And coach Jeff Jones is expecting a tough physical test.
The Giants have beaten Birmingham, Plymouth and Surrey in their hot streak at Wright Robinson – and
THE Giants climbed to eighth in the BBL table with a comfortable victory over Surrey United.
Following their disappointing loss to the Newcastle Eagles, the Giants bounced back with their third straight victory on their home floor.
Led by 27 points from Stefan Gill and 26 from David Aliu the Giants dominated their opponents from start to finish as they reached the 100 point mark for the third time in their last three home games.
The home side got off to a blistering start as they made three of their first four attempts from long range to take a 13-2 lead in the opening four minutes.
Gill had 16 points in the quarter including four 3-pointers as he outscored United on his own on the way to a commanding 33-10 lead after 10 minutes of action.
The second period belonged to Rob Marsden as the Giants forward put on a shooting clinic, making five
THE Giants crashed to a heavy defeat in the north east on Friday night as they failed to grips with title-chasing Newcastle.
The Eagles passed 100 points for the fifth time this season and remain unbeaten at home.
Scott Martin dominated the Giants on the inside as he had 21 points and 12 rebounds to pace all scorers and only Rob Marsden could make double figures for the Giants with 12 points.
The Giants remained in touch at 21-14 down after the first quarter, but the home team stretched their lead to 46-29 by the half after Dave Aliu was hit with two technicals.
THE Giants face a weekend double-header against teams of contrasting fortunes.
They travel to Newcastle on Friday night to take on the high-flying Eagles – then host winless Surrey United at Wright Robinson on Sunday (5.30pm).
The Giants’ season took a big step forward last weekend with the win over Plymouth and coach Jeff Jones is keen to keep pushing on the Eagles.
Jones said: “Obviously in our situation any wins are important but the manner in which we won, and the quality of the opposition, made it that much more satisfying.
The Giants picked up their second league win of the campaign in a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the in-form Plymouth Raiders.
The hosts outscored their opponents 32-22 in the fourth quarter to bring the Raiders three-game winning streak to an abrupt end.
Plymouth Raiders beat high-flying Worcester last weekend.
But the Giants are focusing on building on their own home victory over Birmingham of a fortnight ago.
Giants forward (pictured) David Aliu: “We are very disappointed with the start we made to the season.
“Losing your first few games is not easy to handle. We didn’t have many pre-season games to iron out any problems so we’ve had to do it game-to-game but we are improving every game and that’s most important thing.”
THE Giants could not recover from an opening-quarter blitz from the Rocks in Glasgow – despite a brave fourth-period push.
The Giants were 30-18 down at the end of the first quarter and spent the rest of the game battling to get back on terms.
Coach Jeff Jones (pictured) says his team have a ‘feel-good factor’ after comprehensively beating Birmingham Knights at Wright Robinson last weekend.
Now they travel north looking for their first road win.