Preview: Manchester Giants v Cheshire Phoenix
Manchester Giants return to action on Thursday night, with neighbours Cheshire Phoenix making the trip to the NBPC for the latest round of British Basketball League action.
It doesn't get much bigger than a derby day encounter, with Coach Semonian and his players hoping to avenge their 83-67 defeat against Phoenix last month.
Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know ahead of the fixture.
Following the rearrangement of the Giants' most recent home fixture, they haven't taken to the court since a 98-72 defeat to Surrey Scorchers on October 21.
The Giants have won two matches this season and will look to improve on that record, against a Phoenix side currently sat fourth in the league table with five wins from their opening nine matches.
Like the Giants, Thursday's visitors come into this clash off the back of a defeat, and will be keen to right some wrongs at the NBPC.
How to watch the game live
Thursday's British Basketball League fixture at the National Basketball Performance Centre has a tip-off time of 7:45pm and will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports Mix. Live coverage begins at 7:30pm.
The game will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports' YouTube channel.
The direct link to the game is here
Joining us on Thursday night? Match tickets, available to buy online or on the door, are priced as follows:
- Adults: £18
- Concessions: £15
- Child: £12
- Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children): £45
- Disabled: £15
- Carer: One free carer permitted with each disabled ticket purchased
Doors open at 6:45pm.