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Slow start, but they are fighting back

Brisbane Bullets vs Perth Wildcats highlights: Bullets win by 7 in emphatic return

Watch out for Daria Gavrilova she is now representing Australia and destroyed Sabine Lisicki at the Hopman cup a few days ago

When Serena retires, who is the next superstar of women's tennis?

I think that’s what LK was trying to achieve, I think the crocs are very important and they need to stay,the Brian Conklin issue is interesting,a little testy, I’m hearing there is about to play out in that one

Crocs looking to build trust and respect: Robert Honan

No problems Matthew, I think we all want a Townsville crocs team in the NBL

Crocs looking to build trust and respect: Robert Honan

They are playing well and 2-0 now, like Emily told me they just need to bank the wins to get through

Smith excited by young Hockeyroos

Should be interesting to see what happens tonight, breakers are flying at the moment

Townsville vs New Zealand highlights: Breakers survive scare

Taipans playing well scott

Cairns Taipans vs Sydney Kings: NBL live scores, blog

Anna has played in just about all the tournaments and has been rested,the Aussies want to try some other girls with Olympic selection coming up, they know what they get out of Anna

Young Hockeyroos ready to roll

Can’t believe it’s been 12 months already, he meant so much to everyone and will continue to be honoured

Cricketers to commemorate anniversary of Phil Hughes' death

Yes he did,took a 20k cheque as a sign on bonus,could have played in a team of Carey,archer,Stevens and co but decided to join Collingwood, he obviously thought it was the right move at the time and went with it

Did Adam Treloar really disrespect Richmond?

United need to find another way,the constant three shooting will hurt when they shoot it the way they are at the moment,need to work it inside more,Warrick will help with that

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Game Wrap:

The Townsville crocs have pulled off an amazing win on the road to defeat Melbourne United at Hisense Arena in front of a big crowd.

Jumping out of the blocks against a sluggish United the Crocs led at quarter time 25-19 and showed they were up for the contest despite missing Brian Conklin and Luke Schenscher. United looked rattled and wanting to sit back and hit the easy three to get the job done but the 1st quarter showed that there opponent was up for the contest.

Second quarter had the Crocs putting a strangle hold on the game and silencing the home crowd by winning the quarter 22-12 to take a 47-31 lead into the main break.

United tried hard to fight back in the third but by the end of the third they had still lost the quarter by two and trailed by a massive 18 points 51-69.

United come out swinging in the last quarter and kept coming led by Chris Goulding 22 points, Kickert 17 points and Stephen Holt with 15 but weren’t able to head the crocs and lost 78-82 . For the crocs Kay had 14 points and Steindl 13 in a team performance to keep there season alive.

United take to the road for a massive clash against the New Zealand Breakers on Sunday to try to turn a two game losing streak, Hakim Warrick is expected to suit up.

Jason Dowlin

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Wow United found it tough going tonight and need to find away to score other then shooting three’s, a good zone Defence has them battling and will need to find an answer. Game wrap to come.

Thank you for joining me for this game, NBL action continues this weekend on The Roar so make sure you check it out.

For now good night and enjoy your weekend.

Melbourne United 78
Def by
Townsville Crocs 82

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

TOWNSVILLE CROCODILES
30/68 (44%) FIELD GOALS 32/66 (48%)
14/35 (40%) 3 POINTS 9/18 (50%)
4/9 (44%) FREE THROWS 9/17 (52%)
36 REBOUNDS 32
18 ASSISTS 15
1 STEALS 3
2 BLOCKS 2
8 TURNOVERS 4
15 (11) FOULS (FOULS ON) 11 (15)
24 POINTS IN THE PAINT 38
12 SECOND CHANCE POINTS 12
5 POINTS OFF TURNOVERS 9Scoring DevelopmentMELBOURNE UNITED TOWNSVILLE CROCODILESQ1Q2Q3Q401020-20-10SHOOTING STATISTICSMEL
16/33
2P
14/35
3P
4/9
FTTSV
23/48
2P
9/18
3P
9/17
FT

