Day three of the BT Paralympic World Cup saw plenty of thrills, spills and basketball skills, but sadly no wins for Great Britain.
After outscoring Germany by 58-53 on day two of the competition, GB's women looked all set to extend their winning streak to three games by overcoming Japan. Helen Freeman, the hosts' top scorer on days one and two, put in a performance so polished, it could've been sponsored by Mr Sheen. But even her sharp-shooting skills were no match for Japan's Mari Amimoto, whose 22 points helped the team from the far east edge a nail-biting encounter 43-42.
Despite the loss, GB still make it through to Thursday's final, where they'll face either Japan or Germany.
Meanwhile, a Patrick Anderson-inspired Canada proved too much for Britain's men, running out 56-52 winners. After the match, GB's Terry Bywater said: "This team is capable of winning gold at the Paralympics next year and it didn't show for the first 32 minutes of the game today, but the last eight minutes we showed what we're all about. It's about never giving up."
GB will now face Brazil in tomorrow's bronze medal match, while Canada face France in the final.
But day three wasn't just about wheelchair basketball. Earlier on, Rob Richardson, Anton Raimondo and the rest of the Great Britain men's sitting volleyball team in action against the Netherlands. While our guys pushed their strong Dutch counterparts close, the visiting team edged an exciting contest 3-1. After the game we spoke to Anton, who clearly relished playing in front of the home crowd: "We haven’t had a lot of support in the past because we’ve playing at international tournaments. It’s great to play on home soil and have people cheering us on. We feel it on the court, we really do. It really encourages us - the more the merrier, really!"
Join us for live streaming of the event tomorrow from 1pm and see if GB's women will be crowned BT Paralympic World Cup wheelchair basketball champions!
You can also tune into C4 from 12pm on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May to catch highlights of the previous day's action. And be sure to join Rick Edwards for a live two-hour BT Paralympic World Cup extravaganza on C4 from 12pm on Saturday 28 May.
To find out about purchasing tickets and more, visit the BT Paralympic World Cup website. And don't forget, you can get up to speed with all the latest ticket information for the London 2012 Paralympic Games at www.London2012.com.