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NBL Round 3: Perth Wildcats lose their first game against Cairns Taipans - Oct 24, 2017


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After 3 rounds played we can already see who rules in the NBL and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Perth Wildcats (3-1) on the court of Cairns Taipans on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Cairns Taipans 90-69. 24 personal fouls committed by Perth Wildcats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) with 17 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cairns Taipans are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against Illawarra Hawks and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of United (75-2) against New Zealand Breakers (3-1) on Sunday night. Host United was defeated by New Zealand Breakers in Melbourne 88-76. It was an exceptional evening for New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) who led the winners and scored 21 points. DJ Newbill accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds for United in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers will play against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane in the next round. United will play on the road against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Perth. host Perth Wildcats (3-1) defeated United (75-2) 89-84. The best player for the winners was Angus Brandt who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Casey Prather who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. United will play against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane and hope to secure a win.
The game in Gwynneville was also worth to mention about. Bullets (1-2) played at the court of Illawarra Hawks (1-3). Illawarra Hawks managed to secure a 9-point victory 105-96. It was a good game for Rotnei Clarke who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Illawarra Hawks' next round opponent will be Kings (#8) in Sydney.
The game in Brisbane was also quite interesting. Cairns Taipans (3-2) played at the court of Bullets (1-2). Bullets managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78 on Friday. It was a great evening for Tom Jervis who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Cairns Taipans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bullets will face United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Adelaide 36ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 3 Kings were destroyed by 36ers on the opponent's court 114-84. Breakers managed to outperform Kings in a home game 90-73.

Hawks - Bullets 105-96

The game in Gwynneville was also worth to mention about. Bullets (1-2) played at the court of Illawarra Hawks (1-3). Illawarra Hawks managed to secure a 9-point victory 105-96. Illawarra Hawks made 26-of-34 charity shots (76.5 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Bullets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) answered with 26 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 21 points in the effort for Bullets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Illawarra Hawks' next round opponent will be Kings (#8) in Sydney.
Top scorers:
Hawks: R.Clarke 26+4reb+4ast, D.Conger 21+6reb+3ast, A.James Ogilvy 15+3reb+2ast, N.Kay 13+5reb+4ast, M.Norton 9+2reb+2ast, R.Martin 7+3reb+1ast
Bullets: P.Buford 26+9reb+2ast, D.Kickert 21+3reb+1ast, S.Holt 17+2reb, A.Petrie 13+5reb+2ast, T.Trice 7+5reb+6ast, A.Gibson 7+1ast
gschID: 549843


Taipans - Wildcats 90-69

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Perth Wildcats (3-1) on the court of Cairns Taipans on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by Cairns Taipans 90-69. 24 personal fouls committed by Perth Wildcats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. Nigerian-American power forward Nnanna Egwu (211-92, college: Illinois) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cairns Taipans are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#5) in Findon in the next round. Perth Wildcats will play at home against Illawarra Hawks and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Taipans: M.McCarron 18+4reb+3ast, M.Carrera 15+5reb, S.Smith 14+5reb+1ast, N.Egwu 13+7reb+5ast, C.Gliddon 10+5reb+3ast, J.Weeks 9+1reb+1ast
Wildcats: J.Tokoto 17+5reb+2ast, B.Cotton 12+1reb+2ast, M.Knight 8+2reb+3ast, R.Vague 8, A.Brandt 6+3reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 5+2reb
gschID: 549842


United - Breakers 76-88

Very important is a home loss of United (75-2) against New Zealand Breakers (3-1) on Sunday night. Host United was defeated by New Zealand Breakers in Melbourne 88-76. United was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) who led the winners and scored 21 points. American guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) accounted for 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for United in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers will play against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane in the next round. United will play on the road against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 21+3reb+1ast, E.Sosa 17+3reb+5ast, D.Newbill 15+7reb+3ast, F.Delany 9+5reb, S.Ili 9+2reb+4ast, A.Pledger 8+4reb+1ast
United: J.Boone 22+14reb, C.Prather 20+6reb+5ast, T.Wesley 9+3reb+2ast, C.Goulding 7+4reb+1ast, M.Majok 6+2reb, C.Ware 6+2reb+6ast
gschID: 549844


