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Australia beats New Zealand in Olympic qualifier

Australia beats New Zealand in Olympic qualifier

Australia beat New Zealand 91-78 on Wednesday in an Olympic men's basketball qualifying match featuring two second-half fights and the ejection of Kiwi veteran guard Mark Dickel.
Australia leads the best-of-three Oceania qualifying series 1-0 which will decide a spot in next year's London Games.
Portland Trail Blazers point guard Patty Mills, who has signed to play for the Melbourne Tigers in Australia's National Basketball League this season because of the NBA lockout, led Australia with 20 points.
Veteran Kirk Penney top-scored for New Zealand with 30 points.
Both teams had several players given technical fouls as a result of the rough play in the second period.


Updated : 2021-06-23 20:59 GMT+08:00