There may only be three games this weekend, but it’s a huge weekend with the first BBL Cup Semi-Final taking place along with the start of BBC Sport’s live coverage on Friday.

Friday 02 December 2016

(BBL CH) Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers, 7:30pm

(BBL CUP) Surrey Scorchers v Glasgow Rocks, 7:30pm

Sunday 04 December 2016

(BBL CUP) Glasgow Rocks v Surrey Scorchers, 5pm

Worcester Wolves v Bristol Flyers

Details: Friday 02 December, University of Worcester Arena, 7:30pm – BBL Championship

*LIVE and for FREE on the BBC Sport website and app*

Summary: Worcester Wolves host Bristol Flyers in a game that marks the start of BBC Sport’s live BBL coverage. Paul James’ side have won all six league meetings between the two and another would give the play-caller his 500th win in the BBL. The Flyers have lost 10 straight games since winning their league opener and are keen to bounce back.

Last season: Wolves 3-0 Flyers (4-0 all comps)

Brandon Boggs, Bristol Flyers forward – “It’s very important to not get down on ourselves after those losses – we have a lot of games left. I still believe we’re a play-off calibre team and we will start winning games soon.

“With our game being live on BBC, it does bring a huge amount of excitement and motivation. We get a chance to show everyone that our record does represent our team at the moment.
“When we play this weekend, everyone will see that our team will make some noise before the season is over.”

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Surrey Scorchers v Glasgow Rocks

Details: Friday 02 December, Surrey Sports Park, 7:30pm – BBL Cup SF, First Leg

Summary: The first BBL Cup finalist will be decided this weekend as Surrey and Glasgow go head-to-head in a huge double-header. The Scorchers have home advantage to start the two-legged Semi-Final and head into the weekend off of back-to-back league wins.

Season record: Scorchers 0-1 Rocks

Creon Raftopoulos, Surrey Scorchers head coach – “We go into the game loose and relaxed and we know we’re probably the underdogs given the fantastic start Sterling (Davis) and the Rocks have had.

“Confidence is on a high, there is nothing like winning and it’s important to put in a great performance at home and give ourselves a chance going on the road.

“It’s an advantage having home support in the second leg but it goes both ways and we will be looking to get a great result on Friday so we have something to defend in Glasgow.”


Glasgow Rocks v Surrey Scorchers

Details: Sunday 04 December, Emirates Arena, 5pm – BBL Cup SF, Second Leg

Summary: Less than 48 hours later following their showdown in Guildford, the two teams battle to decide who will secure their spot in January’s Final at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham. Glasgow are currently enjoying a club record 10-game winning streak in all competitions and last reached the Cup Final in 2015.

Season record: Rocks 1-0 Scorchers

Jonny Bunyan, Glasgow Rocks guard – “Our win streak has been excellent – we are really playing well together right now and it’s great to see us at the top-end of the table.

“Surrey will be a difficult test for us given the fact we play them three times in eight days. Their season hasn’t been great so far so they will be really up for the Cup competition.
“Making a good start on Friday night will be huge for us. If we can take a lead back home that will be crucial given the length of travel both teams will be experiencing during the tie.

 

“You can’t win the tie in the first leg but a poor performance can certainly contribute to a loss so Friday’s game is very important for us and then hopefully our fans can give us a boost to the Final on Sunday.”

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