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London Lions eager to build on strong start to the season when they welcome Cheshire

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:29 24 October 2018

London Lions in action against Glasgow Rocks (Pic: Graham Hodges)

London Lions in action against Glasgow Rocks (Pic: Graham Hodges)

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London Lions will look to continue their impressive run of form when they welcome Cheshire Phoenix to the Copper Box Arena this evening.

Lions Justin Robinson leaps about Glasgow Rocks defence (Pic: Graham Hodges)Lions Justin Robinson leaps about Glasgow Rocks defence (Pic: Graham Hodges)

Vince Macauley’s side go into the encounter on the back of three consecutive victories and will be keen to continue that form as well as their unbeaten home record.

The Lions have won four of their opening five fixtures with a big away 86-70 win against Glasgow Rocks on Sunday evening.

Justin Robinson and Ladarius Tabb both led the team in points with 20 each in their match to help guide his side to a convincing victory at the Emirates Arena Sports Hall.

Jordan Spencer and Paul Guede also scored big as they both picked up 12 each while Dzaflo Larkai managed 10 points.

Brandon Peel, Jerelle Okoro and Kervin Bristol all chipped in with four points each in a dominant display from the Lions.

The Lions got off to a strong start with a big 22-14 lead come the end of the first period.

The visitors then held onto their lead as they drew the second period 20-20 to make the score line 42-34 in favour of the Lions.

Paul Guede and Justin Robinson hit jumpers against the Rocks zone defence whilst Ladarius Tabb fed off Jordan Spenser’s 9 assists on his way to 20 points.

Commanding the paint was important for the Lions as they held their hosts to under 40 per cent from the floor.

At the end of the third quarter they led 68-48 and took that strong lead into the final quarter.

They then won the final quarter 23-22 to cement their 86-70 away win and inflicted the Rocks to a second defeat already this campaign.

London Lions will also try steal the title from the Big Ballers who are back to defend their title on November, 3.

Following a sell-out event at the Copper Box Arena back in April, they’ve decided to return for another clash.

When the teams clashed back in April the Ball brothers, Lamelo and LiAngelo, were on fire. Being coached by their father LaVar Ball, 16-year-old LaMelo scored a huge 39 points, 16 rebounds, 16 assists and 6 steals, whilst LiAngelo nailed a massive 44 points.

The game ended 110-127 in the Big Ballers favour and the Lions now feel they have a score to settle.

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