The O2, London will again play host the BBL and WBBL play off finals in May 2018.
After drawing a record-breaking number of fans in 2017, this year’s Play Off finals will see the best of the BBL and the WBBL face-off again on Sunday 20th May with the winners taking home the coveted title.
With the BBL and WBBL finally starting to garner the attention that we are used to reserving for the NBA, the 2018 play off finals promise to offer a day of thrilling entertainment.
Current BBL Champions the Leicester Riders beat the Newcastle Eagles 84-63 in last year’s Play Offs and – at 1st and 2nd place respectively on the current BBL leader board- we could well see a repeat showdown this year.
The championship semi-finals are set to take place on or around the weekend of 1st-3rd of May and will determine which teams make it to the play offs.
There is already some speculation out there as to which teams will get their shot at the championship, and unsurprisingly, both the Leicester Raiders and the Newcastle Eagles are top of most of the polls.
The Eagles – though bested by the Raiders last year – have a very strong record when it comes to championship tournaments and, back in 2014-2015, they took just about every trophy and title going – including the BBL Championship title, the BBL cup and the BBL trophy.
Could this be the Eagles’ year, or will the Raiders hold onto their title?