28 Feb 2009

Heartbreak as Tigers close out semi-final series

7:04 am on 28 February 2009

The Breakers guard Kirk Penney says their 103-97 loss to the Melbourne Tigers in their must-win second Australian National Basketball League semi-final is hard to take because he really thought they were going to win after the way they started.

The home side came out strongly to lead by 19 late in the first quarter and 16 early in the third, showing the intensity missing in Melbourne.

But the Tigers steadiily cut the lead to single figures then landed a three pointer on the buzzer to go into the last 12 minutes trailing by just two.

Penney says that's when the Tigers showed their big game experience.