The British Basketball Cup Finals lineup are now set, while there was movement amongst the top six in the league this weekend.
Plymouth Raiders denied Esh Group Eagles Newcastle a winning start at their new arena with an 86-91 triumph, on BBC Sport. Rashad Hassan, Donte Nicholas and Josh Wilcher all scored 20+ points in the team effort for their second road win in the league.
Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks set up a Final showdown with London Lions after completing a 180-158 aggregate success against Manchester Giants. Kieron Achara top scored with 22 points in the 95-81 victory as the Rocks book their spot in Birmingham.
London City Royals maintained their unbeaten home record in the league after beating second-placed DBL Sharks Sheffield, 83-70.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning led the way with 22 points to see off the Sharks, who had beaten Worcester Wolves 114-76 on Friday behind 32 points apiece from Dirk Williams and Chris Alexander.
Plymouth were unable to back up that road win as they fell to an 89-84 loss at Cheshire Phoenix with Jalen Hayes scoring 19 points for an important win for the home side having lost 99-91 in overtime to Manchester two days earlier as Willie Clayton racked up 19 points and 18 rebounds.
"It was a very tough weekend," said Raiders' Denzel Ubiaro. "We got half the job done going 1 of 2, but there are positives to take from both games this weekend.
"It was a big win for us [on Friday] - we showed character and toughness in a close fought game."
Meanwhile, Newcastle managed to bounce back from the disappointment of Friday's loss as they battled to an 89-93 overtime triumph away at Surrey Scorchers as Jeremy Smith fired in 31 points.
Leicester Riders temporarily moved into third spot on Friday, but remain in a strong position after holding on to beat Bristol Flyers 64-63 after a nail-biting finish.
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