John Lavery was frustrated but proud after watching Worcester Wolves come out on top in overtime for the second time this season.
Nix pushed the BBL pace-setters all the way and had a chance to win the game in the final seconds but came up just short.
“It’s the second time we have gone there and the second time we have lost in overtime,” said head coach Lavery.
“There were a lot of positives and we showed plenty of determination and fight but could not cross the line.
“It was unfortunate but we had to take Donatas Visockis out of the second quarter because he was on three fouls and we lost Reggie Middleton in overtime to five fouls so that made a tough game tougher.”
Nix narrowly lost to another of the title favourites – Newcastle Eagles – the weekend before and Lavery feels his side are getting closer to the top teams.
“We are almost there and we are just a few little things away from winning these tough games,” he said.
“We just need to concentrate and work a bit harder on certain things to get over the line.”
Lavery challenged his players to respond to the agonising loss with a win over Manchester Giants on Sunday night.
Nix did come out on top but were made to work hard for the win against the struggling Giants.
“I said to the guys after the Worcester game that they shouldn’t be under any illusions because we knew Manchester would be just as tough,” said Lavery.
“Manchester shot the ball really well from the outside and they matched up with us well.
“It was exactly the same scenario as when we went up there, we were behind but we kept going and got our noses in front.
“We did not play that well but we kept working hard and once we got in front I didn’t think they could come back.
“We ground out the win and that’s pleasing for me.”
Nix remain in seventh spot on the BBL ladder and will have one eye on the fifth-placed London Lions, who are four points better off.
But with a long trip to ninth-placed Glasgow Rocks on Sunday to come, Lavery knows his side cannot afford any slip ups.
He said: “Glasgow are going to be tough because they are fighting for a play-off spot like us.
“I keep saying it but we just need to keep doing what we are doing and playing the basketball we are playing and hopefully we can keep picking up the wins.”