The Northern Territory news Mon 25 Jan 2021
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46 SPORT MONDAY JANUARY 25 2021 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Space Cam dunk out of this world CAIRNS Taipans big man Cam Oliver left teammates, fans and hoops pundits gobsmacked after producing a contender for one of the best in-game dunks in the NBL. The excitement machine showed Jordan Hunt and Craig Moller no mercy as he rose above the Sydney Kings duo to deliver a one-handed jam for the ages, sending the Cairns Pop-Up Arena home crowd into a frenzy. Oliver lived up to his Space Cam nickname as his fourth-quarter dunk gave the Taipans some hope of taking out the early-season game. Theres some genuine anger and power in that dunk, Aussie basketball legend Andrew Gaze said on the ESPN broadcast. Oh my glory-filled days that is extraordinary. That is a team posterisation. Melbourne United championship winner Peter Hooley added: He had the dunk of the year last year. Its game nine (this season) and we might have already seen it. Oliver finished with 27 points at 54 per cent from the field, as well as nine rebounds, three blocks and a steal in an impressive performance at both ends of the floor. Despite Olivers menacing slam and his big game overall the Taipans werent able to overcome the Kings, who recorded a 99-91 win. It was the Sydney franchises 500th victory in its NBL history and Adam Fordes first as a league coach. Kings fans will wait on news about Angus Glover, who suffered what appeared to be a serious right knee injury after a promising start. Taipans star Cameron Oliver delivers his stunning dunk against the Kings at Cairns Pop-Up Arena. Picture: Getty Images BEN WATERWORTH AUSTRALIAN guard Ben Simmons picked up where he left off against the Boston Celtics, with an aggressive early effort helping the Philadelphia 76ers to a 114-110 win over the Detroit Pistons. Simmons (pictured) had 16 points and four rebounds from the opening half his highest points total in a first half since November against the Los Angeles Clippers. It built off a d o m i n a n t fourth quarter from Simmons against Boston on Saturday (NT time), when he scored 11 points to help the Sixers to a 122-110 win. Simmons nailed 10 of 12 shots from the free throw line, and five-of-seven from the field. He finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Steph Curry went to No.2 on the NBAs all-time threepointer list, but it was a rare highlight for Golden State Warriors, who were embarrassed 127-108 by Utah Jazz. Curry impressed as usual, with 24 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Australian Joe Ingles racked up 13 points (three of six three-pointers) for Utah. A 41-point night from Bam Adebayo was not enough for Miami Heat as they lost 128-124 to Brooklyn Nets. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving led the Nets for points with 31 and 28 respectively. Anthony Davis had 37 points as the Lakers defeated Chicago 101-90. Eric Gordon and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 61 points in the Houston Rockets 133-108 romp over Dallas Mavericks. Big Ben in the zone yet again ANDREW JACKSON *Full Digital Access + 7 Day Paper Delivery costs $25 (min. cost) billed approximately monthly for the first 3 months. After the first 3 months, the cost is $65 billed approximately monthly. Renewals occur unless cancelled in accordance with the full Terms and Conditions. Not in conjunction with any other offer. New customers only. Home delivery is not available in all areas. Allow up to 5 days for home delivery to commence. Prices after the initial subscription period may be varied in line with full terms and conditions. See www.ntnews.com.au/subscriptionterms for full details. 1800 031 353 | ntnews.com.au/7daydeal Summer means a great deal this year. Access every story online and get 7 day newspaper home delivery for just $25 a month for the first 3 months.*