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WNBL Rd12 Wrap: Southside, Sydney make their move

In: WNBL — Sunday, 21 Jan, 2024

NEEDING "statement" wins to start shoring up their WNBL Final Four aspirations, Southside smashed emerging Bendigo, then staved off Melbourne as Sydney swamped Adelaide and Canberra, throwing the pressure back onto Perth to avoid being the odd one out behind Townsville and Melbourne, who started at #1 and 2.  

Jan 21

Phoenix, Hawks start with 'forfeits': NBL

In: NBL — Sunday, 21 Jan, 2024

BACK in the day, if your basketball team forfeited a match, it went into the books as a 20-0 loss and your team additionally lost a championship point. Between them yesterday, the NBL's two losers - South East Melbourne and Illawarra - collectively gave their respective opponents a 20-0 start and never truly recovered.

Bryce is right but Aron still frights: NBL

In: NBL — Sunday, 21 Jan, 2024

BRYCE Cotton today played traffic warden, guiding the Wildcats past Sydney's potentially dangerous streets while in Cairns, Aron Baynes fully embraced his villainous image, burying a 3-point back-breaker that consolidated Brisbane into the post-season, leaving the Taipans to rue their lost yo-yo year. 

Jackies swarm and Wildcats maul: NBL

In: NBL — Saturday, 20 Jan, 2024

TASMANIA last night stalled its recent run of NBL outs with an NBL rout of league-leading United, Jordon Crawford back to his best before it was party time in the West, where Bryce Cotton was at his best as Perth gave Brisbane a lesson in teamwork and discipline, the Bullets humbled by 32 points.

Jan 20

BOB'S CORNER: Erik keen to feel the Heat

In: NBA — Saturday, 20 Jan, 2024

BOB'S CORNER: The NBA's Miami Heat have secured coach Erik Spoelstra on a longer-term contract for $US120million reports our American correspondent BOB CRAVEN, along with the latest on LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard, plus some NCAA news for fans of college basketball. It's all here in your weekend read.

Brad&Boti: Crocodile tears for Sydney

In: NBL, WNBL — Friday, 19 Jan, 2024

POOR Brad&Boti podcast colleague, past Kings captain Brad Rosen, had a mixed NBL round when he described Sydney's loss to Adelaide akin to watching paint dry, then was back in full fanboy mode as it smashed New Zealand. Fortunately Sydney's Flames saved their WNBL season after also going 1-1 over the round.

Jan 19

Lat for the win as Hawks fall: NBL

In: NBL — Friday, 19 Jan, 2024

THEY went into the match without Sam Waardenburg, Bobi Klintman and Jonah Antonio, then had Akoldah Gak, Taran Armstrong and Tajhere McCall foul out, Bul Kuol and Lat Mayen on four fouls in a 28-16 disparity, and Illawarra shooting 32 free throws to Cairns' 11. It may not be the Taipans' greatest victory in their NBL life, but it's surely up there.

Sixers flummox Phoenix in road rout: NBL

In: NBL — Thursday, 18 Jan, 2024

ADELAIDE 36ers forward Kyrin Galloway produced an NBL career-high 23 points last night, establishing a tone early which South East Melbourne never could match as the league's current bomb shelter resident fired off another warning shot its season as the league's easybeat is over. 

Jan 18

NBL Rankings, Tips 16: Time to smarten up

In: NBL — Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2024

LAST round in the NBL easily could have been dubbed "Brain Fade Round". First Tassie didn't foul late against Brisbane. Then Sydney left its big boy pants on the plane in Adelaide. Zylan Cheatham tried to call an on-court time-out, Jordon Crawford took a three when his team had time to win with an easier basket.

Jan 17

WNBL Rankings, Tips 12: The Spirit is willing

In: WNBL — Wednesday, 17 Jan, 2024

CAN our Team of the Week, Bendigo, make a run at the WNBL playoffs? At 6-8 the Spirit have two games in hand on Sydney (8-8) and if pundits rate the Flames a top-four chance, then why not Bendigo? Southside and Perth are two teams in the hunt so this round is huge for Kennedy Kereama's crew.

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