TCS Chester Jets face one of their biggest tests of the season on Thursday night when they travel to Tyneside to take on their closest rivals in the race for the BBL title.
Newcastle Eagles are on a high after beating Brighton Bears on their own court in the final of the BBL Trophy on Sunday and will be bidding to repeat their last home victory against the Jets in the Trophy semi-final in January.
But Chester are also buoyant following their impressive 83-74 win at Sheffield Sharks last Thursday and will have the benefit of a much-needed break last weekend.
More than 3,000 spectators packed into the Hallam FM Arena as the Sharks raced out of the blocks to take the first quarter 22-10.
The Sharks maintained their advantage in the second to lead 44-35 as the teams went to the locker room for half time.
But the Jets came out fighting and turned the game in the third quarter with a 14-5 tear. They took the third quarter 28-14 to take a commanding lead which they rarely relinquished.
Jets Shawn Myers led the scoring with 23 points with Delme Harrison claiming 18 and Calvin Davis 16.
Jets are back at the Northgate Arena on Sunday (5.30pm) when they take on London Towers who are coached by their own former play-caller Robbie Peers.