Mar 31, 2023
London Lions became the first-ever team to win the British Basketball Championship with six games left to play after beating the Surrey Scorchers 88-75 at Copper Box Arena.
The victory secured the Lions second piece of silverware this season, alongside the BBL Cup, which was won back in January.
Lions have also made history in Europe this season becoming the first-ever UK side to qualify for the play-offs of the EuroCup.
Head Coach Ryan Schmidt’s side will face Spanish giants Club Joventut Badalona in a game which will represent a landmark occasion, not only for the club, but for British basketball as a whole.
Head Coach Ryan Schmidt said: "Obviously we're very excited, to be able to win a championship with this group is special.
“We won the BBL Cup back in January and to be able to do it again and clinch it in March is something special.
“I just told those guys in the locker room that championships are won by organisations, everyone contributes to this.
"I think when you see what we've been able to do, both domestically and in Europe, it's been a great season so far.
“Anytime you can cap it off with a championship, especially in March with six games left to go is pretty special. These are the moments to cherish and remember."
London Lions moved to Copper Box Arena ahead of the 2012/13 season from Milton Keynes after the London 2012 Olympics.
Lions have won two BBL titles, two BBL Cups and one BBL Trophy since the move to Stratford.
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