London Lightning get to double OT against Magic before falling in Moncton

. Courtesy of the London Lightning

The London Lightning opened three games in Atlantic Canada on Wednesday with a 119-112 double overtime loss to the Moncton Magic.

London started well in the game and led by eight points at halftime, but could not hold off a Moncton charge in the second half. Kevin Ware Jr. of the Lightning hit a three point shot with just five seconds left to tie the game 95-95 and force the first overtime period.

With Moncton leading by three again at the end of that five minute overtime, Jaylen Babb-Harrison made a three pointer with seven seconds showing on the clock to send the game to double OT tied at 105.

The Magic pulled away from there, outscoring the Lightning 14-7 to pick up the win.

Mo Bolden led the Lightning with 18 points. Marvin Phillips recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

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