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London Lightning: This one wasn’t even close

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The best way to put a one-point loss in the rearview mirror is to blow up that same team a few days later.

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The Lightning made sure they didn’t fall to the wire this time with a 25-point thrashing of the KW Titans, 107-82 Wednesday at Budweiser Gardens. London improved its National Basketball League of Canada record to 13-2 on aggregate and 10-0 on home court heading into six consecutive road games.

The Bolts have beaten KW four out of five meetings this season and that’s one of the main reasons they have a four-game lead in the standings over the second-placed Titans (10-7).

TURNING: The Lightning hit four of their 12 three-pointers in the first quarter to help jump big right away. Mareik Isom had particular accuracy, losing 4 out of 6 from long range.

SWEET-O STAT OF THE NIGHT: 16. The number of rebounds London giant Amir Williams has fired, including five on the offensive side. No one on the Titans had more than Matt Neufeld’s reserve eight. Williams missed two critical free throws in loss at Memorial Auditorium, and responded with 17 points and a huge double-double in this one. He also chipped three blocks.

PINE: Former Lansing Pharaohs guard Lance Adams made his Lightning debut and had seven points, three rebounds and a steal. He also knocked down a three-ball on four tries and played 22 minutes, tied with an effective Jordan Jensen-Whyte for the most part on the London bench.

NEXT : It’s more TBL time with London heading to Michigan to face Adams’ former side in Lansing on Saturday (7:00 p.m.) before a rematch with Flint United on Sunday afternoon (3:00 p.m.). The Lightning are 3-1 against TBL clubs and these will be their last two games against the league south of the border. The two leagues faced off as part of their post-pandemic restart plans.