Mavs survive Giant scare

Published 04/13 2014 11:15PM

Updated 04/13 2014 11:37PM

SHREVEPORT, LA - The Shreveport Mavericks are one win away from their first ABA championship since 2011 after outlasting the defending ABA champion Jacksonville Giants 136-127 in overtime.

With less than 10 seconds to play, Jacksonville's Anthony Jackson mounted a serious threat at Shreveport's 58-game win streak when he nailed a three-pointer to tie the game at 119 and send the game to overtime.

In overtime, the Mavericks outscored the Giants 17-8, ensuring their 59th straight win and putting them one-win away from an ABA title.

The Mavericks were led in scoring by Ed Horton's 26 points. Jacksonville's Jermaine Bell paced the field with 33 points.

Game two of the best of three series resumes Monday, April 14th at 7:30 from Hirsch Coliseum in Shreveport, LA

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