The Cairns Taipans found themselves in the same ladder position for the second consecutive year. Despite a campaign soured by COVID, injuries and fixture reshuffles, under the guidance of new head coach Adam Forde, they found some success.
Josh Green is the final Aussie remaining in the NBA Playoffs after he and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Phoenix Suns this week. Unfortunately it was the end of the road for Matisse Thybulle and the Philadelphia 76ers, being knocked out by the Miami Heat.
The New Zealand Breakers were away from home for the second consecutive season and struggled to consistently get their best players on the court due to injury, but the Breakers still had some shining lights.
Just two Aussies remain in the NBA Playoffs, with both Matisse Thybulle and Josh Green’s teams advancing to the second round this week. Unfortunately for Patty Mills his season is over after his Brooklyn Nets bailed out this week.
Our Aussies in the NBA continued to make their impact felt as them and their teams battle it out in the playoffs. The week was highlighted by Patty Mills being named the winner of the 2021/22 NBA Sportsmanship Award.