TCS Chester Jets have a chance to impose themselves on another of their BBL title rivals at the Northgate Arena on Sunday.
After the leaders emphatically defeated Sheffield Sharks last weekend to equal the club record of 13 successive victories, they take on Brighton Bears, who moved into second spot on Tuesday by beating Thames Valley Tigers.
Of all the teams chasing the Jets it is perhaps Brighton who have the best chance of catching them. It doesn't look good now as they are eight points adrift, but they have two games in hand.
Although a win on Sunday (5.30pm) would put Paul Smith's team in a great position, he is still guarded about Jets' chances of finishing top of the table.
'It would put us in a better position than anyone else, but it's certainly not unassailable, far from it,' he said.
'We've just got so many tough games to come and if you think about it too much you don't get any sleep.'
That means Chester have to focus on tomorrow's opponents in Solihull, Birmingham Bullets, who are bottom of the table.
'They've had a bit of an unlucky season so far with players coming and going and they've had suspensions,' said Smith. 'They'll have a full team out this weekend and they'll be looking to jump on us.'
Comparisons with the Chester team which won every trophy in 2002 are already being made by the supporters, but not by Smith who was assistant coach at the time.
He said: 'Jets had five superstars then, while we probably have three superstars but a deeper bench to call on.
'The most important point to remember is that the Jets team that year won four trophies and so far this season we have won nothing.'