Express Slip Up In Game 2 (GALLERY)

The Windsor Express host the Island Storm in Game 2 of the NBL Canada Finals on April 6, 2014 (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Windsor Express are hoping to regroup after giving up a big first quarter lead at the WFCU Centre to lose to the Island Storm 104-102. The Express started strong with a 34-16 lead but let it slip away despite outscoring the Storm 27-24 in the final quarter.

“I believe in the basketball gods,” says Bill Jones, head coach for the Express. “When you don’t do things right and you disrespect this game, he got an opportunity to put you in a situation to bring you back to earth, you know what I’m saying? That’s what I told the team; I don’t like to bring that out often, but I’m a firm believer in it and that’s what I believe happened today.”

“You never want to lose on your home court,” says Stefan Bonneau, the Express guard registering a game-high 34 points. “Especially in a best of seven series because you give the home court away but, we just got to bounce back, learn from our mistakes from this game and in Game 3 come out with a better mentality.”

The Express and Storm are now tied in the NBL Canada Finals at a game apiece with the series moving to Charlottetown, PEI for the next three games with Game 3 set for Wednesday at 6pm EDT.