36ers - Kings 114-84

Rather expected game in Findon where Kings (1-4) were crushed by Adelaide 36ers (3-75) 114-84 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Adelaide 36ers. Kings was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Adelaide 36ers dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 44 and made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Adelaide 36ers forced 21 Kings turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) helped adding 19 points and 6 assists. Five Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Travis Leslie (193-90, college: Georgia, agency: 3Eye) with 25 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers will face Cairns Taipans (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play against Illawarra Hawks (#7) in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: N.Sobey 25+2reb+1ast, S.Shorter 19+3reb+6ast, M.Hodgson 14+4reb+1ast, D.Johnson 13+8reb+4ast, M.Deng 13+3reb, R.Moore 10+6reb+2ast
Kings: T.Leslie 25+6reb+1ast, B.Newley 15+3reb+2ast, P.Ellis 13+6reb+3ast, A.Pal Singh 7+1reb+1ast, J.Cadee 5+4reb+7ast, T.Blanchfield 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 549841


Wildcats - United 89-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Perth. host Perth Wildcats (3-1) defeated United (75-2) 89-84. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 28-19 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Perth Wildcats made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 18 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds and American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St., agency: MKP Management) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five United players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Perth Wildcats will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. United will play against Bullets (#6) in Brisbane and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 18+2reb+1ast, A.Brandt 16+6reb+2ast, D.Cooke Jr. 10+4reb, L.Walker 9+5reb+3ast, M.Knight 9+2reb, J.Tokoto 8+6reb+4ast
United: C.Prather 16+9reb+2ast, C.Ware 15+2reb+3ast, T.Wesley 12+6reb+2ast, J.Boone 11+8reb+1ast, K.Adnam 11+1reb+2ast, C.Goulding 10+3ast
gschID: 549840


Bullets - Taipans 83-78

The game in Brisbane was also quite interesting. Cairns Taipans (3-2) played at the court of Bullets (1-2). Bullets managed to secure a 5-point victory 83-78 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 31-27. But Cairns Taipans won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bullets made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for the former international center Tom Jervis (211-87, college: Troy) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Bullets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Alexander Loughton (206-83, college: ODU) with 15 points and international guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: Metro St.) scored 13 points. Cairns Taipans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bullets will face United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Adelaide 36ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: T.Jervis 18+8reb+1ast, P.Buford 17+6reb+1ast, A.Petrie 12+1reb+1ast, T.Trice 10+2reb+7ast, D.Kickert 10+3reb+5ast, S.Holt 8+5reb+1ast
Taipans: A.Loughton 15+2reb+2ast, S.Smith 15+1reb, M.McCarron 13+4reb+1ast, S.Weigh 9+4reb+2ast, C.Gliddon 7+2reb+1ast, J.Weeks 7+5reb
gschID: 549839


Breakers - Kings 90-73

Rather predictable result in Auckland where New Zealand Breakers (3-1) defeated Kings (1-4) 90-73 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by New Zealand Breakers. Kings was better in fourth quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Kings 44-25 including a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for New Zealand center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) helped adding 19 points and 7 assists. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) with 16 points and the other American import guard Travis Leslie (193-90, college: Georgia, agency: 3Eye) scored 10 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. New Zealand Breakers will face Bullets (#6) in Brisbane in the next round. Kings will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: A.Pledger 19+6reb+2ast, E.Sosa 19+1reb+7ast, D.Newbill 10+3reb+2ast, M.Vukona 10+12reb+1ast, S.Ili 10+1reb+2ast, K.Penney 6+4reb+2ast
Kings: P.Ellis 16+2reb, B.Newley 10+2reb, T.Leslie 10+4reb, I.Humphries 7+4reb, T.Garlepp 7+2reb+1ast, A.Pal Singh 7+2reb
gschID: 549838
  




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