Orlando: Jr. NBA Global Championships, Trailing 16-25 at halftime, the Indian Under-14 boys almost pulled off an improbable heist before agonizingly going down 56-64 in Over Time to heavyweights Canada in a rip-roaring quarter final contest of the Jr. NBA Global Championships here at HP Fieldhouse courts on Saturday.
Promising guards Harsh Dagar (20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists) and Lokendra Singh (13 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists) put in an all-round performance while forward Kushal Singh also contributed by scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds as the boys in green did not lose a single quarter after being drubbed 7-16 in the first period to take the game to over time.
In added time of four minutes, Canada edged India out 7-15 before being held by the scruff of their neck 9-9, 19-12, 14-12 in the previous three quarters.
While the boys were inconsolable even an hour after the game finished, spectators at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex could not stop talking about their performance against a country which houses the reigning Jr. NGC, Toronto Raptors. IANS