YEAHHHH!!! Huge win!
Why the hell did NZ go with a full court press when 2pts down with 40 seconds left leaving Balls by himself in the paint??? Thanks Lemanis. He acted like a true Goorjian all night by the way.
Great to have a big screen but really it's main function is replays, and there weren't enough of them.
Skip, great job, the sheep noise was gold.
That game convinced me that either Hill or Holmes should be starting over Herbert, especially coming up against Forman/Storey.
Burston: Still getting over those injuries it seems, didn't do much but his D on Storey a few times was very good.
Balls: Brilliant offensively. Didn't do much on the boards but it is tough when Ruckert and Ronaldson use their free arm to push you away for every rebound, which went unnoticed all night by the refs.
Herbert: Poor. Obviously had an off shooting night and that hurt his confidence. As I said, shouldn't be starting over Hill IMO.
Tez: Great to see him come good, it wasn't a huge game statistically but he looked to penetrate on Oscar at every oppurtunity and was successful most of the time. That crossover early in the game was amazing. Nice to see him staying ahead of the pack with the two-sleeve look and his D was pretty good by his standard as well.
Gilchrist: My new favourite player! He's like Judas Hodge without being a wanker. Loved his game and loved the way he fires up the crowd. Only criticism would be getting the ball up a bit too slow, most possesions he took about 10 seconds to make the first pass. His ballhandling was clean (zero turnovers!!!), passing was good, and you can't fault his shot-choice, except for that one on the fast break which he ended up making, so forget that. His D on CJ was brilliant. Gun.
Cooper: KJ would've loved that. He was terrible! Couldn't catch the ball, gave away silly fouls, and came off pretty quick.
Holmes: His rebounding was excellent in the pre-season and he continued that form tonight, played really solid D and hit probably the most important shot of the game.
Hill: I've always loved the way he penetrates and gets himself to the line. There were a few occasions when he didn't finish his work as well as you'd like but other than that I can't fault his game.
Ninja: Picked his spots well. 9pts and 3rbs in 16mins with only 1 miss. I'll take that.
Wondering why the 6ers didn't have any DPs. I've seen Burdman hanging around with the team, why didn't he suit up?
Breakers: Penney's a star, uses the pick better than anyone in the league, luckily he started missing at the end there, I know, Penney, he actually missed a few, crazy! Ronaldson needs to stop eating, Rickert needs to stop being an unco crybaby and Lemanis needs to sit down, I'm amazed at how much the refs let go without giving him a tech, his words must have been polite because his body language was pretty aggressive. Storey's game impressed me but he seems like a bit of a douche and we're lucky CJ had a quiet one.
Refs: Inconsistent, they called a few travels that weren't quite there and just ignored the dirty work of Ronaldson and Rickert. What's the deal with intentional fouls these days?!? A few weeks ago I was fouled hard intentionally and they didn't call the foul, I almost lost the ball because of it but still no foul. I talked to the ref and he said "we're not supposed to call that anymore, because he was fouling you intentionally". Same thing happened to Storey/Ballinger tonight. Seems pretty stupid to me, It is still a foul, what if Balls lost the ball because of it? Seems to me theonly ting it will do is encourage players to foul harder.
That guy behind the bench who shouted out "YOU SUCK BOUCHER" at the perfect moment, you are a legend.
No free Iced Coffee left makes me a sad panda.
That is all. Sorry about the length lol.