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I`m on my way: soldout at Bristol and all Danish affair

The last month of 2023 is here. Two games on the plate this week as the Bristol Flyers host the Landstede Hammers on Tuesday at the SGS College Arena, while the Svendborg Rabbits will face the Bakken Bears Aarhus on Wednesday.

Bristol Flyers vs Landstede Hammers

Series history: Bristol Flyers and Landstede Hammers will face each other for the first time.

Key matchup: Tevin Olison fills the stat sheet for the Flyers.

He averages 15.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

Olison makes 44.5% of his field goal attempts and shoots 78.1% from the free throw line.

Darius Quisenberry leads the table for the Landstede Hammers.

He averages 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists.

Quisenberry shoots 43.0% from the field and 87.5% from the charity stripe.

National championships: the Bristol Flyers are 9-9 at the British Basketball league and one win away from a winning record.

They played three games last week – lost on road at the B.Braun Sheffield Sharks, 78-88, and at the Caledonia Gladiators, 82-85.

Flyers rebounded with a 78-76 home success against the Sheffield Sharks – in overtime.

The Landstede Hammers are 7-2 at the BNXT league.

Know your referees

Crew chief: Gavin Williams (United Kingdom) – British Basketball league referee from 2008, FIBA referee from 2011, has worked at the Women`s EuroBasket 2015 in Hungary and Romania.

Umpire 1: Stan Kestein (Netherlands) – has worked at the BNXT league playoffs and the Dutch Cup finals.

Umpire 2: David Griffin (United Kingdom) – a British Basketball league referee from 2019.

Observer: Oskars Lucis (Latvia).

ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream

Svendborg Rabbits vs Bakken Bears Aarhus

Series history: Svendborg Rabbits and Bakken Bears Aarhus will face each other for the second time this season. The Bears won on the road, 110-85, on October 13. Another game will take place on January 6, 2024.

Key matchup: Jaedon Elliott Willis averages 18.6 points and 6.4 assists for the Svendborg Rabbits.

He scored 21 points and dished out 13 assists against the Randers Cimbria.

Willis had a season high 27 points in the first Basketligaen match against Aarhus.

The Bakken Bears have many weapons – no player averages more than 24 minutes at the Basketligaen.

Darko Jukič has 8.1 points and 4.9 assists per game.

He registered 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the first match against the Rabbits.

National championships: Svendborg Rabbits won the last four games at the Basketligaen.

The hit list includes Team FOG Naestved, Bears Academy, BK Amager (125-73) and BMS Herlev.

The Bakken Bears are 9-0 at the Basketligaen.

Aarhus team has scored 98 or more points in its last five games.

Know your referees

Crew chief: Christian Hansen (Denmark) – FIBA referee from 2021, Denmark Basketball highest leagues from 2015.

Umpire 1: Andrada Csender (Denmark) – Romania top league referee, FIBA referee from 2012, Denmark top league referee from 2019, has worked at the EuroBasket Women and EuroLeague Women Final 4.

Umpire 2: Skirmantas Letukas (Denmark) – FIBA referee from 2021, Denmark Basketball highest leagues from 2017.

Observer: Oskars Lucis (Latvia).

ENBL access: follow the game on YouTube live stream


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