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Sport Bullets beat Cairns, still NBL contenders

11:50  15 february  2020
11:50  15 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Breakers hearts still beating with NBL win

  Breakers hearts still beating with NBL win American import Scotty Hopson has kept New Zealand Breakers' finals hopes alive with 31 points in his side's NBL upset against the Bullets in Brisbane.For the second time this season on their home court, Brisbane Bullets had no answer to Breakers star Scotty Hopson whose 31 points and seven rebounds ensured the New Zealanders, Brisbane and Melbourne United will fight it out over fourth place in the final week of the season.

NBL Ruthless Brisbane Bullets crush Cairns Taipans in 32-point romp. NBL : Sydney Kings beat NZ Breakers to stay unbeaten. The Bullets ticked another box in their NBL contender checklist and moved within reach of third position with a 99-68 win against Cairns at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre.

Brisbane Bullets star Alonzo Gee is blocked by the Cairns Taipans defence on Saturday night. Picture: AAPSource:AAP. IT was scrappy but Cairns left The Taipans opened their 2018-19 NBL campaign by winning every quarter in a typical down-and-dirty Queensland derby while the Bullets were unable

It seemed like Mission Impossible.

Yet Brisbane remain in the NBL top-four hunt after a stunning 124-88 victory over arch rivals Cairns at Nissan Arena.

The Bullets needed to beat third-placed Cairns on Saturday by at least 34 points to keep their faint finals hopes alive.

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  Slick Snakes rattle Sixers in NBL romp The Taipans showed they will be a finals force while the Sixers' NBL season of frustration turned ugly in Adelaide.Cam Oliver (31 points, 11 rebounds) was a dominant force on Saturday for the Taipans who, after opening with a 7-0 burst, were never headed nor seriously threatened in posting their fourth successive win.

Finals contenders Brisbane were expected to beat Cairns on the road, but they were under "I feel like there's no rookie in the NBL that can guard me," he said, before crediting his teammates. Brisbane still leads Cairns on the ladder with a 4-5 record, while the Taipans improved to 3-6.

Former Cairns import Travis Trice has come back to bite the Taipans, stepping up to nail back-to-back three-pointers and seal Brisbane’s gutsy 82-74 NBL home win. The Bullets bounced back from last week’s record 31-point home loss to Illawarra to notch just their third win of the season after a

Remarkably, Brisbane pulled off the daunting task in front of a delirious sold-out crowd.

Now for the hard part.

The Bullets have to rely on Melbourne United being upset by second-last South East Melbourne on Sunday to scrape into the playoffs.

United (14-13 record) are expected to thrash the Phoenix after receiving a shot of confidence on Thursday night with their 16-point win over the Taipans.

Melbourne United can leapfrog the NZ Breakers (15-13) and the Bullets (15-13) if they down a Phoenix side without star Mitch Creek (knee) due to their superior points percentage.

Whoever finishes fourth starts their best of three semi-final series from February 29 against minor premiers Sydney.

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: Nathan Sobey of the Bullets in action during the round 19 NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the New Zealand Breakers at Nissan Arena on February 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)© Getty BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07: Nathan Sobey of the Bullets in action during the round 19 NBL match between the Brisbane Bullets and the New Zealand Breakers at Nissan Arena on February 07, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Still, Bullets fans are daring to dream after Saturday's result, led by Nathan Sobey (30 points), Cameron Gliddon (25) and EJ Singler (21).

Bullets in the gun as Cats eye top two

  Bullets in the gun as Cats eye top two Perth have all but secured a top two finish on the NBL ladder with a win over Brisbane, leaving the Bullets vulnerable with one week left before playoffs.The 85-72 result, however, leaves the Bullets vulnerable in fourth spot going into the final round of fixtures before the playoffs. Brisbane host Cairns Taipans next Saturday and may still need a win to see finals action.

Former Cairns import Travis Trice has come back to bite the Taipans, stepping up to nail back-to-back three-pointers and seal Brisbane’s gutsy 82-74 NBL home win. The Bullets bounced back from last week’s record 31-point home loss to Illawarra to notch just their third win of the season after a

Bullets beat Breakers to stay in NBL race. 13dAAP. After losing to Cairns on December 9, United has run off six straight wins and has roared to within percentage points of the top of the NBL table, all without star signing Casey Prather, who suffered a dislocated elbow against Illawarra on December

Brisbane kept their supporters on the edge of their seats as they prayed for the 34-plus margin.

They jumped to a 39-15 first-quarter lead, but had it cut to 18 by halftime (63-45) before finding another gear in the second half.

They led 98-69 at the last break but didn't crack a 30-point lead until the final term.

As fans crossed their fingers for the miracle win, Gliddon sank two free throws to push Brisbane past a 34-point lead for the first time in the dying seconds.

The Bullets are hoping for a finals great escape for the second-straight season.

Last season, they entered the final round in fifth and scraped into the playoffs after beating the Breakers and fourth-placed Adelaide lost.

The Taipans need to regroup before their semi-finals series from February 28 against second-placed Perth.

They were on a four-game winning run before suffering the 16-point loss to Melbourne United and Saturday's defeat.

Brisbane finished with a 10-4 home record - the fourth best in the NBL.

Wildcats stars shake off injury concerns .
Star Perth Wildcats duo Bryce Cotton and Terrico White look like they will be in prime shape for the club's semi-final series against Cairns.Alarm bells were ringing for Wildcats fans last week when star imports Terrico White and Bryce Cotton missed the final-round win over Adelaide with knee issues.

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