Tigers lead away day

Home advantage counted for nothing on Saturday night when all five visiting teams triumphed in the BBL Championship fixtures, led by the Thames Valley Tigers' surprise victory at title favourites and Southern Conference leaders London Towers.

Home advantage counted for nothing on Saturday night when all five visiting teams triumphed in the BBL Championship fixtures, led by the Thames Valley Tigers' surprise victory at title favourites and Southern Conference leaders London Towers.

Tigers won 108-90 to inflict Towers' first defeat of the season in domestic and European competitions. After a 10-0 second-quarter spurt, Tigers led until the end, holding on despite a late 14-1 run from London. Kendrick Warren top-scored for Towers with 27, while all five Tigers starters hit double figures.

Sheffield Sharks avenged their midweek defeat at Leicester Riders by returning to Loughborough University for a 99-90 win, after the home team led for the first three quarters. Terrell Myers top-scored for the Sharks with 30 points.

London Leopards' three-guard offence of Rashod Johnson, Rod Brown and Jason Kimbrough ran Birmingham Bullets ragged for a 101-87 win, while Nigel Lloyd's 20 points led Milton Keynes Lions to a 71-63 win at Manchester Giants. Kevin Wallace hit 20 in Brighton Bears' 83-74 victory at Derby Storm.

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