Basketball: Shelton happy to do overtime as Lions lose

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Milton Keynes Lions' three-game unbeaten start to the British Basketball League season ended in a 92-80 defeat at Sheffield Sharks last night at the end of one period of overtime.

The veteran Lions line-up managed only three points in the extra period to give Sharks their second win of the season, led by 28 points from Blake Shelton.

The Sharks have signed veteran playmaker Stedroy Baker this week on a one-month contract, and it was Baker's three-pointer 10 seconds from time which gave the Sharks a 77-75 lead.

But Tony Windless, who matched Shelton with 28 points for the Lions, scored six seconds later to force the extra period. Shelton responded with a three-pointer to open overtime, then Jeff Bonds made two free throws for the Sharks for an 82-77 lead. Windless' reply was another three pointer, but that was the last basket for the Lions.

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