Here's how tonight's BBL teams line-up.
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Here's how tonight's sides line-up.Copyright: BBC SportCopyright: BBC Sport
The BBL has been the pinnacle of men's basketball in Britain, since its initiation in 1987.
The WBBL was founded more recently in 2014, in an attempt to create a high-quality professional league for women.
The Leicester Riders are the current holders of the men's league, while Nottingham Wildcats romped to victory in the women's competition last season.
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 WBBL tie between Sevenoaks Suns v Cardiff Met Archers followed by the BBL fixture between Surrey Scorchers and Leeds Force.
Friday, 5 January
Sevenoaks Suns v Cardiff Met Archers
17:00-19:00 (Connected TV and online)
Surrey Scorchers v Leeds Force
19:30-21:30 (Connected TV and online)Copyright: BBC SportCopyright: BBC Sport
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.