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 1. Breakers 9-1 
 2. Wildcats 7-3 
 3. United 5-5 
 4. 36ers 5-5 
 5. Taipans 5-6 
 6. Hawks 5-6 
 7. Bullets 3-6 
 8. Kings 2-9 
Full Standings
Last:11/20/2017
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: 19.4
 1. Ellis, Kings19.4 
 2. Clarke, Hawks19.1 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.0 
 4. Prather, United18.1 
 5. Conger, Hawks17.5 
 6. Buford, Bullets17.3 
 7. Johnson, 36ers16.5 
 8. Tokoto, Wildcats15.5 
 9. Sosa, Breakers15.1 
 10. Newbill, Breakers15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets7.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers6.7 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks6.6 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.3 
 6. Conger, Hawks6.1 
 7. Pledger, Breakers5.9 
 8. Ellis, Kings5.8 
 9. Creek, 36ers5.4 
 10. Prather, United5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Travis TRICE
  Bullets
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Trice, Bullets5.6 
 2. Shorter, 36ers5.3 
 3. Ware, United5.1 
 4. Cadee, Kings4.0 
 5. Martin, Wildcats3.8 
 6. Sosa, Breakers3.7 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.4 
 8. Newley, Kings3.3 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.0 
 10. Ili, Breakers3.0 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Prather, United1.8 
 3. Martin, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Cotton, Wildcats1.6 
 5. McCarron, Taipans1.5 
 6. Leslie, Kings1.3 
 7. Gibson, Bullets1.2 
 8. Newley, Kings1.2 
 9. Sobey, 36ers1.2 
 10. Creek, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.8 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.1.8 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.4 
 4. Egwu, Taipans0.9 
 5. Pledger, Breakers0.8 
 6. Boone, United0.8 
 7. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 8. Wesley, United0.8 
 9. Humphries, Kings0.7 
 10. Prather, United0.7 

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Round 8 (Regular Season)

United 52% Dec.4 Hawks
36ers 73% Dec.2 Bullets
Taipans 78% Dec.2 Kings
Breakers 67% Dec.1 Wildcats
Kings Nov.30 Taipans 67%
NBL Round 4 of Regular Season - Oct 29, 2017


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It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in NBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

The biggest surprise of round 4 was guest Kings' (2-4) road victory over 7th ranked Illawarra Hawks (1-5) 99-94 on Sunday evening. Kings forced 23 Illawarra Hawks turnovers. Strangely Illawarra Hawks outrebounded Kings 45-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) fired 21 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Illawarra Hawks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Kings are looking forward to face league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Illawarra Hawks will play against Bullets (#5) in Brisbane and are hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between third ranked Adelaide 36ers and one of their biggest challengers Cairns Taipans where Adelaide 36ers (4-2) beat Cairns Taipans (3-3) on the road 84-80. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Daniel Johnson contributed with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-Venezuelan forward Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Cairns Taipans. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Adelaide 36ers maintains third position with 4-2 record having just one point less than leader Breakers. Cairns Taipans at the other side keep the fourth place with three games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against United in Melbourne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Brisbane between Bullets and United. Sixth ranked Bullets (2-3) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked United (2-3). Bullets managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 in the fight for the fifth place. Worth to mention a great performance of Stephen Holt who helped to win the game recording 17 points. At the losing side Casey Prather responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Bullets moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated United. United lost third consecutive game. Bullets will meet at home bottom-ranked Illawarra Hawks (#8) in the next round. United will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader New Zealand Breakers delivered the fourth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Bullets (2-3) 101-96 in Brisbane. The winners were led by Shea Ili who scored that evening 23 points. Bullets' coach Andrej Lemanis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-1 record, which they share with Wildcats. Bullets at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Adelaide 36ers (#3) in Findon, which may be the game of the day. Bullets will play at home against Illawarra Hawks and hope to win that game.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Perth. Local Perth Wildcats (4-1) outscored 7th ranked Illawarra Hawks (1-5) 105-74 on Thursday night. JP Tokoto fired 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Loser Illawarra Hawks dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Kings (#7) in Sydney in the next round where they are favorite. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against Bullets in Brisbane and hope to win that game.

