Flames' Brian Elliott beats Harlem Globetrotters in basketball (VIDEO)

Feb 22 2017, 10:36 pm

After a thrilling 6-5 overtime win in Nashville, the Calgary Flames are in Tampa today, ahead of their game on Thursday against the Lightning.

Also in Tampa are the Harlem Globetrotters, who perform at Amalie Arena tonight.

The Flames used the opportunity to play some basketball on the Globetrotters’ court, and were eventually joined by some of the basketball showmen.

A game of ‘bump’ ensued, with Flames goaltender Brian Elliott defeating Globetrotters guard Flip White in the final.

“It shouldn’t hurt me because you gotta make them look good,” Flip said defiantly. “You gotta make them look good. I’m a Globetrotter, I make people look good.”

The Globetrotters will be in Calgary, coincidently, next week for a pair of shows on March 1 and 2 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames, meanwhile, are fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot. Calgary currently holds down the last playoff spot in the West, just two points up on both Los Angeles and Winnipeg.

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