BBL Championship

After that stunning win over Manchester Giants last Friday, who do your B. Braun Sheffield Sharks face in game two of the Championship season? Why it’s none other than Manchester Giants once again! The fourth time the two sides have met this season!

Friday – Giants v Sharks – National Basketball Performance Centre – 7.30pm

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Ones To Watch

Tyrik Armstrong – the Giants bounced back from their loss in Sheffield with a 91-92 win on the road at Cheshire. Armstrong came up with a 12 point, 10 assist double-double for Manchester.

Martaveous McKnight – Armstrong’s backcourt partner has been in great shooting form all season and last Sunday was no different. He made 5 three point shots on his way to 24 in total to lead the Giants scoring.

Josh Steel – Steel forms part of an excellent core of British talent in Manchester this season. He too shot an efficient 63 percent from the field to contribute 16 points in the Giants North West derby triumph.

Dan Clark – He may be finding his way back from injury but GB skipper Clark is hugely influential in the Manchester rotation. He pulled down 5 boards and dished out the same number of assists to go with 8 points in his calm, no fuss fashion to contribute to the Giants first league win.

Last Meeting

October 29th 2021 – B. Braun Sheffield Sharks (Nichols 20 Anderson 14 Delpeche 14) 101 Manchester Giants (Saunders 13 Steel 11 McKnight 11) 73

Shark Bites

Friday sees the Sharks fourth visit to the National Basketball Performance Centre, having won the first one but losing the two most recent encounters.

Five of the last six matches between the Sharks and the Giants have resulted in home wins.

The Giants have scored at least 70 points in fifteen of the last sixteen clashes with the Sharks.

The Sharks 101 points against the Giants last Friday was the first time since 6th December 2020 that they have reached the magic three figures – the last being a 105-61 win over Surrey – a gap of 40 games.


We’re on the road for a little while now but can’t wait to see you back in the Tank on Sunday November 28th when Leicester Riders are the visitors to Ponds Forge. The noise was unreal as we got that vital first win – tell everyone you know and it will be even louder next time! If you can’t join us at any of our next four road games, don’t forget you can always watch live and for free on the BBL Player – link at the top of this page. We’ve got a thrilling side to watch – let’s hope we can cause some more fireworks in Manchester on Friday! Fear The Fin!


Adam Bates

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