London Lions is the British League playoffs champions! London claimed the title by edging Leicester Riders 88-80 at the O2 on Sunday. Aaron Best and Jordan Taylor led the winners with 15 points apiece. Miye Oni added 14, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals while Tarik Phillip had 12 points for London. Phillip hit back-to-back three-pointers to give his team a 22-14 lead after 10 minutes. London kept a 44-36 lead at halftime and extended it to 69-55 at the end of the third quarter, keeping a safe margin until the final buzzer.
London Lions win British playoffs, too!
London rounded a great domestic season in which it won the BBL Cup and the British Championship, finishing the regular season with a 32-4 record. Once in the playoffs, London swept Newcastle Eagles in the two-way quarterfinals, and did the same with Cheshite Phoenix in the two-way semifinals to reach the final at the O2.