May 15, 2024
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Day two of the blitz saw high flyers, flashy passes and incredible shot making by the NBL’s best.

So who played well?

Game 3: New Zealand Breakers 101-75 Adelaide 36ers

Parker Jackson-Cartwright and the New Zealand Breakers destroyed the Adelaide 36ers 101 to 75 in game three.

The five foot 11 point guard harassed 36ers next star Trentyn Flowers on his way to 17 points, three rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

Flowers struggled all game, barely being able to bring the ball up the floor with the pressure that the Breakers and PJC applied, exposing a major weakness to his game. The teenager would finish the game with a whopping seven turnovers and a +/- of -26.

The shining light for CJ Bruton was Aussie big man Isaac Humphries, who in his return for the city of churches side had 22 points on the Breakers’ small ball centres.

Everything from the game would be overshadowed by the monstrous dunk by new Breakers import Zylan Cheatham. He ended his outing with a near double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds.

Game 4: Perth Wildcats 102-95 Cairns Taipans

Bryce Cotton did Bryce Cotton things. If you don’t know who he is and what he does by this point, go back to sleep under your rock.

The three-time MVP winner had 31 points, shooting 10/17 from the field to go with three rebounds, four assists and five steals versus the Taipans.

His new running mate Jordan Usher, accompanied Cotton with 19 points of his own, having the second most points in the game in 28 minutes played.

But it was Alex Sarr who the NBA scouts in attendance came to see. The Frenchman came off the bench and played significant minutes for the Wildcats, having 13 points, eight rebounds, four rebounds, a steal and two blocks.

Cairns put in an inspired effort, with import Tahjere McCall coaching (yes, really) from the sidelines. Lat Mayen had all of his 17 points in the first half, starting at the small forward spot for the Taipans while Bul Kuol recovers from a wrist injury.

First-year pro Taran Armstrong took the eyes of those in attendance with his flashy passes, taking him to seven assists in 25 minutes played. The Tasmanian also had four points and eight rebounds and will be a triple-double threat throughout the season.

Next star Bobi Klintman had 14 points, five rebounds and three steals for the Taipans.

Tomorrow’s action will see Luke Travers’ Melbourne United face off against Tyler Harvey’s Illawarra Hawks (5pm AEST), and Jonah Bolden’s Sydney Kings verse Gary Browne’s SEM Phoenix (7:30pm AEST).