The Giants rebounded from a disappointing night at Crystal Palace to collect another road win that moves them into the Play-offs places.
They went down 97-90 against London City Royals on Saturday evening – but Torry Butler led Danny Byrne’s men to a big 105-78 victory at Surrey Scorchers on Sunday afternoon.
The American had his most productive game for the club with 30 points and 12 rebounds as the Giants picked up their sixth Championship win of the season.
Willie Clayton had yet another double double with 18 points and the same number of rebounds, while Vlatko Granic continued his good form with 22.
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The Giants were 61-42 up at the break and continued their domination in the second half despite the Scorchers getting within nine points in the third period.
They bossed the battle on the boards (57-36) and shot an efficient 56% overall from the field.
Less than 24 hours earlier, the Giants had left the Royals’ HQ frustrated after Clayton fouled out.
The Giants had kept big man Matthew Bryan-Amaning largely quiet until Clayton’s departure.
But, with the teams tied with two minutes to play, the Brit then scored six of the home team’s eight straight points to win it.
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Coach Byrne said: “We were disappointed with Saturday. When Willie is allowed to play we can beat anyone.
“They won it after he’d fouled out, which is frustrating, but we bounced back brilliantly on Sunday.
“Everyone fought for each other. Torry had a great game, Willie got another double double, Vlatko played well, Mike was very good again and Callum, James and Ingus played solid, mature, controlled basketball and we dominated it.
“A really pleasing performance with just seven players.”
Ingus Bankevics led the Giants in London with 22 points off 5/6 three-point shooting.
The Giants are now in eighth position in the table with a 6/7 record ahead of Friday night’s visit of Cheshire.