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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 
Last:2/18/2019
State Standings
Big V
 1 McKinnon C. 6-0 
 2 Casey C. 5-1 
 3 Keilor T. 5-2 
 4 Hawthorn M. 4-2 
 5 Chelsea G. 2-3 
 6 Hume City 2-4 
 7 Corio Bay S. 2-4 
 8 Werribee D. 1-5 
 9 Blackburn V. 0-6 
NBL1
 1 Kilsyth C. 4-0 
 2 Nunawading S. 4-1 
 3 Albury W.B. 3-0 
 4 Ballarat M. 3-0 
 5 Waverley F. 3-1 
 6 BA CoE 3-2 
 7 NW Tasmania 2-1 
 8 Dandenong R. 2-2 
 9 Geelong S. 2-2 
 10 Melbourne T. 2-2 
 11 Bendigo B. 2-3 
 12 Hobart H. 1-2 
 13 Ringwood H. 1-2 
 14 Eltham W. 1-3 
 15 Frankston B. 1-3 
 16 Knox R. 1-3 
 17 Diamond V.E. 0-4 
 18 Sandringham S. 0-4 
Premier League
 1 Norwood F. 7-1 
 2 Forestville E. 5-1 
 3 Southern T. 5-2 
 4 Mt Gambier 4-2 
 5 C.District L. 4-3 
 6 N.Adelaide R. 4-3 
 7 W.Adelaide B. 3-4 
 8 Woodville W. 3-4 
 9 Eastern M. 2-5 
 10 S.Adelaide P. 0-6 
 11 Sturt S. 0-6 
QBL
 1 Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2 Cairns M. 0-0 
 3 Gladstone P. 0-0 
 4 Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 5 Ipswich F. 0-0 
 6 Logan T. 0-0 
 7 Mackay M. 0-0 
 8 NGC Seahawks 0-0 
 9 Rockhampton 0-0 
 10 SD Spartans 0-0 
 11 Sunshine CP 0-0 
 12 Sunshine CR 0-0 
 13 SW Metro P. 0-0 
 14 Toowoomba M. 0-0 
 15 Townsville H. 0-0 
SBL
 1 Joondalup W. 6-2 
 2 Geraldton B. 5-1 
 3 Rockingham F. 5-2 
 4 Perry Lakes H. 5-2 
 5 Lakeside L. 4-2 
 6 Warwick S. 4-2 
 7 Goldfields G. 4-3 
 8 East Perth E. 4-4 
 9 Kalamunda E.S. 4-5 
 10 Cockburn C. 3-4 
 11 Willetton T. 3-5 
 12 Mandurah M. 2-5 
 13 Perth R. 2-6 
 14 SW Slammers 0-8 
WARATAH
 1 Cent.Coast C. 7-0 
 2 Maitland M. 5-2 
 3 Manly Warr. 5-2 
 4 Norths Bears 5-3 
 5 Penrith P. 4-3 
 6 Sutherland S. 4-3 
 7 Hills H. 3-3 
 8 Bankstown B. 3-4 
 9 Sydney Comets 3-4 
 10 Canberra G. 2-4 
 11 Newcastle H. 0-6 
 12 Hornsby S. 0-7 
Full Standings
Last:4/22/2019
U20 Championship Standings
 1 N.Territory 0-0 
 2 NSW 0-0 
 3 S.Australia 0-0 
 4 Tasmania 0-0 
 5 Victoria 0-0 
Last:4/13/2019
U18 Standings
Pool A
 1 VIC Metro 5-0 
 2 Tasmania 4-1 
 3 NSW Metro 3-2 
 4 Qld North 2-3 
 5 SA Country 1-4 
 6 WA Country 0-5 
Pool B
 1 SA Metro 5-1 
 2 Qld South 5-1 
 3 VIC Country 5-1 
 4 NSW Country 3-3 
 5 WA Metro 2-4 
 6 Northern 1-5 
 7 Austr.Capital 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:4/18/2019
Stats Leaders
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 9 (Regular Season)

