Anonymous
Years ago

Boomers warm up games start tonight

I believe Boomers warm up games start tonight against Finland?

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Yeah it seems the Boomers 1st pre-tournament game starts tonight v Finland.
As per Basketball Australia website

Airbnb Australian Boomers pre-FIBA Basketball World Cup Tour

Lithuania Tournament

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Finland
Friday 8 August @ Klaipeda, Lithuania 11:15pm (All times AEST)

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Ukraine
Saturday 9 August @ Klaipeda, Lithuania 11:15pm

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Lithuania
Tuesday 12 August @ Klaipeda, Lithuania 2:00am

Finland Invitational

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Finland
Wednesday 13 August @ Helsinki, Finland 2:00am

Nice Tournament

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Ukraine
Saturday 16 August @ Nice, France 2:00am

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Philippines
Sunday 17 August @ Nice, France 2:00am

Airbnb Australian Boomers v France
Monday 18 August @ Nice, France 4:30am

Strasbourg Tournament

Airbnb Australian Boomers v Finland
Saturday 23 August @ Strasbourg, France 4:30am

Airbnb Australian Boomers v France
Monday 25 August @ Strasbourg, France 3:00am

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Jonno  
Years ago

Are these games going to be shown on livebasketball.tv??

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone know where and if it will be streamed?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No stream listed on Firstrowsports?

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paul  
Years ago

The Lithuania v Ukraine game has a stream, so hopefully the Lith v Boomers gane the next night will have too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

All the lithuania games will apparently be streamed here. No idea if any of the other games will be though.
http://www.sportotv.lt/tvarkarastis

I can't even find a betting agent that will let me bet on tonights game. Was hoping that they'd have a stream on bet365 or somewhere.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

@rpjward

Australian u17 men tip off world champs at 7.30pm tonight. Watch live on @FIBA youtube channel or follow assist coach @JSchueller15 for info

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Looks like Australia vs Ukraine is going to be streamed tomorrow night on the Lithuanian station above but no mention of the Aus vs Finland matchup.

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Phil  
Years ago

I mentioned this in the other thread but for those that may have missed it the Lithuanian national broadcastor has an app that allows you to watch their channels live. The app is called LRT GROTUVAS. If they are broadcasting the games locally (and i think that would be likely) you can download this app for free and watch the games. the only negative is i dont know how you could record it or watch it later. Let me know if you have trouble finding the app but should come up easily enough.

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Phil  
Years ago

What crappy timing. I was in Klaipeda recently. Would have been awesome to cheer on the Boomers there!

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AussiePride  
Years ago

I have the app running Phil but I can't see tonight's game in any program listing. My Lithuanian is a little rusty though!

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LC  
Years ago

11pm AEST tonight.

Game vs Finland live online via SportoTV.

Link: Australia vs Finland

They are streaming all games of Lithuanian tournament.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good on you, LC!

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Thanks LC!!

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Brilliant!!!

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Brian  
Years ago

Cheers LC!

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MRT  
Years ago

Thanks LC now I've got no choice but to stay up with work at 6:30 tomorrow lol

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Maxymoo  
Years ago

You bewdy!

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King Podge  
Years ago

LC I could kiss you.

But I wont, for now.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what time does it start in Adelaide?

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Brian  
Years ago

10.45PM Adelaide time

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LC  
Years ago

You can watch the teams warming up now!

KingPodge - I don't know you well enough, but I am flattered (I think).

A great legitimate stream too! All Lithuanian games are being streamed via this same site.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Doing warm ups as I type

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Some_Fulla  
Years ago

Apparently Drew Gooden suiting up for Finland this WC was a hoax...

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Beantown  
Years ago

Damn is that Goulding in civvies?
Injured?

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joshuapending  
Years ago

dropping in and out for anyone else?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I get through two ads streamed and then nothing...

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Beantown  
Years ago

Mine was Josh, but I switched off the HD button on the bottom right and is working well now

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LC  
Years ago

Great stream in HD for me :)

A vast improvement on the U17 men's coverage by FIBA tonight ;)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

now working and in HD, great!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finland surprisingly alright

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow. Newley is not actually playing terribly.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

and jawai is a monster! bit out of touch though

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ugh, get Adam Gibson off!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That was a great play and pass by Jawai. These Finns can play though.

