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NBL Standings
 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
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 
 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 
 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 
 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 
 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 
 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 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Perry ELLIS
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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 


Next Round Schedule

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%
Are the Brisbane Bullets Finally Getting their Season Back on Track? - Nov 1, 2017

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Stephen Holt
The Bullets have had a tough time of it since re-joining the National Basketball League last season, but it's starting to look like there might be some positive signs emerging. Last year they finished at the bottom of the ladder recording 10 wins and 16 defeats, and there was a lot of questions being fired at the team pre-season about how they were going to turn around their results this campaign.
In their round five matchup with Melbourne United, Brisbane showed true grit and determination to clinch a vital two-point victory and showed their supporters what they're capable of. Melbourne's Chris Goulding (192-G-88) almost snatched the win for United with a last-gasp buzzer beater from three-quarters down the court, but fortunately for Brisbane, it hit the backboard then the ring before rimming out, and the Bullets were able to record their second win in five outings.
Coach Andrej Lemanis was especially impressed with import Stephen Holt (193-G-91) for leading by example in the hard-fought 87-85 victory. The point guard has been under some heavy criticism recently after recording single-digit point returns in three of their four opening games. However, he looked like a man on a mission against the Victorian team and finished with 17 points, 2 assists and 2 steals.
The return to form couldn't have come at a better time for the squad, with Holt setting the tone from his first possession, scoring 9 points by quarter-time. There was also great support from Travis Trice who scored 13 points, made 3 assists and took 3 rebounds, Perrin Buford who managed 13 points and 4 rebounds, and Shaun Bruce who came on off the bench to net a valuable 13 points also. It was a superb team effort from the side and a crucial win after a disappointing loss to the New Zealand Breakers the week prior.

The Bullets will be hoping this latest win can start to propel their season forward as they look to secure a top-four finish and a semifinal berth. Momentum is enormous at this stage of the season, of course, and that is reflected in the bookies' odds, with many bettors having to scour the likes SportsStats and Champion Bets to find the best possible value as the Queensland team's odds get ever-shorter.
Brisbane's offence was firing on all cylinders against United, as it has done for much of the season. However, it is their defence that has continually let them down in the past, and this was apparent once again in the Melbourne game.
The Bullets had a 16 point lead at the end of the third quarter after outscoring them 27-13 in the third term. They should have had the match easily wrapped up, but some poor defending gave Melbourne the opportunity to edge their way back in into the game.
If Brisbane are going to seriously push for the finals this season, they will need to do a lot more work defensively to be a threat to the top teams.


Bryce Cotton
Bryce Cotton claims Australian NBL weekly honour - 22 hours ago
American Bryce Cotton (185-G-92, agency: Pensack Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Wildcats and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 7. The 25-year old guard had the game-high 24 points adding three rebounds and five assists for Wildcats in his team's victory, helping them to beat Bullets (#7, 3-6) 90-85. Wildcats maintains the 2nd position in Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't l...   [read more]

Bryce Cotton
NBL Round 7: Perth Wildcats beat United in the most crucial game of the week - 2 days ago
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Melbourne. Second ranked Perth Wildcats faced 3rd placed United. Guests from Perth (7-3) smashed host United (5-5) 91-59. They outrebounded United 50-30 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by United helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 24 points for the winners. The former international...   [read more]

Brock Motum
Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 2 days 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 an international power forward Brock Motum (208-90). He could not help Anadolu Efes (2-6) in their last game. Despite Motum's very good performance Anadolu Efes was edged 82-81 at home by the much lower-ranked (#25) Panathinaikos.    [read more]

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