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Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Sunday, February 18th 2018

Kapoulas praises team basketball

Andreas Kapoulas says his Bristol Flyers side played 'team basketball' to claim their tenth win of the season on Saturday night.

Six Flyers players ended the game in double figures, as Coach K’s men picked up their third straight home victory to run out 82-74 winners at the SGS WISE Arena.

Adam Weary came off the bench to notch a team-high 17 points on the night, whilst Rohndell Goodwin and Brandon Boggs finished the game with 14 points apiece.

The result avenged a 15 point defeat to the Wolves in front of the BBC Sport cameras in January, as Flyers improved to 10-9 on the season.

“We played Flyers basketball.” Kapoulas told Bristol Flyers TV.

“We felt that the effort and intensity was not there when we played Worcester a month ago. We looked at ourselves in the mirror that night and talked about our commitment to defence and that’s where it all started.”

LOCKDOWN DEFENCE

Flyers held Worcester to just 14 points in the fourth quarter, having lead by as many as 15 earlier in the period.

Jordan Davis was one of two Flyers players to record a double-double, finishing the game with a very efficient 11 points to go along with ten assists and just one turnover.

“For me, he’s one of the best point guards in the league,” Kapoulas added.

“He showed it today with his ability to find guys and score when he needed to, but it was a real team effort.

"Different guys stepped up in different moments - Adam (Weary) stepped up early in the first half and then Rohndell (Goodwin) later on.

That’s a really big part of our game, it's what 'Flyers basketball' is all about."

Andreas Kapoulas

“We shared the ball well and finished with 24 assists, but the biggest thing for me is that we were able to generate points from our defence.

"We forced a team like Worcester to 18 turnovers. We were able to generate 18 points from those turnovers and that’s a big stat for us.”

EXTINGUISH THE SCORCHERS

Bristol Flyers have now won three home games in a row for the fifth time since joining the BBL and have a chance to extend that run when Surrey Scorchers visit the WISE Arena on Friday, February 23rd (7.30pm).

"It’s a big one against Surrey on Friday and we need the support of our fans,” Kapoulas explained.

"I think now it’s about winning a few games in a row, we haven’t been able to do that consistently this season and that’s what it’s all about.

"I thought the place was buzzing today and I think the fans feed from our players.

“Our guys really want to win - they want to win for Bristol, they want to win for our fans and they want to win together.

"I think we have great team chemistry and we need to have everyone behind us on Friday.”

Andreas Kapoulas

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