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  1. Result: Cheshire Phoenix 100-88 Manchester Giants
  2. Coverage produced by British Basketball for BBC Sport

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  1. 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 show the BBL contest between Cheshire Phoenix and Manchester Giants.

    Friday, 23 February

    BBL

    Cheshire Phoenix v Manchester Giants

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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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