This weekend sees the Glasgow Rocks take the floor twice, in two different competitions. First up, the BBL Cup. With a needed break away from Championship action, the guys will take the floor tonight in the Plymouth Pavilions to take on the Raiders.
This will be the third time in a matter of weeks that the two sides will face each other. The Raiders have taken both games, by 4 and 5 points, showing Glasgow are just a few errors away from taking home the W.
Rocks hosted Raiders last weekend and boasted a dominant halftime lead, with strong inside play by Ali Fraser, Kieron Achara and Bouna Ndiaye, who were all contributing early on. However, it all fell apart in the second half as Plymouth came back to steal it the game 72-77.
Special attention will need to be paid to Josh Wilcher who was named in the BBL All-Star 5 of the week for his strong plays in the late comeback last Sunday. As well as Wilcher, Forwards, Donte Nicholas and Joonas Jarverlainen will be tough to stop.
Glasgow will need to keep their focus and control of the game, along with a repeat performance of last week’s first half and “Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks” should be appearing in the next round draw of the Cup.
On to game 2 of the weekend, sees the Rocks return to the Emirates to welcome back the BBL Championship as they host Surrey Scorchers.
Rocks last faced the Scorchers near the beginning of the season, after watching their 20+ point vanish in front of their eyes, they managed to hold on for a 94-92 nail biting win.
Surrey have been in a bit of turmoil recently, with an injury ridden roster, as well as releasing Demario Beck, head coach Kostas Roftopoulas will be left scratching his head. With both sides sitting at 2 Championship wins, Scorchers will be looking to reignite the flame on their season.
Surrey do have some positive news, they welcome back Kalil Irving for the remainder of the season. Irving featured on the club roster the past 2 seasons and will be a welcomed addition amidst the struggling Surrey team.
Both games are available to stream live on livebasketball.tv, with tip tonight set for 19:30 in Plymouth and 17:00 on Sunday night, live at the Emirates Arena.
Report by Jonathon Macleod (@MacDunk)