BBL: Leicester Riders see-off Durham Wildcats to maintain unbeaten start

Last Updated: 21/10/12 7:01pm

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Rob Paternostro: Saw Leicester Riders win yet again

Rob Paternostro: Saw Leicester Riders win yet again

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In-form Leicester Riders maintained their unbeaten start to the season, while Surrey Heat held on to beat Glasgow Rocks on Sunday.

Rob Paternostro's Leicester squad posted their fifth league win on the bounce with a narrow 79-74 victory over Durham Wildcats.

But the result was always in doubt until 40 seconds from the end when the Riders put the match to bed as they went 78-69 ahead. Despite a three from Paul Elderkin, there was no way back for Durham at the death.

In Sunday's other BBL action, Surrey Heat hung on for an excellent 84-78 victory against Glasgow Rocks after nearly blowing a big third-quarter lead.

The hosts had led by 13 midway through the penultimate period before seeing the Rocks move in front at 71-69.

However, Heat regained their composure to the finish the match on a 15-7 run and earn the victory, with Chavis Holmes, Julius Joseph and the excellent Martelle McLemore all scoring vital points.

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