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NBL Fast Facts - Round 17
Friday, February 01, 2013, 09:43:10 AM

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Adelaide 36ers vs Wollongong Hawks

Friday 1 February – 7:30PM (local time)

Adelaide Arena, Adelaide

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Head-to-Head Record

All-time record: 88 games played overall, 36ers 54 wins, Hawks 34 wins

At Adelaide: 43 games played, 36ers 34 wins, Hawks 9 wins

This season:  Wollongong defeated Adelaide 77-63 at Adelaide in Round 4


-        Daniel Johnson’s production was way down when the 36ers last faced the Hawks in Round 4, posting six points and seven rebounds in the home loss.

-        The 36ers have lost 10 of their past 11 games and currently prop up the NBL ladder.

-        Adelaide get to the free throw line more than any other team, averaging 20.5 attempts per game.


-        The Hawks are on a seven game skid that including dropping their past four games at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

-        New import Malcolm Grant made a solid impact in his first NBL game, putting up 10 points and four assists in 26 minutes.

-        Three point shooting continued to be a strength of the Hawks game, converting at a league-high 37%.

Key Stat

In their Round 4 encounter the Hawks outrebounded the 36ers 36-30, which was a rare loss in the statistical category for Adelaide and a rare win for Wollongong.

New Zealand Breakers vs Perth Wildcats


Friday 1 February – 7:30PM (local time)

Vector Arena, New Zealand

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Head-to-Head Record

All-time record:  35 games played overall, Wildcats 19 wins, Breakers 16 wins

At New Zealand: 19 games played, Breakers 13 wins, Wildcats 6 wins

This season:  Perth defeated New Zealand 93-72 at New Zealand in Round 1
Perth defeated New Zealand 89-64 at Perth in Round 8

New Zealand

-        The Breakers are on a nine game winning streak, dating back to Round 11.

-        In the two games against Perth this season, the Breakers have attempted 25.5 three point shots per game – up on the season mark of 20.5.

-        Only Perth (8.2) average more steals per game than the Breakers at 7.4.


-        The Wildcats have been elite from the field against the Breakers, shooting at 53.8% - well above their season mark of 40.3%.

-        Perth have dominated the boards against New Zealand in their two games 77-47.

-        The Breakers have struggled to contain Perth’s scoring, allowing 182 point in the two games. 

Key Stat

Turnovers have been issue for both teams in their clashes this season, with the two games averaging 36.5 turnovers – above the league average of 27 per game.

Townsville Crocodiles vs Sydney Kings

Saturday 2 February - 7:30PM (local time)

Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville

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Head-to-Head Record

All-time record: 57 games played overall, Crocs 26 wins, Kings 31 wins

At Townsville: 29 games played, Crocs 17 wins, Kings 12 wins

This season: Sydney defeated Townsville 92-87 at Townsville in Round 4


-        Defensively the Crocs were impressive against the Wildcats last start, restricting them to a season-low 62 points on 31.9% shooting.

-        Townsville lead the NBL in free throw percentage (77.3%), but struggled from the line against Sydney in their Round 4 clash (20-of-30).

-        Rebounding has been a struggle all season for the Crocs, averaging 30.6 per game – compared to Sydney’s 35.6.


-        Ian Crosswhite is enjoying a purple-patch of form, averaging 24.5 points on 83.3% shooting and 11.5 rebounds in his past two games.

-        Free throw shooting was a highlight against Townsville in Round 4 for the Kings, hitting 20-of-21 from the line.

-        The Kings are on a four-game losing streak, with an average margin of 10.8 points.

Key Stat

Townsville have won seven of their past nine games against the Kings, but have dropped the past two.

Melbourne Tigers vs Cairns Taipans 

Sunday 3 February – 2:00PM (local time)

State Netball Hockey Centre, Melbourne

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Head-to-Head Record

All-time record:  44 games played overall, Tigers 33 wins, Taipans 11 wins

At Melbourne:  23 games played, Tigers 22 wins, Taipans 1 wins

This season: Melbourne defeated Cairns 83-77 at Melbourne in Round 11
Cairns defeated Melbourne 85-71 at Cairns in Round 16


-        The Tigers won three of their five games in January, moving within one game of fourth-placed Wollongong Hawks.

-        Star import Jonny Flynn has lifted his production in recent weeks, averaging 20.5 points 5.8 assists and 5.8 rebounds in the past four games.

-        However, Flynn has been turnover prone in this period, committing 20 turnovers in the past four games.


-        The Taipans had just six turnovers in the Round 16 win over Melbourne, down from 14.5 season average.

-        Jamar Wilson led all comers in the win, with 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting from the field.

-        Cairns rank third in the NBL for offensive rebounds at 11.8 per game.

Key Stat

Melbourne has lost just once at home against the Tapains, sporting a 22-1 record.

Perth Wildcats vs Wollongong Hawks

Sunday 3 February – 4:00PM (local time)

Perth Arena, Perth

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Head-to-Head Record

All-time record:  88 games played overall, Wildcats 56 wins, Hawks 32 wins

At Perth:  44 games played, Wildcats 38 wins, Hawks 6 wins

This season: Wollongong defeated Perth 100-67 at Wollongong in Round 5
Perth defeated Wollongong 80-68 at Perth in Round 10
Wollongong defeated Perth 78-75 at Wollongong in Round 11


-        Perth have turned the Perth Arena into a fortress, winning six games in a row at their new home.

-        Townsville put the clamps on the Wildcats offense in Round 16, reducing them to 62 points – a season-low mark.

-        Wollongong’s last win was over Perth, 78-75 back in Round 11.


-        The Hawks will be without injured trio Lance Hurdle, Rhys Martin and Glen Saville for the remainder of the season – leaving a production hole of 32 points, 10.5 rebounds and 6.9 assists per game.

-        Adris ‘2Hard 2Guard’ Deleon has lifted in the absence of the injured stars, averaging 23.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in the past three games.

-        The Hawks have lost their past games on the road.

Key Stat

The Wildcats have an intimidating 38-6 record against the Hawks in Perth.