Island Storm lose game 6 in NBL final

The Island Storm will get one more shot at the NBL basketball championship Thursday night, but they will have to win game seven on the road.
The Island Storm got off to slow start offensively in game 6 of the National Basketball League championship, says coach Joe Salerno, and could not recover. (CBC)

The Island Storm will get one more shot at the NBL basketball championship Thursday night, but they will have to win game seven on the road.

Individual play led to a lot of turnovers.- Storm coach Joe Salerno

The Windsor Express beat the Storm Tuesday night 107-88.

Storm coach Joe Salerno said his players got off to a slow start offensively and could not recover.

"We came out very strong defensively. I thought we missed a lot of very makeable shots to start this game. It seemed like there was a lid on the basket for us a little bit," said Salerno.

"I think that led to some frustration, some individual play. That's really not our style and that individual play led to a lot of turnovers tonight and you just can't do that against a team that is as good as Windsor."

The Storm split the first two games of the series in Windsor, and won two out of three at home to take a 3-2 series lead back to Windsor.

Game seven, the final and deciding game in the series, goes Thursday night in Windsor.