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 1. United 20-8 
 2. 36ers 18-10 
 3. Wildcats 16-12 
 4. Breakers 15-13 
 5. Hawks 12-16 
 6. Kings 11-17 
 7. Taipans 11-17 
 8. Bullets 9-19 
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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
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Randle, Kings19.8 
 2. Conger, Hawks19.7 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats19.3 
 4. Clarke, Hawks18.1 
 5. Johnson, 36ers16.3 
 6. Sosa, Breakers16.2 
 7. Buford, Bullets16.2 
 8. Prather, United16.1 
 9. Ware, United16.1 
 10. Tokoto, Wildcats15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Boone, United9.3 
 2. Buford, Bullets8.1 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 4. McCarron, Taipans6.8 
 5. Vukona, Breakers6.4 
 6. Childress, 36ers6.3 
 7. Tokoto, Wildcats6.1 
 8. Walker, Wildcats5.9 
 9. Ellis, Kings5.7 
 10. Conger, Hawks5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerome RANDLE
  Kings
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Randle, Kings5.2 
 2. Trice, Bullets5.1 
 3. Ware, United4.8 
 4. Shorter, 36ers4.1 
 5. Sosa, Breakers4.0 
 6. Gibson, Bullets3.5 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.3 
 8. Newbill, Breakers3.3 
 9. Cadee, Kings3.2 
 10. Newley, Kings3.1 
Steals Per Game
 JP TOKOTO
  Wildcats
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Tokoto, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Martin, Hawks1.4 
 4. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 5. Newbill, Breakers1.3 
 6. Creek, 36ers1.3 
 7. Kay, Hawks1.3 
 8. Prather, United1.3 
 9. Trice, Bullets1.3 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas ABERCROMBIE
  Break.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Abercrombie, Break.1.4 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.3 
 3. Buford, Bullets1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.1 
 5. Humphries, Kings1.0 
 6. Wesley, United0.9 
 7. Johnson, Hawks0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 9. Boone, United0.8 
 10. Cooke-Jr, Wildcats0.8 

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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

United 74% Mar.3 Breakers
36ers 66% Mar.3 Wildcats
NBL Round 5 of Regular Season - Nov 5, 2017


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Round 5 most important game was a victory of Illawarra Hawks over 8th ranked Kings 93-83 on Sunday night. Illawarra Hawks made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Kings only scored eight points from the stripe. American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 5 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Illawarra Hawks' coach Rob Beveridge used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Kings. Illawarra Hawks (3-5) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Taipans. Kings at the other side stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Illawarra Hawks is looking forward to face higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play on the road against United (#3) in Melbourne and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Cairns. First ranked New Zealand Breakers (6-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Cairns Taipans (3-5) 73-70 on Saturday evening. Fijian-New Zealand center Mika Vukona (197-82) stepped up and scored 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Kirk Penney chipped in 16 points. American-Venezuelan forward Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Cairns Taipans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Cairns Taipans lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cairns Taipans will play against Bullets in Brisbane and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Adelaide 36ers (4-4) against fourth ranked United (4-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Adelaide 36ers were defeated by United in Melbourne 101-84. Casper Ware nailed 21 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Daniel Johnson came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. United moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. United will meet at home bottom-ranked Kings (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Adelaide 36ers will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for New Zealand Breakers (6-1) which hosted in Auckland 3rd placed Adelaide 36ers (4-4). First ranked New Zealand Breakers managed to get a 4-point victory 92-88. The best player for the winners was Edgar Sosa who scored 24 points. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Illawarra Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between 6th ranked Bullets (2-4) and seventh ranked Illawarra Hawks (3-5) in Brisbane on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Gwynneville outscored Bullets 112-81. Demitrius Conger orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Illawarra Hawks moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Taipans. Loser Bullets dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Illawarra Hawks will face higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bullets will play at home against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 5 bottom-ranked Kings were smashed by Wildcats on the road 93-69. United destroyed Taipans on its own court 87-65.

Kings - Hawks 83-93

Round 5 most important game was a victory of Illawarra Hawks over 8th ranked Kings 93-83 on Sunday night. Illawarra Hawks made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Kings only scored eight points from the stripe. American point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 5 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. Illawarra Hawks' coach Rob Beveridge used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) added 19 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kings. Illawarra Hawks (3-5) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Taipans. Kings at the other side stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Illawarra Hawks is looking forward to face higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kings will play on the road against United (#3) in Melbourne and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Hawks: R.Clarke 29+2reb+5ast, N.Kay 17+7reb+3ast, D.Conger 10+8reb+1ast, M.Norton 10+1reb+1ast, A.James Ogilvy 8+4reb+4ast, O.Forman 8+2reb
Kings: P.Ellis 19+10reb+1ast, B.Newley 18+9reb+6ast, T.Blanchfield 14+4reb, I.Humphries 10+2reb, J.Kendle 9+2reb+2ast, T.Leslie 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 549856


