Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

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    This match pits two of the struggling sides of the season so far – the Cairns Taipans and the Sydney Kings – against each other. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday from 5:30pm AEDT.

    This is the second meeting between the two sides in three days.

    In their match on Thursday night, the Kings notched an important win, but not without some nervous moments. Leading by 19 points at halftime, the Kings watched their lead reduced to six points.

    However, Sydney steadied and eventually ran out nine-point winners (81- 72).

    Jerome Randle and Jason Cadee both scored 16 points. For the Taipans, Cameron Gliddon top scored with 20 points, while Alex Loughton chipped in with 19.

    Randle leads the league for points per game, averaging 20.6. If the Kings can curb his influence, they will go a long way to grabbing the win.

    The Kings are averaging 87.4 points per game, while the Taipans are averaging just 79.

    Both sides are struggling this season, but the Taipans will star this game as favourites. Cairns have won seven of their past 12 games at home, when starting as favourites but they should get the victory in this one.

    Cairns by four points.

    Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match between the Cairns Taipans and the Sydney Kings at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday from 5:30pm AEDT.

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    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:37pm | ! Report

      Kings dethroned as Taipans storm home to win

      The Cairns Taipans have secured victory over the Sydney Kings, running out 9- point victors.

      Sydney started strongly, with Jeremy Tyler scoring the first bucket of the game. The Kings went on an 11- 3 run, before Nnanna Egwu scored for the Taipans but the Kings took a 17- 12 lead into the fisrt break.

      The Taipans drew level in the second term, with a bucket from Damon Heuir, before two free throws from Cameron Gliddon gave Cairns the lead. The Kings steadied and took a 36- 35 advantage into half time.

      Jeremy Tyler and Jerome Randle were on fire for the Kings, as they lead 57- 51 at the end of the third quarter.

      Cairns took control in the final term, scoring 29 points to 14 to secure the 80- 71 victory.

      Evans Junior and Alex Lougthon top scored for Cairns, with 15 points each, while Randle and Tyler both scored 24 points for the Kings.

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:19pm | ! Report

      Taipans win 80- 71

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:13pm | ! Report

      Time out called.
      Taipans in control, leading 76- 66 with 1:39 left on the clock

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:11pm | ! Report

      Garlepp out of the game

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      Dayshon Smith sinks the three and the Taipans are up by 9

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      Time Out.
      Taipans- 68 Kings- 64 with 04:44 remaining.

    • Roar Rookie

      Johnathan Thompson said | 7:01pm | ! Report

      Evans Jnr has 15 points for the Taipans.
      Cairns- 63 Sydney- 62

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