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Basketball: London Lions back at Copper Box

PUBLISHED: 10:30 27 April 2018

London Lions face the camera with some of their young fans at the Copper Box Arena (pic Graham Hodges)

London Lions face the camera with some of their young fans at the Copper Box Arena (pic Graham Hodges)

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London Lions return to the Copper Box Arena to play host to Manchester Giants on Saturday (7.30pm).

And they go into their BBL clash on the back of a superb win at champions Leicester on Sunday night.

The Riders were celebrating having clinched their third straight championship, but the Lions spoiled the party with a superb 95-81 victory.

Paul Guede led the scoring for the visitors with 18 points, including four from long range, while Cory Dixon had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Justin Robinson also had a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists as Lions forced 21 turnovers for 26 points.

It was a polished performance from Vince Macauley’s side, who will look to back it up in front of their own fans in the final home game of the regular season this weekend ahead of the play-offs.

Lions (21-10) are looking to sweep the lowly Giants (4-27) having won 82-66 when they met in Manchester last month, as well as 105-73 in December and 115-75 on their own court back in October.

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