MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto and the Adelaide 36ers noticed their four-game profitable streak snapped by the Cairns Taipans, 86-83, in Australia’s 2022-23 Nationwide Basketball League season on Saturday at Cairns Conference Centre.
The Filipino heart put up eight factors and 4 rebounds in 11 minutes of play just for the 36ers to soak up their first defeat since he was promoted to a beginning heart.
Shannon Scott unleashed a game-high 31 factors, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists to finish Cairns’ come-from-behind win.
Scott drilled a clutch three-pointer to present the Taipans an 85-83 benefit with 33 seconds to play. Ian Clarke missed the equalizer for the 36ers, as Tahjere McCall cut up his free throws for a three-point lead.
Robert Franks missed a possible game-tying triple as Adelaide slid to a 10-9 report, coming off 4 consecutive victories.
Cairns improved to an 11-7 report within the third place, ending the 12 months with a bang.
The 7-foot-3 Sotto scored six within the first quarter.
Antonius Cleveland propelled the 36ers with 16 factors, 4 rebounds, and three assists, whereas Clark had 15 markers.
Sotto and his group return to motion on January 6 in opposition to the cellar-dwellers, Illawarra Hawks (2-16).
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