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Surrey Scorchers v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship,
Sunday, November 5th 2017,
Surrey Sports Park.

Bristol Flyers go in search of their second straight victory when they travel to Surrey Scorchers on Sunday afternoon (2pm).

Everything you need to know on Sunday afternoon's opponents away from home can be found below.


Surrey Scorchers

Since rebranding from Surrey United in 2015, Scorchers have finished 12th and eighth in their first two BBL seasons. The Surrey-based squad have high hopes for their third campaign and have started the season with a solid record of 3-3. 


HEAD COACH

Creon Raftopoulos may have a winning percentage of just 34% in the last two seasons, but he has got his men playing some solid basketball thus far; with big wins over Sheffield, Worcester and Leeds already this season. Raftopoulos will expect his team to compete hard at home against Flyers.


LAST TIME OUT

Bristol Flyers earned their place in the 2017 BBL play-offs after defeating the Surrey Scorchers 71-79 on the final day of the regular season


LAST SEASON

Scorchers finished last season with a record of 15-18. As a result, Surrey secured the eighth and final Play-Off spot on the final weekend of the regular season. Scorchers battled the top-seeded Leicester Riders to a draw in the first leg of the quarter finals; however, Riders took care of business at home in the second leg and beat Scorchers by 36 points.


KEYS TO THE GAME


ONES TO WATCH

Surrey’s captain Tayo Ogendengbe re-signed for his third season with Scorchers. A constant threat on the offensive end, the veteran swingman averaged 14.3 points per game last season and will surely be a player that Coach Kapuolas will look to contain.

Over the summer, Surrey welcomed BBL veteran Gerald Robinson to their roster to strengthen their front court and bring some experience into the fold. The 32-year-old adds a big inside presence and scoring punch to Scorchers offence, having averaged 15.9 points per game last season with French professional team Calais Basket Cheminots.

Scorchers also signed Josh Steel from Duquesne Dukes. The 6’4 guard, who turns 20 in January, has already made a name for himself playing in Coach K's Great Britain Under-20s squad over the summer and will definitely be one to keep an eye on in Sunday's contest.  

 


WATCH LIVE

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


DID YOU KNOW?

This is Creon Raftopoulos’ second stint for Surrey; he returned in 2015 after being released from the then Surrey Heat in 2013.

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