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Any word on Goulding?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the finn's are well organised.

but the aussie's are just getting everyone some court time. aussies trying to play very fast (lots of movement) which is hard when changing players so regularly...

great to watch it all the same

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Beantown  
Years ago

The Fins have been setting some nice screens to get their shooters open looks and they are nailing them. They are also getting up in our face on D and we look rushed and out of sync a lot on offence. Exum looking very tentative so far. Dellavedova is going to have to do a LOT of work at the point in this tournament by the looks.

We looked much better with Bairstow and Baynes out there early. Defence dropped off once we started to sub our starters.

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Mick  
Years ago

Gibson is terrible at this level and shouldn't be on this team. People forget that until they see him play. why??

We are really making it hard on ourselves with no shooters too...

I hope Lemanis works out his rotations because his sub patterns have been a bit odd...obv very early days though

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great pass by Exum!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Brockus Motumus!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Joe ingles is such a lazy player. Can see how blatt didn't think highly of him by the end of the season in Europe. The bloke could be anything IF ONLY he had a little bit of dellys drive

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Gibson is terrible at this level and shouldn't be on this team. People forget that until they see him play. why??"

Like i said in a previous thread, we should've replaced Gibson with Simmons and just played Delly and Exum at the point with maybe Goulding or Ingles playing the leftover minutes at pg.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Gibson is terrible... Why oh why...
Also, Andersen really really needs to retire already.

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Marcus Camby  
Years ago

They can get a flawless HD stream from Lithuania but the folk at the NBL cannot get NBL.tv to work.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

pick n roll all day... finland hoopin!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Man, we're getting owned by bloody Finland. Yeah, definitely a medal contender lol.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LOL at the overreaction based on half a game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why the hell is Gibson still on the floor? Get that dud off!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Goulding isn't even suited up

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

That's better... Close out on the shooters and run.

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Bairstow and Motum look the best out of the bigs

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone have the webcast link? I can't seem to find it for the live stats.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Oh and I've been hating on Andersen in the green and gold for like 12 years now. Not just half a game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

goulding might be injured, he has tracksuit on

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Commentators getting mad textys! On the prowl

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can anyone tell me why the stream isn't working? Just pauses after some ad with a rabbit on a couch for me!

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Beantown  
Years ago

Much better 2nd stint from Exum. Liking Bairstow's agility and hustle compared to his direct opponents.
Better agility from our bigs is allowing us to slow their penetration and our guards are starting to get steals again as a result. Much better last few mins.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Wow, Gibson did something good.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

33 for Finland is lights out for a big guy! Looks a sweet stroke

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daneo  
Years ago

Motum is quality finishing under the basket, he was doing it in summer league also. Its like a quick release layup..

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Brock Motum has seriously improved leaps and bounds. I really hope he makes an NBA squad this year.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Good comeback.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finland up 47-44 at the half.

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cavolo  
Years ago

33 for Finland is Troy Murphy who was drafted by the Bulls a view years ago but never really saw any court time. Think he is with the Jazz this season? He was suiting for them in the Summer League. Definitely a 3 point shooter!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Erik Murphy just got traded from Utah to Cleveland.

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Mick  
Years ago

one made 3 for the half by my count. No wonder they are down despite owning inside and in transition. Gonna be the story of our WC campaign...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wow didn't even realize that was Murphy. Wasn't he starting for Golden State?

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Whatever happened to our ability to shoot the 3? Australia used to be renowned for it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's not Troy Murphy, it's Erik Murphy haha

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Never saw any action with that bloody stream but commendable to fight back like that. But is Finland really a team that should be giving us trouble? I don't know what their pedigree is

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Beantown  
Years ago

Agreed! Loving the Brockus Motumus. Showing once again how sneaky he is at getting open looks. Smart player.

I think Gibson's copping some unfair heat on here tonight. He was very good in that second stint he had, pressuring their point guard and taking his scoring opportunities when they came.

How long since we stepped off the plane? Many of the guys definitely looked a step slow in all their movement and decision-making in the first half. Lots of passes just being made a split second too late and fast break opps blown due to poor decision-making.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's Erik Murphy, who is currently team mates with Delly in Cleveland, not for long though

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finland beat Turkey, Greece, Russia and Slovenia in Eurobasket last year.

