Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quick Hitters

Read below to find out which NBL player got their grovve back during Round 3.

Before I head to bed and think about what tomorrow will bring, I will just hit you with some random thoughts I've had from Round 3.

- The Wollongong Hawks put a stop to the Cairns Taipans three game winning streak tonight down in the Gong.

So, can the Snakes win away from home? In a single word, NO. What you have seen to date from the Taipans is what you will get all year. Struggle Street on the road and a feisty bunch at home.

That will not be a recipe for a Top 4 finish, although they currently sit in third spot.

- The Townsville Crocs have lost 2 of there last 3 games by a total of two points. In these games the Crocs shot a paltry 54% (19-35) from the charity stripe.

Their win was a massive 35 point victory of the Melbourne Tigers where they connected on 15-30 from downtown.

Maybe the Tigers should have went to the "Hack-A-Croc" rules early in the second quarter.

- Wollongong Hawk point guard Tywain McKee is the talk of the town (and NBL). He just better get use to those double teams that have started to come his way.

I will be watching closely over the next month to see how he responds to this situation.

I like how he handled it tonight against the Taipans. He was scoreless for the first quarter but then controlled it the rest of the way. He finished with a lazy 20 points and had 5 thefts.

- How Stella Got Her Groove Back is an all time favourite of mine and I'd be interested to see if Perth Wildcats Head Coach Rob Beveridge used this one in his video session this week.

Shawn Redhage found his groove but it was probably due to some home cooking at 'The Jungle'.

The Perth Wildcats played their first home game of the season this round and Redhage exploded for 32 points on 12-17 shooting.

I think the Cats leader has awoken.

- Is it just me or did the Gold Coast Blaze already have their eye on import Erron Maxey.

I'm not sure what Maxey's story is, but I'm guessing he was holding out for something better but that never arose.

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