23 August 2018
GB men rally to reach World Championships final
Great Britain’s men completed a historic double at the Wheelchair Basketball World Championships, reaching their first final in 16 years in defeating Iran 86-63.
After the women’s team beat host nation Germany in Hamburg to reach their first-ever final, their male counterparts surged through to their third showpiece appearance.
Emulating the heroics of the 1994 and 2002 sides, Philip Pratt led the Paralympic bronze medallists through a tricky assignment against the Iranians.
The first period was a relatively even affair, Gregg Warburton getting to the free-throw line to hand GB a slender 17-12 advantage.
A 17-4 run at the end of the half ensured Pratt’s men would have some breathing space going into the interval and provided a platform.
George Bates took control in the third quarter – ending on 21 points and seven boards, with Harrison Brown also impressing in getting to the line five times.
Having seen off the Paralympic silver medalists Spain in the semi-final, Paralympic champions USA await in Sunday’s final.
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