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Josh Childress makes headlines for the right reasons

HE HAS been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but former NBA journeyman Josh Childress showed why the Sydney Kings signed him for this NBL season, finishing with 36 points and 19 rebounds in the team's 107-100 win over the Adelaide 36ers.

Childress (pictured), who missed a game in the previous round after an ugly incident involving Perth's Jesse Wagstaff, also picked up seven assists and five blocks.

The standout performance followed his 18 points and 13 rebounds in Sydney's 82-53 win over a misfiring Wollongong Hawks outfit on Friday night, the two wins improving the Kings record to 3-3. Captain Ben Madgen chipped in with 26 points for Sydney, while Adam Gibson got 30 for the 36ers and Brock Motum, in his first game for Adelaide after being cut from the Utah Jazz, finished with 28 points.

Scores (home teams first): Fri: Hawks 53 Kings 82, Taipans 71 Breakers 79; Sun: Kings 107 36ers 100; Wildcats 68 Melbourne 59; Crocs 80 Breakers 87.


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