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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 14-2 
 2. Nelson G. 12-3 
 3. Southland S. 11-4 
 4. Taylor Hawks 9-6 
 5. Canterbury 8-8 
 6. Taranaki MA 3-12 
 7. Manawatu J. 3-13 
 8. SC Rangers 2-14 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Knight, Manawatu.29.2 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.24.0 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.23.1 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers22.2 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Thames, Canterbury20.3 
 7. Adnam, Nelson G.20.2 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.20.2 
 9. Washburn, Cante.19.3 
 10. Peak, Wellington S.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.4 
 2. Majok, Wellington S.11.1 
 3. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.2 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.3 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.3 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.8.3 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.8 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.6 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.6.5 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.6.3 
 5. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 6. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 7. Knight, Manawatu.4.9 
 8. ORiley, Taranaki.4.9 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.4 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury2.5 
 2. Adnam, Nelson G.2.2 
 3. Thames, Canterbury2.2 
 4. Delany, Nelson G.1.8 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 6. Woods, Taranaki MA1.8 
 7. Weeks, Southlan.1.7 
 8. Tait, SC Rangers1.7 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Ili, Wellington S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.4 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.4 
 3. Pledger, Southlan.1.2 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.1 
 5. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 6. Henry, Wellington S.0.8 
 7. Jones, SC Rangers0.8 
 8. Majok, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 
 10. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 


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Round 12 (Regular Season)

Wellington S 79% Jul.23 Canterbury
Taylor Hawks 81% Jul.22 Manawatu J.
Nelson G. 50% Jul.21 Wellington S
Taranaki MA 62% Jul.20 SC Rangers
Southland S 68% Jul.20 Canterbury
NZ Select beat Shenzhen Leopards - Jun 30, 2017

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New Zealand Select proved too good for Shenzhen Leopards in the penultimate fixture of its six game tour of China on Thursday night winning 92-71. The win was based around dominating displays by forwards James Hunter (208-C-92, college: S.Dakota), Finn Delany (198-F-95, college: SW Baptist), Yanni Wetzell (208-F) and Sam Timmins (211-C-97). Wetzell led all scorers with 22 points (10/14FG) and completed an outstanding stats line with 10 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. Shenzhen finished sixth on the Chinese Basketball Association League standings last season and gave the Kiwis some problems in the early stages leading 21-19 at quarter time although seven turnovers from the visitors didn't help their cause. However New Zealand, led by 11 points in the half from the consistent Hunter and 8 points off the bench from Delany, began to assert some authority in the second period and carved out a 44-37 lead by half-time. Coach Mike Fitchett was delighted with the performance of his charges after the interval. 'The second half was a great team performance. Yanni scored the ball well and along with James Hunter we really controlled the inside winning the rebound count by thirty (53-23).' As anticipated NZ Select were without Derone Raukawa after he picked up an ankle injury late in the game the previous evening against Montenegro. His absence gave an opportunity for others to step into the point guard role. 'Joe Cook-Green (6 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists) and Jordan Ngatai did a good job manning the point and Alonzo Burton (193-G-93) gave us great defence in the second half shutting down their import guard,' said Fitchett. Guard Luke Aston also had a productive game scoring 11 points off the bench including three triples. NZ Select face Cameroon in the tournament decider later today, tip-off 11pm (NZ time), in the final game of the tour.
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Knight number one in New Zealand for round 11 (by Interperformances) - 3 days ago
DAISHON KNIGHT American Guard Daishon Knight (185-G-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Manawatu J., receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 11. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 45 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Southland S. (#3, 11-4) 94-91. Manawatu J. is placed at 7th position in New Zealand NBL. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 13 games and recorded just three victo...   [read more]

NBL Round 11: Jets defeat Sharks in the closest game of the week - 4 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game of round 11 in the NBL took place in Palmerston North. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Sharks (11-4) to eighth ranked Jets (3-13) 94-91 on Sunday evening. It was quite big e...   [read more]

Corey Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 6 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from New Zealanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international guard Corey Webster (188-88). He led Guizhou to a victory over the 12th-ranked Beijing in the Chinese NBL (second division) in Sunday night's game.    [read more]

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