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    Ken Tuffin misses all but one of his five three-pointers.
    PHOTO: Screenshot from NBL New Zealand coverage

    KEN Tuffin was held to just five points as the Wellington Saints suffered their second straight defeat in the 2022 NZ NBL season, falling to the Otago Nuggets, 83-61, Saturday at Edgar Centre.

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    The Fil-Kiwi gunner only shot 1-of-5 from deep while also committing five turnovers to negate his three rebounds and two steals and sink to a 0-2 record.

    Michael Smith paced the defending champions in the losing cause with 15 points, six boards, and three dimes, Taane Samuel contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jordan Ngatai had 11 and five in the loss.

    The Saints just couldn't keep up with the firepower of the Nuggets which shot a sky-high 53-percent from the field.

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      Ken Tuffin misses all but one of his five three-pointers.
      PHOTO: Screenshot from NBL New Zealand coverage
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