Newcastle Eagles are preparing for a return trip to Wembley on Sunday.
The British Basketball League (BBL) champions face Worcester Wolves in the BBL playoff final on May 11.
The Eagles were knocked out of the BBL Trophy by Worcester in February after losing 73-86 at Sport Central.
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