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Summary

  1. Leicester Riders beat Plymouth Raiders 91-58 to win the BBL Trophy final
  2. Sevenoaks Suns beat Leicester Riders 82-67 to win the WBBL Trophy final
  3. Coverage produced by BBL for BBC Sport
  4. Part of BBC Sport's live coverage of 32 matches in the BBL and WBBL this season
  5. Coverage on BBC Sport website and app plus Connected TVs

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

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Leicester Riders win BBL Trophy final

Leicester Riders 91-58 Plymouth Raiders

Leicester Riders have been crowned the BBL Trophy champions after a convincing 91-58 win over Plymouth Raiders. 

After the disappointment of their women counterparts losing in the WBBL final earlier today, the Leicester Riders never looked in trouble as they built up a healthy lead at half time, leading 47-26. 

The RIders continued their dominance in the second half of the final as they went on to lift the trophy in front of the Glasgow crowd. 

Sevenoaks Suns win WBBL Trophy final

Leicester Riders 67-82 Sevenoaks Suns

The Sevenoaks Suns have won the WBBL Trophy after beating Leicester Riders 67-82 in the final.

There was just three points in it at half-time with the Suns leading 41-44, but the team from Kent pulled away in the second half of the match to run out as winners.

Next up is the men's final between Leicester Riders and Plymouth Raiders (15:30 GMT)  

Today's BBL Trophy final

Leicester Riders v Plymouth Raiders (15:30 GMT)

BBL league leaders Leicester Riders will take on Plymouth Raiders to see who will win the BBL Trophy. 

Leicester Riders won both legs of their semi-final against Cheshire Pheonix (91-71 and 84-64) but the Plymouth Raiders were made to work harder in their semi. 

After beating Worcester Wolves 96-78 at home, they were beaten 90-83 in the second leg - meaning they won by just seven points over the two games!   

Leicester Riders v Plymouth Raiders (15:30 GMT)
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Today's WBBL Trophy Final

Leicester Riders v Sevenoaks Suns (12:30 GMT)

So our focus today is on the Trophy finals, live from Glasgow. 

Kicking off proceedings at around 12:30 GMT will be Leicester Riders v Sevenoaks Suns in the WBBL. 

The Riders overcame Nottingham Wildcats in the semi-finals with a 94-83 victory, whereas the Suns convincingly beat Sheffield Hatters 82-67. 

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Learn the basics

Former NBA and England basketball player John Amaechi teaches you some of the basic basketball fundamentals to help you improve your game.  

Learn the fundamentals of basketball

How to get involved with basketball

You might think Basketball is that sport from across the pond - but the popularity here in the United Kingdom has been growing rapidly. 

From Walking Basketball to Wheelchair Basketball, there are a number of ways you can get involved with the sport , regardless of age or ability. 

Basketball - get involved
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BBL & WBBL key players

Rahmon Fletcher of Newcastle Eagles was the league's 'Most Valuable Player' last year and is definitely one to watch. 

Leicester Riders'  Andrew Sullivan is considered to be one of Britain's greatest talents in the sport - he's featured in the Olympics and won MVP twice before. 

Worcester Wolves'  Maurice Walker is having a stellar season so far, averaging the most points per game (20.6).

In the WBBL, Ashley Harris from Nottingham Wildcats is the clear standout - she averages an incredible 26.9 points per game - that's over seven points more than Team Northumbria's Alison Gorrell, who is in second place. 

Rahmon Fletcher from Newcastle Eagles
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Rahmon Fletcher from Newcastle Eagles
Ashley Harris from Nottingham Wildcats
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Ashley Harris from Nottingham Wildcats

BBL and WBBL on the BBC

The BBC secured the rights to show 32 British Basketball League (BBL) and Women's British Basketball League (WBBL) games live on the BBC Sport website and app this season. 

The finals for the knockout competitions and the Play-offs are also on the Red Button. 

The season started in early December, but fear not, we still have several matches still to go! 

What is the WBBL?

The Women's British Basketball League follows a similar format as the men's version. The only differences being that there are 10 teams and only one knockout competion, the WBBL Trophy, which is being contested today. 

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What is the BBL?

There are 12 British Basketball League teams from across the nation, all competing for four possible pieces of silverware: Championship, play-offs, Cup and Trophy.

The Championship winners are those that come out on top of the league table at the end of the season.

The top eight teams from the table then enter the end-of-season play-offs, culminating in a final which will be played at London's O2 Arena on 14 May.

The BBL Cup is a knockout competition and was won by the Newcastle Eagles in January

The final of BBL Trophy , another knockout competition, is being played today. 

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Basketball - the rules

Basketball is a relatively easy sport to understand. Here is a very simple rundown of the rules: 

  • Each team has a squad of 12 players to choose from. Five of those players are allowed on the court at any one time, with unlimited substitutions.
  • Players can move the ball around the court by passing, tapping, throwing, rolling or dribbling.
  • The game consists of four quarters of 10 minutes each, with a 15-minute break at half-time.
  • Points are scored for shooting the basketball through the hoop.
  • Two points for a goal inside the three-point semi-circle, and three points for goals scored from outside.
  • Free throws, taken from the free-throw line and awarded after a foul, are worth one point. 
  • The team with the most points at the end of the match is the winner.