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BBL preview: London Lions v Newcastle Eagles

Second-placed Newcastle Eagles will hope to improve on last weekend's performance after being thrashed by Surrey Scorchers whilst London Lions aim to continue their recent good form including yesterday's dominant win over bottom side Leeds Force.

Tonight's game is important because the series is 1-1 and this is a decider for the head to head that will go towards Play-Off positioning if the teams end up tied.

Andre Lockhart
British Basketball

BBC Coverage

Basketball originated, developed and flourished in the United States - but the British game is enjoying a recent surge in attendances at venues across the country.

The BBC is set to broadcast 32 live British Basketball League (BBL) matches this season, including eight games from the British Basketball Women's League (WBBL).

Today's coverage starts at 19:30 BST, when London Lions host Newcastle Eagles in the BBL.

Friday, 30 March

BBL - London Lions v Newcastle Eagles

19:30-21:30 BST - Connected TV and online

Get Inspired: How to get involved in Basketball

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More than 300,000 people are estimated to play basketball each month in the United Kingdom. All you need is a ball and hoop and there are thousands of outdoor courts across the country where you can play for free, so what are you waiting for?

The British Basketball League (BBL) season runs from September to April, where you can watch the best players and pick up tips, but basketball can be played indoors and outdoors, making it a sport for all seasons.

Find your local club by using the club finders for England Basketball, Basketball Northern Ireland, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.

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