15 Mar 2019: Rocks 80-69 Giants

Rocks win first game of their weekend double header at Emirates Arena

BBL Championship
Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks 80-69 Manchester Giants
(18-13,39-28,60-47)

Interim play-caller Vincent Lavandier has a first BBL Championship win at the helm under his belt after Rocks claimed victory against the visiting Giants in a game streamed live on the BBL YouTube channel.

The success had the added significance of giving Rocks the head to head against their rivals and also moving them into a precious top 8 spot as the race for the Play-Offs heats up.

Leading scorers – Kenny Carpenter 15, Tadas Rinkunas 13, Bo Zeigler 12, (Rocks); Willie Clayton 21, Mike McCall Jnr 18, Callum Jones 10, Torry Butler 10 (Giants)

Turning point – An 11-2 run for Rocks during the second period put them on the front foot and they had little cause to look back after that.

Key stat – The bench points for each team were significant, with Rocks claiming 32 compared to just 6 for a short-handed Giants.

Game hero – It was more of a balanced team effort by Rocks in this one, with perhaps a smart 12 points and 7 boards from Zeigler making him the pick of the bunch.

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