LC
Years ago

NBL R11: Taipans vs Breakers

Pretty important game for Cairns in particular today one would think.

I think the Breakers will be too good and win by 7.

Preview: Taipans host Breakers in top three clash

Following their Friday night loss to Adelaide, Cairns have dropped to third on the ladder and have lost an opportunity to re-gain top spot tonight against the Breakers. Their top four position seems secure but since their red-hot 6-0 start to the year, they have gone just 4-5.

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Mystro  
Years ago

NZ will need the bench to step up after playing Townsville on Friday but with Tai Wesley, Ibekwe & Rhys Carter as backups they can carry some confidence.

Should be a great game, such a shame it is overshadowed by such a tragedy.

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LC  
Years ago

Great points Mystro.

Terrible tragedy overshadows this game.

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Mystro  
Years ago

condolences from this side of the stream, you guys are going through some rough shit at the moment with the incident in Sydney and now this terrible tragedy in Cairns.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Yep, terrible tragedy. :( Hearts goes out to all those affected.

Mystro, TAB offering another Ced special today.

Ced to score 16 or more and Breakers win, paying $3.50.

I would like it at $4, not sure its worth it at $3.50. In saying that, Ced played one of the worst games ever as a Breaker and still had 13.

Cairns will also be very competitive today I think.

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Mystro  
Years ago

I'm broke so won't be betting :(

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formosa  
Years ago

breakers for me, been betting wildly this weekend and when im 9 for 9, I reckon go with breakers. but expect it to be close, much like the capitals game in melbourne

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Dazz  
Years ago

I haven't even been able to watch news coverage of the horrible tragedy. Just incomprehensible.

On the less important issue, its an "important" game for both clubs.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Snakes up 12 at 3/4 time

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Cairns match up against NZ very well.

NZ 0/16 from 3 and no offensive rhythm.

Cairns have great balance across all positions with no real chink in their starting 5 armour.

In saying that, I can't stand Gliddon. I get the feeling he thinks he is better than what he is. I really don't rate him too much tbh.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He just got 18 and 9 on your boys MACDUB... He's alright. Surely you can't stand Corey Webster for the same reason?

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Craig  
Years ago

Agree on Gliddon, overrated

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Mystro  
Years ago

Good win for the Taipans at home. NZ shot the ball fairly horribly and deserved to lose.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Am I reading this right, The Breakers went none from 17 from outside the arc?

Well, its certainly kept things interesting at the top. Hard to see the Cats catching Cairns until at least round 14~15, whereas results next round could see Cairns finish the year on top.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ couldn't make any 3s like the Sydney game although Cairns did a good job getting a hand up to a lot of those 3s which would have normally been open.

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skull  
Years ago

great game by taipans today,burston a force to be reckoned with in the paint this season.
gliddon is the ice man and is ready to take the crucial shots...I like the kid, he knows when to come in and out of the game unlike the inexperience of wilbekin.
today I was impressed with fearnes boys....they are officially a dark horse for the 2015 title.

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LC  
Years ago

Taipans played well, seemingly inspired to lift the community with a win. I did not see this coming...

Taipans strangle lifeless Breakers in blow-out victory

The Cairns Taipans have put the NBL on notice with a crushing 83-59 defeat of the New Zealand Breakers. Cairns broke out to an early double digit lead and cruised to victory on the back of some solid all-round play.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is the tightest season I can remember for a while

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Skull - Burstons run will end if the refs ever call a 3 sec on his camping trip.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Cairns played great yesterday and thoroughly deserved the victory.

They demolished NZ at both ends of the court, hence it was a convincing victory.

I like their chances for the championship. Is it just me or do people think it would be better for them to finish 4th rather than 3rd.

If NZ stay atop and Cairns finish 4th, they'd have a great chance to knock NZ off in the semis and go to the GF series. I don't think they match up against Perth quite as well.

Anon #392, a few of the NZ players are overrated. Abercrombie springs to mind. Webster not so much..his ppg average this year is double his career average.

Gliddon was last season's team MVP.

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skull  
Years ago

anon- I was at the game and don't recall the 3 second call even being bought up by anyone !!

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

0 3P% ... Didn't see that coming.

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Thunder Jam  
Years ago

Gliddon overated hey..Egg meet Face!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Grand Final preview. Alarming for the Breakers.

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King Podge  
Years ago

Gliddon overrated and arrogant? Are you sure you're watching this dimension's NBL.tv?

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

If different teams have bogey match-ups it all may come down to what the semi-final pairs are.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Gliddon held a gun to Cairns' head and called the shots re: salary and playing opportunities.

There was a lot of demands for someone who I would group with the likes of Steindl, Blanchfield, Coenraad, Creek, Teys etc.

Also, there was talk that Gliddon wanted a guarantee that he would be the starting PG as he felt he had a great chance of Boomers 2014 onwards.

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King Podge  
Years ago

Gliddon held a gun to Cairns' head???? Guarantee's?? wow you know a lot about the inner workings of the club....

Flabbergasting... Brother, I can tell you for a fact that you're further off the mark than a North Korean ballistic missile..

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Wonders  
Years ago

I'm going out on a limb here... Cam Gliddon probably doesn't even own a gun

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

He clearly means guns as in bicep. He put Cairns in a headlock.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Remind me please of what Gliddon has accomplished?

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King Podge  
Years ago

Why is that relevant?

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

Can only put Macdub and Mystros comments down to the fact that they mustn't have watched gliddon play much and that their breakers got smashed by 24 points. He's a fringe boomer and one of the most consistent and smartest players in the league. Even if he held Taipans mgmt to ransom, the results this season are clearly worth it.

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Wonders  
Years ago

Did anyone catch his down-the-lane dunk off the bounce in Adelaide? Damn...

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

It was great, as was Burston on Abercrombie.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If Gliddon was from NZ he would be pushing as a starter in your National team but you are bagging him out for not accomplishing anything?
NBL Rookie of the Year, Club MVP as a 24 year old the following year and Club Captain at 25 is a pretty good list of achievements for someone midway through their third year of professional basketball... Plus going for 18 and 9 against the guard duo of Jackson and Webster only two days ago... Probably the wrong time for you fellas to talk him down.

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King Podge  
Years ago

oh damn! an Anon just dropped a truth bomb!

As I live and breath.


You don't get voted captain by your peers if you're a jerk. You don't get the respect around the league he has if you're overrated.
If i was starting an NBL franchise tomorrow, C Gliddon would be the first person I'd sign (followed by Mika)

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