After an impressive road win in Plymouth, where the Lions dismantled the Raiders 84-64 in their own back yard, the London side will be poised to face one of the league’s toughest opponents yet in Leicester after another impressive performance away.
Rashad Hassan was key yet again, dropping 25 points on the night, alongside Zaire Taylor who added 23 as the Londoners proved to be too strong yet again. The club will be hoping this combination can go to work in Leicester again on Saturday.
During an encounter with a difficult Sharks side in Sheffield, London was delivered a setback after they suffered their first loss of the season. The Lions will be wary of the Rider’s as they prove to be a threat sitting at the top of the BBL Championship table.
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However, with the recent BBL Player of the Month Rashad Hassan in terrific form, and Alex Owumi lighting up the score sheet in recent fixtures, the Lions will look to their stars for further consistency away in Leicester, as well as looking to the bench to perform.
The Lions go into the game with four players in the most recent BBL Team of the Week including, Hassan, Owumi and Jamal and Kai Williams as team look to continue with their incredible early season record.
Sights On Silverware
Despite this, Leicester will be the Lions toughest opponents yet, with a 9-0 record in the league, the Riders are yet to taste defeat.
Nonetheless the Lions travel to the Leicester Community Arena to face this powerful Riders side with sights set on advancing into the semi-finals of the BBL Cup, and one eye on making it into the cup final in Birmingham in January.
Tip-off is at 7.45pm on Saturday evening in Leicester.