Australia have defeated the Philippines 89-53 in a basketball game played at a basketball court in the Philippine city of Bulacan last night.
Australia were able to take the advantage over their Asian opponents by getting the ball into the basket more often, with impressive displays of dribbling, jumping and passing in between. The Philippines were able to shoot the ball through the hoop fewer times resulting in a lower score, meaning that at the conclusion of the match (which was before the end of the third quarter, interestingly) they were declared the losers.
The Philippines found it especially difficult to score during the third quarter when they only had three players on the basketball court for some reason, while Australia had five.
The game was played in front of an excited crowd who were disappointed at the result but seemed entertained throughout with some fans cheering loudly, others waving flags and some throwing chairs in support.
The win means Australia finish on top of their group in the first round of FIBA World Cup qualifying and will carry more points into the later rounds where they will play other games of basketball against other teams, some of which will go the full four quarters.
Andrew Bogut and Liz Cambage have set tongues wagging with a steamy conversation online mistakenly posted to their public Twitter accounts, a source close to the internet has revealed.
Bogut and Cambage have been linked since the Olympic Games in Rio last year, and rumours have intensified since Bogut tweeted a stunning admission that he thinks about his balling babe while only wearing his underwear.
Cambage also tweeted to Bogut empathising with his rehabilitation regime, calling him 'hun', a pet name that insiders say she coined for her new beau while on a secret trip in the Caribbean, although close sources to international cruise ship passengers say that she was showing no sign of a telltale baby bump.
One unnamed friend who is a close basketball insider source who asked not to be named said that Cambage affectionately calls Bogut her 'big man', while another industry insider source who is a close unnamed source on the inside says that Bogut calls Cambage his 'coffee and a newspaper'.
Even fellow basketballers Chris Goulding and Joe Ingles have gotten in on the steamy sessions, both tweeting pictures of people watching on eating popcorn, which our very close unnamed industry insiders say is a reference to when the couple met, when Cambage and Bogut took turns dancing for each other like Jamie Lee Curtis danced for Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies, while the other smeared popcorn all over their thighs, which industry insiders very close to the couple say is what definitely happened.
Bogut and Cambage were both not contacted for comment because if they refuted anything we couldn't write it.
Hours after Joe Ingles offered to pay for a rental car so that his Golden State Warriors opponents could drive to Las Vegas for its nightlife, Ingles has offered to take his rivals out for a night in his hometown of Adelaide, Australia.
Reacting to comments made by Warriors forwards Matt Barnes and Andre Iguodala in which they said that they would prefer to play the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs rather than Ingles’ Utah Jazz because of its superior nightlife, Ingles was initially defensive of his adopted home.
“I love Utah,” said Ingles.
“I think it’s a great place. It’s good to focus on our job, basketball, and what we do. And if they want to go to L.A., they can still go to L.A. between games if they want.
“Or they can drive to Vegas, too, if they really want. I’ll hire the car for them.”
Later that same day, however, Ingles decided to improve on his offer.
“I’ve been thinking about it, and if they really want to see a good time, I’ll take them back to my hometown. They can stay in my parents’ house.
“We’ll have to catch the bus in to town but that’s easy. You just catch the 733 from Regency Road and transfer to the 722 at the top of Chandlers Hill Road. That’ll drop you off at King William and from there we can go anywhere in Adelaide! Well, Rundle Street or Hindley Street.”
When asked what sort of places he would take his Californian foes, Ingles was not short of suggestions.
“Well, the Woolshed is a must. They’ve got a mechanical bull and four different dance floors. Maybe Enigma Bar if they like metal. Even if they don’t like metal to start with, they will when they’ve sunk a few West Ends. If they come at Christmas we can even check out the lights at the West End brewery.
“It’s a real shame that HQ has closed. That nightclub was heaps good.”
When asked for comment, Golden State Warriors star player Steph Curry was skeptical.
“I don’t know, man. It sounds like a pretty disappointing night. Can we stop at Café de Vilis on the way home? You can’t get pies like that in Oakland.”
Ingles has a solution.
“Forget that. I’m gonna give him a pie floater. He’ll fuckin’ go off, mate.”
Utah are set to meet Golden State in the Conference Semifinals after defeating the Clippers 4-3. Tip-off for Game 1 is set for midday tomorrow Adelaide time.