Bristol keep benecos Play-Offs hopes alive.
Bristol Flyers 74-64 Manchester Giants (25-24, 46-36, 55-45)
Bristol Flyers boosted their benecos Play-Offs hopes tonight with a key 10-point victory over Manchester Giants, 74-64.
The win sees Bristol takeover Manchester in ninth spot as the battle for the Play-Offs continues into the penultimate weekend in the BBL Championship.
Leading scorers – Fred Thomas 17, Jalan McCloud 13, Daniel Edozie 11 (Flyers) – Willie Clayton 21, Vlatko Granic 15, Mike McCall Jr 12 (Giants)
Turning point – Bristol led by just one point mid-way through the second period when they came up with a 6-0 run to extend the lead to seven and by the time half-time came around the home side were up by 10, a comfortable lead they’d keep for the remainder of the game.
Key stat – Bristol’s defense proved a tough challenge for Manchester as the home side forced 20 turnovers for the Giants and only allowed the visitors to convert 11% from downtown.
Game hero(es) – Fred Thomas’ 17 points, coupled with 13 rebounds from Daniel Edozie and six assists from Jalan McCloud, proved to be key to Bristol’s victory.