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Worcester look to keep title hopes alive

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Worcester look to keep title hopes alive

Worcester Wolves will look to keep their BBL Championship hopes alive when they host Prestige Homes MK Lions on Saturday evening.

Worcester Wolves will look to keep their BBL Championship hopes alive when they host Prestige Homes MK Lions on Saturday evening.

Wolves’ 100-80 victory against fellow title contenders UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders saw them remain in second place in the Championship table with a 13-5 record. Meanwhile, Lions go into a weekend which sees them also host Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders on Friday night in joint sixth place with seven wins from 16 games.

Worcester coach Paul James expects a difficult game against Mike New and his team.

He said: “The Lions are an up-tempo team who use the running game to try and out score teams. They are very active and gamble a lot on defence so we need to take real care of the ball. Demarius Bolds is their key offensive weapon as he leads the league in points scored and steals. The first time we played them we got caught up in their kind of game and paid the price.

“The second time we were much more focused and disciplined in our approach to the game and our quality came through. That was a good win for us as the Lions play especially well on their own court and are tough to beat there.”

Saturday’s game will be the season decider between the teams as they have split the previous two BBL Championship games which both took place in Milton Keynes. Lions won the first encounter 99-82, with Wolves gaining revenge with a 103-92 success.

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