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Kyle Johnson helped London Lightning win the NBL Canada Championship title for the second year in a row as they secured a dramatic 4-3 victory in the finals.
The GB guard scored six points and added two assists in 18 minutes of his side’s title-clinching 101-109 triumph against Halifax Hurricanes on the road last night as they completed an 0-2 comeback.
⚡️WIN! 2018 @NBLCanada CHAMPS. #BackToBack pic.twitter.com/gn3arGrijO
— London Lightning (@LondonLightning) May 19, 2018
Lightning lost the opening two games of the series away from home before bouncing back with three straight wins on the road. Halifax defended home court to forced a decide, but suffered a Game 7 defeat as Lightning claimed the only road victory of the finals.
Johnson had a series-best of 15 points to help his side go 3-2 ahead following victory in Game 5 and averaged 14.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in 38 appearances on the season having hit 41 points back in March.
Kyle Johnson (@SmoothKJ88) went OFF for 41 points for London Lightning! ⚡️🇨🇦 (via @NBLCanada) pic.twitter.com/xPOc6ajTEw
— Hoopsfix 🇬🇧🏀 (@Hoopsfix) March 20, 2018
London Lightning finished second in the regular season with a 24-9 record before returning to the finals with 3-1 and 4-2 victories over Niagara and St John’s Edge, respectively.