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NBL champs shamed in Raptors thrashing

The Raptors, in a latest diversion of a NBL-NBA muster series, dejected United 120-82 in Toronto on Friday (Saturday AEST).

United collapsed in a third quarter.

Kawhi Leonard (L) and Danny Green of a Toronto Raptors. Leonard sat out a game. Picture: AFPSource:AFP


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They shot usually 35 per cent from a margin for a diversion and 15 per cent from behind a 3 indicate line.

The NBL patrol trailed by usually one indicate mid by a second entertain though a Raptors found another gear, went on a 21-8 run and entered halftime adult 57-39.

United had no answer in a second half, with a Raptors outscoring a Australians 44-19 to take a 101-58 lead during a finish of a third quarter.

Chris Goulding was one of a resplendent lights for United. Picture: Getty

Chris Goulding was one of a resplendent lights for United. Picture: GettySource:AFP

The Raptors relied on 208cm high brazen Serge Ibaka, 213cm centre Jonas Valanciunas and a impassioned Norman Powell, who had 21 points joining with 8 of his 11 margin goals before limping off a justice after pang a thigh hash in a collision with United ensure Chris Goulding.

Powell’s damage led to justice time for a Raptors’ Australian rookie Deng Adel, who’s fighting for a place on a roster.

Deng Adel got some mins for a Raptors in a fourth quarter: Picture: GettySource:AFP

Adel showed off his skills with honeyed moves and 13 points, descending all 5 margin idea attempts in 16 mins on a court.

Goulding had 17 points though strike usually dual of 8 three-point attempts.

The diversion wraps adult United’s North American tour.

They showed some-more insurgency final week in descending to Ben Simmons’ Philadelphia 76ers 104-84.

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Testing stay has Bullets primed for new season

After carrying their pre-season decimated by a fear damage fee and general commitments, a Bullets patrol got out of Brisbane final week and spent dual days during a organisation fastening and care camp.



They were tested both physically and mentally with a accumulation of opposite activities and got changed time to get to know any other with a whole patrol usually entrance together a day before a NBL Blitz pre-season contest final month.

If a atmosphere and opinion during training a past few days and during Saturday’s Members and Fans Day during Carina is any indication, a stay has carried spirits and sensory a concentration with a Bullets.

Cam Gliddon in movement during a Bullets training event during a members and fans day.Source:News Limited

New Bullets partisan and Boomers ensure Cameron Gliddon pronounced it was a rarely prolific stay that should compensate off in tough times in a unchanging season, that starts on Oct 11 when Brisbane play New Zealand in Auckland.

“It was all about anticipating out about where we are as a group. We did a lot of articulate about who we wish to be,’’ Gliddon said.

“We were put in situations that we’ve never been in before and we got to see where people’s strengths lie. I’ve finished a lot of this things before though some of a exercises were new to us all and we got a lot out of them.

“It wasn’t basketball-specific things though we achieved some things that are going to build trust and a spirit of a team. Some of it was flattering tiresome though we got by it as a team.

“We haven’t had a lot of success in a pre-season games though we’ve also had a lot of adversity to understanding with though we feel prepared to go now.’’

Gliddon with Charlie Bale during a Brisbane Bullets members and fans day.Source:News Limited

Injured centres Will Magnay (ankle) and Mat Hodgson (calf) lerned on Saturday though are doubtful to be entirely fit for Round 1 movement with replacement import Nnanna Egwu set to play during slightest one turn of matches before streamer to Asia.

The rest of Brisbane’s patrol is solemnly though certainly impending 100 per cent aptness with Cameron Bairstow noticeably mobile, flexible and in an aggressive support of mind during training on Saturday as he continues to quip from a critical knee injury.

Gliddon has bounced behind from behind medicine to soothe a prominent hoop issue.

“About a week after a surgery, I’ve never felt so good in my life. we felt like a new man, doing things on justice we haven’t finished in years so I’m prepared to conflict a season,’’ he said.

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Kings rookie joins Australia’s NBA contingent

The Hawks on Tuesday morning announced a signing of 213cm (seven-foot) centre/forward Humphries, who was named a NBL rookie of a year final season.

Humphries, from Sydney, attended University of Kentucky from 2015-2017 before nominating for a NBA draft.

However he wasn’t comparison and went on to join a Kings before personification a army in Serbia.

While Humphries looks set to start out with Atlanta’s NBA G-League affiliate, he joins a healthy list of Australians plying their trade in a United States, headlined by Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Patty Mills (San Antonio Spurs), Aron Baynes (Boston Celtics) and Joe Ingles (Utah Jazz).

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Perth, Adelaide patrolman tough waste as NBL teams swept

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 05: Bryce Cotton #11 of a Perth Wildcats drives to a basket opposite Mason Plumlee #24 and Trey Lyles #7 of a Denver Nuggets during a Pepsi Center on Oct 5, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User specifically acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or regulating this photograph, User is consenting to a terms and conditions of a Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

THE Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats momentarily seemed headed for ancestral wins opposite NBA teams though a fairytale didn’t materialise.

