Manchester Giants surrendered a last-minute lead to fall to an agonising 90-89 defeat in a must-win clash at Surrey United on Sunday but coach Jeff Jones is keeping a stiff upper-lip.
After a truly horrific January, the Manchester Giants are finally back on the road to the postseason and, despite all the losses, coach Jeff Jones and the team have reason to smile ahead of Sunday’s clash with Glasgow Rocks.
Manchester Giants have lost 11 of their last 14 but they remain in the hunt for a play-off spot and victory over Glasgow Rocks on Sunday February 1 could reignite the semi-professional outfits season.
Two losses on the bounce have left the Giants clinging for dear life onto the final playoff spot as Jones’ men face a trip to Worcester this evening.
Giants travel to Worcester tonight but come Saturday morning they’ll be out in force in Ancoats to encourage members of the public to donate presents for Manchester’s disadvantaged children.
What does it take for David to beat Goliath? For Manchester Giants head coach Jeff Jones, the answer is simple: bring the right players to the club.
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.