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Adam  
Years ago

Jawaii looks shocking. so slow and has trouble on closing out on bigs that can shoot the 3. How Ben simmonds didn't make this team is beyond me.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

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Anonymous  
Years ago

We struggled to contain the penetration early, that Finnish PG #30 was pulling all the strings. We did turn it around with some pretty intense defense, I can definitely see good potential in our press. Hopefully we can have a better half defensively in the half court.

Agreed about the outside shooting! we've had open looks but have more than likely chosen to penetrate. Goulding will definitely give us a different look in that regards. Damn it's good watching the Boomers again!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

People are complaining about Gibson, but him being in the team instead of Martin should be a clear message to all kids to work on the offensive fundamentals of dribbling and shooting, even if you are a great defender.

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cavolo  
Years ago

oops! Sorry guys, yes indeed, it's Erik Murphy not Troy. As much as I love the Bulls, clearly his lack of court time led me to confuse him with the other and better Murphy! ;)

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Some_Fulla  
Years ago

looks like the shot clocks fugged???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"They can get a flawless HD stream from Lithuania but the folk at the NBL cannot get NBL.tv to work."

+1

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Did anyone elses stream go to shit at half time?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol the way cam bairstow runs is bloody hillarious

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Oh that was totally a 3....

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LC  
Years ago

Ingles big in the 3rd quarter so far.

Defence has lifted again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Needs less Gibson, more Exum.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Brockus Motumus still playing really cleverly out there.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Jawaii still looks like he needs to eat 12 less donuts a day.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Man, Jawai is slow now. This Finnish team can't miss from 3.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

how many 3's can they hit??

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Get jawai off now and take a time out. Everyone looks gassed.

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Some_Fulla  
Years ago

Shooting clinic..

Aus lacking a rim protector too..

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LC  
Years ago

Every time Jawai has stepped onto the court, the Finns always seem to be able to get an open look from outside.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Boomers will continue to lose with this pick and roll defence, it's the way Lemanis plays and it's complete crap. He gets the big to half commit to going over he screen and it's an easy lay up every time, or a 3 as we are seeing tonight

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Love Motum and Bairstow.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Yeah Jawai is far too slow. They just carve us up on D as soon as he is on the floor. Not happy with how out of shape he is either.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think the commentator just said jawai is like a pudding?!?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thed guys are basically just off the plane might be a bit early to judge.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

How many points has motum got? He has to be leading the team. And seriously, wtf is Jawai even doing on at this point.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yikes, struggling to defend Finland

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LC  
Years ago

I thought Jawai would have been in better shape to get a gig on this team...he has done some good things, but defensively he is a liability right now.

Loving Bairstow & Motum.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

its way to early to judge, and they are turning players over very regularly.

they have looked very good a couple of times

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

Bairstow and Motum look like the only NBA players on this Boomers team, (even though only Bairstow is the only one out of the two to have an NBA contract)

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AussiePride  
Years ago

The Finns move the ball well, set good screens and are shooting the lights out but the real problem is that they didn't get the memo that we have NBA guys on our team!

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Andersen still can't do anything at all right.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Giving them open 3's lol.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The shooting from Finland is ridiculous.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Seriously, those guys can hit open 3's. You probably should have realised that after the first 15 they hit.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

wtf, what is finlands 3pt %?

and why didnt ogilvy get a look?

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Adam  
Years ago

This is a joke. An absoloute joke. Whats the point of even bringing out the big guns of delly and bairstow if you're going to play jawai and gibson 5-6 mins a half?

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Benno  
Years ago

Have Finland missed a 3?

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daneo  
Years ago

anyone got a box score ? they would have to be over 70% from 3pt land

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Lance_Uppercut  
Years ago

I think the Boomers scouting report on Finland said Finland can't shoot 3s so don't bother guarding them

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is a joke. An absoloute joke. Whats the point of even bringing out the big guns of delly and bairstow if you're going to play jawai and gibson 5-6 mins a half?


