Five games take place this weekend in the BBL Championship including a first league double-header for the defending champions.
This week’s schedule – watch ALL games LIVE over at livebasketball.tv
Friday 09 November 2018
(CH) Leicester Riders v London Lions, 7:30pm
(CH) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Worcester Wolves, 7:30pm
(CH) DBL Sharks Sheffield v Cheshire Phoenix, 7:30pm
Saturday 10 November 2018
(CH) London City Royals v Leicester Riders, 7:30pm
Sunday 11 November 2018
(CH) Plymouth Raiders v Manchester Giants, 3pm
LBTV Pick of the Week: Leicester Riders v London Lions
— British Basketball League (@BBLofficial) November 8, 2018
Details: Friday 09 November, 7:30pm, Morningside Arena, Leicester, BBL Championship
The Riders have the only remaining unbeaten record in the league and that will come under fire when they host the league leaders, London Lions in a repeat of last season’s Play-Off Final.
London edged the head-to-head 2-1 in the BBL Championship last season before coming up short in the season finale and have started strong this campaign with six wins from seven including a narrow victory in Manchester last week.
“We expect nothing less than a tough, competitive game for all 40 minutes. At the same time, I believe both us and Leicester will be pushing hard to make a statement in the league at this point in the season,” – Lions forward, Brandon Peel.
Last time they met: Riders 81-60 Lions (Play-Off Final, May 2018)
Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Worcester Wolves
Details: Friday 09 November, 7:30pm, Sport Central, BBL Championship
From a 5-0 start, the Eagles dropped two straight games last weekend and will look to bounce back against a side at the bottom of the table. Worcester have fallen to seven losses in a row in the league, but did return to winning ways last week with victory in the Cup.
Last time they met: Wolves 87-65 Eagles (Championship, April 2018)
DBL Sharks Sheffield v Cheshire Phoenix
Details: Friday 09 November, 7:30pm, EIS Sheffield, BBL Championship
The third meeting between the two teams this season with the Sharks getting a road win in the league before Cheshire responded with a dominant Cup victory away from home. Sheffield bounced back with two wins on the road last weekend and both teams sit in the top five.
Last time they met: Sharks 64-93 Phoenix (Cup, October 2018)
London City Royals v Leicester Riders
Details: Saturday 10 November, 7:30pm, Crystal Palace National Sport Centre, BBL Championship
The Royals are on a four-game losing run in all competitions including an agonising overtime defeat away at Leicester Riders last month. They get an opportunity to extract revenge as they welcome the defending champions to the Palace with the Riders looking to stay unbeaten through a tough weekend.
Last time they met: Riders 83-79 Royals (Championship, October 2018)
Plymouth Raiders v Manchester Giants
Details: Sunday 11 November, 3pm, Plymouth Pavilions, BBL Championship
Plymouth enjoyed an impressive comeback win on the road last week to move to 3-4, while the Giants are still yet to win at home this season. Manchester are 0-3 at home and 3-0 away from home including a Cup triumph and could move above the Raiders with victory.
Last time they met: Giants 82-87 Raiders (Championship, April 2018)
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