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Summary

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  2. Coverage produced by British Basketball League for BBC Sport
  3. Sides met in the Trophy semi-finals last month with Lions winning 201-179 on aggregate
  4. Lions are top of the league with Giants in sixth - aiming to return to the play-offs for first time since 2014
  5. Lions won both previous league meetings this season in Manchester by less than 10 points
  6. Result: London Lions 115-91 Manchester Giants
  7. Manchester Giants led London Lions 54-46 at half-time

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Preview: London Lions v Manchester Giants

    Tip-off 16:00 GMT

    London Lions welcome the Manchester Giants to the Copper Box Arena, London.

    The Lions sit top of the BBL Championship table having won 15 of their 17 games with Giants sitting sixth with 10 wins and 10 losses.

    The Giants will be looking to get revenge after the two sides met in the Trophy semi-finals last month with Lions winning 201-179 on aggregate.

    Lions were victorious in the BBL Cup final and have won both previous league meetings this season in Manchester; 86-83 & 83-75.

    London Lions win BBL Cup
  2. Yorick returns to Giants

    Manchester Giants have announced that one of the club's all-time favourites, guard Yorick Williams, is back at the club for a fourth spell as a player and at the age of 43.

    Williams, a former Giants junior, has played almost his entire career in the BBL, also enjoying three spells at Leicester Riders and two at Birmingham Bullets as well as gracing Derby Storm, Essex Leopard and Greek side Aris Thessaloniki.

    Known as a three-point shooter with strong defensive qualities, Williams has returned to help the Giants' push for a first play-offs berth since 2014. He was player-coach of the club in his last spell from 2015-2017.

    The former England and Great Britain international is not the oldest player in the BBL - Newcastle player-coach Fab Fllournoy has that honour at 45 years and seven months - but he has trained with Giants this season and coach Danny Byrne believes Williams can help cover for injured guard James Jones.

    “It’s his tenacity, experience and communication on defence that I think can make a big difference for us,” Byrne told the club's website.

    Williams will make his first (re-)appearance for the Giants against Leicester in two weeks' time.

  3. Today's other matches

    Sunday 3 March

    BBL Championship

    Plymouth v Surrey (15:00)

    Cheshire v London Royals (17:30)

    WBBL Championship

    BA London v Newcastle (13:00)

    Leicester v Essex (14:00)

    Durham v Sevenoaks (15:00)

    *All times GMT

  4. How can I watch London Lions v Manchester Giants?

    You can watch London Lions v Manchester Giants in the BBL on the BBC Sport website, app, connected TV and iPlayer on Sunday, 3 March from 15:55-18:00 GMT.

    The game will also be available to watch in full on BBC iPlayer for 30 days.

  5. Get Inspired: How to get into basketball

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    What is basketball?

    • A game where two teams compete to score the most points by throwing a ball into their opponents net.
    • Players can move freely around the court, except for the player with the ball who can only move when bouncing or 'dribbling' the ball.
    • All you need to get started is a ball and a hoop and you don't need any special kit - just comfortable clothes and trainers.

    Is basketball for me?

    Basketball can be played by people of any age, size or ability and with thousands of outdoor courts across the country - where you can play for free - there's plenty of places to practice if you don't fancy competing with a team.

    How do I start playing basketball?

    Find your local club by visiting England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland Basketball Association websites.

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