The Illawarra Hawks have broken through for their first win of the NBL season, grinding out a tough 89-88 result against the Cairns Taipans at the WIN Entertainment Centre.
The one-point win was sealed by a last-second free-throw by Hawks centre AJ Ogilvy, who finished the game with 19 points - stepping up for the injured Josh Boone, who suffered a broken nose in the first quarter.
"I was really happy with the way AJ stepped up tonight, as I know he works as hard as anyone in this league," Hawks coach Matt Flinn said.
"His mobility and strength in the pick and roll, especially with potent guards like Aaron Brooks and LaMelo Ball, make him one of the tougher covers in the league."Read More