Live blog: Giants v Hawks


Tonight top-of-the-table Mike Pero Nelson Giants host cellar-dwellers the Hawkes Bay Hawks at the Trafalgar Centre. is live blogging the game from court side.

Full time: Giants win 107-83.

8.51pm: A minute to go and the Giants are up 107-77.

8.47pm: The hangar is going off. Giants now up 104 to 72 and because the Giants scored more than 100 points everyone in the crowd will get a free cheeseburger from McDonalds Nelson.

8.45pm: Tom Ingham with the three point play! Giants up 104-72.

8.38pm: The Giants are bringing it home. Up 96-67 with just under six minutes to play.

8.28pm: Three quarter time and the Giants are up 79-62.

8.26pm: Giants back on top. A sweet three by Cowels and Delany nails two from the free throw line. Giants up 79-62.

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8.21pm: Hawks have closed the gap! But Giants still lead 70-60.

8.09pm: Raymond Cowells III starts the second half off with a dunk! Giants up 61-47.

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7.52pm: Half time. Giants up 59-45.

7.50pm: A good period of play for the Hawks and they close the gap but still trial 44-59.

7.41pm: Ben Strong with the dunk!!!!!! Giants up 51-34 and the Hawks call a time out.

7.40pm: Giants again, Ben Strong with the three point play this time, hitting the two, drawing the foul and nailing the free throw. Giants up 49-34.

7.35pm: A great start to the second quarter for the Giants, they’re up 36-29.

7.30pm: The first photos from our WIN $50 SELFIE competition are coming through.

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7.26pm: Quarter time! Giants up 27-25.

7.24pm: A sweet three pointer from Bronson Beri restores the Giants lead. Now up 27-24.

7.18pm: Tit-for-tat as the Giants hold a 17-14 lead with 3.19 to go in the first quarter. The Hawks are making plenty of subs.

7.11pm: Nothing up net from Sam Dempster from the three point line! Giants up 13-9.

7.09pm: Giants up 10-5 after a hook shot from Finn Delany!

7.06pm: Tip off! We’re underway at the hangar and the Giants earn first possession. Ray Cowels III scores the first points. 2-0 to Nelson.