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

MELBOURNE UNITED
STARTERS FG REB AS ST BS PTS
S. Holt
6-10 5 8 0 0 15
T. Blanchfield
3-12 10 0 0 0 8
D. Kickert (C)
7-15 7 3 0 0 17
M. Majok
1-2 5 1 0 1 2
C. Goulding
7-15 2 2 0 0 22
BENCH FG REB AS ST BS PTS
E. Golong
0-0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Hadziomerovic
3-6 1 2 1 0 7
C. Patton
1-2 1 0 0 0 2
N. Tomlinson
1-2 1 1 0 0 3
K. Adnam
0-0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Hill
0-1 0 0 0 0 0
G. Jackson
1-3 4 1 0 1 2
TEAM TOTALS 30-68 36 18 1 2 78
Coach: Dean Demopoulos Points from Turnovers: 5 Points in the Paint: 24
Assistant: Mike Kelly, Simon Mitchell Second Chance Points: 12 Fast Break Points: 2TOWNSVILLE CROCODILES
STARTERS FG REB AS ST BS PTS
J. Jett
4-13 4 2 1 0 11
M. Young
3-7 4 1 0 2 6
N. Kay
6-9 9 3 0 0 14
M. Norton
6-11 2 1 0 0 15
C. Steindl
4-11 7 3 1 0 13
BENCH FG REB AS ST BS PTS
C. Maynard
4-4 3 2 1 0 9
L. Henry
2-3 3 1 0 0 6
M. Djeric
1-4 0 1 0 0 3
H. Froling
2-4 0 1 0 0 5
TEAM TOTALS 32-66 32 15 3 2 82
Coach: Shawn Dennis Points from Turnovers: 9 Points in the Paint: 38
Assistant: Sam Gruggen, Greg Vanderjagt Second Chance Points: 12 Fast Break Points: 0

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Great win by the crocs.
Stats and game wrap to come.

Stunning win from the crocs without some stars.

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Inbound United.
Kickert missed three.
Upset of the year.
Crocs win on the road against United.

Melbourne United 78
Townsville Crocs 82
Time left: Final score

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Steindl gets first free throw.
Gets second.

Melbourne United 78
Townsville Crocs 82
Time left: 4.1
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Crocs ball.
Jett nails a two.
United ball.
Holt hits a big two.
Steindl missed two.
Goulding missed three.
Jett gets the board.
Jett missed two.
Goulding fouled going to the hoop.
Shooting two.
Goulding gets one of two

Melbourne United 78
Townsville Crocs 80
Time left: 4.5
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Blanchfield missed three.
Crocs ball.
Djeric missed three.
Kickert missed three.
Blanchfield gets the board and hits a two.
Turnover.
Hadziomerovic hits a two.
Here comes United.
Missed by Steindl.
Blanchfield nails a massive Threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Melbourne United 75
Townsville Crocs 78
Time left: 1.42
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Kickert hits a two.
Need to stop now.
Inbound crocs
4 secs left on the shot clock.
Kay hits a two.
Kickert drives to the hoop for two.

Melbourne United 66
Townsville Crocs 78
Time left: 4
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Norton missed three.
Holt fouled .
Inbound United hadziomerovic gets a two.
Norton is fouled by holt running to the hoop.
Gets one of two

Melbourne United 64
Townsville Crocs 76
Time left: 4
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Hadziomerovic gets one of two.
Foul on Tomlinson.
Inbound crocs.
Norton gets a two.
Tomlinson fouled.
Inbound United.
Holt missed three.
Rebound United.
Hadziomerovic missed shot.

Melbourne United 62
Townsville Crocs 75
Time left: 5
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

United trying to fight back, still plenty of time left

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog

Crocs ball.
Jett to easy to the hoop for two.
Jackson hits a mid range two.
Turnover ball.
Hadziomerovic is fouled going to the hoop.
Time out called.
Hadziomerovic to shoot two after the time out.

Melbourne United 61
Townsville Crocs 73
Time left: 6
Quarter: 4th

Melbourne United vs Townsville Crocodiles: NBL live scores, blog