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NBL Standings
 1. Canterbury 13-5 
 2. Wellington S. 13-5 
 3. Southland S. 11-7 
 4. Waitakere SCR 9-9 
 5. Nelson G. 9-9 
 6. Taranaki MA 8-10 
 7. IMS Hawks 0-18 
Points Per Game
  Nelson G.
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Cowels III, Nelson25.7 
 2. Devendorf, Waitake.25.3 
 3. Jones, Canterbury23.1 
 4. Jett, Southland S.22.8 
 5. Webster, Waitaker.22.5 
 6. Moore, Canterbury22.4 
 7. Craig, Wellington20.9 
 8. Porter, IMS Hawks18.3 
 9. Kay, Southland S.17.9 
 10. Tait, Waitaker.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Pledger, Southlan.11.4 
 2. Miller, Taranaki.10.6 
 3. Craig, Wellington9.8 
 4. Jones, Canterbury9.5 
 5. Kay, Southland S.8.7 
 6. Porter, IMS Hawks8.0 
 7. Henry, Wellington7.8 
 8. Johnson, Taranaki.7.6 
 9. Dempster, Nelson G.7.6 
 10. Johnson, IMS Haw.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 McKenzie MOORE
  Avg: 8
 1. Moore, Canterbury8.0 
 2. Ili, Wellington S.5.5 
 3. Tait, Waitaker.5.4 
 4. Jett, Southland S.5.3 
 5. Norton, Southlan.4.8 
 6. Kenny, Nelson G.4.4 
 7. O'Riley, Ta.3.6 
 8. Boucher, Waitaker.3.3 
 9. Bartlett, Southlan.3.3 
 10. Wesley, Wellingto.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 McKenzie MOORE
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Moore, Canterbury3.4 
 2. Jett, Southland S.2.5 
 3. Boucher, Waitaker.2.1 
 4. Webster, Waitaker.2.1 
 5. Wesley, Wellington1.9 
 6. Whippy, Canterbury1.9 
 7. Cowels III, Nelson1.8 
 8. Bailey-N., Taranak.1.5 
 9. Porter, IMS Hawks1.5 
 10. Jones, Canterbury1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MILLER
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Miller, Taranaki.1.9 
 2. Wesley, Wellington1.5 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.4 
 4. Roberts, Waitaker.1.3 
 5. Jones, Canterbury1.1 
 6. Jett, Southland S.1.0 
 7. Boucher, Waitaker.0.9 
 8. Henry, Wellington0.8 
 9. Strong, Nelson G.0.8 
 10. Watkins, Wellingt.0.7 

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Breakers Jackson, Lemanis sweep MVP monthly awards - Dec 16, 2012

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The New Zealand Breakers have made a clean sweep of the National Basketball Leagues awards for November, with Andrej Lemanis winning Coach of the Month and import guard Cedric 'Action' Jackson (191-G-86, college: Cleveland St.) taking out Player of the Month.

Jackson was simply superb in the iiNet NBL Championship in November, twice winning Player of the Week honours in the period (in Rounds Six and Nine). In six games Jackson averaged 18.2 points, 9.2 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

Jackson, who was recently named as a starter for the South team in the 2012 NBL All-Star Game to be held in Adelaide on Saturday, made 45-of-88 shots from the field in November at a 51% accuracy rate.

He highlighted his multi-faceted game by recording a rare triple-double in Round Nine with 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 94-64 victory over the Melbourne Tigers.

Jackson took out the monthly award after polling 61 votes, finishing comfortably ahead of Octobers Player of the Month Ben Madgen (Sydney Kings) on 29 and Wollongong import Adris '2Hard2Guard' Deleon on 23.

Jacksons coach Andrej Lemanis was also honoured for his efforts in November by being named the Coach of the Month.

Lemanis led the Breakers to a league-best 5-1 record for the period, as he showed that the reigning back-to-back iiNet NBL Champions were on track in their campaign to record a three-peat.

New Zealand started the month with four straight wins, downing Sydney, Cairns and Townsville (twice). After suffering their only stumble of the period with a road loss to Perth, the Breakers then bounced back with a strong victory over the Melbourne Tigers.

Lemanis was a comfortable winner of the November award after polling 55 votes to finish ahead of last months honouree Gordie McLeod of Wollongong on 38 and Sydneys Shane Heal (32 votes).

The NBL's Player and Coach of the Month for November took into account Rounds Five through Nine of the iiNet NBL Championship inclusive. All NBL Head Coaches and accredited media were eligible to vote for the awards.

Breakers pre-season losing streak continues against Cairns Taipans - 27 days ago

The Breakers have suffered yet another loss in their turbulent pre-season, going down 79-68 against the Cairns Taipans in Brisbane. Thomas Abercrombie (198-F/G-87, college: Washington St.) looked to have overcome his injury troubles of the past few weeks, scoring a game-high 24 points, while new man Akil Mitchell (206-F-92, college: Virginia) added 11 points coming off the bench. The rest of the squad underwhelmed, with an inexperienced Breakers side struggling to gel as the new season qu...   [read more]

Tyson Demos
NZ Maori to take on Australian Indigenous Team in Gisbourne, Te Awamutu and Tauranga - 1 month ago

The National Maori basketball team will be taking on the Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball team in a three game trans-Tasman series, starting tomorrow in Gisborne. Game two will be in Te Awamutu and the third in Tauranga. Head of Maori Basketball, Willy Taurima, says the Australians are the favourites due to the team being the defending champions and featuring some players, which will be led by ANBL veteran Tyson Demos(191-G-88). 'It certainly won't be a whitewash. They have a fe...   [read more]

Brisbane Bullets shoot down undermanned Breakers in pre-season clash - 1 month ago

New Zealand Breakers - Brisbane Bullets 77:86 Brisbane Bullets overcame New Zealand Breakers in the pre-season clash. Jermaine Beal (191-G-87, college: Vanderbilt) and Matthew Kenyon (195-G-98) stepped up with 13 points each to pace the winners. The Bullets grabbed a 23:14 lead after the opening frame. They extended the margin at 10-point mark at the interval 44:34. Brisbane and New Zealand Breakers exchanged baskets throughout the third quarter. Brisbane sank 21 points in the fourth st...   [read more]

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