After much controversy in the basketball scene on where and when to stage the 2017 Kwese Premier Basketball League playoffs, the Savannah Conference playoffs dunked off on Monday in Kaduna.
President of the Nigeria Basket ball Federation, Musa Kida had wanted to stop the playoffs citing power change from the former board led by Tijani Umar.
In Monday’s result, Kada Stars were beaten 69-88 points by Plateau Peaks, Niger Potters defeated Bauchi Nets 77-56 points. The last game of the day which was the star match, Gombe Bulls fell 97-104 points to defending champions Kano Pillars.
Pillars led from start to finish with only one lead change recorded in the game and just once was the game tied. They were able to make 26/36 from the free throw line and 14 of 35 from the arc.
In the Atlantic conference 6 playoffs, opening games will tip off in Ilorin also on Tuesday. Hoops & Read will play against Oluyole Warriors at 12pm, Kwara Falcons will face Police Baton at 2pm while Rivers Hoopers will take on Nigeria Customs at 4 pm in the last game of the day.