NBL1 preview: 12/13 November 2022 - live streams, stats and more

With one eye on Sunday's National Cup ties, there's still time to fit in some quality D1M action tomorrow.

Six games make up the day's slate, highlighted by a clash between two top-four sides and local rivals Derby and Nottingham.

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Derby Trailblazers (5-0) v Nottingham Hoods (4-1)

Two local rivals go head-to-head tomorrow as Nottingham Hoods take a short trip to face Derby Trailblazers.

With both teams currently enjoying a lofty position in the D1M standings, there's plenty at stake for both sides in what should be a high-quality affair.

Raheem May-Thompson and Ryan Bruggeman both sit inside the league's top 10 list for efficiency, while Charlie Brown (11.0APG) tops the league's assist charts ahead of teammate Bruggeman (9.2APG).

That brand of unselfish play has allowed the Trailblazers to score 92.8PPG, good for third in the league, behind the production of Malcolm Smith and May-Thompson.

Former MVP Smith, Leighton Elliott-Sewell and Mo Williams have all missed time in recent weeks, their return would offer another boost to Derby title hopes.

Nottingham's unbeaten start to the season came to an end last weekend in a 96-93 thriller against Thames Valley, but the Hoods still have plenty of quality to stay in the upper reaches of the standings this season.

Josh Guddemi (23.4PPG) and Seth Hall (21.8PPG) both occupy a top four spot in the league's scoring charts, whilst Johde Campbell and Eddy Brownell both enjoyed stints in the BBL with Sheffield.

Derby and Nottingham split their two regular season meetings in 2021/22, and this latest chapter in an entertaining rivalry is unlikely to disappoint.


Derby's Raheem May-Thompson (Lauren Newham)

Elsewhere this weekend

Five other games fill tomorrow's schedule, beginning with an all-London clash between Westminster Warriors (1-4) and London Lions II (0-5).

With both teams struggling at the wrong end of the table, the clash will be an important one, with the Warriors wanting to put a bit of distance between themselves and the bottom of the standings, while London need to start reeling in the teams above them.

Surprise package Bradford Dragons (3-1) have started the season well and have a chance to pick up a fourth win of the year as they welcome Loughborough Riders (2-3) tomorrow.

Jordan Whelan (29.8PPG) still tops the D1M scoring charts for Bradford and will be looking to keep that form going against a Riders team that surrenders 87.2PPG.

Hemel Storm (5-0) are yet to be kept under triple digits in any of their games so far this season, with 103 points being their season low so far.

Essex Rebels (2-3) are the next team up to try and slow the Storm's offence, with the Rebels looking to correct a three-game losing streak after winning a pair of games to begin the season.

Sixth place Thames Valley Cavaliers (3-2) showed their quality to upstage Nottingham last time out, but that form will be put to the test tomorrow as TVC welcome Worthing Thunder (5-0).

Manchester Magic (0-5) have a chance to pick up their first win of the season after being promoted back to the top flight during the summer. They have a home tie against Team Newcastle University (3-1), who have lost their lone road contest so far this season.

This weekend's fixtures:

Saturday 12 November

5:30pm - Westminster Warriors v London Lions II - LIVE STATS
6:15pm - Bradford Dragons v Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS
6:30pm - Essex Rebels v Hemel Storm - LIVE STATS
6:30pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers v Worthing Thunder - LIVE STATS
7pm - Manchester Magic v Team Newcastle University - LIVE STATS
7:15pm - Derby Trailblazers v Nottingham Hoods - LIVE STATS


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