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Posted Thursday, February 15th 2018

Preview » Bristol Flyers v Worcester Wolves

Bristol Flyers v Worcester Wolves
BBL Championship
Saturday, February 17th 2018
SGS WISE Arena

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Following a comeback victory against Glasgow Rocks, Bristol Flyers host the Worcester Wolves on Saturday night (7.30pm).

Everything you need to know on Saturday's opponents can be found below.


Worcester Wolves

The Worcester Wolves have been one of the better sides in the BBL in recent years. They have made a habit of making the Play-Offs by qualifying for the post-season every year for the last five years. Not only have they had success in the league, but they have flourished in the other domestic competitions too.

In 2014, Wolves secured the double crown by winning the BBL Trophy and becoming Play-Off champions. 


HEAD COACH

Head Coach Paul James has been with the club since 2009, and is one of the mainstays of the Wolves franchise. James has over 20 years of coaching experience with coaching stints with Thames Valley Tigers, Guildford Heat and the England Senior Men’s team.


WHAT THEY SAY

"We’ve got some good momentum coming off the Glasgow game.

"We've just got to use that momentum going forward to get the win."

Leslee Smith


LAST SEASON

Last season Worcester Wolves battled injuries and poor form for the majority of their campaign. Despite the disrupted season, Wolves finished fourth in the BBL with a record of 20-13. Worcester experienced heartbreak in the BBL Trophy and BBL Cup, by losing in the semi-final and quarter-final, respectively.

Although they experienced some success in the Play-Offs, by beating the Sheffield Sharks, they were eventually knocked out by Newcastle Eagles by a meagre two points.


ONE TO WATCH

#24 George Beamon

Worcester Wolves’ American guard George Beamon has been leading the way offensively. Despite it being Beamon’s first season in the BBL, he has acclimated well; he has already secured two BBL All-Star Five honours. The 6’4 guard is a handful on the offensive end and comes into the contest averaging 15.8 points per game.

Worcester Wolves boast multiple weapons offensively. Not only have Wolves got a top 15 scorer in Beamon, but they get consistent contributions from Trayvon Palmer and Dallin Bachynski, averaging 15.1 and 14.6 points per game, respectively.


LAST TIME OUT

Worcester Wolves were dominant as they defeated Bristol Flyers 91-76.

Dallin Bachynski led the game with 20 points for Wolves, whilst Adam Weary finished as Flyers' leading scorer on 18.


DID YOU KNOW?

Worcester Wolves currently average the most assists per game throughout the entire BBL.


As it stands

FORM

Bristol Flyers - LWLW
Worcester Wolves - LWWW

 

League Table

TEAM P W L PTS
5 Surrey Scorchers 30 18 12 36
6 Worcester Wolves 29 17 12 34
7 Bristol Flyers 29 16 13 32
8 DBL Sharks Sheffield 29 16 13 32
9 Cheshire Phoenix 29 13 16 26

WATCH LIVE

Saturday’s game will be available to watch LIVE via the BBL’s official streaming partner, LiveBaketball.TV (subscription) - click here to sign up NOW.


KEYS TO THE GAME


GAMEDAY PARKING

Please note, SGS College has introduced paid parking, however the club has reached an agreement with Aviva insurance, a short five minute walk away from the WISE campus for fans to use their car park free of charge.

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