Mumbai : NBA shocked defending champions Deccan Gymkhana 63-54 in a thrilling men’s league tie, in the 13th Nagpada Basketball Association Invitational Tournament, at the Bachookhan Municipal Playground, Nagpada. Last year’s semi-finalists NBA kicked off their campaign in the eight-team elite league-cum-knock out with the crucial nine-point win that gave the visitors, also playing their opener, an early jolt. NBA took a crucial 28-24 lead at half-time following a rewarding second quarter. Deccan Gymkhana came back into the match in the third quarter while trailing 39-40 until the hosts ignited the fourth quarter by firing 23 points with Mohsin Shaikh top-scoring with 14 points.
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