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James hoping Wolves can kick on after Lions triumph

Worcester Editorial 14th Nov, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER Wolves director of basketball Paul James hopes his side can kick on after their brilliant comeback win against the London Lions last week.

Third placed Wolves will look to close the gap at the top of the BBL Championship when they face Manchester Giants at the University of Worcester Arena on Friday (7.30pm).

Wolves showed impressive determination to win from behind against a strong London Lions side, especially after losing at home to Bristol Flyers in the previous week in the BBL Cup.

With five wins out of six in the league so far, Wolves will be hoping to continue their impressive run against a team who are the only side to have beaten James’ side in the Championship this season.

Manchester came back from behind to beat Wolves 93-83 last month and James hopes his side can use the win and momentum built against London to take their season into a new gear.

“It was a massive win for us and, actually, I think the players needed it more than anything else because we really haven’t been firing on all cylinders at all this year so far,” he said.

“We kind of owe them (Manchester) a little bit because we went up there and we were very good in the first quarter, and then we just switched off for the next thirty.

“But they’re a team that build on confidence if we allow them to get their shots away and we don’t play a tough defence. And when they build their confidence, they’re a tough team to stop.”

Wolves will have not much time to rest after the Manchester game as they travel to face Surrey United on Saturday (7.30pm).

 

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