Monday, September 29, 2008

NBL wrap

There were 3 games over the weekend in the NBL:
  • Wildcats 94 Blaze 80
  • Spirit 112 Sixers 105
  • Crocodiles 100 Taipans 96

The "highlight" of the first game was the explosion by Blaze coach Brendan Joyce at one of the WA reporters in the press conference. Having run the press conference for the Bullets for the last 5 years I've seen plenty ... but thankfully nothing that fiery. On the court, a balanced Perth team took care of business while Shane Heal was the stand-out for the Blaze with 28 points including 5 triples.

Game 2, and its good to see the Sydney Spirit get their first win under the new name. Derrick Low and Julian Kazzouh led the way with 26 points, 7 assists and 16 points, 11 boards respectively. Jacob Holmes had one of those nights for the Sixers with 27 points on 9 of 13 shooting (including 4 triples) and 10 boards. Jacob is one of the uglier (read: flattest) shooters in the league in my opinion but when its on, its on. Luke Schencher also chipped in with 19 points (8 of 11 shooting), 6 boards and Adam Ballinger and 18 points, 9 boards.

In the highly-anticipated clash of the far north Queensland teams, the Crocs came from behind to knock off the previously undefeated Taipans. Homicide Williams (pictured below) again led the Crocs with 31 points on 10 of 15 "shooting" (we all know he got those buckets going to the hole), 9 boards and 3 steals. For the Taipans, Blacky was red hot with 30 points on 10 of 13 shooting (including 6 triples). Cattalini had 18 points, 16 board and 7 turnovers with 0 assists, 0 assists, 0 steals (who is he, Eddy Curry? Zach Randolph?). Looking at the boxscore, the Taipans shot well but committed too many fouls and turnovers.

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