Perth Lynx vs Sydney Flames – Friday preview

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The Perth Lynx return to action tomorrow evening, as they host the Sydney Flames on Friday 30 December.

Both the Lynx and Flames enter the contest with a 9-5 record, and the match promises to be an exciting and pivotal clash between two finals aspirants.

After defeating the Adelaide Lightning by an incredible 50 points in their most recent outing, the Lynx welcome a Flames side playing their second game in two days, with the visitors having themselves defeated Adelaide en route to Perth.

The two sides have met once before this season, in the WNBL season opener, where Carley Mijovic’s 30 points helped the Lynx come away with a 93-90 victory.

Both sides have improved drastically since then, with Andy Stewart highlighting how his side has grown throughout the year.

“I’m starting to think we’re getting to where we would like to be,” said Stewart.

“We’ve certainly got full buy in, and we’re enjoying it.”

Lynx captain Tessa Lavey and centre Natalie Burton will be looking forward to their clash with fellow Australian Opal and teammate at the Rio Olympic Games Leilani Mitchell, with the Flames guard behind the controls of one of the league’s most versatile offenses.

“They’re very talented, and they’re hard to scout.”

“They break sets quite willingly and that’s difficult for us to plan for, but we believe we’re in a pretty good space.”

Sitting in third position entering the contest, a victory for the Lynx could serve to launch them into a strong position entering the second half of the season.

“We’ve introduced pretty much everything that we’re going to do, and now we’ve just got to get better and better at it.”

The Perth Lynx host the Sydney Flames at the Bendat Basketball Centre on Friday 30 December, with tip-off set for 7pm.

Tickets are available here.

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