BBL: Durham Wildcats and Manchester Giants make play-offs; Plymouth Raiders miss out

Last Updated: 30/04/14 10:39am

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Ralph Bucci: Durham Wildcats will take on Newcastle Eagles in first round of post-season

Ralph Bucci: Durham Wildcats will take on Newcastle Eagles in first round of post-season

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A triple-double from Ralph Bucci led Durham Wildcats into the BBL play-offs for the first time in their history as they beat Cheshire Phoenix 104-86 on the final day of the regular season.

Bucci collected 16 points, 14 rebounds and 13 assists while Danny Huffor scored 26 to help Durham seal eighth place in the final standings.

Manchester Giants also booked a play-off place by beating London Lions 97-86, leaving Plymouth Raiders on the outside looking in as they went down 81-71 to Sheffield Sharks, who secured second place in the process.

Glasgow Rocks ended their campaign with a 94-81 win over Surrey United.

With the play-off picture now set, BBL champions Newcastle will face Durham, Sheffield will tackle Manchester, Worcester are paired with London and Leicester will play Cheshire in the first round.

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