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2021 NBL Stats: Round 10

HEADING into Round 11 of the National Basketball League (NBL) Draft Central takes a look at some of the top performers so far. It is no surprise that a number of Perth Wildcats feature highly in the key statistical areas given their stranglehold over the competition at the moment while Melbourne United’s shared approach sees […]

Comeback falls short as Kings hold on to defeat Taipans

THE Sydney Kings have survived a brave Cairns Taipans resurgence to claim a 75-73 victory at Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday, despite a late charge from the visitors. Despite turning a double-digit deficit into a five-point lead early in the last, the class of the Kings shone through as they were able to outlast their […]

Perth steals top spot with dominant win over Taipans

PERTH Wildcats have claimed top of the table honours after defeating Cairns Taipans last night (93-75). A Melbourne United loss earlier in the evening gifted Perth the chance to steal the number one position on the National Basketball League (NBL) with their win making that a reality. The good times just keep on rolling for […]

NBL21 – Round 10 preview: Melbourne United search for first win in three games

ROUND 10 of the National Basketball League (NBL) commences on Friday night as Melbourne United search for their first win in three games and Perth look to steal top spot. The excitement does not stop there as New Zealand Breakers and Brisbane Bullets go head-to-head after the exit of Lamar Patterson. Sydney Kings vs. Melbourne […]

Phoenix hold on despite Cairns’ last quarter fightback

SOUTH East Melbourne Phoenix continued their hot run of form with a four-point victory over Cairns Taipans last night (85-81). Ryan Broekhoff made his much awaited debut for the Phoenix with the star NBA player leaving no stone unturned. It was a spirited effort from both sides with the Taipans pressing every second of the […]

Abercrombie stars with buzzer-beating triple

A BUZZER-beating triple from Tom Abercrombie gifted New Zealand Breakers the victory over Cairns Taipans in what was a heart-stopping encounter (76-73). Both sides were level in the final seconds of the game before Abercrombie stepped up to the plate and delivered one of the most emphatic wins of the season. Flying out of the […]

NBL21 – Round 9 preview: Broekhoff enters the fray for Phoenix

A MID-TABLE logjam is sure to be somewhat broken up after a blockbuster Round 9 of National Basketball League (NBL) action, when the likes of Brisbane Bullets and Adelaide 36ers go head-to-head, whilst all Victorian and New South Wales battles are set to be matches to watch. NEW ZEALAND BREAKERS vs. CAIRNS TAIPANS Wednesday, March […]

Johnson scorches Cairns for 30, 36ers knock over Snakes by 10

CAIRNS’ unremarkable season continued to roll along after their 71-81 loss against the Adelaide 36ers in Saturday’s NBL Cup matchup. Although the win for Adelaide has now signified a possible spark in the 36ers’ locker room, as they now sit one victory away from a .500 win-loss record and a possible top four position on […]

Cairns clinch four-point win in a thriller

A NATE Jawai inspired Cairns Taipans outfit secured their fourth win of the season, overcoming the fast starting Sydney Kings by four points, 96-92. In a battle of the lower placed sides, both Sydney and Cairns were determined to assert themselves and produce a much-needed win, however it was the Taipans that held strong, with […]

NBL21 – Round 8 preview: Wildcats and Phoenix to battle for fifth time

AS Summer turned into Autumn, the National Basketball League (NBL)’s new tournament NBL Cup rolled on, and a massive 10-game round over five days will be a treat for fans in Victoria. This round features the first four matches at the revamped State Basketball Centre, before returning to John Cain Arena for the remaining six […]

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