Knights lost 37-40 to defending league champions Nungua Coldstore in the highly anticipated game of the young season at the Tema Community 4 Court.
Spintex trailed by a point (37-38) after Center Emmanuel Ocquaye scored all three free throws after getting fouled on a three point shot attempt.
However, Coldstore Guard Kwame Opoku was sent to the free throw line on the other end and converted both attempts to seal the win in the final seconds of the game.
Spintex trailed 3-9 at the end of the first quarter and 10-21 at the end of the second quarter mainly due to its poor display keeping the ball.
The league debutant, saturated with a boatload of outstanding talents, consistently turned the ball over and got punished for it by Nungua.
Despite a better performance in the fourth quarter, Knights couldn’t level the score. The team lost 46-47 to fellow debutant Tema Wildcats in the previous round.
By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter