Cheshire Phoenix recovered from a slow start to overcome Surrey United and claim a 97-63 BBL Championship success on Sunday.
John Coffino's side were beaten by league leaders Newcastle Eagles at Sport Central on Friday, and fell 23-16 behind at the end of the first quarter as United, who had ex-Phoenix pair Donatas Visockis and Dominque Coleman in their starting five, appeared reinvigorated following 21 days without a game.
But after pulling back into contention in the second quarter, Phoenix tightened up on the defensive end to allow Jack Majewski's side to score only 20 points in the second half.
The hosts made the most of their scoring opportunities too, getting 27 points at the second chance, and racking up 17 points from turnovers compared to United's four, despite the fact both sides turned the ball over 11 times.
Back to his best for Coffino's squad, Taylor King paced Phoenix's offensive effort with 22 points to go with 10 rebounds, while league MVP front-runner Demond Watt added 21 and 15 boards.
Kramer Knutson did his best to try and keep Surrey in the contest as he scored 26 points and had nine rebounds in what was United's ninth loss in a row.
There were also solid performances from Phoenix aces Dustin Salisbery (19 points) and David Aliu (18 points) as the Northgate Arena club strengthened their grip on fourth spot, improving to 21-9.
On Friday the Nix were outdone 119-92 by runaway league leaders Newcastle Eagles, with the hosts stretching their winning streak in the BBL Championship to nine games.
Although neither side managed to build a tangible advantage in the opening quarter, but a 16-6 run in the second quarter saw the hosts pull ahead by double figures at 46-34 after Darius Defoe's free-throw, with three minutes left in the half.
Having finished the second period with another run, Fab Flournoy's Eagles entered the interval with a 19-point advantage and continued to dominate after the break. The home side's lead did not dwindle, with Scott Martin leading the way on offence and Charles Smith contributing significantly off the bench.
Martin finished the game with a game-high 28 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, while Smith added 24 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Andre Jones also had a major contribution, scoring 26 points.
Meanwhile, King double-doubled for Phoenix once again with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Watt chipped in with 20 points and eight boards. Salisbery added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists while Aliu weighed in with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.
The Nix, without a home game until April 12, are next in action this Friday when they travel to the Copper Box Arena for a clash with Vince Macauley's play-off chasing London Lions (7.30pm).