Manchester Giants v Glasgow Rocks
What: BBL Cup Semi-Final first leg
Where: Powerleague Trafford Sportsdome, Trafford Way, Manchester, M17 8DD
When: Friday, December 7, 7.30pm tip-off (doors open 6.30pm)

News

The Giants are fighting for a place in the BBL Cup Final in Birmingham. Danny Byrne’s men face Glasgow Rocks in the first leg at home on Friday night, before a January 13 return leg north of the border.

Newcastle Eagles and London Lions face off in the other last-four game.

Tickets

Buy online here – Adults £12, Concessions £9, Junior £7, Family £30.

You will be able to pay cash on the day, though tickets are subject to a £2 increase.

Any tickets previously purchased for the Worcester Wolves league game that was due to be played on this date will still be valid.

Season tickets are also valid for this fixture.

What the coach is saying

Danny Byrne: “The players are feeling happy and confident after the quarter-final win over Cheshire and finally getting a win at home against Surrey last time out in the league.

“We know how important this game is and how hard it will be. Glasgow are an experienced team and their record so far this season is irrelevant.

“They had some early struggles and have won some games against opposition that have been missing players. But neither of those things matter – this is a Cup game and, though we respect them, we go into the game in a good frame of mind.

“The season as a whole is going pretty well and, in all competitions, we are 5/4 which is way better than we were this time last season.

“We recruited better in the summer and are mentally tougher but we have just got to keep going.”

The players

Willie is at it again…

Team night out…

The (new) daddy…

Watch live online

Once again, every game in the BBL will be live streamed online this year. You can watch the game on Livebasketball.tv, or through various partners, including bet365.

Follow the live stats here

Programme

We’ve got a new-look programme with new features for all the December games. It’s still priced at £2 from the ticket and merchandise desks. Don’t forget to get those autographs at the end of the game!

Merchandise

A selected range of merchandise will be available.