Manchester Giants v Leicester Riders
Where: Trafford Sportsdome, Trafford Way, Manchester M17 8DD
When: Sunday, December 23, tip-off 5pm
What: BBL Trophy
The Giants play the first of three games in a week when Leicester Riders visit the Sportsdome on Sunday.
The game is a BBL Trophy clash and the winners will face Newcastle Eagles or Edinburgh Kings in the quarter-finals.
Danny Byrne’s men are looking to bounce back from defeat to the Rocks in league action last Sunday, which followed their thrilling last-gasp win at Bristol on Saturday.
The Riders – holders of the Trophy as well as reigning treble champions – will, as usual, present a tough challenge, though they have lost twice in eight league games so far this season.
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.
What the coach is saying
Danny Byrne: “The result against the Rocks was disappointing. We didn’t start well at all after doing so well at Bristol the night before.
“It’s tough with such a quick turn-around but we have to be better. The second half we were but we’d given ourselves too much to do.
“The win at Bristol on Saturday was a great feeling and great team basketball and we’ll need that against against Leicester who we know are a very good team.
“Having said that, I’m actually really looking forward to this one. We’ll be up for it.”
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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.
Giants v Riders game live stats here
A selected range of merchandise will be available.