14-17 Feb: What’s coming up in the BBL this weekend?

There are nine games taking place this weekend to conclude the BBL action in February ahead of the international window.

This week’s schedule – watch ALL games LIVE over at livebasketball.tv

Thursday 14 February 2019
(TRO) London Lions v Manchester Giants, 7:30pm
Friday 15 February 2019
(CH) Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks, 7:30pm
(CH) Worcester Wolves v Surrey Scorchers, 7:30pm
Saturday 16 February 2019
(CH) Bristol Flyers v Leicester Riders, 7:30pm
Sunday 17 February 2019
(CH) Surrey Scorchers v DBL Sharks Sheffield, 2pm
(CH) Plymouth Raiders v Worcester Wolves, 3pm
(TRO) Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v London City Royals, 5pm – BBC Sport
(CH) Manchester Giants v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, 5pm
(CH) Cheshire Phoenix v London Lions, 5:30pm

LBTV Pick of the Week: Cheshire Phoenix v London Lions

Details: Sunday 17 February, 5:30pm, Cheshire Oaks Arena, BBL Championship

The Lions may find themselves in second – albeit with games in hand – ahead of Sunday’s fixture, but they have not lost a game since the First Leg of the BBL Cup Semi-Final at Newcastle. London have won five straight in the league and visit a Cheshire side, who have suffered back-to-back losses this month following a four-game unbeaten run.

Last time they met: Lions 88-77 Phoenix (Trophy, February 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Phoenix 0-1 Lions

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London Lions v Manchester Giants 

Details: Thursday 14 February, 7:30pm, Copper Box Arena, BBL Trophy, Semi-Finals, Second Leg

London have a commanding 27-point advantage to take into their home leg of the Semi-Final with the Giants facing an uphill battle to make the Trophy Finals. Danny Byrne’s side fell at the last four stage in the Cup and have battled a depleted squad recently, but have impressed away from home this season.

Last time they met: Giants 74-101 Lions (Trophy, February 2019)

📈 Livestats.

Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks 

Details: Friday 15 February, 7:30pm, Eagles Community Arena, BBL Championship

Newcastle claimed their first win at their new arena last week and are back home to host the Rocks on Friday. Glasgow have won four in a row in the league to close the gap on the top eight and victory would push them into the Play-Off places, while Newcastle hope to close on the top two.

Last time they met: Rocks 85-100 Eagles (Championship, September 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Eagles 1-0 Rocks

📈 Livestats.

Worcester Wolves v Surrey Scorchers 

Details: Friday 15 February, 7:30pm, University of Worcester Arena, BBL Championship

Two teams in desperate need of a victory meet on Friday night. Worcester have not won in the league since the opening night in September, while the Scorchers are on the road following a run of five straight losses at home since winning on New Year’s Day to kick off 2019.

Last time they met: Scorchers 99-86 Wolves (Championship, October 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Wolves 0-1 Scorchers

📈 Livestats.

Bristol Flyers v Leicester Riders

Details: Saturday 16 February, 7:30pm, SGS Wise Arena, BBL Championship

Back-to-back double-winning weekends this month have put the Riders on the brink of taking the lead in the BBL Championship. The Flyers have fallen to four consecutive defeats with just one league win in their last eight encounters to fall from second to outside of the Play-Off places.

Last time they met: Riders 64-63 Flyers (Championship, January 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Flyers 0-2 Riders

📈 Livestats.

Surrey Scorchers v DBL Sharks Sheffield

Details: Sunday 17 February, 2pm, Surrey Sports Park, BBL Championship

The Scorchers return home looking to end their poor recent run at Surrey Sports Park with Sheffield back in action without a win in four league games. The Sharks remain in fifth with an 11-10 record and they will look to halt their mini-slide.

Last time they met: Scorchers 83-93 Sharks (Championship, November 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Scorchers 0-2 Sharks

📈 Livestats.

Plymouth Raiders v Worcester Wolves

Details: Sunday 17 February, 3pm, Plymouth Pavilions, BBL Championship

Paul James welcomes his former side to Plymouth with the Wolves having come out on top at home on the opening night. The Raiders have gone 2-3 in their last five games in the league and have a 10-10 record as they continue their push to end their post-season drought. 

Last time they met: Wolves 93-81 Raiders (Championship, September 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Raiders 0-1 Wolves

📈 Livestats.

Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v London City Royals

Details: Sunday 17 February, 5pm, Emirates Arena, BBL Trophy Semi-Finals, Second Leg

Watch LIVE on BBC Sport

The Royals gained the upper-hand in the tie with a 20-point home win in Tuesday’s First Leg, leaving the Rocks facing a big deficit to claw back on Sunday. The Emirates Arena will host the Trophy Finals in March with both teams hoping to be there with their opponents already known before their Second Leg encounter.

Last time they met: Royals 86-66 Rocks (Trophy, October 2018)

📈 Livestats.

Manchester Giants v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle

Details: Sunday 17 February, 5pm, George H Carnall Sports Centre, BBL Championship

A second meeting in as many weeks for the two teams after Newcastle prevailed at home last week. Manchester had beaten the Eagles in the Trophy, but were unable to add another league scalp and both teams complete weekend double-headers.

Last time they met: Eagles 93-85 Giants (Championship, February 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Giants 0-1 Eagles

📈 Livestats.

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