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NBL Standings
 1. United 75-0 
 2. Wildcats 2-0 
 3. Taipans 2-1 
 4. 36ers 2-75 
 5. Breakers 1-1 
 6. Kings 1-2 
 7. Bullets 0-1 
 8. Hawks 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
State League Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 18-4 
 2. Waverley F. 17-5 
 3. Knox R. 17-5 
 4. Eltham W. 16-6 
 5. Casey C. 15-7 
 6. McKinnon C. 11-11 
 7. Werribee D. 9-13 
 8. Diamond V.E. 8-14 
 9. Hume City 7-15 
 10. Hawthorn M. 7-15 
 11. Corio Bay S. 4-18 
 12. Whittlesea City 3-19 
Premier League
 1. N.Adelaide R. 14-4 
 2. Southern T. 13-5 
 3. Norwood F. 12-6 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 11-7 
 5. Sturt S. 11-7 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 9-9 
 7. Forestville E. 8-10 
 8. Woodville W. 7-11 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 14-3 
 2. Mackay M. 13-3 
 3. Townsville H. 12-5 
 4. Cairns M. 11-6 
 5. SW Metro P. 11-6 
 6. Sunshine CR 10-7 
 7. Logan T. 9-8 
 8. Rockhampton 8-9 
 9. Brisbane S. 8-9 
 10. Gold Coast R. 6-11 
 11. Suncoast PC 5-10 
 12. Gladstone P. 5-11 
 13. Ipswich F. 4-13 
 14. Toowoomba M. 1-16 
SBL
 1. Willetton T. 20-6 
 2. Joondalup Wolves 20-6 
 3. Geraldton B. 19-7 
 4. Perth R. 16-10 
 5. SW Slammers 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 15-11 
 7. Cockburn C. 15-11 
 8. Perry Lakes H. 12-14 
 9. Lakeside L. 12-14 
 10. Rockingham F. 11-15 
 11. East Perth E. 8-18 
 12. Goldfields G. 8-18 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 7-19 
 14. Mandurah M. 4-22 
SEABL-East
 1. Mt Gambier 21-3 
 2. Nunawading S. 17-7 
 3. Geelong S. 16-8 
 4. Sandringham S. 11-13 
 5. Kilsyth C. 11-13 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-15 
 7. Canberra G. 3-21 
 8. BA CoE 2-14 
SEABL-South
 1. Ballarat M. 16-8 
 2. Hobart C. 16-8 
 3. Dandenong R. 16-8 
 4. NW Tasmania 13-11 
 5. Bendigo B. 11-13 
 6. Melbourne T. 7-17 
 7. Frankston 7-17 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney Comets 19-1 
 2. Norths Bears 13-7 
 3. Bankstown B. 13-7 
 4. Hornsby S. 12-8 
 5. Manly Warr. 11-9 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 11-9 
 7. Maitland M. 11-9 
 8. Hills H. 9-11 
 9. Illawarra H. 5-15 
 10. Newcastle H. 3-17 
 11. Sutherland S. 3-17 
Last:9/3/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Perry ELLIS
  Kings
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Ellis, Kings21.7 
 2. Ware, United20.5 
 3. Clarke, Hawks18.0 
 4. Conger, Hawks17.7 
 5. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 6. Newbill, Breakers17.0 
 7. Creek, 36ers16.8 
 8. Newley, Kings16.3 
 9. Penney, Breakers16.0 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Boone, United9.5 
 2. Johnson, Hawks7.7 
 3. Loe, Breakers7.0 
 4. Abercrombie, Break.7.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats6.5 
 6. Creek, 36ers6.3 
 7. Newbill, Breakers6.0 
 8. Andersen, United5.5 
 9. Johnson, 36ers5.5 
 10. Majok, United5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ware, United7.0 
 2. Shorter, 36ers6.3 
 3. Martin, Wildcats4.5 
 4. Sobey, 36ers4.3 
 5. Lisch, Kings4.0 
 6. Prather, United4.0 
 7. Blanchfield, Kings3.7 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Creek, 36ers3.3 
 10. Walker, Wildcats3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (186-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Martin, Wildcats3.0 
 2. Ware, United2.0 
 3. Vukona, Breakers1.5 
 4. Prather, United1.5 
 5. Tokoto, Wildcats1.5 
 6. Wesley, United1.5 
 7. Creek, 36ers1.5 
 8. Blanchfield, Kings1.3 
 9. Evans, Taipans1.3 
 10. Gliddon, Taipans1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas ABERCROMBIE
  Break.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Abercrombie, Break.2.0 
 2. Prather, United1.5 
 3. Wesley, United1.0 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.0 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.0 
 6. Ellis, Kings1.0 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Creek, 36ers0.8 
 9. Hodgson, 36ers0.8 
 10. Ogilvy, Hawks0.7 
Player of the Week

