Chester and Towers put the final on the back burner this weekend as they resume their rivalry for the Budweiser League title in a five-way fight alongside Sheffield Sharks, Birmingham Bullets and the Docklands-based Leopards.
The Jets, who reached the final after Thursday night's 93-92 semi-final win at Leicester City Riders, are away to Thames Valley Tigers tonight and at home to the Bullets tomorrow.
Chester's week began with a 76-75 League defeat at the Towers, which gave the title initiative to the Wembley-based club. The 6ft 8in Singleton, whose power plays and 32 points were the cornerstone of Thursday's victory, said: "It was a tough start to the week and now we've got another tough weekend. We must concentrate on that and forget the final for a while."
Towers reached the final with an 80-71 victory over Sheffield. Tonight Towers visit Manchester Giants, where the coach, Joe Whelton, is enduring a difficult return to English basketball after an all-conquering five years in Switzerland.
Last weekend Giants scrambled to a 76-73 win over the Tigers after three successive League defeats. Whelton said: "We need people to step up and take responsibility and it just isn't happening."
Leicester's American Leon McGee vowed never to play for the club again after a row with the coach, Bob Donewald, condemned him to the bench for Thursday's semi-final with Chester. Tomorrow Leicester are at home to the Leopards, with Donewald hoping McGee will relent and play.Reuse content