Hawks - Kings 94-99

The biggest surprise of round 4 was guest Kings' (2-4) road victory over 7th ranked Illawarra Hawks (1-5) 99-94 on Sunday evening. Kings forced 23 Illawarra Hawks turnovers. Strangely Illawarra Hawks outrebounded Kings 45-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international guard Jason Cadee (186-91) fired 21 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Illawarra Hawks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to seventh place. Illawarra Hawks at the other side dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. Kings are looking forward to face league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Illawarra Hawks will play against Bullets (#5) in Brisbane and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kings: P.Ellis 22+6reb+1ast, J.Cadee 21+2reb+8ast, T.Blanchfield 15+3reb+1ast, T.Leslie 14+4reb+3ast, J.Kendle 9+2reb+4ast, B.Newley 8+4reb+4ast
Hawks: A.James Ogilvy 22+11reb+1ast, R.Clarke 21+4reb+2ast, N.Kay 10+4reb+3ast, D.Johnson 10+4reb, O.Forman 8+3reb, M.Norton 8+1ast
gschID: 549849


Bullets - United 87-85

A very close game took place in Brisbane between Bullets and United. Sixth ranked Bullets (2-3) got a very close home victory over 5th ranked United (2-3). Bullets managed to escape with a 2-point win 87-85 in the fight for the fifth place. Bullets made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Strangely United outrebounded Bullets 36-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Stephen Holt (193-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and the former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) who added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Bullets moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated United. United lost third consecutive game. Bullets will meet at home bottom-ranked Illawarra Hawks (#8) in the next round. United will play against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: S.Holt 17+2reb+2ast, P.Buford 13+4reb, T.Trice 13+3reb+3ast, S.Bruce 13+1reb+2ast, D.Kickert 11+5reb+5ast, T.Jervis 6+5reb
United: C.Prather 30+6reb+1ast, C.Goulding 13+1reb+1ast, J.Boone 12+14reb, T.Wesley 10+5reb+1ast, K.Adnam 10+3reb+1ast, C.Ware 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 549848


Taipans - 36ers 80-84

Another exciting game was between third ranked Adelaide 36ers and one of their biggest challengers Cairns Taipans where Adelaide 36ers (4-2) beat Cairns Taipans (3-3) on the road 84-80. Cairns Taipans were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. American-Venezuelan forward Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Scoochie Smith (188-94, college: Dayton) added 14 points in the effort for Cairns Taipans. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Adelaide 36ers maintains third position with 4-2 record having just one point less than leader Breakers. Cairns Taipans at the other side keep the fourth place with three games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against United in Melbourne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 20+10reb+1ast, N.Sobey 17+3reb+3ast, S.Shorter 16+8reb+7ast, M.Creek 11+5reb, J.Childress 6+4reb+2ast, R.Moore 6+1ast
Taipans: M.Carrera 19+5reb+2ast, A.Loughton 15+3reb, S.Smith 14+4reb+3ast, C.Gliddon 9+5reb+2ast, J.Weeks 8+1reb+2ast, S.Weigh 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 549847


Bullets - Breakers 96-101

Leader New Zealand Breakers delivered the fourth victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Bullets (2-3) 101-96 in Brisbane. New Zealand Breakers made 27-of-31 charity shots (87.1 percent) during the game. The winners were led by New Zealand guard Shea Ili (184-92) who scored that evening 23 points and Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) supported him with 19 points and 5 assists. Even 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) by American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) did not help to save the game for Bullets. His fellow American import point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) added 15 points and 5 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Bullets' coach Andrej Lemanis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-1 record, which they share with Wildcats. Bullets at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be Adelaide 36ers (#3) in Findon, which may be the game of the day. Bullets will play at home against Illawarra Hawks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Breakers: S.Ili 23+2reb+2ast, E.Sosa 19+2reb+5ast, T.Abercrombie 13+3reb, D.Newbill 12+2reb+1ast, R.Loe 12+6reb+1ast, F.Delany 7+1reb
Bullets: P.Buford 18+7reb, D.Kickert 15+5reb+1ast, T.Trice 15+3reb+5ast, A.Petrie 14+3reb+1ast, A.Gibson 11+2reb+3ast, T.Jervis 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 549845


Wildcats - Hawks 105-74

The game with biggest result difference took place in Perth. Local Perth Wildcats (4-1) outscored 7th ranked Illawarra Hawks (1-5) 105-74 on Thursday night. Perth Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Illawarra Hawks' 38 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Perth Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) fired 23 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for the winners. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 24 points. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) produced 25 points and the former international guard Mitch Norton (184-93) added 10 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Breakers. Loser Illawarra Hawks dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Kings (#7) in Sydney in the next round where they are favorite. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against Bullets in Brisbane and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 24+2reb+3ast, J.Tokoto 23+5reb+4ast, L.Walker 16+5reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 15+2reb+2ast, D.Martin 7+4reb+6ast, D.Cooke Jr. 6+4reb
Hawks: D.Conger 25+3reb+1ast, R.Clarke 11, M.Norton 10+3reb+1ast, O.Forman 6+1reb, D.Johnson 6+3reb+3ast, A.James Ogilvy 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 549846
  




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