Report: Cheshire Phoenix 72-60 Bristol Flyers - BBL Cup
Posted: Sunday, November 15th 2015
Friday, November 20th 2015
Bristol Flyers v London Lions
SGS WISE Arena
Friday, November 20th, 7.30pm
Bristol Flyers return to BBL championship action, when they host last season’s BBL Play-Off finalists London Lions at the SGS WISE Arena on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).
All the key information about Friday’s BBL opponents can be found below.
Having signed two BBL MVP’s in Great Britain legend Drew Sullivan and Zaire Taylor, Lions headed into last season as one of the favourites, but stuttered early and struggled for consistency. However they did make it to The 02, for the historic near 15,000 crowd at the BBL Play-Off Final where they fell in front of a partisan home crowd to the Newcastle Eagles.
Nigel Lloyd – Lloyd takes over the role of Head Coach of the Lions after Vince Macaulay opted to lift himself out of the coaching seat to focus on off-court activities. He recently coached the Barbados national team in the Caribbean Championships during the summer, and is no stranger to winning in the BBL. The former league MVP has taken a fresh look at the squad this season, with Joe Ikhinmwin and Blayne Freckleton being two of the few survivors of a radical cull which has seen a flood of new players arrive in the capital.
ONE TO WATCH
Nick Lewis – The 6’3″ dynamo was a huge contributor to the Sheffield Sharks over the last couple of seasons. A member of the GB U20 team that qualified for Division A in the European Championships two years ago, Lewis has been a constant in the BBL, notably winning the BBL Trophy in 2013 and scoring a last second tip-in to help his side knock the Leicester Riders out of the BBL Play-Offs last season.
Tickets for Friday’s game are still available - Click here to buy online.
Taking charge of Friday night’s game will be Andy Thackray, Darren Bolt and Ian Spearman
LAST TIME OUT
Tyrone Lee made his BBL debut as the Flyers halted a run of seven straight defeats to claim their first win of the season, 76-64 away to London Lions.
DID YOU KNOW
The London Lions featured in a TV advert for Sprite in 2014. Click here to watch the advert online.
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