NBL1 preview: 14/15 October - live streams, stats and more

After a highly-entertaining opening weekend, D1M is back for more.

Five games fill up the coming days, with the NBL Live cameras back out and on the road again this Sunday as Reading take on Bradford.

We take a look at that fixture plus the weekend's action below, with links to live stats and live streams at the bottom of the page.

Reading Rockets (0-0) vs Bradford Dragons (0-1)

NBL Live returns, and kicking off the new slate of games for the season is an exciting clash between Reading and Bradford.

The Rockets were without a fixture last weekend, meaning they're yet to get off the mark, but a tie against a Dragons side they beat home and away last season is a good way to start.

Both teams have already booked a place in the KitKing semi-finals, suggesting that the teams are already in solid form coming into this one, though Bradford did drop their season opener against Thames Valley, going down 84-78.

In that contest, Bradford allowed TVC to shoot 47% from the floor, and they'll need to cut those looks down if they're to beat a Reading team that averaged 49.3% shooting across their four KitKing games.

Finding a way to get Jordan Whelan more involved should also help the Yorkshire side. The former BBL man shot an uncharacteristic 0/10 last weekend, and no doubt he'll be itching to return to form.

For Reading, the likes of Zach Powell, Lewis Champion and Mitch Clarke will all be looking to carry their KitKing form over to the start of the regular season.


Elsewhere this weekend

That leaves four other games to cover, with all of them taking place tomorrow.

The day begins with Team Newcastle (1-0) welcoming Hemel Storm (0-1). After their considerable winning streak came to an end last weekend, it'll be interesting to see how Hemel deal with that result and come back this weekend.

Nottingham Hoods (1-0) produced one of the performances of opening weekend to beat local rivals Derby in a high-scoring thriller. The Midlands side will look to keep that form going as they entertain Barking Abbey (0-1).

Thames Valley Cavaliers (1-0) and Loughborough Riders (1-0) could both be argued as being surprise recipients of winning records based on last weekend's fixture lists. Still, both teams produced great performances last time out. The pair go head-to-head this weekend at Uxbridge College.

The day ends with Derby Trailblazers (1-0) trying to pick up their first win of the season as they host Essex Rebels (1-0), who did just that last time out with a come back victory against Worthing.

This weekend's fixtures:

Saturday 14 October

2pm - Newcastle University vs Hemel Storm - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:30pm - Nottingham Hoods vs Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

7pm - Thames Valley Cavaliers vs Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS

7:30pm - Derby Trailblazers vs Essex Rebels - LIVE STATS

Sunday 15 October

4pm - Reading Rockets vs Bradford Dragons - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM