Basketball: Bullets remain on a roll

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BIRMINGHAM BULLETS extended their unbeaten start to three games as their new centre, Shawn Jamison, led their scorers for the third time with 26 points in the 100-91 overtime victory over Newcastle Eagles at the NEC on Saturday, writes Richard Taylor.

The Californian's last taste of England was with the 1995 Harlem Globe Trotters tour."This is the first team I've played on where everyone speaks English," he said.

The Bullets fought back from 63-49 down, but lost the chance to win the game in regulation when Nigel Lloyd missed a free throw to leave the scores at 87-87. But Newcastle had already lost Chris Webber, Ian Whyte, and Shahid Perkins on five fouls and Bullets never trailed after Lloyd opened the extra period with a three-pointer.

Brighton Bears had their biggest home win for six years after beating the Thames Valley Tigers 101-69.