Rocks dodge a bullet to deny Giants
Manchester Giants 82-86 Glasgow Rocks (22-20, 42-42, 66-61)
Glasgow Rocks produced a strong fourth quarter to see off Manchester Giants on the road for their 19th league victory.
The visitors overturned a double-digit deficit to move a step closer to securing a top-four finish.
Leading scorers – Bankevics 20, Kadiri 18, Banks 16 (Giants) – Britt 23, Brown 22, Gillis 17 (Rocks)
Turning point – Manchester opened up a 10-point lead in the second before a 12-2 response saw the Rocks draw level at the half. Glasgow used an 8-0 burst in the fourth to take control and held on down the stretch for the win.
Key stat – The Giants netted 10 triples in the game, while Glasgow struggled at 2 of 12, but they were able to do their damage in the paint with 54 points coming inside.
Game hero(es) – Nate Britt was one assist shy of a triple-double after putting up 23 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists with Earl Brown adding 22 points in the win. David Kadiri hauled down 21 rebounds in defeat.