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Surrey Scorchers coach: "Raise the roof and help us make history!"

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Surrey Scorchers coach: "Raise the roof and help us make history!"

Published at 6:03am 28th April 2017. (Updated at 9:46am 29th April 2017)

The Surrey Scorchers basketball team are preparing for one of the biggest nights in their history.

After finishing bottom of the league last season, they are in the play-off quarter finals tonight.

They host the Leicester Riders at the Surrey Sports Park in the first leg.

The return leg is being played in Leicester on Sunday.

Tonight's match gets underway at 7:30pm and Coach Creon Raftopoulos is calling for the whole of Surrey to get behind the team: "The fans have been absolutely great.

Coach Creon

Creon Raftopoulos

"The players feed of their energy and we know that if we have a loud house, they're good for at least a good 10 plus points for us."

Despite the magnitude of the match Creon says the pressure is off: "As an athlete you're always going to have that little bit of pressure on you.

"But we can play loose because nobody's expecting us to win. We're playing an outstanding Leicester Riders team.

"All we need to do is give it our all and see where we stand after 80 minutes of basketball."

Find out more about tickets for the two matches on the Surrey Scorchers website

Surrey Scorchers

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