Final regular season ends with a win.
The Wellington Saints put on a thrilling display in the fourth quarter to secure a crucial victory over the top seed Auckland Tuatara, winning the game 102-93. With this win, the Saints clinched the No. 5 seed and set up a highly anticipated matchup against the Bulls on Thursday night.
It was an impressive offensive performance from the Saints, particularly in the fourth quarter, where they exploded for 41 points. Kyle Adnam led the charge with 24 points, showcasing his scoring ability along with his contributions on defense with 4 assists and 4 steals. Isaiah Mucius made his presence felt with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals, while Izayah Le'Afa provided valuable playmaking with 16 points and 6 assists. Elijah Thomas significantly impacted both ends of the court, contributing 17 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 steals.
The victory secured the Saints' place in the playoffs and highlighted their resilience and determination. The team's ability to perform under pressure and execute in critical moments will be crucial as they face off against the Bulls in what promises to be a thrilling contest.