Manchester Giants recorded their biggest win of the season, defeating Leeds Force 94-62 in front of a packed house at Trafford Sportsdome.
The Giants led from start to finish, taking the lead off an Ingus Bankevics lay-up within seconds of the tip-off.
It was an all-round team performance, with four players chipping in double figures points and Jack Crook earning a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds on only his third appearance.
David Kadiri top scored with 17 points and was just a rebound short of yet another double-double.
Danny Byrne’s men held Leeds to just 22 points in the first half, and though the Force hit some shots in the second half, the Giants were far too strong.
It gives the Giants the head-to-head over Leeds over the season and doubles the gap between the two clubs in the BBL table.
Leading scorers – Kadiri 17, Lane/Bankevics 14 (Giants) – Kuyinu/Sinani 13, Curth 11 (Force)
Turning point – Giants began to pull away in the opening period before enjoying a dominant 20-2 spell in the second quarter to establish a commanding lead at the half.
Key stat – The Giants dominated the battle on the boards, 52-25 and scored 48 of their 94 points in the paint as they excelled inside.
Game hero(es) – David Kadiri top scored with 17 points, while Ingus Bankevics and Sam Lane both added 14 points with Jack Crook posting a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.