12 Mar 2009

ANBL grand final goes to 5th and deciding game

5:45 am on 12 March 2009

The Melbourne Tigers centre Chris Anstey beat suspension, then beat the South Dragons virtually single-handedly last night to send the Australian National Basketball League grand final series into a deciding fifth game.

Anstey produced a remarkable individual performance as the Tigers won game four 108-95.

He poured in 31 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and posed too many questions for the Dragons to answer to level the best-of-five series at 2-all.

It means the last ever NBL championship before the new league is launched will be decided at the Dragons' home court in game five tomorrow night.

Anstey was given a suspended sentence earlier this week for striking in game three.