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08 Dec 2023
Jeremy Darke 08 Dec 2023
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  • Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans tips for Saturday, December 09
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Patrick Miller has scored over 20 points in his last 2 games for Cairns. (Photo by Emily Barker/Getty Images)

Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans Tips

The Adelaide 36ers will welcome the return home when they host the Cairns Taipans on Saturday. 
  • Adelaide 36ers vs Cairns Taipans Tips
  • Head to Head 
  • Adelaide 36ers Form & Team News
  • Cairns Taipans Form & Team News

Adelaide dropped both of their away games last weekend and will now face a Cairns team who have gone 2-5 on the road this season themselves.

It will be interesting to see how Cairns responds after their dying-seconds loss to the Kings on Thursday, as they now have to get the troops together and fight for a rare away win. 

This matchup favours Cairns in this instance, despite their poor away record. The Taipans did the unthinkable last weekend and travelled to Melbourne and beat United by 12 points at John Cain Arena.

They now face Adelaide who have had defensive issues of late leaking plenty of points to their opponents. For the Taipans it has been the opposite, keeping their opponents to 90 points or under in 5 of their last 6 matches, winning the game where they allowed over 90 points. 

  • Cairns won their last away game 103-115 against league leaders Melbourne United.
  • Adelaide have conceded over 90 points in their last 3 matches.
  • Cairns concede the third-least points in the NBL at 87.1PPG.

Head to Head 

2023/24 Match Results
This is the first time Adelaide and Cairns meet this season.

2022/23 Season Series
Adelaide won the series 2-1.

Adelaide 36ers Form & Team News

Adelaide lost both of their games in round 9, losing 96-83 to New Zealand on Thursday, followed by another 94-59 smashing from Tasmania, going 0-2 during their road trip of the islands.

Adelaide have now played in three consecutive games where they have conceded over 90 points.

The 36ers have been much better at home, winning 2 of their last 3 games at the Adelaide Convention Center.

Cairns Taipans Form & Team News

The Taipans were a split-second away from sending the game to overtime when Jonah Antonio hit a half-court three with no time left, but the shot was disallowed and the Taipans fell 83-86 to the Sydney Kings in the first game of round 10 on Thursday. 

Patrick Miller backed up his 32-point performance in round 9 with another 22 points against the Kings, but it wasn’t enough for Cairns to get their second consecutive victory. For the first time since round 2 this season.


Cairns will put on another 90-points on Adelaide in a rare away victory.
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