John White totalled 74 points in two games for the Docklands-based Leopards when he scored 38 in Saturday's win at Crystal Palace, following his haul of 36 points in Thursday's 108-95 victory over Leicester City Riders. White hit 30 in the second half against Palace, where Leopards won 104- 91.
The Sharks inflicted upon Leicester their seventh defeat in eight games at the Granby Halls on Saturday, by 99-97, after the Riders' Leon McGee and Nate Reinking missed with three three-pointers in the final minute. Sheffield's Chris Finch reacted first to score off a rebound, after team- mate Roger Huggins missed a free-throw, to open a 97-95 lead. Voise Winters gave Sheffield a match-winning four-point lead from the free-throw line, before Justin Phoenix scored Riders' final basket.
The Bullets won 115-101 at Hemel Royals after the league's bottom club scored 40 points in the third quarter to trail just 77-75. Nigel Lloyd and Tony Dorsey, who scored 31 points each for the Bullets, immediately responded with a 40-0 run.
Manchester's Mike Brown scored four successive three-pointers at Bracknell but could not save the Giants from an 86-81 defeat as Thames Valley Tigers ended a run of three defeats. At Derby, Newcastle's Ralph Blalock registered on five out of six visits to the free-throw line to score the Eagles' last five points as they closed out the Storm 83-82.Reuse content