TCS Chester Jets are bidding to become the first side in BBL Trophy history to claim the prize in four consecutive seasons at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield tomorrow night.
And the new BBL Championship leaders Brighton Bears are hoping to stop them and lift the Trophy for the first time in their history.
Jets boss Paul Smith admitted they had become quite used to the Trophy being in their cabinet and didn't want to let it go, although the record was merely an aside to their ambitions.
'We have grown rather attached to the trophy and we would like to keep it,' he said. 'It's been a good competition for us and we'd like to win it again.
'To me, the most important thing is to win the game and win the trophy - that's what it's about. The fact that we would set a record is a nice bonus. I'm a bit of a romantic when it comes to that.
'Four or five years ago I was just a fan, sitting in the bleachers watching the game and enjoying it, and since then I've been fortunate enough to be involved in three Trophy wins in different guises, first as a player and then as assistant coach.
'For me and for the club, it would be fantastic to go down in history as the first team to do it four times in a row. It would be a nice little bonus.'
Nick Nurse, a Trophy winner himself in 1999, is keen that Bears join the list of sides who have lifted every major title, by winning the one competition that has so far eluded them.
'It would be nice to put that one in the trophy cabinet, so to speak,' he said. 'This is an organisation that has got some tradition, looking back at some of the players from those great teams, players like Alan Cunningham, Colin Irish, Steve Nelson.
'The franchise does have some tradition and this is a good showcase event for the BBL, so it would be nice for the Bears to get one of those.'
Both men have injury concerns ahead of the Final, but Nick Nurse would love his captain, Randy Duck, to be available for the big game.
'I hope he's back, for his sake,' admitted Nurse. 'But I don't know how much he's going to be able to give us. Randy is a funny one, because he plays at such a weird pace, which is all-out all the time, and if he's not healthy, a lot of his game is diminished. the players.
'He's not a guy who can play too much below 100%. Getting him to 100% is going to be difficult. He didn't make it for last season's Cup Final, so it would be tough on him not to make it this time.'
In recent weeks, the Bears have opened a healthy lead at the top of the Championship table, which in some pundits' eyes will make them favourites for this title, but Nurse doesn't believe that will put any pressure on his side.
'I don't think it will affect us,' he said. 'You don't put streaks together like we have unless you find a lot of different ways to win, unless you get a lot of different people involved and that has been the fun part about it, because one night it's Kendrick Warren, one night it's Andrew Alleyne, another night it's Yorick Williams, another night we have someone in foul trouble, we've had
Randy in and out, but we have figured out something and that has been kind of fun.
'I think that, more than adding pressure, it is building confidence in our guys that we are finding a lot of ways to win.'
The Jets are one of just four teams to have beaten Brighton so far this season, so does Paul Smith know the secret to doing so?
'I don't think there is any secret,' he said. 'You just have to turn up and come with your A game in every area. They are very talented, incredibly well coached, very deep and I think their European experience has really brought out the best in
'They seem to have relished that, albeit they didn't go forward in the competition and they were very unlucky not to. I think their players have really learned from it, particularly defensively, because they are just outstanding as a defensive team.
'Every one of their players plays defence and they play inyour-face defence for 40 minutes, so the first thing you have to do is to be able to deal with that.
'If you do deal with that then you have got a chance, but if you don't then you're going to lose and lose like everybody has been losing lately, by 20-25 points.'
The two sides met in last season's National Cup Final, which the Bears won to claim their first title under Nurse, and overall have fared better in the meetings between the two teams.
In all competitions, Bears hold a 17-7 head-to-head lead in the all-time series. This will be only the fourth BBL Trophy meeting between the sides, and the first non-pool game, with the Jets winning two of the previous three meetings.
It's also the first time they've met at the Hallam FM Arena - they've split their two previous meetings on neutral courts 1-1.