After lapses in concentration cost them games against mediocre opposition – including a first-round BBL Cup loss against Leeds Force – head coach Jeff Jones has managed to transform his team into a tighter, altogether more efficient unit.
The Trafford Sportsdome side stretched their winning run to three games, taking them up to fourth in the league, as they seemed to have put early-season consistency issues to bed.
After losing three straight games to leave their BBL season on the rocks, the Giants produced a rousing offensive performance at home on Sunday to beat Surrey United 101-90.
Giants have the chance to redeem themselves following last week’s losses when they face Sheffield Sharks and struggling Surrey United
On Friday the BBL side lost away to Leeds Force, knocking them out of the cup, before going down 82-73 at home to Bristol Flyers on Sunday.
The Giants travel to Leeds tonight to take on the Force, before welcoming the Bristol Flyers to the Trafford Sportsdome on Sunday
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Jones says the BBL club have a long-term goal in mind, unlike some of their rivals who spend exorbitant amounts on foreign talents in search of wins.
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The Giants saw off the much-fancied Wolves 93-83 at the Trafford Sportsdome to make it two wins on the bounce, and they next look to kick on with victories against Leeds Force and Bristol Flyers this weekend
The BBL side have signed Birmingham-born Martyn Gayle and Latvian Ingus Bankevics, but had to release Jamie Kohn after he struggled to regain fitness after a back injury
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Giants coach Jones was pleased with his side’s fighting spirit despite a mixed start to the new season, which opened with a double-header where they lost one and won one.
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