Basketball Playoff Finals

Stock up on the popcorn, hot dogs and coco cola - the Basketball Playoff Finals are here again. Peter Gray reports

If b-ball if your thing, then brace yourselves because the biggest event in the British basketball calendar is coming up fast. The Basketball Playoff Finals are the grande finale of the domestic basketball season with the very best sides in the domestic game facing off for the right to be crowned Playoff champions. The event in front of a basketball crazy crowd at the O2 arena in London.

The competition is contested by the eight sides with the highest number of points from the regular league season. These teams are seeded based on their final position in the league with the 1st seed playing the 8th, the 2nd seed playing the 7th, the 3rd seed playing the 6th and the 4th seed playing the 5th. These ties are played over two legs with the teams playing each other both home and away.

The winners of these matches then battle it out in the semi-finals with the highest remaining seed playing the lowest and the other winning quarter finalists contesting the game. These fixtures are also played over two legs. The two triumphant sides then face off in the O2 final.

The popularity of basketball is growing in Britain and last year’s final drew a record breaking crowd to the O2. The organisers of the competition anticipate another sold out event for the 2019 final too.

The Basketball Playoff finals will take place at The O2, London, on Sunday 15th of May 2022. More information on this event can be found here.

Information on other great sporting events in London can be found here.

-London's Best Events-
What: basketball competition
When: 15 May 22
Where: The O2
Website: The BBL