Years ago

Hawks Vs Breakers Rnd 4

The Breakers travel to Wollongong to take on the Hawks after narrowly going down to Adelaide on Thursday in Auckland.
The Hawks have problems of their own after getting smashed by 40 on Friday but at least it was to the unbeaten Perth Wildcats.

Can NZ adjust to the refereeing?

Can NZ implement a zone that doesn't leak like a sieve ?

Can the Hawks keep Pledger & Vukona off the glass?

How many points will Rotnei Clarke go off for?

Which quarter will Mika Vukona foul out in?

Can TeRangi back up thursday nights performance and has he put his hand up for Rookie of the Year consideration?

Heart says NZ by 8, head says Hawks by 4 at home.

Hawks will want a win at home and the Breakers have played some horrible basketball so far this season with only small flashes of what they are capable of. If NZ's shots are dropping and they all aren't in early foul trouble they'll have a shot, if not the Hawks are getting this one.

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Cats 4 life  
Years ago

U would think the hawks at home and after that display friday night. Wonder if the coach will be gone if u nz drop the double again? Heard a few intresting ppl in the mix for the job.

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Years ago

I'm going Breakers by 4 in this one, yes they've lost 4 straight (all by 10 and under) but after seeing the hawks Friday night they look like a wooden spoon team imo

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Years ago

and NZ get a 8 point victory.

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Years ago

Rotnei Clarke had like 36 points. Another great game from Pledger with 19 points at 80%

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Years ago

Needed that one!!! Bring on the rest of the season...

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Years ago

Despite the win Breakers look horrible in terms of being able to defend their title.

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Years ago

4 losses by 10 or less, d needs some work but in time they'll be fine!

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

How fine?

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Years ago

The Wilkinson signing has relaxed me a bit, looked in complete control today for most stages of the game and Johnson hitting those free throws would have made it a bit more comfy! Need to get the next couple under our belt and once we're back at '500' it's all go!

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Years ago

2,132 crowd how are the Hawks going to be viable with these sort of crowds. Crocs also worrying signs.

It's good that NBL Pty Ltd are looking at expansion since the regional community teams WOL, TSV, CNS will die once the non-profit model also becomes unsustainable. Sad.

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Years ago

For the non for profit model to work (at a salary cap of 750k), Hawks need to average 2,500 for the season and have two games of 5,000. The first season after being saved the hawks only managed 2700 average, including some weeks of only 1500. Hawks will be fine.

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