Yorick Williams’ men make the trip to the Copper Box Arena to face the Lions, who are 9-2 in the BBL this season and have already won the reverse fixture last month.

Then on Sunday, Leeds Force visit the Trafford Sportsdome with the Giants hunting a third successive home win.

Okoro said: “I feel like I have a lot of belief in our own team, in our own skills and with the talent we have, we can contend with any team.

“We are not going to give every team too much respect, and we’re not going to disrespect them too much either.

“We’ll never underestimate. We just need to make sure we keep our heads in the right place when we go to every game.”

Okoro’s performance against Surrey Scorchers 10 days ago earned him a place in the BBL All Star 5, and he was on top form again during the win over Worcester last Friday.

Sunday’s overtime win at Bristol saw team-mates Richard Bell and Samuel Toluwase come to prominence, and Okoro said the manner of that win showed the toughness of the team.

He added: “This is not the first time that we’re going to do this. 

“There’s going to be a lot of games where it’s going to come down to the wire and it will be what team wants it more