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Posted Thursday, December 12th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: London City Royals (A) - BBL Cup

Bristol Flyers travel to London City Royals in the first leg of the BBL Cup semi-final on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

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


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, December 13th
  • Tip-off: 7.30pm
  • Competition: BBL Cup Semi-Final First Leg
  • Where: Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
  • Watch LIVE: Tune in for FREE via the BBL’s official YouTube channel

HEAD COACH

IMAGE CREDIT: MANSOOR AHMED

Lloyd Gardner took over the reigns of London City Royals this summer following the departure of Junior Williams. Gardner was previously the Director of Basketball Operations at Barking Abbey, where he helped over 100 students move onto scholarships in the USA and into professional basketball careers.

The former junior international has become one of the most well-respected coaches in the country and was named BBL Coach of the Month during his first month in charge.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers overcame a third quarter surge from London City to claim an 85-75 victory at home in the BBL Cup.

Fred Thomas filled up the box score with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists, whilst three players finished with 15 points in a real team effort.

ONE TO WATCH

#4 Andrew Lawrence - Lawrence signed for the Royals in the summer after spells around the world in Spain, France, Kosovo and Italy.

The GB International averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 assists in 33 appearance for Latina Basket in Italy’s second division last season.

WHAT THEY SAY

“It would be huge to make a Cup final. I would love to make history with this team - everyone’s bought into that idea and now we need to make it happen.”

Marcus Delpeche


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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