What's Hot/What's Not Featuring Paul Rees
- Update: Paul Rees, for just being a straight pimp, (and hitting two big threes)
- Nick Hambour, this guy was the bomb! 39 points at 17/25 shooting with ten rebounds and 3 assists with some massive clutch baskets in the final minutes. Oscar "Ball-hog, no D" Forman battled against Hambour for 12/25, 4/10 from downtown for 33 points, 16 rebounds and one lousy assist. Both were 5/5 from the line.
- Sturt for being the only ABL team averaging 100 points per game. Constantly push the break looking for alleys. Oscar threw down a dunk that hurt in the first on a break-away and got another later.
- Also props to both teams for a great spectacle. Women's game was a nail-biter with a 3 pointer on the buzzer giving the North women a dramatic victory, and with the men's game going to the wire it was a great night out. Seems Isaac was money with his selection of game.
- Libertine's St. Ignatius College jumper that he was representing on the night.
- The new Jet Li film, Unleashed with Morgan Freeman and Bob Hopskins, great to see Jet Li's acting potential giving some fulfilment outside of Hong Kong for once with what looks to be a great film
- Sturt looking to trap the point guard on the inbound full court, loved that play despite it not working for them.
- Eight lead changes and 2 ties in the final quarter in a great game. Hambour ten-footer for lead at 84 to 83 with 8:30 to go. A quick reply by Sturt for 84 to 85 was put to waste with a Burdon 3 for 87 to 85 with 7 to go. Darren hits 3 at 6:25 for 87 to 88. Zorich hits for 89 to 88 6 to go. Little Burdon creates turnover but Sturt recover with Shepherd to hit a driving lay-up for 89 to 90 with 3:10 to go. Burdon hits a free throw for 90 all at 2:55. Oscar drive at 2:40 puts it to 90 to 92. Hambour hits for 92 all at 2:20. Finkemeyer hits at 1:14 for 92 to 94. Finally an Oscar offensive board and put-back at 35.4 seconds give Sturt the final score of the game at 92 to 96. A great match.
- Playing little Burdon off the bench. Almost created a awesome turnover on Bauer but North couldn't capitalise.
- Alright, who decided to play Bryon Adams "Summer of 69" in a time-out?
- North Adelaide's foul count in the third quarter, seven fouls to Sturt's zero. And the reason the Rockets get no calls? Because every damn week "Looselips" Hawkes and co spend all game trying to intimidate the umpires by whining about how their mothers didn't love them enough as children so maybe the refs should go a bit easy on them tonight. The tactic hurt them in the third.
- What's the deal with the silence at time-outs? Can't we get some phat beats going to keep the atmosphere up? And while on the subject what do people think of allowing songs to be played during passgages of play? (Please, no Delta).
- Jessie McCartney's parents for giving birth to the little punk
- Paul Bauer, please don't shoot anymore free throws.
- Where is North Adelaide's defence? Tom James-Martin hit 2 from downtown after North Adelaide baskets in the second without a North Adelaide player within viewing distance of him. Guy must have stunk badly or something because no-one wanted to be near him.
- Oh yeah, where is that army of Sturt fans that were expected? There was spare seats at the game! Worst attendance for a North game other than the South game I've seen this year.
- No mention of DC's glorious list in the Independent Weekly article.
- And finally, a big "what's not" for Libertine. No one asks DC to be placed on the list, people earn their place rather than corner me at the canteen at half-time. A pathetic sight. St. Pauls forever.
Find of the week:
- Dallas Quigley. The dude had one of those real good "quiet" games players such as Dusty produce. 17 points on 8/12 shooting with 1/1 from downtown in 28 minutes. A nice surprise package for North.
Flop of the week:
- Simon Kent without a doubt (to quote Al Green). 3/8 shooting for 7 points, 11 rebounds, 4 turnovers in 31 minutes. Why the hell does this guy get a game? Failing to catch entry passes, travelling on every move, lodging the ball between the ring and the board on an open shot. Failing to box-out on Finkemeyer allowing big ten the easiest offensive board and put-back in the history of the game. Why the hell does Loveday play him on the outside on 41? The ball swings his side and he has no range, the player doubles back on Hambour and the offence is stagnant. Sorry to say it but he played like a hack against Sturt. Total flop.
Celebrity of the week:
- Introducing the list's newest addition, the celebrity of the week! And the inaugural winner of the award is Luke Mapunda who spent most of the night trying to chat up a couple of women instead of watching the game. Not sure if he got lucky, but Luke at least has got lucky today and won the inaugural Celebrity of the week award. Good work Luke!