NBL1 recap: 5/6 February 2023 - live streams, stats and more

Four of the weekend's games were decided by four points or less, adding plenty of excitement to the latest instalment of NBL action.

Newcastle and Derby won by a single point, whilst Essex and Bradford both edged narrow victories against Nottingham.

There's a recap of all the weekend's action below and each result is also clickable to view the live stats. 

Hemel Storm (15-0) 114-82 Reading Rockets (8-7)

Hemel continue to steam-roll their way through the rest of D1M, starting their weekend with a comfortable 114-82 victory against in-form Reading.

MVP candidates Taylor Johnson (32pts, 6reb, 3ast) and Aaryn Rai (27pts, 8reb, 6ast) both continued their hot form to down the Rockets, cancelling out 25 points from Jawad Adekoya.

Storm carved out the win off the back of a formidable 57% shooting performance that included 11/22 (50%) from beyond the arc, also winning the rebound battle 41-35.

The win, coupled with a victory over London Lions II on Sunday, stretched Storm's advantage at the top of the table to four points over second place Worthing, who have also played a game more.

Reading are in a three-way tie with Bradford and Nottingham for fourth spot, though the Rockets have a game in hand over the Dragons and two over the Hoods.

Elsewhere this weekend

Saturday began with Team Newcastle University (7-8) beating Loughborough Riders (7-9) 89-88 in OT thanks to 30 points from Josh Moore.

A 20/10 double-double from Ricky Madison lifted Team Solent Kestrels (7-8) past London Lions II (4-11), with an 83-72 final score, whilst an impressive 32 points from Justin Williams helped Bradford Dragons (8-8) claim their first win of the weekend, downing Westminster Warriors' (2-14) 76-67.

Nottingham Hoods (8-9) suffered their first four point defeat of the weekend as they lost out 106-102 against Essex Rebels (7-8), with Rebels' standout Owen Chose (44pts, 8reb, 10/15 3pt) notching his second 40 points effort of the season, 

Derby Trailblazers (12-2) kept their pursuit of leaders Hemel alive with a narrow 114-113 victory against Thames Valley Cavaliers (6-9), whilst Manchester Magic (4-12) couldn't keep up with Worthing Thunder (13-3), eventually falling 94-58.

Sunday's two games saw Hemel Storm claim their second win in as many days, beating London Lions II 127-85 with Taylor (26pts) and Rai (21pts, 11reb) starring once more.

Nottingham ended their frustrating weekend with a close loss to Bradford Dragons, with the Yorkshire side coming out on top 90-86.

Justin Williams (31pts, 6reb, 6ast) was once again the standout for the visitors, and was supported well by Ricky Fetske and Jordan Whelan (21pts each).

This weekend's fixtures:

Saturday 4 February

3pm - Team Newcastle University 89-88 Loughborough Riders (After 1OT)

6pm - Team Solent Kestrels 83-72 London Lions II - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:15pm - Bradford Dragons 76-67 Westminster Warriors - LIVE STATS

6:30pm - Nottingham Hoods 102-106 Essex Rebels - LIVE STATS

7pm - Hemel Storm 114-82 Reading Rockets - LIVE STATS

7:15pm - Derby Trailblazers 114-113 Thames Valley Cavaliers

7:30pm - Worthing Thunder 94-58 Manchester Magic - LIVE STATS

Sunday 5 February

3pm - Nottingham Hoods 86-90 Bradford Dragons - LIVE STATS

8:15pm - Hemel Storm 127-85 London Lions II - LIVE STATS



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