Lions leap towards Final while trio of clubs take league wins

London Lions will feel they have one foot in the 2018 BBL Cup Final after collecting a precious 74-87 success in the first leg of their Semi-Final against Cheshire Phoenix. Justin Robinson inspired the road win with a classy 17 points and 7 assists.

Surrey Scorchers will be enjoying their return trip from Devon tonight after they won an 85-80 nail-biter at Plymouth Raiders, thanks mainly to 25 points and 10 boards from Jordan Williams.

Meanwhile there were huge league wins for Glasgow Rocks and DBL Sharks Sheffield, with the former leaning on a sensational 31 points from Earl Brown to sweep aside Leeds Force 111-57.

Sharks beat Manchester on the road 81-98, behind 28 points from Dirk Williams.