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NBL Standings
 1 Wildcats 18-10 
 2 United 18-10 
 3 Kings 18-10 
 4 Bullets 14-14 
 5 36ers 14-14 
 6 Breakers 12-16 
 7 Hawks 12-16 
 8 Taipans 6-22 
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Last:2/18/2019
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 
QBL
 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 
SBL
 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 
SEABL-East
 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 
SEABL-South
 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 
WARATAH
 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 
Last:9/10/2018
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Melo TRIMBLE
  Taipans
  (190-G-95)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Trimble, Taipans22.5 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats22.5 
 3. Ware, United18.8 
 4. Randle, Kings18.7 
 5. Long, Breakers18.3 
 6. Patterson, Bullets18.1 
 7. Johnson, 36ers17.0 
 8. Sobey, 36ers16.1 
 9. White, Wildcats15.8 
 10. Kay, Wildcats15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bogut, Kings11.6 
 2. Long, Breakers9.0 
 3. Kay, Wildcats8.6 
 4. Boone, United8.5 
 5. Kennedy, United7.4 
 6. Johnson, 36ers6.8 
 7. Ogilvy, Hawks6.7 
 8. Patterson, Bullets6.4 
 9. Hodgson, Bullets6.2 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan SOBEY
  36ers
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Sobey, 36ers5.1 
 2. Ware, United4.8 
 3. Trimble, Taipans4.6 
 4. Moore, 36ers4.3 
 5. Randle, Kings4.2 
 6. Cadee, Bullets4.2 
 7. Martin, Wildcats4.0 
 8. Jackson, Hawks3.8 
 9. Patterson, Bullets3.7 
 10. Wesley, Breakers3.6 
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. Gliddon, Bullets1.3 
 5. Patterson, Bullets1.3 
 6. Newbill, Taipans1.2 
 7. Kennedy, United1.2 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.2 
 9. Kay, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Trimble, Taipans1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Kings
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bogut, Kings2.8 
 2. Long, Breakers1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.5 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks1.1 
 5. Wesley, Breakers1.1 
 6. Hodgson, Bullets1.0 
 7. Pledger, United0.9 
 8. Loe, Taipans0.8 
 9. Barlow, United0.7 
 10. Kennedy, United0.7 
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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Wildcats 68% Feb.28 Bullets
United 60% Feb.28 Kings
NBL Round 14: #1 Kings are defeated by Adelaide 36ers - Jan 22, 2019


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Nathan Sobey
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Kings (13-8) in Sydney on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-10) 119-99. Adelaide 36ers dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 50 and made 26-of-28 free shots (92.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kings 42-17 including a 26-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Adelaide 36ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Kings helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: E.Washington) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) responded with 23 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adelaide 36ers maintains fifth position with 12-10 record. Kings at the other side still keep top place with eight games lost. Adelaide 36ers are looking forward to face higher ranked United (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kings will play at home against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-9) against fifth ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-10) on Thursday night. Visiting Perth Wildcats were defeated by Adelaide 36ers in Findon 97-84. The former international power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) notched 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Nathan Sobey supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 24 points by American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) did not help to save the game for Perth Wildcats. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers maintains fifth position with 12-10 record. Perth Wildcats lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against higher ranked United (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against the league's leader Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Perth. Third ranked host Perth Wildcats (13-9) defeated second-ranked United (12-8) 84-79. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The best player for the winners was Bryce Cotton who scored 27 points and 6 assists. Mitchell McCarron produced 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Perth Wildcats moved-up to second place. Defending champion United dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Perth Wildcats will meet league's leader Kings in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. United will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked New Zealand Breakers 106-98. Melo Trimble orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cairns Taipans maintains eighth position with 4-17 record. New Zealand Breakers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville and it may be quite challenging game.
Fifth ranked Bullets (12-9) crushed at home 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (4-17) by 31 points 99-68, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Lamar Patterson had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bullets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Cairns Taipans stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Bullets will face New Zealand Breakers (#7) in Auckland in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 14 Breakers lost to Hawks on the opponent's court 96-107.



36ers - Wildcats 97-84

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Perth Wildcats (13-9) against fifth ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-10) on Thursday night. Visiting Perth Wildcats were defeated by Adelaide 36ers in Findon 97-84. Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 45-27 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The former international power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) notched 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and international guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 24 points by American guard Terrico White (196-90, college: Mississippi) did not help to save the game for Perth Wildcats. The former international forward Rhys Vague (204-96) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Adelaide 36ers maintains fifth position with 12-10 record. Perth Wildcats lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the second place with nine games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play against higher ranked United (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against the league's leader Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Conger 18+4reb+2ast, D.Johnson 17+7reb+4ast, J.Wiley 13+2reb, N.Sobey 11+7reb+9ast, J.McVeigh 8+7reb+3ast, F.Harry 8+7reb
Wildcats: T.White 24+4reb+1ast, A.Brandt 11+2reb, B.Cotton 10+1reb+5ast, R.Vague 10+5reb+4ast, D.Martin 8+2reb+3ast, N.Kay 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 636705