Big V
Chelsea G. Apr.28 McKinnon C. 88%
Casey C. 81% Apr.28 Corio Bay S
Keilor T. 82% Apr.28 Werribee D.
Hawthorn M. 71% Apr.27 Hume City
Corio Bay S 68% Apr.27 Chelsea G.
McKinnon C. 99% Apr.27 Blackburn V
Werribee D. Apr.27 Casey C. 86%
NBL1
Kilsyth C. 84% Apr.28 Melbourne T
Diamond V.E Apr.28 Hobart H. 78%
Waverley F. 66% Apr.28 NW Tasmania
Albury W.B. 69% Apr.27 BA CoE
Bendigo B. Apr.27 NW Tasmania 51%
Dandenong R 62% Apr.27 Melbourne T
Geelong S. Apr.27 Kilsyth C. 80%
Knox R. Apr.27 Ballarat M. 86%
Nunawading S 87% Apr.27 Frankston B
Ringwood H. 59% Apr.27 Eltham W.
Sandringham Apr.27 Hobart H. 78%
BA CoE 63% Apr.25 Geelong S.
Frankston B Apr.24 Dandenong R 57%
Premier League
Woodville W Apr.28 Mt Gambier 51%
W.Adelaide B Apr.27 N.Adelaide R 61%
Eastern M. 75% Apr.27 S.Adelaide P
C.District L 94% Apr.27 Sturt S.
Norwood F. 51% Apr.27 Southern T.
Forestville 64% Apr.27 Mt Gambier
N.Adelaide R Apr.25 Southern T. 54%
Sturt S. Apr.25 S.Adelaide P
W.Adelaide B Apr.25 Woodville W 56%
Norwood F. 92% Apr.25 Eastern M.
Forestville 70% Apr.25 C.District L
QBL
Brisbane C. 35% Apr.28 Cairns M.
Gold Coast R 35% Apr.28 SD Spartans
Ipswich F. 34% Apr.28 Mackay M.
Logan T. Apr.27 Mackay M.
Sunshine CP Apr.27 Sunshine CR
SW Metro P. Apr.27 Toowoomba M
Gladstone P 36% Apr.27 Rockhampton
SD Spartans Apr.27 Cairns M. 36%
Gold Coast R 34% Apr.26 Mackay M.
NGC Seahawk Apr.26 Cairns M. 36%
SBL
Willetton T Apr.28 Mandurah M. 54%
Geraldton B 75% Apr.28 Goldfields G
Goldfields G Apr.27 Geraldton B 65%
SW Slammers Apr.27 Lakeside L. 93%
E.Perth E. Apr.27 Perry Lakes 59%
Rockingham F 63% Apr.27 Cockburn C.
Joondalup W 63% Apr.26 E.Perth E.
Lakeside L. Apr.26 Rockingham F 52%
Mandurah M. 71% Apr.26 Perth R.
Perry Lakes 61% Apr.25 Warwick S.
Kalamunda E 72% Apr.25 Willetton T
Warthah
Canberra G. Apr.27 Sydney Comet 58%
Cent.Coast C 64% Apr.27 Maitland M.
Norths Bears Apr.27 Sutherland S 54%
Newcastle H Apr.27 Hornsby S.
Hills H. Apr.27 Bankstown B 55%
Penrith P. Apr.27 Manly Warr. 51%
NBL Round 15: Perth Wildcats keep a leadership position - Jan 29, 2019


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The Regular Season in NBL is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 3 rounds. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Perth Wildcats smashed 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers at home 100-81. They outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 42-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. Perth Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international guard Damian Martin (186-84, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: E.Washington) who recorded 18 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth place with 12 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Kings (14-9) in Sydney. Hosts were rolled over by Perth Wildcats (15-9) 88-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a good game for international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Clint Steindl contributed with 18 points for the winners. The former international center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah) answered with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Kings. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Kings at the other side dropped to the third place with nine games lost. Perth Wildcats will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Kings will play at home against Bullets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth-ranked Cairns Taipans (4-19) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Illawarra Hawks (11-12) in Gwynneville on Saturday. Illawarra Hawks managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected easier game. It was a great evening for Brian Conklin who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Melo Trimble with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Illawarra Hawks maintains sixth place with 11-12 record. Loser Cairns Taipans stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Illawarra Hawks will again meet at home bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans (#8) in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play against Adelaide 36ers and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Brisbane. First ranked Kings faced 4th placed Bullets. Guests from Sydney (14-9) defeated host Bullets (12-11) 87-81. It was an exceptional evening for Andrew Bogut who led the winners and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Kings went down to third position due to points difference. Bullets at the other side keep the fourth place with 11 games lost. Kings will have a break next round. Bullets will play again on the road against Kings (#3) in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (10-12) won against 4th placed Bullets (12-11) in a home game by 13 points 109-96 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Shawn Long who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Bullets' coach Andrej Lemanis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers maintains seventh place with 10-12 record. Loser Bullets keep the fourth position with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers will face league's second-placed United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bullets will play on the road against Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 15 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Hawks were crushed by United in Melbourne 113-89. Breakers beat Taipans at home 113-106. United destroyed 36ers on the opponent's court 114-91.
The best stats of 15th round was 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks by Josh Boone of United.



