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Cup Semi-Final First Leg

Cheshire Phoenix v London Lions

Details: Sunday 03 December, 5:30pm,


Cheshire Oaks Arena, BBL Cup Semi-Final, First Leg

Last meeting: Phoenix 78-71 Lions (Championship, October 2017)


The Lions open up the BBL Cup Semi-Final with a trip to Cheshire, Worcester and Sheffield are in the other Semi-Final with the Final being held at the NIA in Birmingham in January.

Summary: Cheshire pulled off a thrilling comeback win to beat London in their previous meeting this season in October and the two meet again for an important First Leg in the Cup Semi-Final with the reverse fixture taking place on Sunday 10th Dec at the Copper Box Arena. Sunday.


The Lions followed that loss with defeat on the road in Sheffield before knocking the Leicester Riders out of the Cup to grab this semi-final match up against the Phoenix.


Lions went through November undefeated and return to face their North West rivals in Cheshire with the thought of that Phoenix come back win after leading by as many as 20 points.


To Watch; Former Shark Malcolm Riley leads the Phoenix on points per game with 20, whilst seven footer, James Gettys is right there on 19, coming off a 29 point performance on Friday in the win at Leeds Force.

Quote: "We credit Phoenix for their win up there, but we have all been thinking about it since and this is the perfect match up for us in our quest to get to the Cup Final, I’m sure it will be hotly contested and we want to take the win with us back to London for the best possible opportunity” Lions Captain, Joe Ikhinmwin.


“We are just focusing on getting better each and every day, not worried about results because our preparation and work will produce results. Taking it one day at a time trusting the process," Phoenix forward, Malcolm Riley.


FORM; Phoenix; WLWW  Lions; WWWW


You can view the game on Livebasketball.tv or follow live stats on the BBL website.


Date added: 02/12/2017
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