Sport Adelaide steamroll the Wildcats in NBL

15:51  04 january  2018
15:51  04 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Wildcats maul Cairns Taipans in NBL

  Wildcats maul Cairns Taipans in NBL Cairns Taipans have had an unhappy end to 2017, going down 83-68 in the NBL to the Perth Wildcats at home on New Year's Eve.Cairns had lobbied the NBL to give them this traditional game back after they lost the hosting rights last year to Brisbane, but they'll want to forget their 15-point loss in a hurry.

Daniel Johnson of the Adelaide 36ers competes for the ball.© Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images Daniel Johnson of the Adelaide 36ers competes for the ball. An explosive bench cameo from Majok Deng steered the Adelaide 36ers out of trouble and towards a 97-86 win over the Perth Wildcats.

Having relinquished control of the Thursday night contest after a horror third term, the Sixers bounced back strongly in the final term through the efforts of substitute Deng, who rattled off 16 fourth-quarter points to turn a dicey situation into a rout.

Mitch Creek (21 points), Daniel Johnson (19 points, nine rebounds), Shannon Shorter (13 points, eight boards, seven assists) and Josh Childress (12 points, 13 rebounds) paved the way for Deng's late heroics.

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  Why Is the University of Georgia's Mascot a Bulldog? And when did Uga start showing up on the sidelines?When Herman J. Stegeman took over as head coach in 1920, the team, which had previously been referred to as the Red and Black, became known as the Wildcats. Atlanta Journal sportswriter Morgan Blake took issue with the unoriginal moniker, pointing out that it was already shared by at least two other teams in the south—Kentucky State and Davidson.

The Adelaide 36ers (also well known as the Sixers) are an Australian professional men's basketball team that competes in the National Basketball League ( NBL ). The 36ers are the only team in the league representing the state of South Australia and are based in the state capital, Adelaide .

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Americans Bryce Cotton (26 points) and JP Tokoto (20) were superb for Perth but had little support.

As good as the Sixers were in the finish, they did take a while to get going.

Majok Deng sparked a dominant 32-19 fourth-quarter rally for the Sixers.© Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images Majok Deng sparked a dominant 32-19 fourth-quarter rally for the Sixers. Some sloppy ball use from the hosts helped the Wildcats to a 23-20 quarter-time edge before the Sixers found the right gear in the second stanza.

Johnson and Creek scored eight points apiece as the hard-running Sixers turned a three-point quarter-time deficit into an 51-40 half-time advantage.

But the third quarter was all Perth.

Wildcats beat Kings to stay top of NBL

  Wildcats beat Kings to stay top of NBL The Sydney Kings comeback falls short as Perth Wildcats close out a tight win on the road providing the best tonic after their loss to Adelaide two days ago.The Wildcats crashed in the fourth quarter of a 97-86 loss in Adelaide on Thursday night, but stood up when it counted against a Kings outfit desperate to earn just their sixth win of a disappointing season.

NBL : 36ers Hand Wildcats First Defeat. The Wildcats ' unbeaten run comes to a thrilling end. The Adelaide 36ers withstood a big comeback by the Perth Wildcats to secure a 91-86 win in Friday night NBL action.

Match Results: Perth Wildcats 79 Adelaide 36ers 66. A fierce rivalry continued tonight at Adelaide Arena as the Adelaide 36ers hosted the Perth Wildcats , but ultimately failed to defend their home court, going down by 13 points after a spirited last quarter effort from the Wildcats .

Ignited by Martin's sterling defence and Tokoto's athletic finishing, the Wildcats uncorked a 14-2 run to close the gap to two points before Cotton went on a tear and gave the visitors a 67-65 three-quarter-time lead.

But Adelaide had the last laugh, Deng dominating a stunning 32-19 fourth term.

Used sparingly in the opening three quarters, the tall Sudenese forward played the game of his life in the final quarter, uncorking a fine display of three-point shooting and dunking that the shell-shocked Wildcats had no answers for.

Wildcats win continues Bullets NBL misery .
Brisbane again squandered a good lead to allow the Perth Wildcats' Bryce Cotton to steal a valuable NBL win with a final quarter rampage.The Bullets led by as much as 21 in the second quarter, before Perth import Bryce Cotton hit an amazing running basket to steal the game off them 81-80.

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