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Mystro
Two years ago

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Taipans Vs Breakers

Can the Breakers back up their win against the Crocs last night or will the Taipans wear them down?

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Jack Toft
Two years ago
08:49 10 Nov 12

Reply #386661

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Although they are equal top, the Breakers are no shoe in for this one.

Cairns are playing some great basketball at the moment. Their losses have been to a rampaging 'Gong team, a lucky Sixers team and a narrow one to the Madgen Machine.

All their wins have been double figures and Jamar Wilson has been in the thick of it. Tragagh is on fire and Brad Hill is playing some of his bet basketball since he moved to Cairns. (I guess he's now used to winning)

Breakers have Cedric "the Dragon Slayer" Jackson who is navigating a course to NBL MVP. Vukona, Pledger, Abercrombie are all good consistent performers. Their offence is getting better each game so a score in the 80's is likely.

Reckon this could be the game of the round. If Cairns are going to beat them this season, this is the game.


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skull
Two years ago
09:40 10 Nov 12

Reply #386663

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

should be a cracker,taipans are gaining momentum and Jamar has found his mojo again......cairns by 6


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Mystro
Two years ago
09:46 10 Nov 12

Reply #386664

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Not sure if Cairns have anyone who can negate the influence of Abercrombie who is shooting the ball well from outside or the big Pledgehammer who was fairly quiet last night but is still a big presence inside and changes shots accordingly.
I def agree that this game will not be a walk in the park and Cairns may take this.


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Mystro
Two years ago
09:55 10 Nov 12

Reply #386666

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Steindl may be the guy given the task of trying to keep Abercrombie quiet. Should be a great game


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Jack Toft
Two years ago
11:00 10 Nov 12

Reply #386672

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

"Pledgehammer" GOLD !


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Tyrell
Two years ago
12:22 10 Nov 12

Reply #386677

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

NZ don't generally back up too well, but a win in Cairns tonight will say a lot about the teams championship credentials this season


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:22 10 Nov 12

Reply #386695

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

The Breakers are my team but they are on the sunshine swing...Jackson vs Wilson, Abercrombie vs Steindl and Tragardh vs Pledger/Vukona this is a mouthwatering clash. My prediction, Breakers in OT by 4


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orbit
Two years ago
17:24 10 Nov 12

Reply #386723

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Taipans by 12


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Spursfan
Two years ago
18:54 10 Nov 12

Reply #386743

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Who can possibly predict an overtime game haha?

Taips by a half dozen hopefully.


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Mystro
Two years ago
19:02 10 Nov 12

Reply #386746

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

these two teams have a history of slugging it out and and going down to the wire so I wouldn't discount this going to OT.
Guys like Boucher and CJ will not be as effective second time round but hopefully Corletto can continue some of his shooting form from last night along with Abercrombie. I'm hoping NZ by 7.


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Spursfan
Two years ago
21:11 10 Nov 12

Reply #386776

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

I rekon the Breakers will just hold us at bay. Jackson is getting too much freedom and i can't see that changing, we have no real pressure ball defenders.


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Mystro
Two years ago
21:22 10 Nov 12

Reply #386778

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Jackson having his way and Pledger having a frustrating night with foul trouble. NZ still having issues with turnovers


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Spursfan
Two years ago
21:28 10 Nov 12

Reply #386779

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Haha oh Pledger, not his night is it? He's in my fantasy team so that's shit, at least I forgot to get in before lockout. I've forgotten the last 3 weeks of fantasy :/

But seriously, the Breakers are a championship calibre team again. I was a bit hesitant to rate them, but they are up there again.


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Mystro
Two years ago
21:55 10 Nov 12

Reply #386784

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Taipans held to just 54 points and the Breakers completing the double.
Jackson would have helped a few fantasy teams out with his numbers.


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Tyrell
Two years ago
00:13 11 Nov 12

Reply #386792

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Big win tonight- haven't been great at backing up on road doubles (usually adelaide then perth though)!! Cairns came at us a few times in the first half!! YEAH WHITE!


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
01:43 11 Nov 12

Reply #386798

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Any sack Fearne threas required?


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Mystro
Two years ago
05:23 11 Nov 12

Reply #386802

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Steindl quiet with a doughnut and not much from Brad Hill. The Cairns fans were vocal to the end despite being out of the game for the most part.


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Isaac
Two years ago
06:33 11 Nov 12

Reply #386804

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

More was expected of Cairns. Who've they had so far for 50-50? Crocs twice? Hawks? Sixers? Who else. Kings? Big blowout at home isn't good.


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Mystro
Two years ago
08:55 11 Nov 12

Reply #386815

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

Teams still giving Vukona the open mid range jump shot which he has no problem knocking down in rhythm and Hudson was much better on Trigger than Pledger. Breakers continue to rebound well but still turning the ball over far too much. Still plenty to improve on and they are still winning games.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
11:05 11 Nov 12

Reply #386831

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

This all falls back on Fearne for picking Edwards instead of a legit centre. Trigger's Swiss cheese defence doesn't hold up and Hudson toyed with them.


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skull
Two years ago
19:21 11 Nov 12

Reply #386903

re: Taipans Vs Breakers

frustrating game to watch,nz hurt us all over the court,too strong,too big....way,way too big.
like Gaze said the other week "Taipans will be too small to be serious contenders",i didnt get what he meant.... loughton is 6'11...etc...its a small league etc,we should be ok.....etc.
Basically we lost Crosswhite and didnt replace him.

A couple of other observations- why does Jamal go so deep in the offence with his dribble?then get blocked by 7 footers....not just once(reminded me of Mills at the olympics)
Does Fearny have any offensive plays set up to get his shooters open?
Cairns are very vulnerable now....



ALL the NBL refs are WRONG....not just isolated to a few of them anymore.


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