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Cairns Taipans

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 15:  Taipans coach Aaron Fearne speaks to Nnanna Egwu of the Taipans during the round two NBL match between the Sydney Kings and the Cairns Taipans at Qudos Bank Arena on October 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / March 15th, 2017

Proud Taipans Coach Still Looking For Improvement

No one is more synonymous with the Cairns Taipans than coach Aaron Fearne and he continues to be proud of what the Snakes have been able to accomplish but is already starting to plan on how to improve further in

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats puts a shot up against Mark Worthington of the Taipans during the game two NBL Semi Final match between the Perth Wildcats and Cairns Taipans at Perth Arena on February 20, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 20th, 2017

Wildcats send off Worthington, advance to GF

The career of the great Mark Worthington is over and the Cairns Taipans have to wait another year for that elusive championship after the Perth Wildcats advanced to the NBL Grand Final with a 74-66 at Perth Arena on Monday.

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Bryce Cotton of the Wildcats drives to the basket during the NBL Semi Final Game 1 match between Cairns Taipans and Perth Wildcats at Cairns Convention Centre on February 17, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 17th, 2017

Cotton masterclass destroys Taipans

He may not have been with the group for long, but import Bryce Cotton showed he has Wildcat genes with a 34-point masterclass as Perth ambushed the Snakes to take Game 1 of their semi-final series 91-69 on Friday. The

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 11: The Taipans' bench celebrates during the round 19 NBL match between the Adelaide 36ers and the Cairns Taipans at Titanium Security Arena on February 11, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 11th, 2017

Taipans stun Sixers to cement second spot

Behind an Australian basketball legend, the Cairns Taipans became a team possessed in the second half, handing Adelaide their fourth straight loss, 89-98 at Titanium Security Arena.  Mark Worthington had one heck of a final quarter in his last regular

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 09:  Travis Trice of the Taipans shoots during the round 19 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Adelaide 36ers at the Cairns Convention Centre on February 9, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images) Adelaide 36ers / February 9th, 2017

Epic fourth-quarter explosion takes Taipans home

It was one of the wildest stretches of basketball in the history of the Cairns Taipans. A 14-point explosion in just a minute and 55 seconds during the fourth quarter has propelled the Snakes to a temporary second position on

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 05:  Nathan Jawai of the Taipans celebrates after scoring  during the round 18 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Perth Wildcats at the Cairns Convention Centre on February 5, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 5th, 2017

Snakes roar home to keep season alive

The Orangemen have lived to fight another day, after gutsing out a stirring 85-77 win over the Perth Wildcats in a ‘last chance saloon’ Sunday afternoon at the Cairns Convention Centre. Seasons were on the line after 18 gruelling rounds

WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 03:  Rotnei Clarke of the Hawks rebounds during the round 18 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Cairns Taipans at the Wollongong Entertainment Centre on February 3, 2017 in Wollongong, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / February 3rd, 2017

Hawks hold off late Snakes surge

It had all the makings of a rout but in the end the Illawarra Hawks had to sweat out a nerve-wracking 90-73 win over Cairns on Friday night at WIN Entertainment Centre. Leading by 26 in third quarter, the Hawks

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Travis Trice of the Taipans dribbles the ball during the round 17 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Brisbane Bullets at Cairns Convention Centre on January 29, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Brisbane Bullets / January 29th, 2017

Taipans win third straight in track meet

The Cairns Taipans have continued their late-season run, winning their third straight game with a 97-83 win over a plucky Brisbane side on Sunday evening. It was a most unusual Cairns home game, with both teams thriving in the open

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 26: Akil Mitchell of the Breakers looks to catch a pass against Nnanna Egwu of the Taipans during the round 17 NBL match between the New Zealand Breakers and the Cairns Taipans at the North Shore Events Centre on January 26, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / January 26th, 2017

Akil Mitchell injured in Taipans win

NBL Statement: Akil Mitchell suffered a serious eye injury in the final minutes of the NZ Breakers v Cairns Taipans game this evening in Auckland. Akil was taken to Auckland Hospital by ambulance and it has now been confirmed that the

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Travis Trice of the Taipans drives to the basket past Mitch Norton of the Hawks during the round 16 NBL match between the Cairns Taipans and the Illawarra Hawks on January 22, 2017 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) Cairns Taipans / January 22nd, 2017

Taipans just survive mammoth Hawks comeback

It was a sick sense of déjà vu for the Cairns Taipans in front of their home crowd, but the Orangemen have scraped through after yet another second-half meltdown to beat the Illawarra Hawks 85-79 on Sunday afternoon. Having already