United - Hawks 113-89

There was no surprise in Melbourne where 6th ranked Illawarra Hawks (11-12) were crushed by third ranked United (14-8) 113-89 on Wednesday. United made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. United outrebounded Illawarra Hawks 48-32 including 17 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Casper Ware (178-90, college: Long Beach St.) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international swingman Todd Blanchfield (200-91) who recorded 22 points and American guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five United and four Illawarra Hawks players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Illawarra Hawks keep the sixth position with 12 games lost. United will face New Zealand Breakers (#7) in Auckland in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Illawarra Hawks will play at home against Cairns Taipans and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawks: T.Blanchfield 22+1reb+2ast, A.Ogilvy 10+7reb+1ast, B.Conklin 10+3reb+2ast, C.Jackson 10+6reb+3ast, K.White 9+3reb+2ast, M.Nelson 8+2reb
United: C.Ware 25+2reb+4ast, D.Kennedy 17+13reb+4ast, M.McCarron 17+4reb+3ast, D.Barlow 15+3reb+4ast, C.Goulding 13+2reb, J.Boone 10+12reb+2ast
gschID: 636711


Breakers - Taipans 113-106

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers' (10-12) home victory over bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans (4-19) 113-106 on Thursday. New Zealand Breakers shot 61.5 percent from the field and made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 7 blocks. Cairns Taipans were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Shawn Long (208-93, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 32 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. American-Guamanian forward Tai Wesley (201-86, college: Utah St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals. Four New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. New Zealand Breakers' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Melo Trimble (190-95, college: Maryland) who recorded 31 points and 6 assists and the other American import guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) added 32 points respectively. New Zealand Breakers maintains seventh place with 10-12 record. Loser Cairns Taipans stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. New Zealand Breakers will face league's second-placed United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Cairns Taipans will play on the road against Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: D.Newbill 32+1reb+2ast, M.Trimble 31+4reb+6ast, L.Walker 16+9reb, N.Jawai 6+2reb+1ast, J.Kenny 6+4reb+3ast, A.Loughton 5
Breakers: S.Long 32+9reb+3ast, T.Wesley 16+6reb+10ast, F.Delany 12+1reb+1ast, J.Weeks 12+3reb+1ast, A.Moore 11+2reb+1ast, S.Ili 11+3reb
gschID: 636712


Bullets - Kings 81-87

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Brisbane. First ranked Kings faced 4th placed Bullets. Guests from Sydney (14-9) defeated host Bullets (12-11) 87-81. Strangely Bullets outrebounded Kings 41-28 including a 12-0 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for the former international center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Four Kings players scored in double figures. The former international forward Cameron Bairstow (206-90, college: N.Mexico) came up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Bullets in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory Kings went down to third position due to points difference. Bullets at the other side keep the fourth place with 11 games lost. Kings will have a break next round. Bullets will play again on the road against Kings (#3) in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: C.Bairstow 23+10reb+2ast, L.Patterson 21+8reb+4ast, R.Te Rangi 15+1reb+1ast, C.Gliddon 8+3reb+3ast, J.Kendle 6+2ast, M.Hodgson 4+5reb+2ast
Kings: A.Bogut 20+6reb+4ast, D.Kickert 17+3reb+1ast, J.Randle 15+5reb+7ast, K.Lisch 12+3reb+6ast, B.Newley 9+5reb+1ast, K.Adnam 5+1ast
gschID: 636713


Wildcats - 36ers 100-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Perth Wildcats as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Perth Wildcats smashed 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers at home 100-81. They outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 42-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. Perth Wildcats looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international guard Damian Martin (186-84, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: E.Washington) who recorded 18 points and 6 rebounds and Sudanese forward Majok Deng (208-93, college: La-Monroe) added 19 points respectively. Five Perth Wildcats and four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the fifth place with 12 games lost. Adelaide 36ers will play next round against Cairns Taipans trying to get back on the winning streak. Perth Wildcats will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Illawarra Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
36ers: M.Deng 19+4reb+1ast, J.Wiley 18+6reb+1ast, J.McVeigh 12+4reb+2ast, F.Harry 10+5reb, N.Sobey 7+4reb+5ast, A.Doyle 6+1reb+5ast
Wildcats: C.Steindl 19+4reb+1ast, B.Cotton 19+3reb+5ast, N.Kay 16+8reb+8ast, D.Martin 15+8reb+5ast, A.Brandt 10+4reb+4ast, T.White 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 636714


