By Juma Ngqobongwana

The fight for the final BBL Playoff spot will go right down to the wire as the Manchester Giants play host to the London Lions this Friday at Wright Robinson Sports College in their final home game of the regular season. The Giants currently occupy the 9th spot in the league table with the visiting Lions two points ahead of them in that all important 8th position.

This will be the third meeting between the sides this season with both teams winning on their home floor. The Giants celebrated their return to the BBL with a nail-biting 85-84 victory on opening night and the Lions returned the favour with an 81-64 win in front of a packed Crystal Palace Centre in February.

The Lions have struggled to find their form since that victory with only one win in the month of March and face a tough home game against the Leicester Riders before their final regular season matchup against the Giants. They go into Friday_