HARBOURSPORT  
ROUND 17:
Wednesday 9th January
Wollongong v Sydney (7.30)
Cairns v Perth (8.30)
Thursday 10th January
NZ Breakers v Gold Coast (5.30)
Saturday 12th January
Melbourne v West Sydney (7.30)
Brisbane v Cairns (8.00)
Adelaide v Sydney (8.30)
Perth v Gold Coast (9.00)
Townsville v NZ Breakers (9.00)
Sunday 13th January
Singapore v Wollongong (8.00)

ROUND 18:
Wednesday 16th January
Adelaide v Perth (7.30)
Sth Dragons v West Sydney (7.30)
Friday 18th January
Wollongong v Adelaide (7.30)
Gold Coast v Townsville (8.30)
Saturday 19th January
Melbourne v NZ Breakers (7.30)
Sydney v West Sydney (7.30)
Brisbane v Adelaide (8.00)
Perth v Sth Dragons (9.00)
Sunday 20th January
Singapore v Cairns (8.00)

All times shown are Sydney time.
NBL
ROUND 16 RESULTS
Cairns Taipans 120 d Brisbane Bullets 112
Gold Coast Blaze 87 d Townsville Crocodiles 79
Melbourne Tigers 117 d Gold Coast Blaze 102
Perth Wildcats 124 d Singapore Slingers 87
Wollongong Hawks 111 d New Zealand Breakers 101
Townsville Crocodiles 123 d South Dragons 88
Brisbane Bullets 132 d South Dragons 101
Perth Wildcats 90 d Adelaide 36ers 88
New Zealand Breakers 113 d West Sydney Razorbacks 97
Sydney Kings 115 d Melbourne Tigers 107
It was a busy round of basketball to see in the new year, but
the best match of all was saved till last. Top 2 sides Sydney
and Melbourne faced off at the King-Dome in a match worthy
of a finals playoff. In a match of fluctuating fortunes, the
Tigers' Chris Anstey was magnificent with 28 points, but the
Luke Kendall-inspired Kings were equal to the task; and at
the conclusion of regulation time the teams couldn't be
separated. The exellent crowd of over 5,000 was in voice,
and they were to go home enthralled and in high spirits after
the Kings were able to pull away during the final moments of
added time to record a 115-107 victory.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery of the Kings v
Tigers match.
The win extended the Kings' lead at the top of the table after
challengers Melbourne and Brisbane both split their
matches. The Tigers, before the overtime epic against the
Kings, had recorded a 117-102 win over Gold Coast; while
Brisbane had been defeated by Cairns Taipans but bounced
back with a thumping 132-101 win over South Dragons. That
result finished a nightmare Doomsday Double for the
Dragons, who had been thrashed 123-88 by Townsville the
night before and finished the round sitting on an 8-match
losing streak.
A double by Perth Wildcats saw the WA team move into the
top 4. The first result was a blowout, with the Wildcats 124-87
too good for the hapless Singapore, but their home game
against Adelaide 36ers was much closer, with the lead
fluctuating during the evening before the Wildcats were able
to hold the lead at the final buzzer. The win placed the
Wildcats in the top 4 at the expense of Gold Coast, despite an
87-79 win over Townsville.
The topsy-turvy season of New Zealand continued during
their NSW road trip, going down 111-101 to Wollongong but
bouncing back with a 113-97 win over the Razorbacks. That
result kept the Breakers in 7th spot, and hopes of their first
finals appearance continue to grow.
 
Played
Won
Lost
% Win
% Points
Streak
Sydney Kings
20
18
2
90.00
111.39
W6
Melbourne Tigers
21
15
6
71.43
105.47
L1
Brisbane Bullets
22
15
7
68.18
107.89
W1
Perth Wildcats
19
11
8
57.89
106.74
W2
Gold Coast Blaze
21
12
9
57.14
101.89
L1
Cairns Taipans
20
11
9
55.00
103.65
W1
New Zealand Breakers
21
11
10
52.38
97.43
W1
Townsville Crocodiles
23
12
11
52.17
100.04
W1
Adelaide 36ers
20
9
11
45.00
99.60
L1
West Sydney Razorbacks
22
9
13
40.91
96.67
L1
Wollongong Hawks
20
6
14
30.00
95.42
W2
South Dragons
21
4
17
19.05
91.69
L8
Singapore Slingers
24
4
20
16.67
88.24
L2
ALSO IN BASKETBALL:

NBL Round 1 2007/08
NBL Round 2 2007/08
NBL Round 3 2007/08
NBL Round 4 2007/08
NBL Round 5 2007/08
NBL Round 6 2007/08
NBL Round 7 2007/08
NBL Round 8 2007/08
NBL Round 9 2007/08
NBL Round 10 2007/08
NBL Round 11 2007/08
NBL Round 12 2007/08
NBL Round 13 2007/08
NBL Round 14 2007/08
NBL Round 15 2007/08
NBL Round 16 2007/08
NBL Round 17 2007/08


Photo Galleries:

Sydney Kings v Gold Cst Blaze (23/9)
Sydney Kings v Adelaide 36s (24/10)
Sydney Kings vTownsvlle Crocs(2/11)
Sydney Kings v Brisbane Bullets(7/11)
Sydney Kings v Melb Tigers (5/1/08)
Syd Kings v West S R'backs (19/1/08)
Sydney Kings v Sth Dragons (23/1/08)
Sydney Kings v Woll Hawks (30/1/08)
Sydney Kings v Sing Slingers (9/2/08)
Sydney Kings v NZ Breakers (13/2/08)