Love delighted with hearty display at Rocks
DELIGHTED Raiders boss Gavin Love says Sunday's stunning result at Rocks shows the city BBL side don't always need their 'big guns' to win matches.
Raiders embarrassed Glasgow 97-69 in front of their own fans to cement their hold on fourth spot.
The Plymouth team won without hot-shots Michael Ojo (fractured eye socket) and Jeremy Bell, who has now left the club.
Love said he always thought raiders were in with a chance of winning at Rocks. But he never expected to do it by 30 points.
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The win gave Raiders a respectable breathing space between themselves and Rocks, who are tied in fifth place with Worcester.
"It was a fantastic team effort," said Love. "I was impressed with the guys – I have been waiting all season for this sort of performance.
"Everybody's heart was in it and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
"Our line-up was particularly effective and I thought we were far more efficient with our shooting.
"We weren't hurrying things and we didn't try to force things. Everybody was working hard for each other and trying to get them into good positions.
"I thought with the line-up we had, that we were in with a chance of winning the game, as we had been working hard on defence all week.
"But I must admit I didn't expect to win the game by 30 points."
"It shows you don't always need your big guns to win that sort of game.
"Everyone played really well and I thought Drew Lasker had a fantastic game.
"If he doesn't get into the BBL team of the week, I'll be very surprised."
Love is uncertain when Ojo will return.
He said: "I don't know about Mike, because I don't really know how long these things take to mend.
"I think we are talking about something like three weeks."
Love said he believed team spirit would be an important part of the rest of the Raiders' season.
He said: "The team spirit we have is more important than anything – it's not just about talent."