Mitch Creek has celebrated his 300th NBL game milestone with a 27-point haul to lead South East Melbourne to a record-setting 112-78 win over the struggling Illawarra Hawks.The home side dominated Sunday's match-up at John Cain Arena to set a club record for the largest winning margin in the 34-point victory - overtaking the previous high mark of 32 points against the Hawks two seasons ago.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey have combined for 50 points but it wasn't enough to prevent Oklahoma City Thunder slipping to a fourth loss in their past five NBA games.Jalen Green had 28 points and a career-high nine assists and Alperen Sengun added 21 points, a career-best 18 rebounds and seven assists as their lowly ranked Houston Rockets claimed a 118-105 home win over the Thunder on Saturday.
The Tasmania JackJumpers have continued their recent dominance over Melbourne United by completing a stunning fourth-quarter comeback to record a spirited 94-90 victory.Both sides entered Saturday night's clash at John Cain Arena desperate for a win having lost three of their past four games, but the home side needed to turn the tables on Tasmania after losing five of their last six meetings against the NBL newcomers.
Australian Ben Simmons finished with 20 points but his haul and impressive form wasn't enough to save the Brooklyn Nets from a 128-117 loss to the Indiana Pacers in the NBA.A constant threat attacking the basket, Simmons also had six rebounds, three assists and a block in one of his best games of the season.
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The New Zealand Breakers have enhanced their reputation as the league's ultimate road warriors while firming as genuine NBL title contenders by defeating the third-placed Taipans 82-71 at the Cairns Convention Centre.The second-ranked Breakers' swarming, hostile defence proved pivotal on Friday night as they overcame a turnover-plagued opening quarter to move to 9-3, including 6-1 away from home.
James Duncan has been axed as Brisbane coach, with management losing faith after the NBL club's 3-6 season start.The recruitment of Boomers star Aron Baynes and NBA veteran Tyler Johnson came with championship aspirations in Duncan's second season at the helm.
A former college basketball teammate, new Melbourne United import Marcus Lee says he can see the change in Isaac Humphries since he came out as the NBL's first openly gay player.Lee will suit up for United on Saturday against Tasmania, having flown in from a stint in Spain's Liga ACB.
Ben Simmons said it would take time to get back to his best and the Australian looks like he is heading down the right path, as is his Brooklyn side who enjoyed a 112-98 win in Toronto.Simmons' recovery from a back injury and mental health issues has seen him extend his time on court and numbers.
Ben Simmons has shown poise to shrug and smile through the boos and flirt with a triple-double in his NBA return to Philadelphia.But it was the 76ers, missing three of their biggest names, who had the last laugh in a 115-106 win over Brooklyn.
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Australian Josh Giddey and his prolific back-court partner Shai Gilgeous-Alexander have combined for 48 points but it was not enough to lift Oklahoma City to victory at home over the New York Knicks.Giddey had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Gilgeous-Alexander top-scored for the Thunder with 30 points in the 129-119 NBA loss on Monday (Tuesday AEDT).
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The Tasmania JackJumpers have issued a lifetime ban to a NBL fan who threw a hand clapper towards New Zealand Breakers players during a recent match.The incident occurred late in the JackJumpers' heated eight-point loss to the Breakers on Friday night in Launceston.
A career-best night from Australian Josh Green was not enough to save the Dallas Mavericks from a tight 98-97 NBA loss to the Denver Nuggets.Green (23 points) started from the bench and outscored each of his teammates by missing only one of seven attempts from deep, two of which came from the corner.
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Seven players finished in double figures and Tiffany Mitchell tallied 21 points as Melbourne Boomers thrashed the Canberra Capitals by 35 points in round three of the WNBL.In front of their home fans in Parkville, the hosts exploded for 36 points and a 14-point quarter-time lead they would never relinquish as the Boomers roared home for win No.
Sean Bruce has snatched victory from the jaws of defeat for reigning NBL champions Sydney Kings with a buzzer-beating corner three-pointer to seal a memorable derby win over Illawarra.Bruce found his way to the same spot teammate Kouat Noi dealt Cairns a buzzer-beating loss earlier this season, and rattled home his three-point attempt as the hooter sounded for an 83-82 win.
New Zealand coach Mody Maor hailed his NBL side's grit and resilience as New Zealand held on in a nail-biter to edge Adelaide at home 89-83.The Breakers prevailed over Tasmania on Friday and jetted home for a tough contest against Adelaide in front of their home fans just 48 hours later.
Anthony Edwards has scored 25 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves survived a late scare to win their third straight NBA game, 112-109 over the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers.The 76ers have already played without James Harden for two weeks because of a right foot tendon strain and they added starting guard Tyrese Maxey to the injury list with a broken left foot.
A sign in Cairns' dressing room will ensure the underdog Taipans don't get ahead of themselves after a fifth road win from six trips to begin the NBL season.Cairns beat Brisbane 90-82 on Saturday night, a 14-point run inside two minutes to finish the third quarter the difference in a see-sawing contest at a packed Nissan Arena.
South East Melbourne have ended a four-game losing streak against fierce NBL rivals Melbourne United in emphatic fashion with a comprehensive 84-69 victory in the local derby.United entered Saturday's matchup at John Cain Arena boasting a 12-5 overall record in Throwdown clashes and seeking a fifth successive win over their crosstown foes.
Australia's Josh Giddey has led Oklahoma City's scoring with 20 points and added 11 assists but couldn't prevent Memphis winning a clash of youthful NBA teams.Jaren Jackson Jr had 25 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks for the Grizzlies who prevailed 121-110 at home on Friday night in a game where their star Ja Morant left late with an ankle injury.