The London Lions inflicted the first loss of the season to the high flying Plymouth Raiders in the BBL Championship season winning 101-95. The Lions were in electric form who were unstoppable from three-point-range after a very slow start in the first quarter.
The Game was the first home game of the league season for the Lions and also the first home game of the season on Sky Sports, who have agreed a 2 year deal with the BBL to show league fixtures.
London’s American duo of DeAndre Liggins and Kevin Ware were ruthless in the game, rebounding back after dismal individual performances against Newcastle last week. They combined for 36-points and everyone on the team had the hot hand from three as they shot 48 percent as a unit.
The fixture show cased the talented team of the Lions who came from behind to finish comfortable in the end. This was the start of a double game weekend with the London’s then travelling to Cheshire Phoenix where they made it a perfect weekend with a 110 – 99 victory on the road. This meant the team are now 2-1 in the league and have bounced back from their opening day defeat at Newcastle.