Rocks return to Manchester Sunday afternoon at 5:00 PM to face off against the Giants once again. Rocks very recently took the win over Manchester last weekend when they defeated the side 85-77 in the first leg of the BBL Cup Semi-Final. This time however, the Manchester side will be looking for redemption from their last outing and looking to play on what went well in their last matchup.
First of all Rocks will have to look out for big man Willie Clayton who managed to pull down 18 rebounds -10 of which came on the offensive glass – in his last matchup with the Rocks. Clayton is a big presence inside who makes it particularly difficult for our forwards to operate. Shutting him down will be a key factor in getting the win in this game.
Ingus Bankevics also had a solid outing in the last game, scoring 17 points on 57% shooting. Keeping him out of the game will be another key element in allowing Rocks to take the win this Sunday.
Kieron Achara and Bouna Ndiaye combined for 46 points in the BBL Cup Semi-Final as it seemed Manchester had little answer for their inside-out game. Expect these two to come up big again if Ginats are unable to lock the pair up.
Rocks take on Manchester Giants at 5:00 PM on Sunday in Manchester. watch all of the action live on live on livebasketball.tv