Durham Wildcats will look for revenge when they Glasgow Rocks in the BBL Championship on Saturday evening.
The BBL’s newest clubs have already met the Rocks twice this season, suffering a pair of narrow defeats in the BBL Trophy. The Rocks won 91-86 on their first trip to Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre, and repeated that margin with a 75-70 victory in the return at Kelvin Hall.
Sterling Davis With those games in mind, Rocks’ player-coach Sterling Davis expects another tough game when his side return to Durham:
“They’re a very tough team,” he said. “They are a very well coached and disciplined group. I really felt like we struggled against them every time we met. We have to be ready to play defence against a well-tuned offensive team who know their roles.
“Ralph Bucci makes them go with his experience.”
Durham were beaten 65-64 by Worcester last weekend, but Wildcats’ coach Dave Elderkin has seen plenty of Rocks this season and knows what to expect.
He said: “I saw them play at Eagles last week, and they were unlucky not to win. They were 13 up at one stage, and they looked like they would hold on until Charles Smith caught fire. They had a tremendous result against Sharks, and with EJ [Harrison] not playing, Mychal Green showed that he can be really dangerous when running the point.
“Keeping Wolves down to 65 points was our best defence of the season, and we just need a few tweaks so that we have a bit more continuity to our offence.”