wattsTHE Giants held a half-time lead at Leicester – but came unstuck in the third quarter.

Jeff Jones’ men were 46-44 up at half-time after a bright start and some strong shooting from David Watts.

But the home side had a hot third quarter, outscoring the Giants 35-13 and holding out for the win on the opening night of the BBL season.

The Giants will look to bounce straight back at home to Sheffield Sharks tomorrow (Sunday, 6pm) and coach Jones said: “It was a tough night but we will be ready to go again tomorrow.”

Leicester took