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NBL Power Rankings – Week Eight

11 years, 22 days.  577 weeks.  4,040 days.  96,960 hours.  349,056,000 seconds.  That’s how long it has taken for the Illawarra Hawks to defeat the Perth Wildcats in Western Australia.  Led by Glen Saville, Cortez Groves, and Adam Ballinger, the Hawks won 119-92 to start one of the longest droughts in NBL history.   That was until last Sunday, where Rotnei Clarke and a hot shooting Tim...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Seven

It’s an excellent time to be an NBL basketball fan.  The talent level is as good as it has ever been but the league is still mostly equal.  Excluding the first placed Sydney Kings and the last on the table Adelaide 36ers, every another team has a net point rating of only one basket.  A net point rating is the difference between how many points...
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Weekly Power Rankings – Week Six

Another topsy-turvy week.  We had a blackout where the laws of basketball were called into question, an overtime thriller between one of the best rivalries in the sport and a couple of legends returning to their old stomping ground.   In a win for equality, second and second last are only separated by two wins.  First place seems to have opened as well, with the formerly invincible...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Five

Hands up all of you who thought Melbourne United would be on the bottom of the ladder after nine games? Not many. After five rounds the Victorian side has only three wins from nine games. Compare that to last season when they were still undefeated. They're not only losing; the players’ attitude is rubbish, and the team is very quickly imploding. Panic stations? Quite possibly.   Question...
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NZ Breakers sign John Stockton’s son as replacement point guard

The New Zealand Breakers came away from Melbourne with a nail-biting 98-92 overtime victory, but it has cost them their starting point guard.
  Import Ben Woodside ruptured his plantar fascia in in the game's closing moments and faces at least two months on the sideline.   The Breakers have made quick moves, however, many fans excited about his replacement being David Stockton, the son of NBA Hall...
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Snake charmer Kevin Lisch tames Taipans

We all knew that Kevin Lisch was going to get that basketball.   He wanted it, Andrew Gaze called the play and gave him the go ahead and in the dying seconds, Kings captain Kevin Lisch nailed a clutch buzzer-beating jumper with 0.3 seconds left on the clock to cap a thrilling 79-77 Sydney Kings win against arch nemesis Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena overnight.   48 hours prior,...
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NBL Power Rankings – Week Four

A home cooked meal and a familiar bed will do wonders for a team, with this season’s Cairns Taipans being a textbook example.  Their first three games were on the road they were beaten comprehensibly.  Fast forward to after round four where they defeated Melbourne comfortably in their opening home game and then took that confidence into Illawarra to beat the Hawks.  Can this streak...
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Steve Blake powers Sydney to 5th straight win

The Sydney Kings continued their winning ways with another sizzling 87-78 come from behind victory against the Brisbane Bullets.   Superstar import Steve Blake debuted at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday and was instrumental in assisting his new teammates to secure their fifth straight win and cementing the Kings on top of the NBL ladder.   In a game where the Kings were without team captain Kevin Lisch, Boomers veteran Brad...
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5 Reasons why the Sydney Kings will win NBL title

The Sydney Kings have made some huge import changes the past few weeks.   They let go of young guard Michael Bryson and swapped him with NBA veteran Steve Blake. That is one hell of a statement to make after they just recently added rugged NBA journeyman Josh Powell to the mix.   Looking at this formidable line-up here are five big reasons why the Sydney Kings are going...
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