Giants take care of business 97 - 82 over Rangers
Tall Black and NBL legends Dillion Boucher and Lindsay Tait have played their final home game of their careers, but unfortunately they didn’t get the result they would have hope for going down to the Mike Pero Nelson Giants 97-82.
Coming into the game Mike Pero Nelson Giants were without their leading scorer Finn Delany and Captian Sam Dempster, but they had the luxury of inserting veteran, Mika Vukona, into the starting line-up. It was evident that Vukona wanted to have a big game against his close friends and former team mates collecting a near triple-double of 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.
Nelson in particular overpowered the home side on the boards, winning the battle 59-32. All too often the Giants would receive second chance opportunities which you can ill afford to do against the Giants with the likes of Tall Black and NBL legends Dillion Boucher and Lindsay Tait have played their final home game of their careers, but unfortunately they didn’t get the result they would have hope for going down to the Mike Pero Nelson Giants 97-82. and Kyle Adnam (24 points) who combined for 54 points.
The win now moves the Giants back to second with a 12-3 record. They will return home where next Saturday in an eagerly awaited match up against the Cigna Saints who currently hold the top spot with a 14-2 record. The two teams have yet to play each other this season, and in the next two weeks will play a home and away series before potentially meeting up a third time in the upcoming Final Four on August 4-5.
At Trusts Arena, Auckland
2 Cheap Cars Supercity Rangers 82 (Marcel Jones 23, Clay Wilson 19, Lindsay Tait 12)
Mike Pero Nelson Giants 97 (Damon Heuir 30, Kyle Adnam 24, Jerry Evans Jr 17)
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