Hardly big guns they are both average players at best

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Lol @ the commentator. He's been ading -is to the end of every players name on our team. Then he goes and calls Lemanis "Lemon-o"

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finally starting to miss some shots. They ARE human.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

why did the utah jazz let dante exum play hes going to injure himself bad

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That better not be something serious happened to Exum..

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

I hope Dante just had an "embarrasment" injury on that one...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

that was mad awkward from Exum.. what just happened?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Exum needs to be more aggressive. Way too tentative.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

maybe ankle roll?

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

First lead since the first quarter!

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

JINGLES!

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

JINGLES!

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Phil  
Years ago

if i understand correctly -aus is the male suffix ?

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joshuapending  
Years ago

Ankle? All those Adidas haters will come on out if he is wearing them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

lol! jawai is now called 'outback shaq'

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Phil  
Years ago

yeah, and in oz the term "outback shack" means dunny right?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

INGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

I said it before and I'll say it again. JINGLES!

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Benno  
Years ago

Joe showing why he should be in the NBA

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daneo  
Years ago

old heads Jingles and Newley showing how its done..

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Beantown  
Years ago

Love Delly's effort countering all the screens the Finns set. His D has been great down the stretch. Also did a great job boxing out the Finnish big man when he slipped the screen and then came up with the rebound! That led to Ingles go-ahead three.

Speaking of which, nice to see Ingles getting the eye of the tiger when the game is on the line. He came up big when it mattered tonight.

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Smellyhead  
Years ago

Lots of things to improve on, but an interesting game and glad to get the win.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

As much as i'm happy that we won, we kind of didn't deserve to win. Finland in general played much better. Our defence a lot of the time in particular was terrible.

Kudos to Finland on a game well played. They will surprise some people in this tournament.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jawai and Gibson are both fat chunky bad basketball players and don't deserve to be here

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Found some stats linked from @BasketballAus twitter account but its stuck in the 2nd qtr...

http://live.baskethotel.com/lkf/?lang=1

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Beantown  
Years ago

Definitely a solid win. Finland are a good team and we were getting our legs under us after a lot of travel, not to mention Lemanis was trying to give everyone a run.

If we'd been playing to win, no way Lemanis leaves Outback Shaq out there. I reckon both times Jawai was on they blew the lead out to 10 within minutes! Its not too late to replace him Andrej. Get someone in who isn't an overweight liability!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finland can definitely finish 2nd in group C. Their best player, Petteri Koponen, didn't even play in this game and most of the other important players played less than 20 minutes.

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Matt  
Years ago

Ingles looked as though he was going through the motions in the first half but didn't he turn it on in the second. Anyone know what Goulding's injury was?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Boomers won 100-95

Ingles, Motum and Newley the standouts.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Good to get the win, but the defence for Aus was terrible. I know they were rotating everyone, but giving up 95 points is bad.

Jawai cannot defend the pick and roll and doesn't block/contest/foul shots in the paint. Ogilvy would be a much better upgrade here. I think Jawai won't play come tourney time.

Ingles hit 2 massive 3's late, but his defence sucked. The number of times he went under hand offs on screens and had the 3 buried on him was frustrating.

Gibson out of his depth. Martin just for his hustle should be there.

Broekhoff looked like Steidel and Gliddom and afraid to shoot.

Stand outs for mine were. Bairstow, Newley, Moutm and Delly. Baynes was serviceable and ingles was clutch.

Lucky to get the win and I hope not serious injury with Dante.

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Adam  
Years ago

Patty mills with one arm is better than halF of these players, need to get him in :D

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Some_Fulla  
Years ago

Tall Blacks will play Finland tough!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finland are ranked 39th in the world, this is their first WC and they only got in as a wild card entry.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Of the 24 teams at the WC only Senegal #41, Ukraine #45 and Egypt #46 are ranked lower.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can they at all swap players now?
Simmons for Jawai?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

its the first game topgether after a very long flight too.. Consider that.

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LC  
Years ago

Recap of Boomers win over Finland is now up on PnR:

Boomers come from behind to defeat Finland in friendly

The Australian Boomers commenced their 2014 FIBA World Cup campaign in Klaipeda, Lithuania, against Finland. After a long trip and little time to shake the jet-lag, the Boomers used their experience down the stretch to come from behind to record a 100-95 victory.

