- National Teams
The reigning BBL champions London Lions are sending out an early message to the rest of the league as they enjoyed a dominant weekend to continue their unbeaten start.
Three teams are still yet to taste defeat after the second week of the 2023-24 campaign.
London then backed up that performance by defeating Manchester Giants 76-115 on the road two days later behind Luke Nelson’s team-high 18 points and seven assists. The visitors sunk 16 three-pointers in the win and outscored their opponents 65-41 in the middle periods.
The Patriots had 20 points apiece from Mason Faulkner and TJ Attwood, but only seven points from the bench in comparison to 30 for the Riders along with four starters in double figures.
The other game this weekend saw Sheffield Sharks pick up their first win as they edged out Cheshire Phoenix 70-75 away from home. Jalon Pipkins top scored with 24 points as the Sharks made a fast start to lead by 14 after the first quarter.
Standings: Lions 3-0; Eagles 2-0; Phoenix, Gladiators, Flyers, Riders, Sharks 1-1; Scorchers 0-1; Giants, Patriots 0-2