The Giants experienced mixed fortunes in a weekend double header that took them to Bristol and back home to Manchester.
Danny Byrne’s men pulled off a brilliant last-gasp road win on Saturday night, with an Ingus Bankevics three-pointer on the buzzer giving them a 92-89 win over the Flyers.
But on Sunday evening at the Trafford Sportsdome they could not seal a comeback against the visiting Glasgow Rocks, going down 83-76.
Saturday’s trip to Bristol gave the Giants their fourth Championship away win in an even contest that went right to the wire.
BIG team effort and WIN against a strong Bristol team! My guy Bankevics is a cold blooded shooter! 🏀🏀🏀 https://t.co/xzJfibE2Uf
— Cal Jones (@40cal_jones) December 15, 2018
Bankevics provided the winner after Jalan McCloud had levelled the scores with seven seconds remaining.
Mike McCall Jnr led the scoring with 21, while Willie Clayton had double double of 18 points and 20 rebounds. Callum Jones had 16 points and Bankevics 14.
Less than 24 hours later, the Giants got off to a terrible start against the Rocks.
The Scots pulled out to a lead that was as wide as 32 points in the first half.
The Giants gradually chipped away at that, reducing it to seven deep into the fourth period but they could not grab a lead before the final buzzer.
Clayton had another double double of 22 points and 13 boards and Callum Jones scored 16 again.
It leaves the Giants with a 4/5 league record ahead of the visit of Leicester on Sunday.