Sean Lampley (24) and Chris Anstey (21) top scored for the visitors.

Ere turned the game on its head with a dramatic three-pointer with just 45 seconds left on the clock to open up a match-winning lead for the Bullets.

The home team opened up an early 8-0 lead but the Tigers fought back, eventually going to the first break with a 28-26 lead and leading the Bullets 56-54 at halftime.

Anstey finished the half with 17 points, 13 rebounds and an amazing 11 points from the free-throw line while Ere piled on 11 points in the second quarter in the battle of the big names.

With the Bullets bench being outscored 21-2 by halftime, Ere put on a one-man show in the third quarter to put the home team back in front heading into the final term.

While Anstey was kept quiet by the Bullets defence notching just four points for the quarter, Ere was simply unstoppable at the other end, scoring 12 points in the term as the Bullets opened up an 84-79 lead.

The final quarter saw more of the same tight play, with Ere's brilliance keeping the Bullets in front.

But the Tigers clawed their way back, both teams trading buckets until Ere's late winner.

The Bullets return to the court next Friday when they travel to Sydney to play the Razorbacks, while the Tigers next opponents are the Cairns Taipans in Melbourne on Thursday.

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