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By Nigel Slater Friday 22 February 2013 Updated: 22/02 15:33
THE BATTLE for a top four finish in the BBL Championship intensifies tonight (Friday) when Worcester Wolves take on Surrey Heat.
It's a key game at the University of Worcester (tip-off 7.30pm) with Wolves currently sitting one place behind the London club in sixth position and just four points off their target of fourth position.
A win tonight for Wolves will give them a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions, while Surrey will be looking to end a run of three straight defeats which have seen them slide down the table in recent weeks.
Both games between the sides this season have gone the Heat's way but there has been little in it on both occasions.
Back in October the Heat edged to a 71-69 victory before the pair's last meeting in January when Surrey clinched a narrow overtime win.
Wolves head coach Paul James anticipates another tough encounter despite the Heat's poor run.
"The Heat are a team who have done well this season and although the last few weeks have seen them drop off the pace with the league leaders, they are still very much a very competitive team," he said.
Wolves are also in league action on Sunday when they make the long away trip to face the Durham Wildcats (tip-off 4pm).
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