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James hails "fabulous" Wolves after Lions victory
11:02am Monday 28th April 2014 in Sport
DIRECTOR of basketball Paul James felt his Worcester Wolves side were "fabulous" in taking a step closer to another major final.
The British Basketball League Trophy champions booked their place in the semi-finals of the play-offs with a 178-166 aggregate victory over London Lions.
Now they are potentially 80 minutes away from the final at Wembley Arena next month.
James said: "I'm delighted to be through. It's the first time that the club's got through to a BBL play-off semi-final in its history. Over the two legs, we were the best team.
"Yes, there's a little bit of disappointment that we didn't win at home, we had enough opportunities too, but the bigger picture is we've got through to the semi-final and I think people will take that.
"As much as I said at the start that we wanted to put on a performance for our home fans, I think it's difficult at times to do that knowing that you've got such a big cushion.
"Once they got back and had a six-point lead in the second game, we needed to switch on. It's hard as a coach to keep players mentally focused all the time for that.
"Overall, we did a fabulous job over the two games and we are delighted to be in the semi-finals."
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