Cheshire Phoenix v Manchester Giants
Where: Cheshire Oaks Arena, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
When: Friday, April 19, tip-off 2pm
What: BBL Championship

Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders
Where: George H Carnall, Kingsway Park, Urmston, M41 7FJ
When: Sunday, April 21, tip-off 5pm
What: BBL Championship


The Giants go into two do-or-die weekend fixtures boosted by a commanding Wednesday-night win over Sheffield Sharks.

Coach Danny Byrne takes his men to Cheshire on Friday having reclaimed eighth spot in the BBL standings.

A win over their close rivals, who have four regular-season games remaining to the Giants’ two, would be a big Play-off boost.

And then they face Leicester in the Giants’ final league game of the season at home on Sunday.

The season is going all the way to the wire – and Byrne is targeting two wins.


Buy tickets for the Riders game online here – Adults £12, Concessions £9, Junior £7, Family £30.

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

What the coach says

Danny Byrne: “The Sheffield win was a big lift and we played really well.

“But we are not thinking about that now – we are just focusing on what we can control and aiming for wins at Cheshire and at home to Leicester.

“There are all sorts of permutations about who could finish where in the final few games of the season but we are just concentrating on our job and getting it done.”

From Twitter

Team news

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Watch live online

Phoenix v Giants is live on YouTube while and bet365 will broadcast the games as usual.

Phoenix v Giants live stats here

Giants v Riders live stats here