Around the League - Week 3

WEEK THREE RESULTS

Southland Sharks def Nelson Giants 100-94 (O/T)

Taranaki Mountainairs def Southland Sharks 64-61

Canterbury Rams def Supercity Rangers 88-86

Wellington Saints def Bay Hawks 102-91

Supercity Rangers def Taranaki Mountainairs 65-62

WEEK THREE STANDINGS

GAME RECAPS

Giants v Sharks

The margin was closer, ridiculously closer.This time though, the Southland Sharks couldn't match anything like their crippling 38-point opening round win over the Nelson Giants in Invercargill, instead having to dig deep before snatching a thrilling 100-94 overtime win in their return National Basketball League (NBL) clash at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre on Thursday night. <read more> <box score>

Mountainairs v Sharks

It took all of 79 seconds for the National Basketball League (NBL) game between the Taranaki Mountain Airs and the Southland Sharks to get feisty. <read more> <box score>

Rams v Rangers

Marcel Jones flirted with a triple double as the Canterbury Rams hung on to hand the Super City Rangers their first National Basketball League loss of the season. <read more> <box score>

Hawks v Saints

The Wellington Saints held off the Bay Hawks on Saturday night at Pettigrew Green Arena, winning 102-91 to advance to a 4-0 record to begin the 2017 New Zealand National Basketball League. <read more> <box score>

Rangers v Mountainairs

The free throw line might be known as the charity stripe by some, but you aren't guaranteed points when you step up to it. <read more> <box score>

LEAGUE LEADERS

Points Per Game: Corey Webster (Saints) 27.3

Rebounds Per Game: Daniel Gomis (Mountainairs) 10.6

Assists Per Game: Jarrod Kenny (Hawks) 11.0

Blocks Per Game: Nnanna Equw (Rangers) 1.8

Steals Per Game: Jarrod Kenny (Hawks) 2.5

WEEK 4 SCHEDULE

Mountainairs v Saints - Thursday 7:00pm (Livestream on BasketballTV.co.nz)

Saints v Rams - Saturday 7:00pm

Sharks v Rangers - Saturday 7:00pm

Hawks v Giants - Sunday 3:00pm (Livestream on BasketballTV.co.nz and Maori Television)