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Points Per Game
 Melo TRIMBLE
  Taipans
  (190-G-95)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Trimble, Taipans22.5 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats21.8 
 3. Ware, United18.8 
 4. Long, Breakers18.3 
 5. Randle, Kings17.9 
 6. Patterson, Bullets17.8 
 7. White, Wildcats17.0 
 8. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.1 
 10. Kay, Wildcats14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Bogut, Kings11.5 
 2. Long, Breakers9.0 
 3. Kay, Wildcats8.7 
 4. Boone, United8.4 
 5. Kennedy, United7.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers6.8 
 7. Ogilvy, Hawks6.7 
 8. Patterson, Bullets6.3 
 9. Hodgson, Bullets6.1 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan SOBEY
  36ers
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Sobey, 36ers5.1 
 2. Trimble, Taipans4.6 
 3. Ware, United4.4 
 4. Moore, 36ers4.3 
 5. Randle, Kings4.1 
 6. Cadee, Bullets4.1 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.9 
 8. Jackson, Hawks3.8 
 9. Patterson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Cotton, Wildcats3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Martin, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Jett, Hawks1.6 
 3. Lisch, Kings1.4 
 4. Patterson, Bullets1.3 
 5. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Kennedy, United1.2 
 7. Trimble, Taipans1.2 
 8. Newbill, Taipans1.2 
 9. Kay, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Gliddon, Bullets1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bogut, Kings2.7 
 2. Long, Breakers1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.4 
 4. Wesley, Breakers1.1 
 5. Ogilvy, Hawks1.1 
 6. Hodgson, Bullets1.1 
 7. Loe, Taipans0.8 
 8. Pledger, United0.8 
 9. Andersen, Hawks0.6 
 10. Barlow, United0.6 
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Round 4 (Regular Season)

Big V
Casey C. 99% Mar.24 Werribee D.
Hawthorn M. 98% Mar.23 Blackburn V
Keilor T. 92% Mar.23 Corio Bay S
Hume City 97% Mar.23 Chelsea G.
McKinnon C. 54% Mar.23 Casey C.
Premier League
N.Adelaide R Mar.23 Forestville 67%
S.Adelaide P 34% Mar.23 Woodville W
Southern T. Mar.23 C.District L 89%
Sturt S. Mar.23 Eastern M. 88%
Norwood F. 62% Mar.23 W.Adelaide B
SBL
Willetton T 56% Mar.23 Lakeside L.
Geraldton B 98% Mar.23 SW Slammers
Goldfields G 92% Mar.23 Perth R.
Joondalup W 64% Mar.23 Warwick S.
E.Perth E. 98% Mar.23 Cockburn C.
Kalamunda E 93% Mar.23 Mandurah M.
Rockingham F Mar.22 Perry Lakes 34%
Warthah
Maitland M. Mar.24 Norths Bears 75%
Bankstown B Mar.23 Penrith P. 76%
Hornsby S. Mar.23 Norths Bears 98%
Canberra G. 59% Mar.23 Manly Warr.
Cent.Coast C 81% Mar.23 Sutherland S
Maitland M. 58% Mar.23 Hills H.
Newcastle H Mar.23 Sydney Comet
NBL Round 9: Leader Perth Wildcats lose to Kings - Dec 18, 2018


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NBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Top ranked Perth Wildcats (11-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Kings (9-4) 98-97. They made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Kings especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who scored 22 points. American forward David Wear (208-90, college: UCLA) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kings maintains third place with 9-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Wildcats. Perth Wildcats at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Kings are looking forward to face league's second-placed United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and are hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Melbourne. Third ranked United faced leader Perth Wildcats. Host United (10-5) defeated guests from Perth (11-4) 82-65. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. It was a good game for the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Casper Ware contributed with 16 points for the winners. International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for Perth Wildcats. Perth Wildcats' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Perth Wildcats at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. United will play against Kings (#3) in Sydney in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Gwynneville was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kings (9-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Illawarra Hawks (6-8). Kings defeated Illawarra Hawks 83-68 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Illawarra Hawks. Andrew Bogut stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The best for the losing side was Brian Conklin with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings maintains third place with 9-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Wildcats. Loser Illawarra Hawks keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Kings will meet at home league's second-placed United in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Illawarra Hawks will play against the league's leader Perth Wildcats and hope to secure a win.
The game in Cairns was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (5-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (1-11). New Zealand Breakers defeated Cairns Taipans 89-78. Shawn Long nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side. New Zealand Breakers moved-up to sixth place. Cairns Taipans lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Illawarra Hawks (#5) in Gwynneville and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 9 36ers defeated Bullets in Findon 101-91.



