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2022/23 NBL season preview – Cairns Taipans

THE 2022/23 National Basketball League season is less than two weeks away from getting underway, and it is shaping up as one of the most anticipated seasons in recent memory. Last year saw the Tassie fairytale, some new stars step to the forefront and Sydney dominance in the big dance. With some big names joining […]

Simply the best: United finish on top

THE cream always rises to the top. Round 20 of the National Basketball League (NBL) wrapped up on Monday night, when the Cairns Taipans travelled down to Victoria to take on Melbourne United at John Cain Arena. A dead rubber, it was shaping up to be a one-sided affair given the contrasting form of the […]

Penultimate round set to kick off in style

THE weekend is nearly here, which means preparations for the upcoming round of the National Basketball League (NBL) will be just about complete. Round 15 has a number of excellent matchups on the schedule, and with finals just around the corner, some of these contests will certainly shape the top-four heading into the postseason. There […]

2021/22 NBL: Team of the Week – Round 14

IN this series each week, we take a look at some of the strongest performing players at each position per round to create our Rookie Me Central Team of the Week. Another round of the National Basketball League (NBL) has passed, and there were some cracking affairs across the courts over the weekend. Round 14 […]

Contenders fire on big day of action

AS the weekend reached its conclusion, Round 14 of the National Basketball League (NBL) rolled on throughout Sunday, with the competition holding a triple-header across the courts. Some of the competition’s strongest sides were on show, as the top four begins to take shape as finals slowly approach with the league past the halfway mark […]

United finds antidote for Snakes in final term blitz

THOUGH the teams are at opposite ends of the National Basketball League (NBL) ladder, Melbourne United needed the full four quarters to get back on top of the Cairns Taipans on Sunday night. The ladder leaders stormed out of the blocks with a 23-13 first term, and extended their lead to 13 by half-time, (48-35). […]

2021/22 NBL: Stats Wrap – Taipans vs Bullets

ROUND 13 of the National Basketball League (NBL)’s 2021/22 season kicked off on Thursday night, with the Brisbane Bullets heading north to take on the Cairns Taipans at the Cairns Convention Centre. The clash between the two Queensland-based sides had some intrigue heading in, with the Bullets in decent form of late, while the Taipans […]

Bumper schedule full of exciting matchups

THE weekend is almost here, which means it is time to start thinking about the latest round on the 2021/22 National Basketball League (NBL) schedule. Round 12 saw some dominant performances at a team level as some of the competition’s best sides claimed some big wins. They will be hopeful of this trend continuing into […]

2021/22 NBL: Stats Wrap – Hawks v Taipans

THE National Basketball League (NBL) action continued on Friday night, with the second match of the round kicking off a big weekend on the schedule. This time it was the Illawarra Hawks playing host to the Cairns Taipans at WIN Entertainment Centre, as they looked to deliver a big win in front of their home […]

Showdown set to kick off exciting schedule

WITH the weekend just around the corner, its time to look towards the upcoming round of the National Basketball League (NBL). Round 12 will see some interesting matchups take place around the country, and with the standings once again changing after a blockbuster round last weekend, each clash carries a fair amount of significance and […]

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