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Home court has proved so fan-tastic this season
10:00am Saturday 7th April 2012 in Paul James
OUR home court has been a happy hunting ground for Worcester Wolves this season and a lot of that is down to our fantastic supporters.
We enjoy playing at the University of Worcester as the crowd give a boost which makes us play with a lot of energy. The fans get behind us and it creates a great atmosphere.
The team have only lost twice at home in the British Basketball League this term which is a fine effort.
You always want to do well in front of your own supporters because they have paid to watch and want to be entertained – and we have been more than happy to oblige this season.
It’s a huge advantage for us and we want to get winning momentum going into the play-offs at the end of the month.
Next weekend is the last before we break ahead of the play-offs and we want to go into that having won our final two home games, starting tonight against Guildford Heat.
If you win your home fixtures and pick up a few victories on the road, you will have a successful campaign and we have done that this year.
Although we have beaten a lot of teams, there are always some you struggle to fathom out or play badly against for whatever reason.
For us, it has been Sheffield Sharks and Leicester Riders. We have lost twice to Sheffield at the English Institute of Sport although we beat them at the university last month.
The 91-68 defeat to Leicester last week, our second loss against them, was also a particularly poor performance, despite the efforts of Richie Gordon.
Hopefully, we can figure the Riders out at home next Saturday because we might get them in the play-off semi-finals if we get that far.
You don’t become a bad team overnight and we had won eight in a row before that match.
Wolves might already be secure in the top four but there is still so much to play for in the remaining few games.
We travel to Plymouth for the final match of the regular season a week tomorrow and already have the head-to-head record against them, having beaten them twice.
However, Leicester have that distinction against us and leaders Newcastle Eagles, who we played last night, have it over Leicester.
It has been a great competition this year so coaches have got to keep their teams focused.