Leicester Riders took victory in Manchester to open the BBL Championship season.
Riders started slow whilst Giants got hot from three to lead the Riders in the early going however host shooting from Riders Eric Robertson edged ahead at the half.
The second half saw Riders hold the hosts to just 25 points as offence began to flow more freely for the reigning Champions with five players finishing in double-figures in the game.
Returning shooting guard Eric Robertson led the Riders with 17 points along with 7 rebounds whilst new comers Phillip Leonard, J.R Holder and Kiefer Douse added 13, 12 and 10 respectively.
Hear from Rob Paternostro after today’s victory in Manchester.
— Leicester Riders (@RidersBball) September 29, 2017
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