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NBL Standings
 1. Wildcats 8-1 
 2. United 8-3 
 3. Kings 6-2 
 4. Breakers 4-5 
 5. Bullets 4-6 
 6. Hawks 3-6 
 7. 36ers 3-7 
 8. Taipans 1-7 
Full Standings
State Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 17-5 
 2. Eltham W. 16-6 
 3. Waverley F. 15-7 
 4. Hawthorn M. 14-8 
 5. McKinnon C. 13-9 
 6. Casey C. 13-9 
 7. Knox R. 13-9 
 8. Hume City 10-12 
 9. Keilor T. 8-14 
 10. Werribee D. 6-16 
 11. Blackburn V. 5-17 
 12. Corio Bay S. 2-20 
Premier League
 1. Southern T. 16-2 
 2. W.Adelaide B. 14-4 
 3. Norwood F. 13-5 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 12-6 
 5. Forestville E. 12-6 
 6. Sturt S. 7-11 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 6-12 
 8. Woodville W. 5-13 
 9. C.District L. 3-15 
 10. Eastern M. 2-16 
 1. Mackay M. 15-3 
 2. Townsville H. 15-3 
 3. Logan T. 14-4 
 4. Sunshine CR 13-5 
 5. Brisbane C. 11-7 
 6. Cairns M. 10-8 
 7. Gold Coast R. 9-9 
 8. Rockhampton 9-9 
 9. Ipswich F. 8-10 
 10. SW Metro P. 8-10 
 11. Toowoomba M. 7-11 
 12. Sunshine CP 6-12 
 13. Gladstone P. 4-14 
 14. NGC Seahawks 3-15 
 15. SD Spartans 3-15 
 1. Geraldton B. 24-3 
 2. Joondalup W. 21-5 
 3. Perth R. 19-7 
 4. Perry Lakes H. 18-8 
 5. Lakeside L. 15-11 
 6. Stirling S. 14-12 
 7. Willetton T. 13-13 
 8. Rockingham F. 12-15 
 9. Cockburn C. 11-15 
 10. Kalamunda E.S. 10-16 
 11. East Perth E. 9-17 
 12. SW Slammers 7-19 
 13. Mandurah M. 5-21 
 14. Goldfields G. 5-21 
 1. Nunawading S. 15-5 
 2. Kilsyth C. 15-5 
 3. Geelong S. 13-7 
 4. BA CoE 11-9 
 5. Mt Gambier 10-10 
 6. Albury W.B. 9-11 
 7. Sandringham S. 8-12 
 8. Canberra G. 0-20 
 1. Hobart C. 15-5 
 2. Ballarat M. 13-7 
 3. Bendigo B. 11-9 
 4. NW Tasmania 10-10 
 5. Dandenong R. 10-10 
 6. Melbourne T. 9-11 
 7. Diamond V.E. 7-13 
 8. Frankston B. 4-16 
 1. Newcastle H. 17-3 
 2. Norths Bears 16-4 
 3. Hills H. 15-5 
 4. Manly Warr. 13-7 
 5. Sydney Comets 12-8 
 6. Cent.Coast C. 9-11 
 7. Maitland M. 8-12 
 8. Sutherland S. 8-12 
 9. Penrith P. 7-13 
 10. Hornsby S. 3-17 
 11. Bankstown B. 2-18 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Cotton, Wildcats24.2 
 2. Trimble, Taipans24.1 
 3. Randle, Kings19.3 
 4. Ware, United19.0 
 5. Johnson, 36ers18.0 
 6. Gliddon, Bullets17.7 
 7. Webster, Breakers16.8 
 8. White, Wildcats16.8 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.6 
 10. Wesley, Breakers15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Bogut, Kings12.4 
 2. Boone, United9.2 
 3. Kay, Wildcats9.1 
 4. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 5. Long, Breakers7.6 
 6. Newbill, Taipans6.6 
 7. Wiley, 36ers6.6 
 8. McCarron, United6.2 
 9. Hodgson, Bullets6.1 
 10. Brandt, Wildcats6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan SOBEY
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Sobey, 36ers5.7 
 2. Trimble, Taipans5.1 
 3. Martin, Wildcats4.6 
 4. Cadee, Bullets4.4 
 5. Randle, Kings4.4 
 6. Jackson, Hawks4.3 
 7. Bogut, Kings3.9 
 8. Wesley, Breakers3.9 
 9. Ware, United3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Kennedy, United1.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 3. Lisch, Kings1.7 
 4. Newbill, Taipans1.6 
 5. Jett, Hawks1.6 
 6. Trimble, Taipans1.4 
 7. Blanchfield, Hawks1.4 
 8. Ogilvy, Hawks1.3 
 9. Gliddon, Bullets1.3 
 10. Kay, Wildcats1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bogut, Kings3.3 
 2. Boone, United2.0 
 3. Long, Breakers1.4 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks1.1 
 5. Wesley, Breakers1.1 
 6. Hodgson, Bullets1.0 
 7. Wiley, 36ers1.0 
 8. Jawai, Taipans0.8 
 9. Loe, Taipans0.8 
 10. Johnson, 36ers0.8 


Next Round Schedule

Round 7 (Regular Season)

Hawks Nov.25 36ers 55%
Wildcats 86% Nov.25 Breakers
United 61% Nov.24 Kings
Breakers Nov.23 Wildcats 81%
36ers 76% Nov.23 Taipans
Bullets 59% Nov.22 Hawks
Double Gold for Australian Basketball in 2018 Commonwealth Games - May 8, 2018

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The year could not have gone better for Australian basketball abroad, as members of the national women's and men's team did the nation proud by claiming two golds at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This is one of the greatest honours for a national team and the fact that this was a double top spot makes it all the more impressive. How did they pull it off - and what is in store for our champions now?

