Creek stars as Phoenix continue to riseMitch Creek has left Brisbane fans wanting in yet another red-hot display for South East Melbourne as the Phoenix take a convincing win over the Bullets. Catch up with all the round 11 NBL action. Mitch Creek continues to blaze towards the 2022/23 MVP nod, shining in the Phoenix’s convincing 27-point victory over Brisbane on Wednesday night. Catch up with all the Round 11 NBL action here.
It was a dunk of the year nomination to rival those of spring-heeled Sydney Kings star Xavier Cooks. Hawks centre Mangok Mathiang tried to emulate Deng‘s dunk, but got met at the rim by Marcus Lee, who rejected him. Lee then showed off his hops with a towering dunk of his own. Not in my houseLee was magnificent for United with 11 points and seven rebounds. The import does so much to aid this United team. His length and athleticism locks up the paint defensively. On one play, Lee came out of nowhere to swipe the ball away on a Harvey baseline drive, just one of his three blocks. His energy and activity on offence was just as much of a concern for the Hawks.
The Phoenix also had two players foul out which forced Creek to play nearly 48 minutes, with their fitness to be tested on Wednesday when they play again. Adelaide back on track after demolishing Bullets– Jason Phelan Adelaide has gleefully exorcised its home court demons, with stunning displays by Robert Franks and Antonius Cleveland firing the 36ers to a 31-point demolition of the Brisbane Bullets. The Sixers have been maddeningly inconsistent at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre where they had a 2-4 record in the first half of the season, but it was showtime on Saturday night in a highlight heavy 108-77 triumph against the hapless Bullets. It was Adelaide’s highest score and biggest win of the season, Franks finishing with a game-high 25 points and Cleveland draining 20 points and pulling down nine rebounds.
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Creek attacked the rim early and often and Brisbane could do little to stop him with his 12-point contribution in the second term an integral part of South East Melbourne’s decisive 36-25 quarter. The Phoenix extended their nine-point halftime lead to 18 points by the last break as the Bullets – led by 31 points from Nathan Sobey and 14 from Aron Baynes - stumbled to their fifth-straight loss and a 4-12 record.
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The import led all players with 10 points at the time, but needed running repairs during a timeout and played out the match with the hand bandaged. The break in play sparked a rare bright patch by the Bullets, who went on a 13-5 run to slash the margin to seven points. Cleveland soon regained his rhythm with another monster jam and high-fives for courtside fans, Franks with seven points in the second quarter as the home side dashed away to a 54-35 lead at the main break. DJ DOWNThe Sixers suffered a blow hours before the tip-off when important big man Daniel Johnson was ruled out with gastro. The home side adjusted well to the star veteran’s absence in the paint, winning the rebound count 47-36.
TaShawn Thomas had 16 points at seven from seven from the field for a perfect shooting record of 100 per cent until the final seconds of the half, before finishing with a 22-point, 12-rebound double-double. He also had six assists, a steal and a block in a busy night. “Just trying to build for a couple of weeks now so to see it all paying off right now is good, ” said Thomas at halftime. “We’re not done yet, I’m not satisfied. ”But it was on the defensive end Thomas had the most impact, keeping Pinder to just six points and six rebounds as he battled foul trouble. Michael Harris (17pts), Luke Travers (14pt) and Brady Manek (11pts) all reached double figures for the visitors, who have not lost to Cairns since March, 2020. It is the second time this year the Wildcats have handed Cairns a heavy loss on their home floor, and extends the West Australians’ run to four straight wins, as they climb the NBL ladder.
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They dominated early, opening a 27-17 lead by the first break, and hitting a double-digit advantage within 12 minutes of the jump. They led by 15 at the main break courtesy of a 57 per cent hit rate from the field, and ultimately ran out 22-point winners in a statement win. They now have a six-day break, which includes Christmas at home, before they next take the floor. WALKING ON AYREThe impact man lived up to that recent billing by keeping Cairns in the contest. Injected into the contest less than four minutes into the last Round 11 clash, Ayre took matters into his hands, sinking three straight from range. His hot streak ended when the Taipans’ offense broke down and Ayre threw it up from far beyond the arc as the shot clock expired. The Taipans will play their fifth game in 13 days on Friday, when they face Melbourne United in the open air game at John Cain Arena.
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CJ Bruton has highlighted the need for his side to banish the poor starts that were a big part of their struggles at home and his team delivered with an energetic 28-12 opening term that set the tone for the impressive display. The result snapped a three-game losing skid by Bruton’s side and improved its win-loss record to 7-8, while dropping Brisbane’s to 4-11. CLEVELAND CUTCleveland threw down a stunning one-handed dunk with such venom that he cut his right hand on the rim early in the second quarter.
Kai Sotto slotted into the starting five and the centre responded with 13 points and eight rebounds. BRITTLE BULLETSNot much has gone right for the Bullets in a season punctuated by injuries to key players, with Greg Vanderjagt the third coach in 15 games following James Duncan’s firing and Sam Mackinnon’s move back to the front office. And this was another sorry chapter in their tale of woe. Brisbane ruled out import Tyler Johnson two hours before the game after he failed to shake off a knee injury, with the American joining Tyrell Harrison and Tanner Krebs on the sidelines. Brisbane was 14-of-41 from the floor in the half, shot 1-of-10 from three-point range and tempers flared with heated words exchanged between teammates.
Jason Cadee toiled hard for his team-high 18 points, while star centre Aron Baynes had six points and 11 rebounds. The Sixers are back in action on Monday night when they host Tasmania at the Entertainment Centre, while the Bullets return home to the Nissan Arena where they will take on New Zealand on Wednesday night. Taipans end JackJumpers’ winning streak– Jarrod Lawler The JackJumpers three-game winning streak is over after the Cairns Taipans once again proved too much with a gutsy 91-82 comeback win in Hobart on Saturday night. After smashing the JJs by 22 points at MyState Bank Arena in the opening round of the season, the Taipans backed it up on Saturday with another impressive win in which they overcame an early 11-point deficit before hitting crucial shots down the stretch for a nine-point win.
Ryan Broekhoff (groin) and Trey Kell (ankle) also failed to finish the contest, although the latter was able to drain three clutch free throws in the fourth quarter to tie things up. Kell hurt his ankle when he landed on Tim Soares who was one of three Kings players to foul as their lack of size was exposed late in the game.
After Tasmania led for almost the entire first half to take a 52-45 advantage into the main break, it was a 26-20 third term from the visitors that cut the margin to just one point at the final change before the Jackies stalled as the Taipans slithered away to their 10th win of the season. With just 30 points scored between the teams in a gritty final term, it was the visitors who hit shots when it mattered most as they held Tasmania to just 10 final-quarter points as they silenced the sold out crowd at MyState Bank Arena.
We hope that he can be a little bit of Shea Ili at the four spot with all the effort plays that he can come up with and keep being in the right spot. Michael Frazier II was electrifying for the Hawks with 27 points, while Froling added 18, but shot a woeful 5-15 from the free throw line. Frequent flyersHawks forward Deng Deng lifted the lid off the arena with a huge dunk in the first quarter. The visiting big man put his opponent Isaac Humphries on a poster.
Mitch Creek sets tone earlyCreek muscled his way past Bullets forward DJ Mitchell and into the paint for two early – and way too easy – buckets in the first quarter on the way to eight points for the opening term. He was simply too big, too strong and too skilful for any defender the Bullets threw on him. One slick spin move from Creek in the second quarter was as spectacular as it was unstoppable.