Basketball: Edinburgh Kings want to spoil party ahead of play-offs

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Edinburgh Kings travel to Falkirk tonight for their last Scottish Basketball League regular season game at the Mariner SC (tip-off 8pm) keen to spoil the party and beat Falkirk Fury for the second time this season after their hosts are presented with the league trophy.

The only team to have beaten Fury, Kings nevertheless will finish fourth in the table behind St Mirren and Boroughmuir Blaze regardless of tonight’s result and now hope to refocus on their play-off campaign.

“We know that Fury will be in buoyant mood tonight when they receive the trophy but hopefully we’ll be able to spoil their party,” said Kings coach Craig Nicol.

“We’re the only team to beat them this season and we’ll be looking to lay down a marker ahead of the start of the play-offs next week.”

Edinburgh University host near-neighbours Blaze at the Pleasance on Sunday at 2.20pm, followed by EU women v Polonia Phoenix in the first round of the women’s league play-offs at 5pm.

Edinburgh Kool Kats set out on the third leg of the treble bid, having already secured both Scottish Cup and League, at home to Boroughmuir Blaze at Portobello HS at 11am.

After a two-week fixture break and three weeks away from their home venue, Caledonia Pride will be thirsting for victory when they return to Oriam to play Northumbria on Sunday at 1pm.

Not only will they be looking for their second WBBL win, but they will be out for revenge over a Newcastle-based team came close to beating at home last month.