A new head coach and new import couldn’t prevent a sixth straight National Basketball League loss for the 2017 Mike Pero Nelson Giants tonight.
The Giants, with new coach Brendon Bailey and import Morgan Grim, lost 99-87 to the Super City Rangers in Auckland.
The Giants trailed by more than 20 points midway through the final quarter before a late flurry got some respectability in the score.
The visitors out rebounded the hosts 42-39 but the 16 turnovers they conceded proved costly.
The Giants continue their search for a first win of 20/7 when they play the Taranaki Mountainairs in another away game tomorrow afternoon.
Tip-off is at 3pm.