Giants vs Rams – One Team Set To Depart

After five weeks based at SkyCity in Auckland it's time to go home …….

The opening night of Finals Week will see the Mike Pero Nelson Giants and Wheeler Motor Company Canterbury Rams fight to survive - the winner will progress to another Elimination Final on Wednesday night, but for the loser it will be a trip to the airport instead and a flight home.

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Both the Giants and Rams will fancy their chances in the competition's unique 6th vs 7th battle with wins last Saturday to boost their confidence, plus for the first time in long time both teams are expected to suit-up full strength teams.

The Giants will like their chances given they beat the Rams twice during the regular season, but in each game there were some big names missing. Take a look.

July 2 - Canterbury Rams 87 lost to Nelson Giants 97

  • Rams were without Reuben Te Rangi and Toby Gillooly
  • Giants were without Mika Vukona

July 18 - Nelson Giants 80 defeated Canterbury Rams 64 

  • Rams were without Taylor Britt


When looking at the key stats for each team, here's what we know;

Average Points For

  • Rams 85.6 per game
  • Giants 83.6 per game

Average Points Against

  • Rams 88 per game
  • Giants 89.1 per game

Average Rebounds

  • Rams 44.1 per game
  • Giants 40.5 per game

Average Points In The Paint

  • Rams 47.1 per game
  • Giants 41.6 per game

Field Goal Percentage

  • Rams 45.1%
  • Giants 44.1%

3PTs Per Game

  • Rams 6.2 @ 34.4%
  • Giants 7.9 @ 32.1%

Free Throws Per Game

  • Rams 14.6 @ 76.5%
  • Giants 11.1 @ 66.2%


  • Giants 14.8 per game
  • Rams 14.6 per game


  • Giants 14.8 per game
  • Rams 16.1 per game



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