Sterling Davis could barely have been more delighted when the team bus was heading back to Glasgow last Sunday night.
The player-coach and his colleagues escaped from a clash against Manchester Giants with a nail-biting and thrilling success which catapulted them into the semi-finals of the BBL Trophy.
“I was extremely proud of our guys for weathering the storm against Giants,” said Davis (pictured) with pride and now contemplating a possible home-court appearance in the Final.
“We had a difficult task of trying to beat an in-form Giants team twice in three days, but we stepped up to the challenge and got through it.
“It’s a great feeling, since the way the season has gone for us up until this point has been anything but ideal.
“However, this result gives us a great hope for finishing out the season with something positive.”
Prior to their Gareth Murray-inspired success at Giants, the Rocks had chalked up a vital win BBL Championship victory against Manchester on home soil.
Now they face another play-off rival, with Davis hoping they can use the confidence from last weekend’s double-success to see off Durham.
“Yes, hopefully we will consistently turn the corner from here,” declared the play-caller.
“We knew a lot of our season was predicated on our results last weekend, so we are all feeling a since of achievement for coming out unscathed.”
Last time they met:
Glasgow Rocks 76 Durham Wildcats 70 (BBL Championship, Emirates Arena 15/12/2013)
What they say:
Durham Wildcats guard, Kirk Crecco: “Our game with Glasgow will be another very important game as the play-off race continues to get closer. The last time we played them, we didn’t have our best performance and credit goes to them for disrupting our rhythm. Hopefully this time around we can play faster and disrupt some of the things they try to do offensively. We need to limit their easy scores inside, but be able to get out to their shooters at the same time.”