Hawks - Breakers 107-96

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked New Zealand Breakers' (8-12) road loss to sixth ranked Illawarra Hawks (10-11) 96-107 on Friday. Illawarra Hawks dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to New Zealand Breakers' 34. Illawarra Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. The former international swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-91) scored 27 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) during the contest. New Zealand forward Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) scored 22 points. Five Illawarra Hawks and four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Illawarra Hawks maintains sixth position with 10-11 record. New Zealand Breakers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Illawarra Hawks will face bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans (#8) at home in the next round. New Zealand Breakers will play against Bullets and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hawks: T.Blanchfield 27+7reb+2ast, B.Conklin 20+4reb+4ast, J.Jett 14+2reb+3ast, A.Ogilvy 14+6reb+2ast, D.Andersen 10+3reb+1ast, T.Coenraad 8+2reb+4ast
Breakers: J.Weeks 22+2reb+3ast, T.Abercrombie 20+7reb+3ast, S.Long 17+5reb, P.Richard 14+6reb+4ast, F.Delany 7+3reb+2ast, C.Webster 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 636706


Bullets - Taipans 99-68

Fifth ranked Bullets (12-9) crushed at home 8th ranked Cairns Taipans (4-17) by 31 points 99-68, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Bullets dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Cairns Taipans' 20. American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) chipped in 17 points during the contest. Four Bullets players scored in double figures. American guard Melo Trimble (190-95, college: Maryland) responded with 23 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and New Zealand forward Robert Loe (211-91, college: St.Louis) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bullets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Cairns Taipans stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Bullets will face New Zealand Breakers (#7) in Auckland in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: J.Cadee 18+2reb+2ast, A.Gibson 17+3reb+3ast, L.Patterson 15+12reb+5ast, C.Gliddon 10+3reb+3ast, C.Bairstow 8+5reb, M.Hodgson 8+7reb+1ast
Taipans: M.Trimble 23+3reb+1ast, R.Loe 19+7reb+1ast, D.Newbill 8+1reb+1ast, L.Walker 6+4reb+1ast, D.Hall 4+2reb+3ast, K.Kuany 4+2reb
gschID: 636707


Kings - 36ers 99-119

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Kings (13-8) in Sydney on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-10) 119-99. Adelaide 36ers dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Kings' 50 and made 26-of-28 free shots (92.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kings 42-17 including a 26-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Adelaide 36ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Kings helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: E.Washington) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) responded with 23 points and 4 assists and American forward David Wear (208-90, college: UCLA) scored 14 points. Five Adelaide 36ers and four Kings players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adelaide 36ers maintains fifth position with 12-10 record. Kings at the other side still keep top place with eight games lost. Adelaide 36ers are looking forward to face higher ranked United (#3) in Melbourne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kings will play at home against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: J.Wiley 21+4reb+2ast, N.Sobey 16+5reb+8ast, D.Conger 15+7reb+1ast, D.Johnson 14+3reb+1ast, F.Harry 14+9reb+2ast, A.Drmic 11+2reb+4ast
Kings: J.Randle 23+2reb+4ast, D.Wear 14+4reb+3ast, K.Lisch 11+2ast, D.Kickert 11+2ast, K.Adnam 10, B.Newley 9+6reb+3ast
gschID: 636708


Wildcats - United 84-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Perth. Third ranked host Perth Wildcats (13-9) defeated second-ranked United (12-8) 84-79. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The best player for the winners was American guard Bryce Cotton (185-92, college: Providence, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 27 points and 6 assists. International power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. International guard Mitchell McCarron (191-92, college: MSU Denver) produced 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four United players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Perth Wildcats moved-up to second place. Defending champion United dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Perth Wildcats will meet league's leader Kings in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. United will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: B.Cotton 27+3reb+6ast, N.Kay 18+13reb+1ast, T.White 9+5reb+2ast, A.Brandt 8+6reb+2ast, D.Martin 6+7reb+2ast, R.Vague 5+5reb
United: M.McCarron 21+8reb+5ast, C.Ware 15+3reb+6ast, J.Boone 12+12reb+2ast, C.Goulding 11+1reb+4ast, D.Barlow 11+1reb, A.Pledger 7+8reb
gschID: 636709


Taipans - Breakers 106-98

Bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked New Zealand Breakers 106-98. Cairns Taipans made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Melo Trimble (190-95, college: Maryland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Nathan Jawai (209-86, college: Midland CC) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Shawn Long (208-93, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Pensack Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and guard Jarrad Weeks (185-89) added 17 points and 9 assists in the effort for New Zealand Breakers. Five Cairns Taipans and four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cairns Taipans maintains eighth position with 4-17 record. New Zealand Breakers lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Cairns Taipans' next round opponent will be higher ranked Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Taipans: M.Trimble 32+5reb+5ast, N.Jawai 18+7reb+1ast, D.Newbill 16+4reb+1ast, D.Hall 13+4reb+1ast, R.Loe 10+4reb+5ast, J.Kenny 5+3ast
Breakers: T.Wesley 20+6reb+3ast, S.Long 20+10reb+1ast, J.Weeks 17+3reb+9ast, F.Delany 15+5reb+1ast, C.Webster 6+1reb+2ast, P.Richard 6+2reb
gschID: 636710
  




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