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Waratahs, Wallabies and Boston Celtics supporter by day, surf sports super fan by night.

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Haha you’re not a lawyer are you?

Talk about poetic license – ‘He wasn’t even aware he had kicked it as it had shot out of the ruck’.

In the words of Kevin07 ‘Fair shake of the sauce bottle mate’

Wallabies by 50: Let your heart do the talking in World Cup final week

Well said RT – my thoughts exactly!

Wallabies by 50: Let your heart do the talking in World Cup final week

Haha

Five talking points from the Wallabies' win over Argentina

The Adelaide 36ers have kick started their season with a captivating performance against the Cairns Taipans winning 88-79 at home.

Adelaide was led by new import, Jerome Randall who stamped himself as one of the most enthralling and energetic players in the competition following his scintillating debut.

Randle hit 24 points in only 23 minutes as he shot four from six three pointers and 53 percent from the field.

It wasn’t just his shooting that would have impressed Adelaide fans, with his ball handling ability and incredible foot speed sure to provide plenty of highlights throughout the season.

Randle also stepped up in the fourth to halt the fast finishing Taipans who had cut a 15 point lead with only nine minutes remaining.

Randle hit seven straight points before dishing a pair of assists to steal back momentum and leave Cairns chasing their tails.

Adelaide 36ers coach, Joey Wright would also have been extremely happy with the performances of Adam Gibson (15 points) and Anthony Petrie (12 points) who both provided spark at either end of the floor.

Cairns looked no show of stealing the game mid-way through the third quarter until going on a 13-2 run to equal the scores at the end of the third.

Tragardh was the standout performer for the Taipans in his 300th game scoring 16 points and looking very dangerous whenever he got the ball in the paint.

Starks tried to rally the side with 15 points however it was too little too late for Cairns as he was unable to spark a late rally.

Cairns would have been hoping for more from Weigh and Worthington who shot a combined 8- 25 from the floor.

Adelaide will now have to bottle their new found offensive spark and take it across to Sydney for tomorrow night’s clash with the Kings.

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

FULL TIME

Well, they didn’t.

Petrie launches a heil Mary to finish and it misses but he doesn’t care as the 36ers romp home against the fancied Taipans.

What a performance from the 36ers, they are a completely different side with Randle on the side.

He adds a lot to this team and makes them a completely different proposition heading forward.

What a pick up for the 36ers.

Great game – full report to follow shortly.

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 0′

What a performance from the 36ers, Cairns dribble the clock out and take a late jumper which misses.

There’s 1.2 seconds on the clock and Adelaide have called a timeout – there’s a bit of a shock.

Must have a big play to finish here?

Adelaide:88
Cairns:79

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 1′

Starks again with another long jumper – where was this earlier?

Miss from Creek but huge rebound from Petrie before he misses the three.

Starks misses and it’s over here

Adelaide:88
Cairns:79

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

q4 1′

Nice play from Gibson, controls the ball for the shot clock before driving to the hoop and drawing the foul.

Makes both.

Adelaide:88
Cairns:77

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 2′

What a bucket from Creek. Long, long three with one on the shot clock.

Starks comes straight back and drives to the hoop, makes the basket and draws the foul.

Makes the foul.

They won’t go away here Cairns.

Adelaide:86
Cairns:77

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 2′

Starks hits a big three, they need more though.

Adelaide:83
Cairns:74

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 3′

Foul called on Randle, that’s his fourth.

Starks misses on a big three – maybe should have driven on Randle there.

Randle misses the three but the 36ers get the board.

Great dish from Gibson to Petrie for the bucket.

Adelaide:83
Cairns:72

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

TIMEOUT

Big four minutes here.

Randle has all the answers so far for Adelaide but he’s going to need help to close this game.

Can Gibson step up again or perhaps Petrie or Johnson down low.

Gliddon starting to get going again while big Cam in his 300th has been there best.

Here we gooooo.

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 4′

Time starting to become a factor.

Randle gets Gliddon in the air before throwing a mistimed pass straight out.

Adelaide:81
Cairns:72

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 5′

Great dish from Starks finds Weigh for three.

Randle again shakes one then hits the long straight two. Big bucket.

Adelaide:81
Cairns:72

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 5′

Adelaide fans have got to be happy with Randle so far.

Starks hits a huge three, they needed that.

Shot clock turnover from the 36ers.

Big play coming up.

Adelaide:79
Cairns:70

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 6′

Another miss from Worthington, he’s 3-12 from the field.

TIMEOUT ADELAIDE

Adelaide:79
Cairns:67

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 6′

Steal from Randle who leads the break before dishing to Johnson who is fouled while shooting.

Makes one.

Adelaide:79
Cairns:67

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 7′

Nice out of timeout play sees Tragardgh hit the jumper.

Mitch Creek gets an offensive board and goes straight back up for two at the other end.

Adelaide:78
Cairns:67

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 8′

I can’t keep up.

Cairns miss and Randle goes coast to coast.

What a finish from the debutant, spins one off the glass.

TIMEOUT CAIRNS

Adelaide:76
Cairns:65

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 8′

Horrible shot from Cairns before Randle drives to the hoop.

Too quick for Craig who is forced to foul.

Makes one

Adelaide:74
Cairns:65

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 8′

Randle on fire, great drive and kick to Ere for the three.

Adelaide:73
Cairns:65

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q4 9′

And he does.

Another three from Randle, sweet as!

Adelaide:70
Cairns:65

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

THREE QUARTERTIME

And another intriguing half here from Adelaide.

Well it left as quickly as it came for the 36ers as their offensive tsunami completely dried up.

Gliddon and Tragardh sparked things for Cairns who looked a lot more fluent late in the quarter going on a 13-2 run into the break.

The run coincided with Randle going to the bench as a result of foul trouble.

He will need to step up here in the fourth if the 36ers are going to right the ship – you get the feeling he’s going to go down swinging!

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q3 0′

Tied up following Tragardgh driving for another deuce.

Cairns have scored the last 13 as Ere is fouled driving to the hoop.

On replay, Ere just slipped – still he gets two shots.

Makes both

Adelaide: 67
Cairns:65

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

Q3 1′

Ere shoots an airball three before Gliddon misses one from the car park.

Both teams struggling to score before Worthington fakes the handoff, drives the lane drawing the foul and making the bucket.

Makes the foul shot.

Adelaide:65
Cairns:63

Adelaide:65
Cairns: 60

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans: NBL results, scores, blog

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