Giants win in OT, Sharks, Riders and Raiders pick up points

Leicester Riders, Manchester Giants and DBL Sharks Sheffield were victorious on home on Friday night, while Esh Group Eagles Newcastle fell to a tough loss to open their new home.

Plymouth Raiders secured an 86-91 victory at the Eagles Community Arena with Rashad Hassan, Josh Wilcher and Donte Nicholas combining for 64 points in the win.

The Riders edged out Bristol Flyers 64-63 for their third victory of 2019, while Manchester battled back to defeat Cheshire Phoenix 99-91 in overtime behind 19 points and 18 rebounds from Willie Clayton.

Meanwhile, Dirk Williams and Chris Alexander both scored 32 points in the Sharks’ 114-76 success over Worcester Wolves.