The Utah Jazz overran a 36ers in a final entertain in Salt Lake City on Friday to take a gentle 129-99 victory.

In Colorado it was a identical story, with a Wildcats pulling a Denver Nuggets before descending 96-88.

“We knew they were going to come out and contest and they did that,” pronounced Nuggets indicate ensure Monte Morris, who was full of regard for a Wildcats.

Mason Plumlee dunks over Perth’s Terrico White. Picture: Getty
Source: DailyTelegraph

The games were a final instalments of a seven-game NBL-NBA array played opposite North America and Hawaii in a past week, with a billion dollar-plus NBA franchises winning opposite a minnows from Australia and New Zealand.

The 36ers seemed set for a large dissapoint opposite an undermanned Jazz. Adelaide’s starters all shot some-more than 40 per cent from a margin for a diversion and Nathan Sobey top-scored with 25.





Adelaide 36ers ensure Nathan Sobey (L) defends Utah’s Ricky Rubio. Picture: AP
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The 36ers took a 31-28 lead during a finish of a initial entertain and stayed tighten to a Jazz until a fourth quarter.

The Jazz didn’t play French hulk Rudy Gobert and Australian ensure Dante Exum, while Adelaide-raised star Joe Ingles had a bad sharpened night, blank all 4 field-goal attempts.

Jazz manager Quin Snyder sat Ingles and a team’s other starters Donovan Mitchell, Ricky Rubio and Jae Crowder in a second half.

Joe Ingles and Utah teammate Royce O’Neale discuss during their feat over a 36ers. Picture: Getty
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The Wildcats, who a week ago were thrashed 130-72 by a Jazz, trailed by only one indicate late in a third entertain opposite a Nuggets.

The Nuggets also ran divided in a final quarter.

Perth sharpened ensure Bryce Cotton competence accept some seductiveness from NBA teams after top-scoring with 33 points, including falling 5 of 10 three-point attempts.

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Meanwhile, Melbourne were rival for most of a initial half before being blown divided in a heartless third entertain that led to a 120-82 beatdown in Toronto.

Chris Goulding overcame an ankle damage to be Melbourne’s equal heading scorer, equal with ensure Casper Ware with 17, though they had no answers for Toronto ensure Norman Powell who had a game-high 21 points in a sizzling third-quarter display.

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Basketball’s biggest meme debunked

The barbarous clip-turned-GIF featuring Bryant station unfazed as Matt Barnes pump-faked a basketball during his face during a 2010 NBA diversion was sadly debunked Tuesday, after an beyond perspective of a shave showed Bryant wasn’t station directly in front of Barnes as he calculated a inbound pass.

A shade squeeze shows Bryant convinced to a right of Barnes during a Mar 7, 2010, lean between a Magic and Lakers.

Bryant’s poise during a shave was one of his off-ball highlights from his career. He explained in 2015 that he never approaching Barnes would chuck a round during his face during a game.

“He’s crazy, though he’s not that crazy, so we didn’t flinch,” he pronounced during a time. “It was only a split-second reaction. we processed it flattering fast and realised what was going on.”

Barnes pronounced Bryant’s greeting “wasn’t even human” in 2010. He non-stop adult some-more about a play on a “Lunchtime with Roggin and Rodney” podcast in August, observant a play helped propel him to join a Lakers after in 2010.

“It wasn’t planned, it only happened,” Barnes said. “If we watch a film, I’m only vouchsafing a play behind him transpire, though we only happened to feign a round in his face and we came as tighten as we am to a microphone [in a studio] and he didn’t even blink, that we desired after a fact, though we didn’t realize during a time.”

The Magic kick a Lakers 96-94 during that game, by a way.

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Slap sparks furious all-in basketball brawl

The 17-year-old up-and-coming basketballer took difference to actor Mindaugas Susinskas patting him on a behind of a conduct after a round flew out of end and slapped him opposite a face.

What followed was a large on-court demonstration suggestive of Australia’s furious quarrel opposite a Phillipenes progressing in a year. Both Ball and Susinskas were ejected from a diversion after a quarrel subsided.

And it all went downhill for Team USA after a brawl. Leading by a gentle 15 points during a time of Ball’s slap in a third quarter, a tourists flopped to a 124-116 detriment in a fourth.

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Bullets to get possibility to lane progress

The Bullets were broke by a Hawks on a opening day of a Blitz pre-season contest in Bendigo final Thursday when Illawarra ran demonstration on a approach to a 91-69 win.

The full Brisbane patrol had come together for a initial time only 24 hours progressing and softened considerably in games opposite Melbourne and Sydney to finish a Blitz with some movement and confidence.