 Daniel Johnson
  36ers
  ( 210-C/F-88 )
  

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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Taipans Oct.22 Wildcats 59%
Hawks 57% Oct.22 Bullets
United 98% Oct.22 Breakers
36ers Oct.21 Kings 80%
Bullets Oct.20 Taipans 90%
Wildcats Oct.20 United 57%
Breakers 60% Oct.19 Kings
Wildcats def. Crocs - Jan 25, 2013


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Matthew
Knight
The unlikeliest of three-point heroes Matthew Knight (203-F/C-85, college: Loyola Mary) hit a massive triple to help the Perth Wildcats escape with a 62-59 win over the Townsville Crocs at the Perth Arena on Friday night.

The Crocs led by as much as 10 during the third quarter and then three triples in the last quarter from Michael Cedar had them still in front with under a minute to go.

Reigning MVP Kevin Lisch hit two threes - including a staggering shake-and-bake that sent Perter Crawford to the floor - to firstly keep Perth close and then hit the front, but then it was Knight who nailed his first triple of the season with 35 seconds to go that ultimately iced the Cats win.

Lisch finished with 17 points but shot 6-of-19 from the field and 3-of-10 from three-point range but nailed the big buckets when it counted. Knight added 15 points and eight rebounds and Shawn Redhage 10 points in his 250th NBL match.

It was a brave effort from the Crocs with Gary Ervin scoring 12 points to go with nine assists, and Todd Blanchfield, Crawford (14 rebounds), Cedar and Luke Nevill all scoring 11 points.

Despite starting the season 0-10, the Crocs now have lost just twice now in the eight games since and with the Sydney Kings (10-10) and Wollongong Hawks (8-9) struggling in third and fourth positions, Townsville has claims on being the third best team in the league.

The Wildcats improve to 13-4 and it gives them the perfect lead into Thursday's clash with the New Zealand Breakers.

It was a dour first half with the opening quarter ending tied at 12, and the Wildcats didn't improve much in the second period backing up shooting 5-of-18 from the field in the second after 4-of-16 in the first.

While the Crocs improved to shoot 8-of-15 in the second quarter, turnovers and bail out foul calls at the other end meant they only led 31-29 at half-time.

The Crocs started better in the second half with Blanchfield knocking down two triples and an alley-oop and Crawford another long bomb to help them to a double-digit lead.

The Cats whittled that down to just three by three quarter-time and things heated up in the last quarter with both teams nailing big threes, but it was the home side just getting up in the end.
  




Daniel
Johnson
Johnson's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 2 hours ago
29-year old Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for 36ers and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 32 points adding four rebounds and two assists for 36ers in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Taipans (#3, 2-1) with 26-point margin 96-70. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Thanks to this victory 36ers moved-up to the 4th position in Australian league. Too late to salvage...   [read more]

Jonah Bolden
Jonah Bolden selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 19 hours ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Australians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former U19 international power forward Jonah Bolden (208-96). He contributed to an easy Maccabi T-A's victory against the closely-ranked Bnei Hasharon in the Israeli Winner League in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

Daniel
Johnson
NBL Round 2: Adelaide 36ers defeat Cairns Taipans - 1 day ago
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in NBL. The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Cairns Taipans (2-1) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were rolled over by Adelaide 36ers (2-75) 96-70. Adelaide 36ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Cairns Taipans' players. 26 personal fouls committed by Cairns Taipans helped opponents get some easy free throw oppor...   [read more]


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