Wildcats - Kings 97-98

Top ranked Perth Wildcats (11-4) recorded its fourth loss at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were edged by third ranked Kings (9-4) 98-97. They made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Kings especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) who scored 22 points. American forward David Wear (208-90, college: UCLA) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 26 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four Kings and five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Kings maintains third place with 9-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Wildcats. Perth Wildcats at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Kings are looking forward to face league's second-placed United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 26+5reb+5ast, T.White 17+2reb+4ast, N.Kay 17+9reb+1ast, A.Brandt 12+11reb+2ast, M.Norton 11+2reb+3ast, C.Steindl 10+1ast
Kings: J.Randle 22+3ast, D.Wear 18+6reb, D.Kickert 18+3reb+3ast, K.Lisch 14+2reb+4ast, K.Adnam 7+2reb+3ast, A.Bogut 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 636677


Hawks - Kings 68-83

The game in Gwynneville was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kings (9-4) played at the court of 5th ranked Illawarra Hawks (6-8). Kings defeated Illawarra Hawks 83-68 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Illawarra Hawks. The former international center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and the former international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Kings players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Jordair Jett (185-91, college: St.Louis) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kings maintains third place with 9-4 record having 2 victories less than leader Wildcats. Loser Illawarra Hawks keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Kings will meet at home league's second-placed United in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Illawarra Hawks will play against the league's leader Perth Wildcats and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hawks: T.Blanchfield 12+1reb+2ast, J.Jett 12+5reb, B.Conklin 9+9reb+5ast, D.Grida 9+2reb, E.Naar 6+1reb, A.Ogilvy 5+6reb+1ast
Kings: K.Lisch 16+1reb+4ast, B.Newley 13+6reb+2ast, D.Wear 13+3reb+1ast, D.Kickert 11+4reb+1ast, A.Bogut 10+15reb+2ast, J.Randle 9+5reb+4ast
gschID: 636679


Taipans - Breakers 78-89

The game in Cairns was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (5-8) played at the court of 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (1-11). New Zealand Breakers defeated Cairns Taipans 89-78. New Zealand Breakers brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. American forward Shawn Long (208-93, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Pensack Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side and guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) accounted for 17 points and 4 assists. American guard Melo Trimble (190-95, college: Maryland) came up with 23 points and 6 assists and the former international power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Cairns Taipans in the defeat. Five New Zealand Breakers and four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. New Zealand Breakers moved-up to sixth place. Cairns Taipans lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers' next round opponent will be higher ranked Illawarra Hawks (#5) in Gwynneville and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: M.Trimble 23+2reb+6ast, D.Hall 14+6reb+1ast, N.Jawai 11+9reb+2ast, D.Newbill 10+2reb+3ast, R.Loe 8+4reb+2ast, A.Loughton 6+4reb
Breakers: J.Weeks 17+3reb+4ast, S.Long 16+13reb, T.Abercrombie 14+6reb+3ast, S.Ili 14+2reb+1ast, T.Wesley 11+2reb+5ast, P.Richard 5+2reb
gschID: 636680


United - Wildcats 82-65

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Melbourne. Third ranked United faced leader Perth Wildcats. Host United (10-5) defeated guests from Perth (11-4) 82-65. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by United. Perth Wildcats was better in second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Perth Wildcats to just 6 points in third quarter. It was a good game for the former international guard Chris Goulding (192-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 7 rebounds. American point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five United players scored in double figures. International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: Metro St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Mitch Norton (184-93) added 12 points in the effort for Perth Wildcats. Perth Wildcats' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Perth Wildcats at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. United will play against Kings (#3) in Sydney in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: N.Kay 15+12reb, M.Norton 12+3ast, B.Cotton 11+3reb, G.Hire 6+1reb+1ast, T.Jervis 6+3reb+3ast, C.Steindl 5+8reb+1ast
United: C.Goulding 21+7reb+3ast, C.Ware 16+4reb+2ast, D.Barlow 13+4reb+1ast, D.Kennedy 10+7reb+3ast, M.McCarron 10+4reb+4ast, A.Pledger 8+7reb
gschID: 636681


Bullets - 36ers 91-101

There was a minor upset in Brisbane where 4th placed Bullets (8-6) were defeated by sixth ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-9) 101-91. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. International guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) nailed 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) accounted for 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Adelaide 36ers' coach Joey Wright allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) came up with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Cameron Bairstow (206-90, college: N.Mexico) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Bullets in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Adelaide 36ers went down to seventh position due to points difference. Bullets at the other side keep the fourth place with six games lost. Adelaide 36ers' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans (#8) at home. Bullets will play against the league's leader Perth Wildcats (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Bullets: L.Patterson 24+7reb+6ast, C.Bairstow 20+7reb+1ast, J.Cadee 12+2reb+4ast, M.Hodgson 11+10reb+3ast, R.Te Rangi 8+2reb, C.Gliddon 5+2reb+4ast
36ers: N.Sobey 24+6reb+3ast, D.Johnson 20+8reb+4ast, A.Drmic 12+6reb+1ast, M.Deng 10+2reb, D.Conger 10+2reb+2ast, R.Moore 8+5reb+5ast
gschID: 636678


  




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