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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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NBL Round 18: Cairns Taipans defeat Perth Wildcats in the closest game of the week - Feb 12, 2018


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There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBL. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most exciting game of round 18 in the NBL took place in Perth. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Perth Wildcats (15-11) to sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (11-16) 85-83 on Friday evening. International swingman Cameron Gliddon (197-89, college: Concordia Irvine) scored 19 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) chipped in 17 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) with 23 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Perth Wildcats keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perth Wildcats will play again at home against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Auckland. 3rd ranked host New Zealand Breakers (15-11) lost to first ranked United (19-7) 100-82. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Chris Goulding supported him with 21 points. Even 25 points and 8 assists by Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) did not help to save the game for New Zealand Breakers. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. United have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-7 record. New Zealand Breakers at the other side keep the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. United will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville in the next round where they are favorite. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Kings in Sydney and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Melbourne. First ranked host United (19-7) defeated 3rd ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-11) 89-83. The best player for the winners was Casper Ware who scored 26 points and 5 assists. United's coach Dean Vickerman used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Edgar Sosa who recorded 22 points. United have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-7 record. Loser New Zealand Breakers keep the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. United will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. New Zealand Breakers will play against Kings in Sydney and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Kings managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Bullets in Sydney 92-80. It was a good game for Jerome Randle who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 6 assists. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kings (9-17) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Bullets. Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked New Zealand Breakers (#4) in Auckland and it may be quite challenging game.
The game in Gwynneville supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-10) played at the court of 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (10-16). Adelaide 36ers smashed Illawarra Hawks 111-87 on Sunday. Daniel Johnson scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Adelaide 36ers maintains second position with 17-10 record having just one point less than leader United. Illawarra Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face Bullets (#7) in Brisbane in the next round where they are favorite. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against the league's leader United in Melbourne and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 18 Hawks lost to Bullets on the opponent's court 91-99.



Hawks - 36ers 87-111

The game in Gwynneville supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Adelaide 36ers (17-10) played at the court of 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (10-16). Adelaide 36ers smashed Illawarra Hawks 111-87 on Sunday. Adelaide 36ers dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Illawarra Hawks' 40. They outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 44-28 including 31 on the defensive glass. Adelaide 36ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The former international power forward Daniel Johnson (210-88, college: Pepperdine) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) with 27 points and international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Illawarra Hawks' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Adelaide 36ers maintains second position with 17-10 record having just one point less than leader United. Illawarra Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face Bullets (#7) in Brisbane in the next round where they are favorite. Illawarra Hawks will play on the road against the league's leader United in Melbourne and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 21+7reb+5ast, S.Shorter 20+4reb+5ast, M.Creek 16+6reb+5ast, N.Sobey 15+6reb+1ast, J.Childress 14+7reb+3ast, A.Drmic 10+4reb+1ast
Hawks: D.Conger 27+3reb+2ast, M.Norton 15+3reb+2ast, T.Coenraad 15+1reb+1ast, C.Ellis 12+1reb+2ast, N.Kay 10+7reb+3ast, O.Forman 5+1reb
gschID: 549935


Breakers - United 82-100

The game between Top Four teams took place in Auckland. 3rd ranked host New Zealand Breakers (15-11) lost to first ranked United (19-7) 100-82. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. United shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) notched 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) supported him with 21 points. Even 25 points and 8 assists by Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) did not help to save the game for New Zealand Breakers. Fijian-New Zealand center Mika Vukona (197-82) added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. United have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-7 record. New Zealand Breakers at the other side keep the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. United will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville in the next round where they are favorite. New Zealand Breakers will play on the road against Kings in Sydney and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
United: C.Goulding 21+2reb+2ast, J.Boone 19+7reb+1ast, P.Hooley 13+3reb+2ast, D.Barlow 11+7reb, T.Smith-Milner 7+4reb+3ast, C.Ware 7+4reb+9ast
Breakers: E.Sosa 25+4reb+8ast, R.Christmas 13+3reb, D.Newbill 13+1reb+1ast, M.Vukona 11+7reb, R.Loe 7+3reb+1ast, T.Abercrombie 5+5reb
gschID: 549936


