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Posted Thursday, December 13th 2018

ITEC Game Preview » Bristol Flyers v Manchester Giants

Bristol Flyers v Manchester Giants
BBL Championship
Saturday, December 15th, 7.30pm
SGS College Arena
SOLD OUT

Bristol Flyers make their long-awaited return to BBL action as they welcome Manchester Giants to the WISE Campus for the first time this season.

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s game can be found below.


MANCHESTER GIANTS

The Giants have endured a tough past few seasons, only making the play-offs once since their return to the BBL in 2012. Having not always utilised their full quota of imports, Manchester bolstered their squad over the summer with the additions of American trio Mike McCall, Willie Clayton and Torry Butler.

Danny Byrne’s side have enjoyed their travels this season, with four of their five wins coming away from home.


HEAD COACH

Danny Bryne

Danny Bryne has a wealth of experience as a player from stints with Plymouth Raiders, Thames Valley Tigers and Rossendale Raptors. He began his coaching career with Lancashire Spinners shortly before joining the Giants coaching staff as an assistant in 2016.


ONE TO WATCH

Manchester’s American forward WIllie Clayton has had an outstanding start to his BBL career. The 6ft8in American has been leading the way for Danny Byrne’s side and is currently second in the league in rebounds, averaging 13.5 per game.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers finished the 2017/18 regular season on a high, running out 87-105 winners against Manchester Giants at the Trafford Sportsdome.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
6 Newcastle Eagles 13 7 6 14
7 Sheffield Sharks 13 7 6 14
8 Bristol Flyers 12 5 7 10
9 Surrey Scorchers 14 5 9 10
10 Plymouth Raiders 13 3 10 6

WATCH LIVE

Saturday’s game against Manchester Giants 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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KEYS TO THE GAME


DID YOU KNOW

Manchester Giants’ long-serving captain Callum Jones was also a part of Coach Kapoulas’ Team England squad at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.


GAMEDAY PARKING

Please note that due to the Christmas pantomime at SGS College on Saturday night, fans are asked to please use the FREE gameday parking located at the Aviva Centre.

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