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Preview: Manchester Giants v Bristol Flyers

Manchester Giants v Bristol Flyers
BBL
Lucozade Soccerdome Trafford
Sunday, March 13th (6pm)

Bristol Flyers travel to Manchester Giants in the second of a weekend doubleheader on Sunday night (6pm tip-off).

All the key information on Sunday’s BBL opponents can be found below.

MANCHESTER GIANTS
A key weekend in the play-off race culminates in Manchester on Sunday, with both teams looking to push up the league table. Giants enter the game having played away to Leicester Riders on Friday night. Last season the Giants moved to a new home at the Lucozade Powerleague Sportsdome in Urmston and it was almost a successful one as they flirted with securing successive Play-Off spots, only to be edged out on the last day of the season by the Bristol Flyers into ninth spot.

HEAD COACH
Yorick Williams - One of the most controversial players in BBL history, Williams took the reigns from Jeff Jones as a player-coach for the Manchester Giants. Williams has played over 5600 minutes in the BBL, scoring over 6200 points for six different clubs. The 6ft 4in guard has also represented Great Britain team in his playing career.

ONE TO WATCH
Ingus Bankevics - The Latvian guard averaged 15.2 points per game last season and scored 25 points in the Giant’s meeting with the Flyers earlier this season.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Sunday’s game will be Paul Walton, Graham Shaw and Mariann Miklosik.

LAST TIME OUT
Bristol Flyers claimed their highest ever points tally in the BBL defeating Manchester Giants 99-90 - click here to watch the highlights.

FORM
Giants: LLLLWL
Flyers: LWLLLW

DID YOU KNOW
Manchester Giants player/coach Yorick Williams played for the Leicester Riders last season.