Kings - Bullets 92-80

Bottom-ranked Kings managed to get the second consecutive victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Bullets in Sydney 92-80. Kings dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Bullets' 36. It was a good game for American-Ukrainian point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 6 assists. American forward Perry Ellis (203-93, college: Kansas) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Kings' coach Andrew Gaze allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) added 17 points and 6 assists in the effort for Bullets. Five Kings and four Bullets players scored in double figures. Kings (9-17) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Bullets. Kings' next round opponent will be higher ranked New Zealand Breakers (#4) in Auckland and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Kings: J.Randle 24+2reb+6ast, P.Ellis 17+7reb+4ast, J.Cadee 15+2reb+2ast, K.Lisch 12+2reb+1ast, I.Humphries 10+6reb+2ast, B.Newley 6+2reb+1ast
Bullets: D.Kickert 18+8reb+1ast, T.Trice 17+1reb+6ast, S.Holt 16+3reb+2ast, R.Te Rangi 11+1reb+1ast, M.Young 8+6reb, S.Bruce 5+1reb
gschID: 549934


Wildcats - Taipans 83-85

The most exciting game of round 18 in the NBL took place in Perth. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Perth Wildcats (15-11) to sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (11-16) 85-83 on Friday evening. International swingman Cameron Gliddon (197-89, college: Concordia Irvine) scored 19 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) chipped in 17 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was Cameroonian-American forward JP Tokoto (198-93, college: N.Carolina) with 23 points and the former international center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Perth Wildcats keep the third position with 11 games lost. They share it with Breakers. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Perth Wildcats will play again at home against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: C.Gliddon 19+2reb+4ast, J.Weeks 17+2reb+2ast, N.Egwu 12+4reb+4ast, M.McCarron 10+7reb+4ast, A.Loughton 8+4reb+3ast, J.Evans 8+5reb
Wildcats: J.Tokoto 23+2reb+3ast, A.Brandt 16+9reb+1ast, B.Cotton 14+4reb+2ast, J.Wagstaff 13+3reb+3ast, D.Cooke Jr. 5+7reb+1ast, L.Walker 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 549933


Bullets - Hawks 99-91

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Brisbane where 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (10-16) were defeated by seventh ranked Bullets (9-17) 99-91 on Thursday. Bullets made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Illawarra Hawks were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Travis Trice (183-93, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Four Bullets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Demitrius Conger (196-90, college: St.Bonaventure) with 21 points and his fellow American import point guard Rotnei Clarke (183-89, college: Butler) scored 20 points. Illawarra Hawks' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bullets maintains seventh position with 9-17 record, which they share with Kings. Illawarra Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 16 games lost. Bullets will face league's second-placed Adelaide 36ers in Findon in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Bullets: D.Kickert 21+5reb+2ast, S.Holt 14+3reb+2ast, M.Young 13+1reb+1ast, T.Trice 12+5reb+8ast, A.Gibson 11+4reb+4ast, R.Te Rangi 9+6reb+2ast
Hawks: D.Conger 21+4reb, R.Clarke 20+1reb+2ast, R.Martin 13+3ast, C.Ellis 8+4reb, N.Kay 8+11reb+2ast, M.Norton 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 549931


United - Breakers 89-83

The game between Top Four teams took place in Melbourne. First ranked host United (19-7) defeated 3rd ranked New Zealand Breakers (15-11) 89-83. The best player for the winners was American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) who scored 26 points and 5 assists. American-Fijian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St.) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. United's coach Dean Vickerman used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Dominican-American point guard Edgar Sosa (190-88, college: Louisville) who recorded 22 points and American guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Five United and four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. United have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-7 record. Loser New Zealand Breakers keep the third place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Wildcats. United will meet at home Illawarra Hawks (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. New Zealand Breakers will play against Kings in Sydney and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
United: C.Ware 26+2reb+5ast, T.Wesley 19+6reb+4ast, J.Boone 15+12reb+1ast, C.Goulding 11+2reb+2ast, C.Felix 10+11reb+3ast, P.Hooley 3
Breakers: E.Sosa 22+3reb+2ast, R.Christmas 11+4reb+1ast, R.Loe 11+1reb+2ast, D.Newbill 11+5reb+7ast, T.Abercrombie 10+6reb+1ast, M.Vukona 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 549932


  



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