WNBL1 preview: 2/3 December - live streams, NBL Live, stats and more

The focus is once again back purely on D1W this weekend with six fixtures set to go ahead.

The NBL Live cameras will be out and about to catch one of them, City of Birmingham Rockets at home to Bristol Academy Flyers, in what should be an exciting contest.

We take a look at all of the action below, with links to live stats and live streams at the bottom of the page.

City of Birmingham Rockets (2-5) vs Bristol Academy Flyers (3-5)

CoB entertain Bristol tomorrow as part of a double-header NBL Live broadcast.

The Rockets will be hoping for a win that will put them well into the mix for the top eight and the playoff places, but wins have been hard to come by since their promotion from D2.

Tomorrow's hosts have lost two of their last three games, though former champs Ipswich and CoLA have both been involved in that recent run, they're both tough opponents for any D1W side.

Bristol hung in there against CoLA a week ago before coming up just short, 59-56, to demonstrate the steps they've made in recent weeks.

Three wins out of four games in November has transformed the Flyers from relegation candidates into playoff hopefuls, and another win tomorrow would vault the South West side into the top six.

John Hobbs will have all the action from Nechells Wellbeing Centre, with the game set to tip at 5pm.


Elsewhere this weekend

The weekend begins with reigning Player of the Week Ruchae Walton and Barking Abbey (4-4) taking a trip to play current D1W leaders Endeavour Ipswich Basketball (7-1).

Reading Rockets (2-4) will look to try and end their four-game losing streak with a home game against Anglia Ruskin University (3-6), who have also dropped four in a row.

Sunday contains a trio of games, including a rematch of last season's Playoff Final between CoLA Southwark Pride (5-2) and Team Solent Kestrels (0-6). Both teams have been on vastly different paths since last April, with CoLA expected to be strong home favourites this weekend.

Manchester Mystics (4-4) will look to try and claw their way back into the top six if they can win this weekend but in order to do so they'll need to beat Thames Valley Cavaliers (5-3), who have won five of their last six games.

The weekend closes with an exciting clash between Brent Bulls (4-2) and Loughborough Riders (6-3). The Bulls looked to be title contenders before a blip in recent weeks, though the Londoners still have enough talent on their roster to hold their own at home against the second place Riders.

This weekend's fixtures:

Saturday 2 December

3:30pm - Endeavour Ipswich Basketball vs Barking Abbey - LIVE STATS

5pm - City of Birmingham Rockets vs Bristol Academy Flyers - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

6:30pm - Reading Rockets vs Anglia Ruskin University - LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM

Sunday 3 December

1:15pm - CoLA Southwark Pride vs Team Solent Kestrels - LIVE STATS

3:30pm - Manchester Mystics vs Thames Valley Cavaliers - LIVE STATS

4pm - Brent Bulls vs Loughborough Riders - LIVE STATS


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