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Posted Thursday, December 5th 2019

ITEC Game Preview: Sheffield Sharks (H) - BBL Championship

Bristol Flyers host Sheffield Sharks in the opening game of the 2019/20 BBL regular season on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

Everything you need to know can be found below.


GAME DETAILS

  • Date: Friday, December 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

Atiba Lyons - Joining Sharks as a player in 2006, Atiba Lyons made the step up to head coach in 2008. During his tenure, Lyons has won two BBL Cups, one BBL Trophy and has led the Sharks to two second place finishes as well as the BBL play-off title in 2016.


LAST TIME OUT

 

Bristol Flyers punched their ticket to the BBL Cup semi-final with a decisive victory on the road against Sheffield Sharks.

Gentrey Thomas led all scorers with 25 points and added five assists and five rebounds to set up a two-legged tie with London City Royals in the final four.


ONE TO WATCH

Image credit - Andy Chubb

#0 Nick Lewis -  The former GB Under-20 international returned to the Sharks in the summer, having previously played for them in 2014/15. A proven scorer in the BBL, Lewis hit the ground running in the BBL Cup, leading the way for Sheffield with an impressive 20.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.


WHAT THEY SAY

"We're playing a very good Sheffield team and they'll definitely have more motivation following last weekend."

Chris Taylor


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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