Photo Credit: NBL The Cairns Taipans finished second at the recent NBL Blitz, with the team looking the goods and playing with a hunger to improve on last season's disappointment. Let's take a look at what's ahead for the Snakes. Last Season After what some might call a slightly disappointing 2013/14 campaign, the Taipans will look to put Queensland basketball back on the map. The boys in orange were locked in a battle with both the Sydney Kings and Wollongong Hawks for the fourth and final playoffs spot at the end of last season. They couldn’t quite get it done but will look to improve on their 12-16 win-loss record from last year in season 2014/15. This season is a whole new ball game and the solid additions made over the off-season should help the Snakes reach their goal. The boys from up north will look to make a push for that elusive playoff spot this year after two straight years of falling agonisingly short of their goal.