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NBL Standings
 1. Wellington S. 15-3 
 2. Nelson G. 14-4 
 3. Southland S. 13-5 
 4. Taylor Hawks 12-6 
 5. Canterbury 8-10 
 6. SC Rangers 4-14 
 7. Manawatu J. 3-15 
 8. Taranaki MA 3-15 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daishon KNIGHT
  Avg: 28.9
 1. Knight, Manawatu.28.9 
 2. Iverson, Manawatu.23.6 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers23.2 
 4. Ili, Wellington S.22.2 
 5. Douglas, Taranaki.21.6 
 6. Peak, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Wilson, SC Rangers19.9 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.19.9 
 9. Heuir, Nelson G.19.5 
 10. Adnam, Nelson G.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Iverson, Manawatu.11.1 
 2. Douglas, Taranaki.10.8 
 3. Majok, Wellington S.10.3 
 4. Jones, SC Rangers10.2 
 5. Coleman, Southlan.9.1 
 6. Shepard, Canterbury8.9 
 7. Brandt, Taylor H.8.5 
 8. Delany, Nelson G.7.7 
 9. Washburn, Cante.7.6 
 10. Henry, Wellington S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Winston SHEPARD
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Shepard, Canterbury7.5 
 2. Tait, SC Rangers7.4 
 3. Ili, Wellington S.6.2 
 4. Adnam, Nelson G.5.7 
 5. Kenny, Taylor H.5.5 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.5.5 
 7. ORiley, Taranaki.4.8 
 8. Knight, Manawatu.4.8 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers4.7 
 10. Thames, Canterbury3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier THAMES
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thames, Canterbury2.3 
 2. Shepard, Canterbury2.3 
 3. Adnam, Nelson G.2.1 
 4. Iverson, Manawatu.1.8 
 5. Ili, Wellington S.1.8 
 6. Weeks, Southlan.1.8 
 7. Tait, SC Rangers1.6 
 8. Woods, Taranaki MA1.6 
 9. Boucher, SC Rangers1.6 
 10. Delany, Nelson G.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Xavier SMITH
  Taranaki MA
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Smith, Taranaki MA1.7 
 2. Darling, Canterbury1.3 
 3. Jones, SC Rangers0.9 
 4. McRae, Manawatu J.0.9 
 5. Iverson, Manawatu.0.9 
 6. Pledger, Southlan.0.9 
 7. Majok, Wellington S.0.8 
 8. Henry, Wellington S.0.7 
 9. Morgan, Southlan.0.6 
 10. Douglas, Taranaki.0.6 


Play-Off bracket1
NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Saints and Sharks to clash for title - Aug 4, 2018

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L.J. Peak
Wellington S. - Taylor Hawks 99-73

Wellington Saints fired past Taylor Hawks to advance into NBL Grand Final. The game without a history. Saints led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American swingman LJ Peak (196-96, college: Georgetown, agency: Pensack Sports) stepped up and scored 31 points for the winners and international guard Shea Ili (184-92) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side the former international swingman Dion Prewster (195-90, college: SF Austin, agency: MKP Management) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Australian center Angus Brandt (208-89, college: Oregon St.) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who 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.
Top scorers:
Taylor Hawks: A.Brandt 16+5reb+1ast, D.Prewster 14+8reb+2ast, J.Kenny 13+4reb+3ast, E.Rusbatch 11+5reb+2ast, J.Skeen 8+7reb+3ast, H.Harris 8+3reb+1ast
Wellington S.: L.Peak 31+4reb+2ast, L.Henry 20+8reb+4ast, S.Ili 18+6reb+9ast, M.Majok 12+8reb+2ast, J.Ngatai 7+4reb, S.Bruce 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 636825

Nelson G. - Southland S. 93-98

Southland Sharks eked out a narrow victory over Nelson Giants to enter the championship game. The game without a history. Sharks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Giants were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Canadian-Irish forward Conor Morgan (206-94, college: UBC) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and the former international center Alex Pledger (215-87, college: Belm.Abbey) accounted for 22 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Finn Delany (198-95, college: SW Baptist) came up with 26 points and 6 rebounds and Australian guard Damon Heuir (189-91, college: S.Utah) added 25 points respectively for Giants in the defeat. Five Sharks and four Giants players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nelson G.: F.Delany 26+6reb+2ast, D.Heuir 25+4reb, K.Adnam 15+1reb+4ast, M.Vukona 10+15reb+3ast, B.Beri 5+6reb+5ast, J.Evans 5+4reb
Southland S.: C.Morgan 25+16reb+2ast, A.Pledger 22+12reb+1ast, O.Coleman 17+5reb+6ast, D.Raukawa 16+2reb+3ast, J.Hunter 11+4reb, R.Te Rangi 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 636826


Steven Adams
Steven Adams' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 3 days ago
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of New Zealanders who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international power forward Steven Adams (213-93). He could not help the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) in their last game. Despite Adams' very good performance the Oklahoma City Thunder (0-1) lost 100-108 on the road to the Golden State Warriors.    [read more]

Tai Jack
Tai Jack Webster's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among New Zealanders playing currently abroad: - 10 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing New Zealand players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Tai Jack Webster (193-95). He could not help Galatasaray (1-1) in their last game. Despite Webster's very good performance the third-placed Galatasaray (1-1) lost 92-103 on the road to the second-ranked ratiopharm Ulm in the group A of Eurocup.    [read more]

Marcel Jones
Al-Ahli sign Marcel Jones, ex SC Rangers - 14 days ago
MARCEL JONES Al-Ahli (Premier League) inked 33-year old American (has also New Zealander passport) forward Marcel Jones (203-99kg-85, college: Oregon State). Jones played in the summer at SC Rangers in New Zealand NBL league. In 15 games he recorded very impressive stats: 23.2ppg, 10.2rpg, 2.3apg and 1.4spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to All-New Zealand NBL 2nd Team, All-Domestic Players Team and League Player of the Week. Jones ended the last s...   [read more]

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