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40 minutes of pure brilliance

Craig Bellamy is a hard man to please but even the master coach had to sit back and admire what his team was doing in the first half.

Melbourne came out in front of a sold-out crowd at AAMI Park and scored 38 points in 40 minutes on the back of 67 per cent of possession and completing 20 from 22 sets.

You will not see team play a more entertaining first half.

The 38 points was in fact the highest first half score in AAMI Park history.

It left the coached understandably satisfied after the game.

"We got off to a flyer," Craig Bellamy said.

"I was really happy with the intent that we started at and the way we wanted to play, we went out and did that.

"It would be hard to be a critical of our first half, it was outstanding.

"The Warriors are second on the table and playing really well so to win like that is a pretty good effort. It was a pretty complete performance and I would rate it up there with the best of the year."

That win now moves Storm into third on the competition ladder with a 5-3 record.

The team travels to face the top-of-the-table Dragons in 10 days time on May 6.

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