Taipans - Breakers 70-73

Important game to mention about took place in Cairns. First ranked New Zealand Breakers (6-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Cairns Taipans (3-5) 73-70 on Saturday evening. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Cairns Taipans 39-27 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Fijian-New Zealand center Mika Vukona (197-82) stepped up and scored 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and New Zealand swingman Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin, agency: Duran International) chipped in 16 points. American-Venezuelan forward Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Scoochie Smith (188-94, college: Dayton) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Five New Zealand Breakers and four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Cairns Taipans lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Hawks. New Zealand Breakers will play against league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Cairns Taipans will play against Bullets in Brisbane and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: K.Penney 16+2reb, T.Abercrombie 12+4reb, F.Delany 11+5reb+1ast, D.Newbill 10+4reb+4ast, M.Vukona 10+7reb+2ast, E.Sosa 9+1reb+5ast
Taipans: M.Carrera 16+6reb+3ast, A.Loughton 13+2reb+2ast, S.Smith 12+6reb+2ast, J.Weeks 10+1reb+1ast, N.Egwu 7+4reb+2ast, M.McCarron 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 549854


United - 36ers 101-84

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Adelaide 36ers (4-4) against fourth ranked United (4-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Adelaide 36ers were defeated by United in Melbourne 101-84. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when United made 8 blocks. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) nailed 21 points and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Casey Prather (198-91, college: Florida) accounted for 25 points and 5 rebounds. The former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and international swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Adelaide 36ers in the defeat. Five United and four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. United moved-up to third place. Loser Adelaide 36ers dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. United will meet at home bottom-ranked Kings (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Adelaide 36ers will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
United: C.Prather 25+5reb+2ast, C.Ware 21+4reb+7ast, D.Andersen 13+7reb+1ast, J.Boone 13+6reb, C.Goulding 11+2reb+6ast, T.Wesley 9+3reb+1ast
36ers: D.Johnson 23+8reb, M.Creek 16+7reb+1ast, S.Shorter 13+4reb+3ast, A.Drmic 11+4reb, R.Moore 7+4reb+2ast, J.Childress 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 549855


Wildcats - Kings 93-69

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Perth Wildcats (5-1) crushed at home bottom-ranked Kings (2-6) 93-69 on Friday. Perth Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 30 and made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Perth Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kings. 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 maintains second place with 5-1 record behind leader Breakers. Loser Kings stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Perth Wildcats will face league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kings will play on the road against United (#3) in Melbourne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: L.Walker 17+1reb+2ast, B.Cotton 16+5reb+2ast, J.Tokoto 15+6reb+5ast, D.Cooke Jr. 10+5reb, A.Brandt 10+10reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 8+2reb+1ast
Kings: P.Ellis 19+7reb, I.Humphries 13+2reb, B.Newley 11+5reb+3ast, T.Blanchfield 8+3reb+1ast, J.Kendle 8+1reb+2ast, J.Cadee 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 549853


Bullets - Hawks 81-112

The game between 6th ranked Bullets (2-4) and seventh ranked Illawarra Hawks (3-5) in Brisbane on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Gwynneville outscored Bullets 112-81. Illawarra Hawks shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 35 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Bullets' players. American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 6 assists. The former international center Andrew-James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. American swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: 3Eye) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Bullets. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Illawarra Hawks moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Taipans. Loser Bullets dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Illawarra Hawks will face higher ranked Adelaide 36ers (#4) in Findon in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bullets will play at home against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawks: N.Kay 19+3reb+5ast, O.Forman 18+5reb, D.Conger 18+4reb+6ast, R.Clarke 14+3reb+6ast, A.James Ogilvy 14+9reb+4ast, T.Coenraad 12+4reb
Bullets: P.Buford 18+6reb+2ast, D.Kickert 15+3reb+2ast, T.Jervis 14, S.Holt 12+4reb, T.Trice 11+7reb+6ast, M.Young 6+2reb
gschID: 549852


Breakers - 36ers 92-88

An interesting game for New Zealand Breakers (6-1) which hosted in Auckland 3rd placed Adelaide 36ers (4-4). First ranked New Zealand Breakers managed to get a 4-point victory 92-88. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 40-28 including a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) who scored 24 points. New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. International swingman Mitch Creek (195-92) produced 24 points (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for New Zealand Breakers. They maintain first place with 6-1 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Perth Wildcats on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Adelaide 36ers will play against Illawarra Hawks and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: E.Sosa 24+2reb+3ast, T.Abercrombie 21+7reb, S.Ili 13+2reb+5ast, D.Newbill 13+7reb+5ast, M.Vukona 7+9reb+3ast, A.Pledger 7+5reb
36ers: M.Creek 24+4reb+2ast, D.Johnson 18+4reb+3ast, R.Moore 14+1reb, N.Sobey 11+3reb+3ast, J.Childress 6+4reb+2ast, S.Shorter 6+9reb+4ast
gschID: 549851


United - Taipans 87-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Cairns Taipans' (3-5) road loss to fourth ranked United (4-3) in Melbourne 65-87 on Thursday. United outrebounded Cairns Taipans 39-28 including 24 on the defensive glass. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American-Venezuelan forward Michael Carrera (196-93, college: S.Carolina) answered with 19 points and international swingman Cameron Gliddon (197-89, college: Concordia Irvine) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Cairns Taipans. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. United moved-up to third place. Cairns Taipans lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with five games lost. United will face bottom-ranked Kings (#8) in Sydney in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Bullets in Brisbane and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
United: C.Ware 26+5reb+3ast, C.Goulding 20+4reb+1ast, C.Prather 16+4reb+2ast, J.Boone 8+2reb+2ast, K.Adnam 6+1reb+2ast, P.Hooley 3+1ast
Taipans: M.Carrera 19+3reb, D.Heuir 10, C.Gliddon 8+6reb, S.Weigh 8+3reb, S.Smith 7+4reb+2ast, M.McCarron 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 549850


  



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