The opening weekend of the new season continued on Saturday night as Bristol Flyers and London Lions began their campaigns with victories. Bristol edged a back-and-forth encounter with rivals, Plymouth Raiders, before a late surge helped secure an 85-80 triumph with Hameed Ali finishing with 22 points on his league debut. Meanwhile, London pulled away in the second half to claim a 58-69 win away at Surrey Scorchers as Kai Williams and Alex Owumi both netted 18 points apiece.
Surrey Scorchers 58 (21,38,49) (Neighbour 18, Ochereobia 13, Ogedengbe 8)
London Lions 69 (13,41,57) (K Williams/Owumi 18, Hassan 15)
Bristol Flyers 85 (25,43,65) (Ali 22, Smith 18, Boggs/Vigor 14)
Plymouth Raiders 80 (17,39,63) (Nicholas 18, Corletto 17, Dixon 16)