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Posted Thursday, March 5th 2020

ITEC Game Preview: Leicester Riders (H) - BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers take on Leicester Riders at the SGS College Arena on Friday night (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know ahead of this week’s action can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, March 6th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Competition: BBL Championship
  • Where: SGS College Arena
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

HEAD COACH

Image Credit - Joe Pinchin

Coach Rob Paternostro has turned Leicester into one of the most consistent teams in the league, having never finished lower than fourth during his tenure at the helm. A former player in the BBL with Birmingham Bullets and Leicester Riders, Paternostro is one of a select few men to have won the BBL Coach of the Year on more than one occasion.


LAST TIME OUT

 

Bristol Flyers picked up a resounding 95-82 win against the Riders to advance to the BBL Trophy Quarter-Final.
 
Gentrey Thomas led all scorers with 30 points, whilst Fred Thomas poured in 27 of his own, with Raphell Thomas-Edwards finishing with a near double-double of 16 points and nine rebounds.

BOX SCORE

ONE TO WATCH

Image Credit - Joe Pinchin

#8 Jamell Anderson - Anderson re-joined the Riders ahead of the 2019/20 season. The Nottingham native has impressed over the past few seasons, with representation of both Great Britain and England gaining valuable experience on the international stage.

Anderson first joined the Riders in 2011 when he attracted the attention of Coach Paternostro and played for both the Riders and Loughborough University. During his time at Loughborough, Anderson captained the team to an unbeaten promotion campaign in 2011.


AS IT STANDS

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
2 Sheffield Sharks 27 17 10 34
3 London Lions 27 16 11 32
4 Bristol Flyers 27 14 13 28
5 Manchester Giants 27 14 13 28
6 Cheshire Phoenix 27 13 14 26

WATCH LIVE

All BBL Championship, BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and BBL play-off games this season will be available to watch LIVE and on demand for FREE via the official YouTube channel of the BBL.

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