Liam Santamaria’s Round 18 NBL Studs and Duds

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria The Snakes finished the season with some bite, the Wildcats claimed top spot and Lamarvellous fired Brisbane into the playoffs. Here, for the final time this season, is your weekly dose of studs and duds. STUDS Cairns Taipans After a rough ol’ season the Taipans finished NBL19 with a bang, upsetting Melbourne to essentially deny the defending champs a first-place finish. The Snakes narrowly lost to Sydney on Saturday but their efforts against United were enough to earn an end-of season shout-out in the…

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Liam Santamaria’s Studs and Duds: Round 6

Written for nbl.com.au by Liam Santamaria   Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide all made statements throughout Round 6, while the ‘Cats escaped a WILD finish in the Tropics. Here are your Round 6 studs and duds.   STUDS Melbourne United You have to tip your hat to the defending champs for the toughness they’ve shown throughout their brutal recent schedule. After a high-quality win ‘across the ditch’ on Friday night, United returned home for their eighth game in twenty-two days and took care of business against the Bullets. Melbourne trailed Brisbane…

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