London United lost by 13 on the road to title chasers Reading Rockets on Sunday evening at Reading.

United again started brightly taking the lead through a Damian Reid 3 pointer and then a Deppisch three.

United went up 6 at 13-19 as Van Elswyk scored inside the paint after some good ball movement.

By the end of the 1st Quarter United looked steady with a 1 point lead at 22-23.

In the second quarter Readings main inside scoring threat went down hard on his ankle to slowly get up and take a place on the bench and in the next play for United Damian Reid did the same thing landing awkwardly after rebounding the ball.

Jacek Jagodka stepped up for United to nail 2 successive three's and give United a three point advantage at 30-33 as the teams traded baskets through Readings EJ Harrison's offensive work with 9 2nd quarter points.

Reading took a 3 point advantage into the half at 43-40.

The third quarter saw Reading forge ahead after they stretched their lead out to 14 and then the game looked over for United as Tonkovitch seemed to recover from his ankle turn by slamming home on three successive offences, whilst United Reid seemed to struggle with his mobility.

In the fourth United managed to bring the game back to 10 although United had to foul Reading to try to force free throw misses in the last minute and a half.

United's inability to shoot their own free throws was their undoing scoring only 10 from 25 trips to the line, whilst also turning the ball over in some crucial situations.

United lost 76-89 in a game that could have been very different if they shot a higher percentage from the free throw line.

United now face a tough home game versus Worthing Thunder on Saturday 4th March at Brunel Osterley at 6pm. Tickets are available on the door.