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UBA Standings
North
 1. Mumbai Ch. 5-1 
 2. Delhi C. 4-2 
 3. Punjab S. 2-4 
 4. Haryana G. 1-5 
South
 1. Pune P. 4-2 
 2. Bengaluru 3-3 
 3. Hydrabad S. 3-3 
 4. Chennai S. 2-4 
Last:9/8/2018
NBC Standings
 1. Services 10-0 
 2. Uttarakhand 9-0 
 3. Tamil Nadu 8-0 
 4. Gujarat 7-0 
 5. Punjab 7-0 
 6. Karnataka 6-0 
 7. Kerala 6-0 
 8. Indian Railways 5-0 
 9. Haryana 2-0 
 10. Chhattishgarh 1-0 
Last:9/8/2018

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dermaine CROCKRELL
  Punjab S.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 44.3
 1. Crockrell, Punjab S.44.3 
 2. Kelly, Hydrabad S.39.5 
 3. Scales, Mumbai Ch.37.6 
 4. March, Delhi C.36.9 
 5. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.30.9 
 6. Singh, Pune P.30.4 
 7. Mattox, Haryana G.30.3 
 8. Solomon, Bengaluru29.5 
 9. Newton, Pune P.28.4 
 10. Scroggins, Mumbai C.27.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amritpal SINGH
  Pune P.
  (212-C/F-91)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Singh, Pune P.13.3 
 2. Pethani, Chennai S.10.2 
 3. Boskailo, Hydrabad.9.3 
 4. Newton, Pune P.9.0 
 5. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.8.5 
 6. Crockrell, Punjab S.8.3 
 7. Brar, Bengaluru8.3 
 8. March, Delhi C.8.1 
 9. Hyams, Haryana G.7.8 
 10. Kelly, Hydrabad S.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Agu CHUKWUNANU
  Chenn.
  (--)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Chukwunanu, Chenn.10.2 
 2. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.9.4 
 3. March, Delhi C.7.3 
 4. Kelly, Hydrabad S.7.3 
 5. Newton, Pune P.7.1 
 6. Gill, Mumbai Ch.6.7 
 7. Mattox, Haryana G.6.2 
 8. Pari, Punjab S.6.1 
 9. Crockrell, Punjab S.5.4 
 10. Hyams, Haryana G.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dermaine CROCKRELL
  Punjab S.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Crockrell, Punjab S.3.4 
 2. Scales, Mumbai Ch.3.2 
 3. March, Delhi C.2.9 
 4. Chukwunanu, Chenn.2.3 
 5. Mattox, Haryana G.2.2 
 6. Hyams, Haryana G.2.2 
 7. Jat, Chennai S.2.2 
 8. Scroggins, Mumbai C.1.8 
 9. Gill, Mumbai Ch.1.6 
 10. Bhriguvanshi, Benga.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronald MARCH
  Delhi C.
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. March, Delhi C.2.7 
 2. Brar, Bengaluru2.6 
 3. Singh, Pune P.2.1 
 4. Boskailo, Hydrabad.1.5 
 5. Thomas, Hydrabad.1.5 
 6. Pethani, Chennai S.1.3 
 7. Gill, Punjab S.1.3 
 8. Singh, Delhi C.0.9 
 9. Singh, Delhi C.0.8 
 10. Jaskaran, Harya.0.8 
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NBA Game in India - are we getting close? - Jun 16, 2018


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To cater to the ever-burgeoning Indian NBA market, the association's Chief Operating Officer (COO) and deputy commissioner Mark Tatum revealed that a Global Game - involving two top NBA teams - would soon be held in India. He also stated that the venue would either be Delhi or Mumbai.
'I would say it (Global Game in India) will happen soon,' Tatum said on the sidelines of the recently-concluded 2018 NBA Finals, which Golden State Warriors won by brushing aside Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0.

'India for us is such an important market. It is also one of those markets we are looking to get the Games to. We understand that in a country like India, cricket is the No 1, No 2, No 3, No 4 and the No 5 sport. At some point, if we could become No 2, it would be a terrific accomplishment. But we know in order to do that we have to start young. We have to start getting young kids playing.'
The Global Games are part of the NBA's attempts to attract more audiences to the league by having teams play in countries other than USA and Canada.

In India, the league has made considerable progress in the last two years. It already has the NBA Academy, which was inaugurated in 2017, in Greater Noida. The Junior NBA Program, which was implemented in 2013, has reached 75 lakh youngsters in the country.

'We have the NBA Academy in India and we have the Junior NBA program. But part of getting a country excited about something is for them to see the product. I have been to India a couple of times now and have attended cricket (Indian Premier League) games and it's exciting.
'Even the entertainment there on offer - the cheerleaders and other things - is modelled just like the NBA experience. I have no doubt that if we bring an authentic NBA experience to India, it will be well received. And all of a sudden, I think all the pieces will start coming together. So, a Global Game in India is definitely part of the equation,' Tatum reflected.

The fanfare for NBA games is increasing exponentially in India. Each season, at least 350 games are broadcast live in India. This season all games were also broadcast in Hindi.
However, Tatum, who came to India for the inauguration of the NBA Academy last year, acknowledged that infrastructure related to the sport was the association's biggest obstacle in getting the Games to India.

'One of the challenges for us is the basketball facilities. There aren't that many basketball facilities (in India), which can host an NBA game. So, we are just trying to figure out the logistics of where we would play, be it Mumbai or New Delhi. We are looking at different options, but it's definitely one of those things that we feel we have to do if we are going to get India activated in a different way around the NBA,' stated Tatum.

  



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