The Giants launched their new era at George H Carnall with a stunning double-overtime win over Worcester Wolves.

American point guard Mike McCall Jnr led Danny Byrne’s men with an amazing 50-point haul as an undermanned home team went toe to toe with the Wolves.

McCall scored a last-gasp under-pressure corner three-pointer at the end of the first added period to keep the Giants in the game.

Then he put the team three points up from the line in the dying seconds of the second spell of overtime, before Willie Clayton capped a huge performance of his own with a game-saving block onย Darell Combs on the buzzer as the Wolves threatened to steal it following Adam Thoseby’s late basket.

That the win came with out three key players – James Jones, Vlatko Granic and Torry Butler – made it all the more impressive.

The Giants had gone down 94-68 on the road to Leicester on Saturday night without Jones and Granic.

But they bounced back with a tireless performance against the bottom team in the BBL with Sam Lane, Roosevelt Davis and Dean Wanliss stepping up to help fill the void of the absentees.

Giants took the first period 28-21 and led 54-51 at half-time. They trailed 72-69 going into the fourth, before regulation time finished at 99-99 and the first extra period 111-111.

McCall got more deadly as the game went on, pouring in a flood of points, with an ice-cold 8-9 from three-point range.

Clayton, staying cool with four fouls in over 48 minutes, also played a massive role, scrapping for 32 points and 21 rebounds in yet another double double.

Ingus Bankevics scored 17 and Callum Jones, who played all 50 minutes, hit 16.

For the Wolves, Combs was a danger with 33 points including five threes as the visitors refused to lie down.

It moves the Giants on to a 9-9 record and back into the top eight and the Play-off places.

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