Opals Score Easy Win despite Ejection of Star Player Liza Cambage

The Gold Coast 2018 21st Commonwealth Games brought all-around glory to Australia, as our athletes managed to gather a total of 198 medals, 80 gold, 59 silver and 59 bronze, securing first overall place and leaving England behind with 136 (45 gold) and India third at 66 (26 gold). The start came with the women's team, who dominated against England, snatching a well-earned 99-55 victory. Before that, they had already defeated Mozambique by a 60-point margin, got past Canada scoring 39 points more than the team that won first place in the FIBA Americas Championship in 2015 and 2017, and sailed through England by a 63-point difference. They then consolidated their trajectory in the semi-finals by crushing New Zealand by 59 points. And then they smashed England, too.

The game began with a shocking twist, as Australia's star player Liz Cambage was ejected in the second quarter by an easily irritable referee who took offense at the player's frustration. Cambage was getting ready to shoot from the free throw line after a foul when she got a technical foul which she contested - apparently very vocally so. As she was forced to watch the rest of the finals from outside the court, the rest of the team quickly regrouped and were able to pull it off without her. Even at the time that she left, Australia was already leading with 30-17 - and Cambage had scored one-third of those points.

The Opals proved that, while they have a standout player in Cambage, they are all about teamwork, as Cayla George scored 16 points, 2 blocks and 10 rebounds, Kelsey Griffin matched her at 16 points and collected 8 rebounds, rising star Eziyoda Magbegor contributed 11 points and team veteran and captain Belinda Snell added 9 points in her last game for the national team, also furnishing back-to-back three-pointers to boost the Opals going into halftime at a 49-31 advantage. After getting into the final quarter leading by more than 30 points at 78-47, it was easy for the Opals to add a second Commonwealth Games gold to their 2006 gold in the Melbourne games.

The Boomers Dominate against Canada

The Boomers then took over to repeat the Opals' feat and win their second gold, as well. It is important to note that this is just the second time that the sport is featured in the Commonwealth Games and the last time it did, in 2006, both teams managed to snatch the gold, too. This time they smashed Canada 87-47 at the finals held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Sunday, April 15. The 40-point victory margin is proof enough that the Boomers were pretty much the uncontested bet for the gold.

Australian basketball is going through one of its best times recently, with many Aussies playing for NBA teams overseas: Ben Simmons is on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, Patty Mills shines for another year with the San Antonio Spurs, Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker play for the Milwaukee Bucks and Joe Ingles along with Dante Exum for Utah Jazz - all teams that made it to the NBA playoffs this year - while star Aron Baynes is regularly a starter with the Boston Celtics, the team currently featuring sixth in odds to win the NBA championship, priced at 33/1 in odds with Betway. According to The Guardian, Australian basketball legend Andrew Gaze credits this as inspiration for the Boomers and their wins.

Having established a 45-19 difference at halftime and led by Chris Goulding, Nathan Sobey and Nicholas Kay, the Boomers dominated against Canada's young roster. But Australia has their fair share of fresh talent, too. With young players like Kay already shining on the national team's roster, there is no telling what the team will be able to pull off in the upcoming FIBA tournaments.

Adelaide 36ers Power Past the Illawara Hawks - 17 hours ago
Adelaide, South Australia - This game became more than the usual Adelaide (3-6) - Illawarra Hawks (3-5) contest after Adelaide sacked import Adris Deleon after their loss to Sydney and announced the signing of Demetrius Conger (St. Bonaventure, Le Mans Sarthe). Conger was the NBL MVP runner-up in 2017-18 and was the Hawks best player last season. With both teams needing to get back on track and with every win so important, the contest started tentatively for both teams. Illawarra started...   [read more]

Bryce Cotton
Australian NBL round 5 best performance: Bryce Cotton - 6 days ago
BRYCE COTTON American Guard Bryce Cotton (185-G-92, agency: Pensack Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Wildcats, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 5. The 26-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, three rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Bullets (#5, 4-5) 91-87. It allowed Wildcats to consolidate first place in the Australian NBL. Wildcats have a solid 7-1 record. In the...   [read more]

Demitrius Conger (ex Le Mans) signs at 36ers - 7 days ago
DEMITRIUS CONGER Adelaide 36ers (NBL) landed 28-year old American forward Demitrius Conger (196-93kg-90, college: St.Bonaventure). He already started the season at Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French ProA. In 9 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.7apg this season. Conger also played 5 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 8.6ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at Gravelines Dunkerque (also in ProA). Conger is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro bas...   [read more]

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NBL Round 5: New Zealand Breakers defeat Bullets in the closest game of the week - 7 days ago  
Bogut's double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 13 days ago  
Brock Motum selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - 14 days ago  
NBL Round 4: Bullets beat Adelaide 36ers by three after a very close game - 14 days ago  
Nathan Sobey's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - 19 days ago  
Bullets ink Lamar Patterson, ex Lhasa - 20 days ago  
NBL Round 3: Bullets hand first defeat to Perth Wildcats - 20 days ago  
Australian NBL round 2 best performance: Bryce Cotton - 27 days ago  
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Trimble's 32-point game gives him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 1 month ago  
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