Sharks ready for Lions’ roar

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DBL Sharks Sheffield head coach Atiba Lyons expects another tough test when London Lions visit the EIS tonight.

The Sharks overcame tricky opponents in Bristol Flyers last time out, with an 86-70 victory giving cause for optimism.

Despite losing their unbeaten run last weekend, the Lions made a flying start to the 2017/18 British Basketball League season, triumphing in their opening three encounters.

“They’re full of talent down there,” said Lyons.

“Justin Robinson is a very experienced player and their depth is probably up there with the likes of Newcastle, going as far as 10 or 11 with their bench.

“So we’re going to make sure we learn.”

Just a single point separated Sheffield and London in the sides’ two most recent encounters, and Lyons will be hoping for an altogether more comfortable evening this time out.

Lyons was pleased with the way his Sharks side dispatched the Flyers but said there’s room for improvement against London.

“Defensively we did a lot better against Bristol,” said Lyons.

“But I feel we can definitely improve. Offensively we’ve put it together so far but we’re still not playing entirely fluid basketball.”