The full focus returns to the BBL Championship as eight games take place this upcoming week including a repeat of the BBL Trophy Final.
This week’s schedule – watch ALL games LIVE over at livebasketball.tv
Friday 15 March 2019
(CH) Leicester Riders v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle, 7:30pm – BBC Sport
(CH) Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v Manchester Giants, 7:30pm
Saturday 16 March 2019
(CH) Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers, 7:30pm
Sunday 17 March 2019
(CH) Plymouth Raiders v London Lions, 3pm
(CH) Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders, 5pm
(CH) Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves, 5pm
(CH) Cheshire Phoenix v DBL Sharks Sheffield, 5:30pm
Tuesday 19 March 2019
(CH) London Lions v London City Royals, 7:30pm
LBTV Pick of the Week: Bristol Flyers v Surrey Scorchers
Details: Saturday 16 March, 7:30pm, SGS Wise Arena, BBL Championship
A second meeting in as many weeks for two sides currently outside of the top eight. Surrey ended their long wait for a win on the road as they denied the Flyers a double-winning weekend with Bristol at home for the last time in March ahead of a three-game road trip.
Last time they met: Flyers 83-89 Scorchers (Championship, March 2019)
Season head-to-head: Flyers 0-1 Scorchers
Leicester Riders v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle
Details: Friday 15 March, 7:30pm, Morningside Arena, BBL Championship
LIVE on BBC Sport / BBC Red Button
A big clash between second and third in the league as both look to chase down the Lions with the head-to-head also on the line. The Riders have won six straight league games, while the Eagles have won four of their last five in the league – all at home.
Last time they met: Riders 69-76 Eagles (Championship, December 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Riders 1-1 Eagles (1-2 all comps)
Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v Manchester Giants
Details: Friday 15 March, 7:30pm, Emirates Arena, BBL Championship
Interim head coach, Vincent Lavandier’s first game in charge ended in defeat last week, but the Rocks are back at home for a double-header at the Emirates Arena. The Giants are the first visitors with the two sides having met in the Semi-Finals of the Cup as Glasgow advanced.
Last time they met: Rocks 95-81 Giants (Cup, January 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Rocks 1-0 Giants (3-0 all comps)
Plymouth Raiders v London Lions
Details: Sunday 17 March, 3pm, Plymouth Pavilions, BBL Championship
The Lions return to action following their Trophy Final defeat, while Plymouth suffered a heavy loss at the hands of their South-West rivals. The Raiders account for one of only two league losses for the Lions and are looking to strengthen their place in the top eight.
Last time they met: Raiders 95-88 Lions (Championship, January 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Raiders 1-0 Lions
Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks v Worcester Wolves
Details: Sunday 17 March, 5pm, Emirates Arena, BBL Championship
The Rocks complete their home double-header by welcoming basement side Worcester Wolves as they chase down a spot in the Play-Offs. Worcester have been improved in recent weeks and are targeting a strong finish under Tony Garbelotto.
Last time they met: Rocks 81-72 Wolves (Trophy, December 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Rocks 1-0 Wolves (2-0 all comps)
Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders
Details: Sunday 17 March, 5pm, George H Carnall Sports Centre, BBL Championship
The Riders won convincingly in the last meeting between the two in February after the Giants had ended their three-year title defence of the Trophy. Both sides complete weekend double-headers with Manchester victorious in both of their home games last month.
Last time they met: Riders 94-68 Giants (Championship, February 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Giants 0-1 Riders (1-1 all comps)
Cheshire Phoenix v DBL Sharks Sheffield
Details: Sunday 17 March, 5:30pm, Cheshire Oaks Arena, BBL Championship
Cheshire held off the Royals two weeks ago for their first win since January, while the Sharks also ended a slide of their own with a narrow win in Worcester last Friday. A win for the hosts would leave both teams at 12-12 ahead of the final months of the season.
Last time they met: Sharks 84-66 Phoenix (Championship, November 2018)
Season Head-to-head: Phoenix 0-2 Sharks (1-2 all comps)
London Lions v London City Royals
Details: Tuesday 19 March, 7:30pm, Copper Box Arena, BBL Championship
The Lions do not have to wait long to try to extract revenge against the Royals after last Sunday’s Trophy Final thriller. Vince Macaulay’s side pulled away to win convincingly in the league meeting and London City saw their league charge halted on the road against Cheshire.
Last time they met: Royals 90-82 Lions (Trophy Final, March 2019)
Season Head-to-head: Lions 1-0 Royals (1-1 all comps)
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