Sunday, December 7, 2008

All Things News Worthy

Many tipsters would consider this round of the NBL one that featured many upsets.

First, the Crocs got the ball rolling by defeating the league leading NZ Breakers on Kiwi soil. The Sydney Spirit continued their good form with a solid win over the lackluster Cairns Taipans up north. Move to Saturday and the Adelaide 36ers are talking playoffs again after a solid win over the slumping Melbourne Tigers. Then on Sunday afternoon on the Gold Coast, Perth's mind stayed at the beach as the Blaze ran away with just their third win of the season.

Below you will find complete recaps and boxscores of all games from the past round.

Hawks 78-112 Dragons recap
Breakers 88-104 Crocs recap
Taipans 78-92 Spirit recap
36ers 102-94 Tigers recap
Dragons 101-83 Hawks recap
Crocs 92-87 Spirit recap
Blaze 129-97 Wildcats recap



- Andrew Bogut helps out Sydney Spirit with a $30k donation, but he is not ready to own a team.

My hat's off to Bogut. What a great gesture from a guy that did not need to do this. I'm sure it helps that Coach Rob Beveridge become a gold medal winning coach at the World u/19 championships a few years ago with Bogut being the MVP.

- I happened to have reached a few milestones over this week's games but it wasn't until I read this article I realized I was the first player in NBL history to peel off 350 games straight.

People have been asking me "what is the secret?" I just love to play, so it will take a lot to keep me from suiting up for a game.

- South Dragons coach Brian Goorjian is eyeing off a top two spot.

- Julius Hodge is blogging and he is "not drinking the poison".

- Damien Martin was playing with a broken wrist despite doctors telling him different.

- Cairns Taipans are not "shutting up shop" yet.

- Adelaide 36er David Cooper notched up game 250 over the weekend.

- Yahoo's BDL has a great one-on-one interview with trash talking Gary Payton. Find out what "The Glove" is up to these days.

- See who is the best clutch player in the NBA. Value for dollar that is.

- My #5 Zags continue to roll. This time Indiana had a crack and came up short, 70-54.

Zags Jeremy Pargo bringing the thunder against Indiana.


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your games milestone JR,are you wearin a pair of old skool And1's in that article?
You have to wear a old pair one game!

Anonymous said...

Given Perth lost to the Blaze, are you going to shed any light on the Wildcats personal change(s) you referred to in your podcast?

djrod said...

how about the red ones you wore at the All-star game here