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Summary

  1. Tip off- 19:30 GMT
  2. The bottom two sides in BBL face off at the Trafford Sportsdome

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All times stated are UK

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  1. Full-time

    Manchester Giants 94-62 Leeds Force

    Manchester Giants run out comfortable winners in the end with a 94-62 victory over Leeds Force.

    The defeat for Leeds leaves them routed firmly to the bottom of the BBL table, whilst Manchester extend the gap between them and today's visitors to four points.

  2. Line-ups

    Manchester Giants v Leeds Force (19:30)

    Here is how both teams start the contest.

    Manchester Giants
    Leeds Force
  3. BBC Coverage

    Basketball originated, developed and flourished in the United States - but the British game is enjoying a recent surge in attendances at venues across the country.

    The BBC are set to broadcast 32 live British Basketball League (BBL) matches this season, including eight games from the British Basketball Women's League (WBBL).

    This evening, we will have live coverage on the BBC Sport website of the BBL as Manchester Giants face Leeds Force.

    Friday, 9 February

    BBL

    Manchester Giants v Leeds Force

    19:30-21:30 (Connected TV and online)

    Manchester Giants v Leeds Force
  4. What are the BBL and WBBL?

    The BBL has been the pinnacle of men's basketball in Britain, since its initiation in 1987.

    The Leicester Riders are the current holders of the men's league, however Newcastle Eagles are the most successful side in the league's history with seven BBL Championships to their name.

    The WBBL was founded more recently in 2014, in an attempt to create a high-quality professional league for women.

  5. Get Inspired: How to get involved in Basketball

    More than 300,000 people are estimated to play basketball each month in the United Kingdom. All you need is a ball and hoop and there are thousands of outdoor courts across the country where you can play for free, so what are you waiting for?

    The British Basketball League (BBL) season runs from September to April, where you can watch the best players and pick up tips, but basketball can be played indoors and outdoors, making it a sport for all seasons.

    Find your local club by using the club finders for England Basketball, Basketball Northern Ireland, Basketball Scotland and Basketball Wales.

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