Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans: NBL Australia Live Stream, Schedule, Fixture, and Probable Lineups, October 20, 2022

The NBL Aus Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans match will be held on October 20, 7:30 PM (Australia Time) and 2:00 PM (Indian Time).

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By Sri Praneeth Palli | Oct 19, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Melbourne United will go against Cairns Taipans in the NBL Australia match on October 20 at John Cain Arena (Melbourne). At Qudos Bank Arena on Friday night, the Cairns Taipans defeated the Sydney Kings by a margin of five points in one of the biggest upsets of the 2022–23 National Basketball League (NBL) season thus far. The Kings entered the game in some very hot form and were the favourites to win; nevertheless, not many commentators anticipated this huge shock coming. However, it was the Taipans that escaped with their finest victory of the year. They survived Sydney’s strong start, fought their way back into the game in the second quarter, and hung on in the second half as the Kings relentlessly attacked Cairns in the last seconds of the contest.

The Taipans have been terrific to open the season, scoring a trio of convincing road victories that sent a message to the rest of the competition, with Friday’s win being the Taipans’ best to date. Their only subpar effort came against the Wildcats at home. The Taipans have established themselves as one of the top defensive squads in the league, but they were up against it against the Kings, the greatest club in the NBL. The visitors’ strategy and execution, though, were good, as they prevented the Kings from engaging in their open-court rushing attack and prevented baskets in transition. It was Cairns’ performance from behind the arc that made the difference, with the Taipans making five more triples than the opponent while shooting worse from the field. It was plenty for Cairns to continue scoring when Shannon Scott (four), Sam Waardenburg, Bul Kuol, and D.J. Hogg (each with two) all converted on some nice three-point shooting opportunities.

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Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans: Predicted Lineup

Melbourne United: Wena Okwera, Lachlan Barker, Jordan Caroline, Brad Newley, Ariel Hukporti

Cairns Taipans: Bul Kuol, DJ Hogg, Keanu Pinder, Tahjere McCall, Shannon Scott

Form Guide

Melbourne United

10/2/2022Tasmania Jackjumpers64-74Loss
1/14/2022Sydney Kings101-97Loss
12/19/2021New Zealand Breakers73-76Win
4/28/2021Tasmania Jackjumpers79-72Loss

Cairns Taipans

10/14/2022Sydney Kings99-94Win
10/10/2022Perth Wildcats97-113Loss
10/8/2022South East Melbourne Phoenix113-112Win
10/3/2022Tasmania Jackjumpers108-127Win
4/23/2022Brisbane Bullets104-119Win

Head to Head

10/2/2022Melbourne United 
Cairns Taipans
101-97Melbourne United 
2/20/2022Melbourne United 
Cairns Taipans
108-73Melbourne United 
1/14/2022Melbourne United 
Cairns Taipans
78-89Melbourne United 
12/19/2021Melbourne United 
Cairns Taipans
83-60Melbourne United 
4/28/2021Melbourne United 
Cairns Taipans
90-76Melbourne United 

Where And When To Watch?

The NBL Aus Melbourne United vs Cairns Taipans match will be held on October 20, 7:30 PM (Australia Time) and 2:00 PM (Indian Time). Fans can live stream the match on Kayo Sports, and Foxtel.

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