Match Preview: Giants v London City Royals

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YOUR GIANT’S MATCH PREVIEW

It’s the first home of the new British Basketball League season and it’s a huge opportunity for the Giants to build on the brilliant win at Sheffield last week.

Manchester Giants v London City Royals
Powerleague Trafford Sportsdome,
Trafford Way, Manchester, M17 8DD

Sunday 30th September
5pm tip-off (doors open at 4pm)

Teams

Here are the respective rosters.

Giants: Ingus Bankevics, Torry Butler, Willie Clayton, Vlatko Granic, Callum Jones, James Jones, Mike McCall, Conor Porter, Barry Webster, Adam Oldham, Bailey Goodall.

USA Select: Kyle Carey, Ashley Hamilton, AJ Roberts, Ed Lucas, Josh Rogers, Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Elvisi Dusha, Orlan Jackman, Will Neighbour.

Last Meetings

London City Royals are a new team to the BBL so this is the first ever meeting of the two sides.

Last Game

The Giants stunned Sheffield Sharks away last week – check here for all the highlights, match report and stats.

The Royals also won last time out, beating Bristol Flyers on their BBL debut, while they are also in action the night before they travel to Manchester – with a home game against Surrey Scorchers.

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.

The non-basketball lines on the court floor will be taped over to enhance the broadcast experience.

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.

Season Tickets

Season Ticket holders are allocated reserved seats this season, so if you haven’t yet received your reserved seat sticker, then please let us know at the ticket desk and we will go with you to locate your preferred spot this season.

You can still buy a season ticket on the day of the game too – they are priced at £160 adults, £120 concessions, £90 juniors or £350 family, and offer great savings to match day prices.

For Season Ticket holders asking about the discount tickets for friends, a separate email will be sent with your personal discount code.

What the players are saying

Mike McCall: “I’m very excited for the first home game this Sunday. We’re looking forward to competing at a high level on both ends of the floor for the city and the fans. The team has been locked in and ready to go.”

Torry Butler: “I’ve always been on a team that had something to prove and I’ve always been an under-dog. So with that being said, by winning the first game, we made a statement. But we aren’t satisfied… we have a long season ahead and more wins to come. We’ll just take it one week at a time.”