"Heartbreaking. Fatigue cost us dearly in the end, you could see the effects from Sunday’s game in the last 5 minutes. Credit to Scorchers who were able to grind us down in the end. On the positive side, for 35 minutes we were very tough again, when we get Jack and Callum back, it will only make us stronger." Danny Byrne

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Manchester Giants v Worthing Thunder
Sunday 5th January 2020

5:00pm Tip off.

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Scorchers 94-90 Giants

Another close game that the Giants will be bitterly disappointed to lose. Having led all the way by as many as 17 points, the Scorchers fought back to take two point lead in the final seconds. When the Giants couldn’t get their final play to go, it left the way open for Surrey to take the game.

A combination of tiredness and foul trouble started to show in the fourth leaving the Manchester club with broken hearts on New Year’s Day. Optimists will look at the underlying performances and point out the vast improvement but that will be scant consolation to a lot of fans after the team worked so hard to get in a winning position.

Edu Arqués put in a game high 23 points, followed by Ingus Bankevics on 20, whilst David Ulph had his best haul in a Giants shirt with 18 points, again grabbing 13 rebounds.

Coach Byrne will have to pick up his men ready for the BBL Trophy game on Sunday, knowing another performance like the first 35 minutes of this game should bring them victory.

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Photo Credit: Surrey Scorchers