Victoria University is evacuating after a bomb scare ... More soon

Steven Adams rewards TAB punters' faith in him

Last updated 16:39 26/05/2014

Relevant offers


Cedric Jackson, Mika Vukona the keys in NZ Breakers' ANBL title defence NZ Breakers newcomer Shane McDonald ready to unleash his tricks Australian NBA star Andrew Bogut drops 10kg in off-season after cutting sugar from his diet NZ Breakers head to ANBL season opener without Tom Abercrombie, Alex Pledger ANBL players poll picks NZ Breakers to go all the way again in 2015-16 Corey Webster quiet as New Orleans Pelicans launch NBA pre-season Kiwi NBA hopeful Corey Webster making the right moves at Pelicans Small ball rules as NZ Breakers chase another Aussie NBL championship Breakers star Cedric Jackson gives Everard Bartlett the thumbs-up New Orleans Pelicans pundit rates Corey Webster favourite to make final cut

Steven Adams fans who took special TAB odds on his performance today will have two reasons to celebrate.

Not only did the Oklahoma City Thunder win game three of the NBA Western Conference finals, the Kiwi basketballer also scored seven points and claimed nine rebounds.

This was significant because the TAB offered punters special odds of $4 if Adams managed to score seven points or more and claim seven rebounds or more.

TAB media manager Mark Stafford said it took a couple of hundred bets on the option, but would not reveal how much was wagered.

"It's not massive for us."

The TAB recorded turnover of almost $2 billion last year, according to its last annual report.

The maximum a person could wager on the Adams bet was $50.

The TAB also offered special Adams bets during the first two games of the series.

Stafford said those attracted twice the number of wagers than today's one, mainly because the odds were higher.

It offered the special bets as an added level of interest for Adams' fans watching the games, Stafford said.

"A lot of people were interested in Steve so we offered it up as a novelty so people could bet on just him, rather than the game."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Special offers
Opinion poll

How do you expect the Breakers to perform in this season's Australian NBL?

Last season was a blip, they'll be champions once again

They'll go close to another title, beaten finalists I'd say

Playoffs for sure, but can't see them going any further

Not too excited, they'll miss the playoffs again

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content