Round 5 NBL awards: Upsets see leaders falter

Just when it looked like the NBL award races were starting to become a little clearer, round five threw them into turmoil once more. Mitch Creek’s South East Melbourne Phoenix suffered their second loss in three games, while Bryce Cotton was passive in a Wildcats loss and inefficient in a win. LaMelo Ball had his highest scoring game of the season, but it came in a 24-point drubbing at the hands of the Bullets. Sixth man standout Sek Henry moved into the Breakers starting lineup, and Most Improved Player leader Dane Pineau was torched by Melbourne star Shawn Long.

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