Express Defending NBL Championship

Windsor Express Head Coach Bill Jones with the NBL Canada trophy during the team's championship parade along Ouellette Ave. on April 26, 2014. (Photo by Ricardo Veneza)

The Windsor Express have the home court advantage as they kick off their NBL Championship series against the Halifax Rainmen at the WFCU Centre.

Both teams have made it to the finals once in franchise history, with the Express being the defending champions.

Head coach Bill Jones says the Rainmen present a number of challenges. “They’re big. They’re athletic. They’re fast.” The Rainmen are also coming off ten wins in a row.

Game 1 gets underway at 7pm tonight and Game 2, also at the WFCU Centre, is Friday.