Brisbane Bullts star Adam Gibson during training. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

The fruits of a tough week of work on a training justice will be on uncover during USC Stadium during Sippy Downs on Sunday.

Brisbane were partial of a NBL-NBA pre-season diversion array 12 months ago though a Bullets stayed in Australia this year while 5 NBL clubs headed to a US.

Guard Adam Gibson pronounced as good as a knowledge was to play opposite an NBA team, Brisbane’s time was improved spent removing to know any other and removing to work during training with a unchanging deteriorate only around a corner.

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“We’ve had 5 of a guys divided with general duties and we’ve had so many guys harmed in a pre-season that we haven’t unequivocally had any time together. We’ve literally had only a handful of sessions where a infancy of a side has been during training,’’ Gibson said.

“We couldn’t means to have days travelling (to a US) and we have indispensable to put in a work here that will be critical to how we go this year.

“Hopefully we’ll see some improvements from that initial diversion during a Blitz. It’s not so most about a scoreboard though we wish to be improved during certain areas of a game.’’

Fill-in import Nnanna Egwu will play his initial diversion for a Bullets on Sunday.

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Randle stars as Kings tumble brief of epic NBA upset

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BEFORE tip-off, a Los Angeles Clippers knew small about a Sydney Kings solely for former NBA champion Andrew Bogut and ensure Jerome Randle.

Post-match, a Clippers had zero though indebtedness after contrast their Australian rivals’ character to NBA champions a Golden State Warriors.

Despite losing 110-91, a Kings put a NBL on a map with a bold performance, highlighted by their ability turn and refusal to give in.

Tobias Harris #34 of a Los Angeles Clippers shoots over David Wear #12 of a Sydney Kings. Picture: Getty Images
Source: DailyTelegraph



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Clippers manager Doc Rivers was rarely tender with a Kings, praising their round transformation and toughness.

“That would be a good group to play a integrate some-more times, given they’ll get we prepared for a Golden States of a universe a approach they play,” Rivers said.

“I only like how they play.

“Andrew (Gaze) does a good job. we adore their transformation and how they play together. It is a fun group to watch play.

“I don’t know if we wish to play opposite them any night, given they are flattering good.

“But we adore personification Australians, only given of a approach they play.

Los Angeles Clippers brazen Tobias Harris (34) has his shot blocked by Sydney Kings centre Andrew Bogut (6). Picture: AP Photo
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“They also have this toughness about them and we like that opposite a guys.

“They run some sets that we don’t see and we only suspicion for a counterclaim it was unequivocally good to try and adjust to all a transformation and shooters.

“I told my guys before a game, we might have a talent advantage though they have smoothness and they’ve played together.”

Skipper Kevin Lisch (16 points), Daniel Kickert (13) and Brad Newley (eight) all tender for a Kings, though American ensure Randle was quite superb with a game-high 25 points.

The Chicago-born guard, who played 5 games for a Clippers in a 2013 Summer League, delivered a grand opening opposite his former franchise.

Los Angeles Clippers brazen Montrezl Harrell (5) swings from a basket after dunking. Picture: AP Photo
Source: DailyTelegraph

Randle showed off his silky skills to win over copiousness of admirers from a pro-Clippers crowd.

One American fan even yelled out: “Put Randle behind in a game” during a fourth quarter.

Randle, who went undrafted in a 2010 NBA Draft and has played Summer League with Orlando, Washington, Milwaukee, Memphis and Dallas, pronounced he was on a goal to stir on home soil.

“The thing with me and all that went on with a NBA, anytime we get an event to play in a US we try and put on a show,” Randle said.

“I felt in my heart that we could win this diversion though male we can learn so most from this diversion heading into a NBL.

“I’m so unapproachable of my guys with a bid and heart they put into this game.”

Randle had a using conflict with Clippers ensure Patrick Beverley, who he grew adult with in Chicago.

“He is like a hermit to me,” he said.

“We’ve famous any other given we were 5 years old.

“I knew he was going to come out and try and get during me.

“But I’ve got so most adore and honour for him. We go approach behind and all he has been by to get to where he is now we only have to take your shawl off to him.

“I consider he is a best defender in a NBA — all my adore goes to Pat man.”

Beverley also spoke rarely of Randle, dogmatic a Kings ensure still had what it takes to play in a NBA.

“To me he’s one of a shiftiest guards in a world,” Beverley said.

“Put him adult there with Kyrie (Irving) when it comes to doing a round and moves like that. So, I’m only happy that he’s on a high-level group like a Sydney Kings and he got MVP final year and was means to arrangement his skills.”

In a end, a Clippers’ NBA conditioned distance and speed valid too most as they claimed a 19-point win.

The Kings got within one indicate on dual occasions though only couldn’t go with a Clippers for 4 quarters.

Sydney horde Adelaide in their NBL deteriorate opener on Oct 13.

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