BBL CUP Final
Established as the Loughborough All-Stars in 1967, the Leicester Riders have accumulated six league titles between 2013-2022 and six BBL Play-offs titles, between 2001-2022, in their storied history.
The Rob Paternostro-led club, which settled in the Leicester area in 19971, have also won three BBL Cup titles and three BBL Trophy and, in recent years, has built a fierce rivalry with the London Lions.
In September 2022, the Riders were knocked out of the Basketball Champions League qualification rounds by Voluntari, 70-61.
This game is a rematch of the 2022 BBL Championship Final, and the third time the two clubs will face off thus far this season.
The London Lions are currently leading 2-0 in their regular season series vs the Riders. They won the first game 89-78 and the second game 75-81 on Tuesday, 27th December 2022.