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Joel Osborne

Joel Osborne writes

Posted Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Let’s keep it going - Davis

Jordan Davis is aiming to maintain Bristol Flyers’ good run of home form when Surrey Scorchers visit the WISE Arena on Friday night (7.30pm tip-off).

A win against Surrey on Friday would see Coach Kapoulas’ men leapfrog their Play-Off rivals into seventh place in the BBL Championship.

Flyers picked up their third straight home win in last week’s meeting with Worcester Wolves, running out 82-74 winners in front of a sell-out crowd - a game which Davis finished with a double-double of 11 points, ten assists and just one turnover.

Speaking to Bristol Flyers TV, the guard said: "Every time they (Worcester) made a run we responded and never hung our heads.

"Any time you can win a couple of games in a row, especially at home, it can only help you going forward so we need to use that this weekend to get another two wins.”

Flyers will then look to renew their South West rivalry with the Plymouth Raiders on Sunday afternoon (4pm), but first they need to see off a Scorchers side that are entering the game following a 21-point victory against the Manchester Giants.

Flyers have the chance to claim the season series against Creon Raftopolous’ side on Friday, having picked up a one-point victory when the two teams met at Surrey Sports Park in November.

"Last time we went in there and stole the game, so I’m sure they remember that,” Davis added.

"That whole game just seemed like it took forever to finish and we were down the whole time.

"At the very end we took the lead and I just remember the bus ride home just thinking ‘wow we really won that game’. So hopefully we can win this one too and take the season series.”

Jordan Davis is averaging 8.6 points and 5.5 assists per game

Davis has also revealed he’s well aware of the threats posted by his opposite number, Tony Hicks, who enters Friday’s game having been named in the BBL All-Star Five after an impressive outing of 23 points and 11 assists against the Manchester Giants.

"He’s a quick player, obviously he knows how to play the game,” Davis admitted.

“You can tell he’s played some high level basketball but I don’t change how I play against anybody, wether it’s defence or offence, I’m going to give it my best go and just be myself.”


SOUTH WEST DERBY

Davis is expecting a hostile atmosphere at Plymouth Pavilions on Sunday, when Flyers look to sweep the season series against their South West rivals.

The point guard added: "I remember when we played them at the beginning of the season the crowd (at WISE) were pretty rough on them.

“But when we went there, they beat us in the BBL Trophy and their crowd were pretty rough on us too, so it’ll be a good game, but we can’t look past them."

"We’re a little behind in games; there are some teams that have played a couple more than us, but two wins this weekend would make a big difference."

Jordan Davis


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