SEMP vs NZB Dream11: NBL is in full swing and we are now entering the fourth round. The Australian league is well dispersed and the number of games is way fewer compared to the best basketball league NBA. There is obviously a huge talent gap between these two leagues but even then, NBL is one of the best leagues in the world. In this NBL game, the New Zealand Breakers are going to take on the South East Melbourne Phoenix.
Phoenix comes into this game after losing to the Cairns Taipans 76:85 despite a 27 points performance by Mitchell Creek. On the other hand, the New Zealand Breakers defeated the Tasmania Jack Jumpers 71:65 as Jarrell Brantley scooped up 19 points.
Home: South East Melbourne Phoenix
Visitors: New Zealand Breakers
Match Timing: 15 October, @02:30 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: John Cain Arena
SEMP vs NZB Dream11 NBL Projections, Stats & Analysis
The Phoenix were off from the three-point line in the last game, making just 17% of their threes, attempting 17 in total. The worse part was that they committed 26 turnovers but they also forced 20 turnovers. They were tough on boards, claiming 40 rebounds compared to 36 by the Taipans. They went to the free-throw line times 22 times, making 15 of them. Kyle Adnam had a horrible night, committing seven turnovers and shooting 1/12.
The Breakers overcame their defensive lapses in the Regular Season and did a wonderful job in the last game. They limited Tasmania to just 36% and limited them to 7/33 from the three-point line. They eked out a 7-2 fast break points advantage and their defense was on for the most part throughout the game. Three players scored at least 13 points and the team did a great job of going in the paint and scoring at a high clip.
South East Melbourne Phoenix vs New Zealand Breakers NBL Live, Team News and Lineups
South East Melbourne Phoenix Roster:
Phoenix Expected Starters
C: Alan Williams
C: Zhou Qi
G: Owen Foxwell
G: Reuben Te Rangi
G: Kyle Adnam
BENCH: Junior Madut, Anzac Rissetto, Grant Antcevich, Dane Pineau, Owen Foxwell, Tohi Smith-Milner.
New Zealand Breakers Roster:
Breakers Expected Starters
F: Dererk Pardon
F: Tom Abercrombie
F: Jarell Brantley
SF: Barry Brown
G: Izayah Le’afa
BENCH: Cameron Gliddon, Will Mcdowell-White, Rayan Rupert, Tom Vodanovich, Robert Loe, Sam Timmins, Daniel Tofu.
NBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
After some strong outings, Kyle had a terrible game and will be looking to bounce back. I expect him to be in 18-24 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.
Athletic Jarrell did a great job in the last game, making regular shots. I expect a 10-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Mitchell was on fire in the last game and will like to continue the current rhythm. I expect a 16-22 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
Izayah is a gifted scorer who is playing a big role for the Breakers. I expect a 14-20 points range here.
Williams is a strong paint player, producing a chunk of inside points and an incredible rebounder. I expect him to be in 14-20 points and 8-11 rebounds range.
Barry Brown Jr(NZB)
Brown Jr. will need to do much more and he can do much more indeed. I believe he will be in 14-21 points, 4-6 assists, and 4-6 rebounds range.
Reuben Te Rangi(SEMP)
Reuben couldn’t get going in the last game, shooting below 20%. I believe he will be in 6-12 points range.
Pardon is a strong rebounder and a more than decent inside scorer. I expect him to be in 6-12 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Defensive threat Junior did a wonderful job in the last game. I expect a 6-10 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Loe brings hefty rebounding off-the-bench. I expect him to be in 6-10 points and 5-9 rebounds range.
Pineau is a terrific rebounder off-the-bench. I expect him to be in 4-8 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Will is a strong rebounder and playmaker. I expect him to be in 2-6 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Malcolm gave decent minutes off-the-bench.
Thomas is a decent player off the bench.
SEMP vs NZB Dream11 Lineup
PG: I Muariahoohoo…
SG: K Adnam(SP)
SF: D Pardon, B Brown Jr.(SP)
PF: M Creek, J Madut, J Brantley
C: Z Qi
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