Reigning BBL champions Leicester Riders welcome the Newcastle Eagles to the Morningside Arena in what could be a season-defining game for both teams in the race for the Championship title.
Victory for second-placed Leicester could help push them closer to leaders London Lions, who have a played game in hand on the Riders. Newcastle sit just behind tonight's opponents in third, but have played two games more than their hosts. Defeat would almost certainly end their chances of winning the Championship.
Both sides have won away from home against each other in the league ahead of Friday's meeting, but Newcastle also secured a narrow 90-84 victory in the BBL Cup quarter-finals.
Newcastle and Leicester are two of the most successful sides in the BBL's recent history. Leicester have won the last three league titles, edging Newcastle into second in both 2016 and 2017.
Between 2011 and 2018, the two sides won a combined 23 titles with Leicester winning 12 of those and Newcastle completing clean sweeps in 2012 and 2015.