Esh Group Eagles Newcastle v Manchester Giants
Details: Friday 30 September, Sport Central, 7:30pm – BBL Championship
Summary: Contrasting starts to the season at the weekend as the Eagles won by 14 at Cheshire, while the Giants fell to an opening 34-point defeat at home. Fab Flournoy’s side have won all 13 meetings between the two since Manchester’s BBL return.

Last season: Eagles 3-0 Giants (4-0 all comps)

Christian Behrens, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle forward – “It felt great to get a win in our first game. I think it was important for us to all get on the floor and put what we have been working on together on display.

“Now we need to continue to build on that as we move forward.”

Glasgow Rocks v Esh Group Eagles Newcastle
Details: Sunday 02 October, Emirates Arena, 5pm – BBL Championship

Summary: Both teams won their league openers on Sunday and the Rocks will be looking to maintain an unbeaten start with their first home game. However, Newcastle have a 16-game winning streak over Sterling Davis’ side, dating back to April 2012.

Last season: Rocks 0-3 Eagles (0-4 all comps)

Christian Behrens, Esh Group Eagles Newcastle forward – “I’m looking forward to this weekend. Every game is an opportunity to get better and get a win and this weekend we have an opportunity to get two.”