Bullets, Phoenix, 36ers Shine In Preseason Games

Bullets, Phoenix, 36ers Shine In Preseason Games

The Brisbane Bullets, South East Melbourne Phoenix and Adelaide 36ers all recorded preseason wins on Sunday, as we get further sneak peeks of what’s to come in NBL20.

The Bullets impressed against last season’s runners-up Melbourne United, using a 53-34 second half to run away 102-80 victors.

New Brisbane import Taylor Braun – who was recommended to the Bullets by Utah Jazz and Australian Boomers star Joe Ingles – shot a perfect six-of-six from the field, including five from downtown, to lead the Bullets in scoring with 22. He also added 6 rebounds and 5 assists in an impressive performance.

Lamar Patterson was back to his stat sheet stuffing ways with 17 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals, while Jason Cadee also added 17 points.

United’s Shawn Long posted a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds, receiving strong support from Jo Lual-Acuil (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Casey Prather (15 points).

Check out the full stats of the United Bullets game here.

 

 

The Phoenix notched their second straight preseason win over an NBL opponent, taking down Cairns Taipans 93-80.

Tai Wesley led South East Melbourne with 21 points and 6 assists, with fellow big Keith Benson doubling-up with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ben Madgen and Kyle Adnam both posted 11 points.

Cairns import Cameron Oliver made a statement with 24 points and one monstrous dunk. Kouat Noi (16 points, 5 rebounds) and Majok Deng (10 points) also made positive contributions.

Check out the full stats of the Phoenix Taipans game here.

 

 

The Adelaide 36ers recorded their second straight win over the defending champion Perth Wildcats, taking them down 83-77.

Jack McVeigh continued his strong preseason form with 18 points and six rebounds off the bench, while Harry Froling also put in work after coming off the bench, recording 14 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Brendan Teys had 11 points and Daniel Johnson had 10 points and 6 rebounds.

For Perth, Rhys Vague led the way with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Jesse Wagstaff had 14 points off the bench, Majok Majok had 10 points and 8 rebounds, while Clint Steindl also had 10 points.

Check out the full stats of the 36ers Wildcats game here.

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