Sport Taipans down Bullets in NBL's Qld derby

15:21  05 january  2018
15:21  05 january  2018 Source:   MSN

Melb United snatch NBL win over Bullets

  Melb United snatch NBL win over Bullets Melbourne United have come from as many as 12 points down to grab an NBL victory over the Brisbane Bullets under the stars on Boxing Day.After trailing most of the night, United fought back to take a one-point lead in the final three minutes before both team's remained scoreless the rest of the way.

Taipans down Bullets in NBL ' s Queenslanld derby . Cairns have kept their finals hopes alive with an 83-80 home win in the NBL ' s Sunshine Stoush with Queensland rivals Brisbane.

Cairns have kept their finals hopes alive with an 83-80 home win in the NBL ' s Sunshine Stoush with Queensland rivals Brisbane.The injury-depleted Bullets Taipans point guard duo Jarrad Weeks and Dayshon 'Scoochie' Smith also worked well together in their third match as an experimental pair

Cairns have kept their finals hopes alive with an 83-80 home win in the NBL's Sunshine Stoush with Queensland rivals Brisbane.© AAP Images Cairns have kept their finals hopes alive with an 83-80 home win in the NBL's Sunshine Stoush with Queensland rivals Brisbane. Cairns have kept their finals hopes alive with an 83-80 home win in the NBL's Sunshine Stoush with Queensland rivals Brisbane.

The injury-depleted Bullets were without Perrin Buford and Anthony Petrie and it showed, with the men in maroon looking for much of the match like a shell of the team that had already beaten the Taipans three times this season.

Brisbane started well behind a six-point first quarter from Daniel Kickert. Despite the big going home with a season high of 27 points, though, the southerners found themselves down by as many as 17 in the second quarter as Cairns began to click.

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  Hawks fly too high for Bullets in NBL American import Demitrius Conger delivered another NBL MVP-calibre performance to lead Illawarra to a convincing New Year's Eve home win over Brisbane.Starring for the Hawks were Americans Demitrius Conger (24 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, three steals) and Rotnei Clarke (21 points), while Australian Boomers forward Nick Kay (16 points, four steals) also stood out.

Taipans point guard duo Jarrad Weeks and Dayshon 'Scoochie' Smith also worked well together in their third match as an experimental pair, posting 15 and 13 points, respectively. Bullets coach Andre Lemanis couldn't fault his men for fighting until the end. " Down 17 we could have imploded, it shows a

Taipans point guard duo Jarrad Weeks and Dayshon 'Scoochie' Smith also worked well together in their third match as an experimental pair, posting 15 and 13 points, respectively. Bullets coach Andre Lemanis couldn't fault his men for fighting until the end. " Down 17 we could have imploded, it shows a

Veteran Snake Alex Loughton turns 35 this year but the forward again proved worthy of another contract after scoring 22 points, his fourth consecutive match finishing with more than 20.

Taipans point guard duo Jarrad Weeks and Dayshon 'Scoochie' Smith also worked well together in their third match as an experimental pair, posting 15 and 13 points respectively.

But just as the match looked won, Brisbane led a late fightback to scare the home side as former Taipans MVP Travis Trice tried to become the heartbreaker with 23 points.

He cut the lead to just three with 8 seconds to go and then Cairns Captain Cam Gliddon failed to find a man on an inbound pass on halfway.

The error handed Trice a corner three-point shot to tie it up but it rimmed out, just.

Brisbane will host Adelaide on Sunday, while Cairns face a tough week on the road, with trips to New Zealand on Sunday and Adelaide next Thursday.

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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