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This week has been a rollercoaster of emotions and excitement for players, coaches, referees and most importantly fans!  A string of high tension, high scoring, close finishes resulted in some great finishes but not without their share of controversy.

It would be easy to get swept up in those controversies, which have already had their share of media attention, and so I wanted to remind you all about some of the other incredible achievements from Round 5.

  • It was the first time two imports for Sydney both scored at least 20 points in their last 92 games.
  • Melbourne made 21 three-pointers in their match up against Sydney, which is one short of the all time 40-minute record.
  • Melbourne became the first team in NBL history to defeat every other team in the League before losing their first game.
  • The Hawks were down by 4 at half time but scored 40 points to 15 in third quarter to lead by 19 at ¾ time. 40 points is the most scored by any team in a third quarter in a 40 minute game.
  • AJ Ogilvy had a career high 36 points which matched Kirk Penney’s 36 against the Breakers earlier this year as the most by any player in a game this year.
  • Perth were called for just 9 fouls against Townsville – the lowest in Wildcats franchise history.
  • Sydney scored 39 points in the first quarter which is the most points scored by any visiting team playing in Adelaide ever. They had 64 points at half time which is Sydney’s highest ever half time score in a 40-minute game.
  • The Kings led by 18 points at three-quarter time but Adelaide outscored them 32-13 in the last to win and set a new League record for a fourth quarter comeback in a 40-minute game. (NB. The previous record was 15).
  • It also happened to be the 1000th game in the NBL for the 36ers and the 800th for the Kings.
  • Cedric Jackson picked up his 5th career triple double – and the 2nd of the season – with 16 points,  career high 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Tom Abercrombie scored game high 24 points in his 200th game.

What a round it was… Bring on Round 6!

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