Hawks - Taipans 82-81

Eighth-ranked Cairns Taipans (4-19) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Illawarra Hawks (11-12) in Gwynneville on Saturday. Illawarra Hawks managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected easier game. Cairns Taipans were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Illawarra Hawks made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Brian Conklin (201-89, college: St.Louis) who led his team to a victory scoring 15 points and 7 rebounds. The former international center AJ Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt) helped adding 9 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Melo Trimble (190-95, college: Maryland) with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and the other American import guard DJ Newbill (193-92, college: Penn St.) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Illawarra Hawks maintains sixth place with 11-12 record. Loser Cairns Taipans stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. Illawarra Hawks will again meet at home bottom-ranked Cairns Taipans (#8) in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play against Adelaide 36ers and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Taipans: M.Trimble 24+5reb+4ast, D.Newbill 17+2reb+5ast, L.Walker 10+1reb, D.Hall 10+3reb+1ast, R.Loe 6+1reb, K.Kuany 6+5reb+1ast
Hawks: B.Conklin 15+7reb+2ast, D.Andersen 11+6reb, T.Blanchfield 11+3reb+1ast, C.Jackson 10+3reb+3ast, A.Ogilvy 9+10reb, T.Coenraad 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 636715


Breakers - Bullets 109-96

And finally the game worth to mention about is the one where seventh ranked New Zealand Breakers (10-12) won against 4th placed Bullets (12-11) in a home game by 13 points 109-96 on Sunday evening. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Bullets were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Shawn Long (208-93, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Lamar Patterson (196-91, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds and international center Matt Hodgson (211-91, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five New Zealand Breakers and four Bullets players scored in double figures. Bullets' coach Andrej Lemanis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. New Zealand Breakers maintains seventh place with 10-12 record. Loser Bullets keep the fourth position with 11 games lost. New Zealand Breakers will face league's second-placed United in Melbourne in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bullets will play on the road against Kings in Sydney and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bullets: L.Patterson 18+5reb+2ast, C.Gliddon 16+3reb+2ast, M.Hodgson 14+7reb, R.Te Rangi 14+7reb, A.Gibson 8+1reb+2ast, J.Kendle 7+1ast
Breakers: S.Long 23+6reb+2ast, J.Weeks 20+1reb+2ast, F.Delany 17+4reb+5ast, P.Richard 16+10reb+3ast, C.Webster 10+1reb+3ast, A.Moore 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 636716


Kings - Wildcats 68-88

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Kings (14-9) in Sydney. Hosts were rolled over by Perth Wildcats (15-9) 88-68. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Perth Wildcats had a 27-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for international power forward Nick Kay (206-92, college: MSU Denver) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international swingman Clint Steindl (200-89, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. The former international center Andrew Bogut (213-84, college: Utah) answered with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Ukrainian-American point guard Jerome Randle (175-87, college: California) added 11 points in the effort for Kings. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Perth Wildcats have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Kings at the other side dropped to the third place with nine games lost. Perth Wildcats will play against Illawarra Hawks (#6) in Gwynneville in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Kings will play at home against Bullets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: A.Bogut 11+8reb+4ast, J.Randle 11+4reb+2ast, D.Kickert 9+2reb+1ast, R.Turner 8+2reb, K.Adnam 7+2ast, K.Lisch 6+2reb+4ast
Wildcats: C.Steindl 18+2reb+3ast, B.Cotton 16+3reb+3ast, N.Kay 16+10reb+7ast, T.White 13+4reb+1ast, J.Wagstaff 11, A.Brandt 9+6reb+3ast
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36ers - United 91-114

Rather expected game in Findon where 5th ranked Adelaide 36ers (12-12) were rolled over by third ranked United (14-8) 114-91 on Monday. United made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Adelaide 36ers' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when United made 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. His fellow American import forward DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) chipped in 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Five United players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was international guard Nathan Sobey (190-90, college: Wyoming) who recorded 24 points and the former international power forward Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. United will face New Zealand Breakers (#7) in Auckland in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Adelaide 36ers will play on the road against Cairns Taipans and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
36ers: N.Sobey 24+3reb+3ast, D.Johnson 15+6reb+2ast, J.McVeigh 11+7reb+2ast, A.Doyle 8+1ast, M.Deng 7+6reb+1ast, F.Harry 7+2reb+1ast
United: J.Boone 19+10reb+3ast, C.Goulding 16+3reb+2ast, D.Kennedy 16+9reb+6ast, C.Ware 16+2reb+10ast, M.McCarron 16+4reb+5ast, D.Barlow 8
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