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paul  
Years ago

I suspect 'world rankings anon' is the same person as 'end of season stats anon'!

Finland beat Russia, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey at last year's Eurobasket. They are by no means a world power, but they are a dangerous team who are on the rise.

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Mick  
Years ago

Am i the only one that is really worried about the step down in coaching savvy from Brett Brown to Lemanis?

i dont know if lemanis can get it done at this level, he seems seriously outmatched in terms of Xs and Os..

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LC  
Years ago

Judging Lemanis on one game is a trifle early. This team is new and has only played 1 game together.

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Mick  
Years ago

Agreed, but i was never keen on his selection, and his pick and roll coverages were really concerning. P&R defence isn't as make or break in the NBL.

Hopefully he turns it around but he's never coached a team of this calibre before so his learning curve might be steeper than any player's.

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Jez  
Years ago

It's stating the blindingly obvious but we definitely miss Mills. What we lacked (which Finland had) was a guard who could create for himself out of pick and roll situations. Hopefully Goulding can be that guy if/when he gets over whatever injury he has. It isn't really in Dellavedova's or Exum's (not yet at least) skill-set as they're both primarily pass first guards.

With Jawai it was clearly a calculated gamble by Lemanis to select him. I think we need to wait until the end of the month to see if his mobility has improved before we can say conclusively whether or not it was a gamble worth taking.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"It's stating the blindingly obvious but we definitely miss Mills. What we lacked (which Finland had) was a guard who could create for himself out of pick and roll situations."

We had 100 points. I don't think scoring is the issue.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Mick, are you sure the pick and roll coverage problems are a result of Lemanis' coaching? I thought it was more down to lack of foot-speed from some of our bigs and a few guys needing to get more repetitions in on our defensive system. Maybe some jet-lag too!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Can they at all swap players now?
Simmons for Jawai?"

And Gibson for Maker? (i wish)

Overall a pretty poor game. Terrible defense.

Motum and Bairstow were fantastic. Ingles and Newley were also pretty good. I was surprised at Newley not being terrible like he normally is.

Jawai is soooo slow. I don't remember him being this slow in the NBL.

Exum needs to be more aggressive and attack the basket. When you're quicker than everyone else by a big margin you have to take advantage of that.

If we play like this throughout the tournament we'll struggle to make it out of the group stage. I know Finland aren't a bad team but the victory should've been a lot easier than that. I know it's early days and they were jet lagged but that lousy defence is really concerning.

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AussiePride  
Years ago

There is definitely a few issues but that is what we have 9 pre-tournament games for. If we played like this in the first game of the world cup you would be worried but there is no reason to panic yet. It is all about getting our best combinations out there and giving the whole team a run. The main rotations should not be any where near finalised until games 7 - 9.

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Steven  
Years ago

Wasn't impressed with Jawai last night but there are quite a few more warm up games so may hold off criticism for now.
Bairstow and Motum were great for us.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sheesh - you guys are like it's all over or something
First game together after 30 plus hour plane flight and one day to get yer head right
If they are still playing like this after games 7 and 8 then I'm worried

Gibson was fine - he was one of the reasons we got back into it before the half
Sure jawai was slow and really out of condition but he makes some great decisions out of the post - I don't really expect him to play more than 10 mins a game
If I was lemanis I'd be playing him for extended minutes to get in game shape at least

I would have liked the team to have 14 players avail for the pre tournaments and then culled before the big show - then you could have played guys like simmons a bit in these games to see what he could do

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Eponymous  
Years ago

I have no idea if lemanis is a good coach or not but looking 5-8 years into the future is he the coach who will let a group of thoroughbreds e.g. simmons, maker, adel, WmW, Exum, Bolden, Mading etc run.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is that a question or a statement?

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paul  
Years ago

"P&R defence isn't as make or break in the NBL"

Don't agree with that, some would say it's more so because most teams only have one big on the court leaving the bucket less protected when he's defending the pick-and-roll, especially with a lot of big guys able to pop offensively.

Brett Brown effectively admitted he struggled in the 2010 WCs so I'm not sure it's a step down in coaching, we'll find out once the real stuff starts I suppose.

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