Kendrick Warren is convinced his former club can help Brighton Bears clinch the British League title this weekend.

Just don't press the Bears top scorer on how he thinks his own team will do.

Victory for Bears against the Scottish Rocks at the Triangle on Saturday and at Chester on Sunday, along with defeat for Sheffield at home to Towers, will make Warren and company uncatchable in top spot. BBL officials have already made plans to take the trophy to Chester should Bears beat Rocks.

Warren, though, admits: "I'm not even thinking about that. I don't want to to jinx myself, I just want to let it happen.

"I'm pretty confident we're going to win it but right now I'm just interested in playing against Scottish Rocks.

"I'm pretty excited about that because I got thrown out of the game when we lost up there. We know we have to step our game up now. Beating us makes a team's season."

Warren, who joined Bears from London Towers last summer, has tipped his previous club to win at Sheffield on Sunday.

Whether Bears can do likewise against both a dangerous Rocks team and at a Chester gym where they have lost 16 in a row, usually heavily, remains to be seen.

The title is unlikely to be won without more of the drama witnessed last weekend. Bears were taken to overtime by Sheffield, then escaped at Milton Keynes when Joel Burns, a former Worthing Bear and one of the most feared three-point shooters in the league, missed on the buzzer.

Coach Nick Nurse had a few words to say about all that and has urged fans and players not to get carried away by thoughts of the title.

He admitted: "We did the same thing two nights in row. We got up by ten, 12 or 13 points and then stopped concentrating. We weren't executing, we were turning the ball over, the shot clock was running low, those type of things.

"We're still showing great signs but there are things we need to iron out. Maybe we made games look easy before.

"Now we're not frontrunning so well. There's a lot on the line. Games get tight, tempos change and baskets become pretty big. It's not as free and easy as it was in the middle of January."

Skipper Mike Brown admitted: "We knew Sheffield were never out of it but I felt the second half we let it slip away a bit. I guess now we know we need to buckle down a little more and finish out games."

Bears need three favourable results, be it a win for themselves or a Sheffield defeat, to clinch the crown.

There would be great satisfaction in clinching top spot at Chester as it would avenge defeat in the BBL Trophy final.

Bears' previous honour, the National Cup last season, was clinched against Chester and shown off at the next home game, against Leicester. That would be the scenario this time, with Leicester due at the Brighton Centre a week on Saturday.

Clinch the prize against Leicester, on the other hand, and it would mean Nurse's Bears revolution had come full circle. His first game in charge, back in September 2001, was a defeat at Leicester, play-off champions and cup holders at the time.