The NBL is flying and it’s already been jam packed with highlights. These have been my top 5 moments so far this season.
#5 – Cameron Gliddon’s game winner
The ex-Taipan captain has been sensational for his new team in Brisbane. The sharpshooter has been dynamic on the road this season and there was no better example than his game winner to lift the Bullets over the 36ers in Round 4.
— Liam Santamaria (@Liam_Santa) November 4, 2018
#4 – Bogut Turns Back The Clock
The Sydney Kings had grand plans when they secured the signature of Andrew Bogut. While he has lifted the profile of the NBL since his arrival, we saw his greatest on-court moments against the Hawks in Round 4. He made two behind-the-back moves, before throwing it down with authority.
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) November 2, 2018
#3 – A sellout a week in advance
Melbourne United hosting the Andrew Bogut-led Kings has been the hottest ticket in town. Melbourne Arena will have a Finals-like atmosphere as King Bogut makes his first appearance in his home state.
Cup Day Eve basketball against the Sydney Kings. Who's in?!
🎟️: https://t.co/Js24zu9Npb (ONLY SINGLE SEATS REMAIN)
🕰️: 7:50pm (AEDT)
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Preview: https://t.co/bCZVCggItJ#WeAreMelbourne pic.twitter.com/Gdm0QcqlnX
— Melbourne United (@MelbUnitedHQ) November 4, 2018
#2 – Sobey Triple Double
Nathan Sobey went ham versus the Cairns Taipans in Round 3. He recorded the first triple-double in the past five years, going for 22 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. The most impressive stat might have been the zero turnovers in what was an unbelievable individual effort.
.@Adelaide36ers hero Nathan Sobey threw his name into the MVP favourites mix after picking up a rare triple-double against the Taipans. The 28-year-old is the first player to record the feat since 2015, further enhancing his potential to play in the NBA. @andrew_hayes7 #7News pic.twitter.com/BM3JFmPZkL
— 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) October 27, 2018
#1 – The thriller from the Illa
We were three games into the new season when Melbourne United and Illawarra played a game for the ages. It was only the second time in NBL history that a game had gone into quadruple overtime. It had everything from big shots, great individual performances and obviously more drama than a murder mystery. It took a Casper Ware defensive effort to allow United to survive 123-122.
If you don’t watch the #NBL because “it’s not the #NBA” I urge you to reconsider. 4 OTs, clutch shots @MelbUnitedHQ win 123-122. What an advertisement for the game in Australia. It’s not the NBA and it never will be, but our home league is damn awesome. #NBL19 #MELatILL 🇦🇺
— Michael Randall (@MickRandallHS) October 12, 2018