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BBL: Wildcats Rock Glasgow

Durham Wildcats boosted their hopes of making the BBL play-offs with a 79-67 victory over Glasgow Rocks at the Emirates Arena.

The Wildcats bounced back from their defeat to Manchester Giants on Friday with a hard-fought triumph on their travels, Odiba Attah registering a game-high 18 points.

Devin Ginty scored 16 points and added six assists, while Danny Huffor added a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds for a Durham team that led 42-31 at the halfway stage.

Glasgow got back within one during the final quarter, but Ralph Bucci fired in a three-pointer and with Attah and Kirk Crecco doing the same, the gap was soon back to double digits.

In Sunday's other league fixture, Manchester Giants recorded a 105-91 win over Birmingham Knights.

Jeff Jones' side continued their late charge to make the post season with a fourth victory in their last five outings, moving them into a share for ninth space with the Rocks.

David Aliu led the way for the Giants - who scored 14 unanswered points at one stage in the third quarter to break open a tight contest - with a 29-point haul.

Rob Marsden scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, while James Jones contributed with 11 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds. Brent Benson had a game-high 32 points in a losing cause for the Knights, who have now lost 26 games in a row.