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Posted Friday, January 25th 2019

ITEC Game Preview » Bristol Flyers v Cheshire Phoenix

Bristol Flyers v Cheshire Phoenix
BBL Championship
Saturday, January 26th, 7.30pm
SGS College Arena
SOLD OUT
Bristol Flyers look to claim the season series against Cheshire Phoenix in front of a sold out crowd at the SGS College Arena.

Everything you need to know on Saturday night’s opponents can be found below.

Cheshire Phoenix

Despite not making the play-offs last season, the 2017/18 campaign was one to remember for Cheshire as they secured the BBL Cup title under the guidance of young play-caller Ben Thomas.

Despite a number of roster changes this season, the ’Nix' will be hopeful of building on last season’s Cup success, which ended a decade-long silverware drought and first in the Phoenix era.


HEAD COACH

BEN THOMAS

Not only is Ben Thomas the youngest coach to ever win the BBL Cup, but he is the first British coach to achieve this feat in almost a decade. Thomas will have his men ready to try and tie the season series at the SGS College Arena.


ONE TO WATCH

CJ GETTYS

A former team-mate of Tevin Falzon, the Cheshire Phoenix big man CJ Gettys was named in the Molten BBL Team of the Year last season after averaging 18 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. The seven-footer has made seven appearances for the Phoenix this season and is currently averaging 14.2 points and 9.7 rebounds per contest.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers completed a double-winning weekend with a crucial road victory over Cheshire Phoenix.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
6 Worcester Wolves 30 14 16 28
7 Cheshire Phoenix 30 14 16 28
8 Bristol Flyers 30 12 18 24
9 Surrey Scorchers 30 10 20 20
10 Manchester Giants 30 10 20 20

WATCH LIVE

Saturday's game against Cheshire Phoenix will be able to watch LIVE online in the UK and the United States via the BBL’s official streaming partner, LiveBasketball.TV.

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