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Looking back on Bolts’ repeat

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 London & Area Edition

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The 2017-2018 National Basketball straight season. League of Canada season saw the The final against the Halifax Hurricanes London Lightning defend their throne as offered a back and forth series that went they became back-to-back champions for right down to the wire. In the end, the the second time in franchise history. It Bolts came out on top in Game 7, 109brought the grand total of championships 101, to defeat the Hurricanes and claim to four, marking the most in NBL Canada the 2018 NBLC title. Canadian Garrett history. Williamson took home the league’s postKeeping a large chunk of their core season MVP award. roster from the previous season, the For more information on the upcoming Lightning had a rockier start than most season, in which the Lightning will seek a predicted. Coming away with only two three-peat, visit wins in their first seven games was not www.lightningbasketball.ca. the ideal start for the reigning champiwww.lightningbasketball.ca ons. But the Lightning soon became the hottest team in the league, and it took over a full month for anyone to beat them. The team went on to win 12 games in a row, cementing themselves as a top team once again. Another strong regular season led the Bolts to claim yet another Central Division title, securing home court advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs. The Lightning’s playoff run started with a best-of-5 series against Niagara, and London bested the River Lions 3-1. In the second round, the Lightning battled the St. John’s Edge. Taking six games to close out the best-of-7 series, the Lightning earned The Lightning offered their fans plenty of exciting action last season, and they’re sure to do the same in 2018-2019 at Budweiser a spot in the NBLC finals for the third Gardens

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