Game Preview v Cheshire

London Lions v Cheshire Phoenix

Details: Friday 12 January, 7:30pm, Copper Box Arena, BBL Championship

Last meeting: Lions 67-83 Phoenix (Cup SF, December 2017)

Summary: The two teams meet for the fourth time this season with Cheshire completing two different comeback victories over London, including their Semi-Final success last month.

Cheshire Phoenix; The Cheshire Phoenix are one of the oldest teams in the BBL with Mike Burton a constant behind the scenes ever since he coached. Formerly known as Cheshire Jets The ‘Nix won the clean sweep under Coach Robbie Peers in 2002.

Head Coach; Coach Ben Thomas is in his first full season in charge after working with Peers in a few games last season as well as Colin O’Reilly, he has handled himself very well and has a lot of admirers.

Last Time Out; The last time the two teams met was the 2nd Leg of the BBL Cup where the Lions led by 13 after the first leg but the Phoenix overturned the deficit and claimed a Final spot in Birmingham taking place at the end of the month.

One To Watch; BBL two time player of the month, CJ Getty’s has been the star man but Orlan Jackman has put in some stellar performances not least the Semi-Final victory.

Did You Know; Cheshire Phoenix lead the League in rebounding at 40 per game

Season record: Lions 0-1 Phoenix (1-2 all comps)


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Date added: 12/01/2018

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