Friday night witnessed one of the most dramatic and entertaining games of the season so far and it was shown live on FreeSports. Leaders Leicester Riders showed their champion qualities as they clinched a 92-98 double overtime win at DBL Sharks Sheffield. Despite a triple-double from Mackey McKnight, Sharks fell as Leicester were led by 34 points from captain Tyler Bernardini.
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The win will taste even sweeter for Riders after news came through that second-placed Esh Group Eagles Newcastle were rocked 83-100 on their home floor by Cheshire Phoenix. Former Eagles' player Orlan Jackman racked up a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Worcester Wolves also won on their travels as 26 points from Trayvon Palmer propelled them past London Lions 85-97. Finally, Manchester Giants will be hoping they can spark a run and a Play-Offs bid after beating Leeds Force 94-62 on BBC Sport as the athletic David Kadiri top scored with 17 points.