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Matthew
Two years ago

#38555

Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Looking forward to seeing Captain Martin back for tonights game. Beal seems to be playing better away from home then at home and Casey is finding his form!.

Redhage and Hire have been helping out. Im just a bit worried Damian is coming back too early.

I wont tip a winner Im just glad to see some Ball tonight.

Also for anyone thinking of attending by train, I just called Transperth and at the moment there are no delays of trains tonight

(We have had issues recently with poor train services/non existent at night)

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Luuuc
Two years ago
12:28 27 Nov 15

Reply #566921

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

PER $1.55
NZB $2.45

Margin -3.5

Over/Under: 164.5

NZ a tad underrated there IMO - they're a different team since Webster has slotted back in, but this should be a good even contest.
Webster & Jackson had their way with us last time, so Damo being back will be particularly handy for this one.
I share your concern about him, Matthew. I want to see him in a NASA-certified space helmet tonight.


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Pat
Two years ago
12:34 27 Nov 15

Reply #566922

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Full face mask plus snipers in case Conklin is in the building at all.


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Pat
Two years ago
12:39 27 Nov 15

Reply #566923

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Actually, the NBL needs to implement padded arm sleeves for Conklin, Dwight Howard style.


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three points
Two years ago
12:43 27 Nov 15

Reply #566924

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth can not afford another slow start like in NZ and play catchup. Granted they almost ran them down, but you are playing with fire by playing catchup ball against this NZ team which deadly on the offensive end.


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paul
Two years ago
12:49 27 Nov 15

Reply #566925

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth need to make someone other than Webster and Abercrombie beat them, especially without Wesley in the low block. Melbourne shut those two down in the second quarter last week and NZ struggled to score, but it's easier said than done for four quarters.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
12:59 27 Nov 15

Reply #566929

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Think Perth's bigs will struggle in this game against the NZ bigs. Perth have been grabbing some easy boards lately and especially offensive boards. Think NZ escape Perth with a victory tonight. Great game.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
13:14 27 Nov 15

Reply #566932

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Pfff... Nate will smash everyone in his path and continue to get all the boards he wants :)


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Hogwash 77
Two years ago
13:14 27 Nov 15

Reply #566933

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I also think New Zealand will he this one in a close one. Nate Jawai to be terrible, again


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LV
Two years ago
13:24 27 Nov 15

Reply #566936

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

This is worth watching. Two top 4 teams going at it.

Can Charles Jackson stay out of foul trouble? I think he's a bit nimble and athletic for Jawai at NZ's offensive end, so if he can stay out of foul trouble he could be the one to do some damage other than the usual suspects.


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paul
Two years ago
13:28 27 Nov 15

Reply #566938

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I loved the Jawai-Pledger battles last time, can't wait to see them go at it again too.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
13:36 27 Nov 15

Reply #566940

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

15 & 10 in a very efficient 24 minutes against us, last game by Jackson.
I'd like to think we'll be more conscious of him as a result of that game. Sit him on his arse if he tries any of that sneaky crap (scoring and rebounding) against us tonight.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
13:59 27 Nov 15

Reply #566943

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth by 6


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mystro
Two years ago
14:05 27 Nov 15

Reply #566944

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I'm hopeful NZ will get up for this one but aren't going to hold my breath.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
15:11 27 Nov 15

Reply #566957

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

"PER $1.55
NZB $2.45"

NZB $3.45 1-10...


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I'mNotCliveNIcholls
Two years ago
17:08 27 Nov 15

Reply #566974

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth by 16.

AJ flying over with Breakers to check out Willeton pre-season training.


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Tyrell
Two years ago
17:14 27 Nov 15

Reply #566975

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Wesley still not back for us?


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Kobe24
Two years ago
17:30 27 Nov 15

Reply #566979

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Think Cats will get some calls and all the momentum at home. Should win this one, pity the odds arent more even though because they aren't $1.60ish sure enough for me.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
17:45 27 Nov 15

Reply #566981

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Gleeson has asked Pledger to take out Jawai in revenge for the Abercrombie hit. Because you know, that's just being sporting.


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mystro
Two years ago
18:15 27 Nov 15

Reply #566983

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Tai Wesley has an infected liver from his appendix surgery I believe.
He's probably out for a another couple of rounds which is a pity as his inside game would have come in handy tonight.

NZ will need to win the rebound count to have a chance and will need Pledger and Abercrombie to be aggressive offensively and Ced Jackson to not settle for jump shots.
Perth will need to shut down Webster, Abercrombie and Bartlett from the perimeter and box out for 40mins.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
18:28 27 Nov 15

Reply #566986

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Tipping OT. Perth by 2 in the OT.

Webster to hit a three to tie in regulation.


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three points
Two years ago
21:12 27 Nov 15

Reply #567030

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I'm stunned how much Prather has improved


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:20 27 Nov 15

Reply #567031

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Pledger fantastic defence.

Jawai and Gleeson whinging but Pledger is simply playing great defence. Straight up and vertical.

Prather is nice and has found when and where he can get his shots.

Great to see Martin back


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Hansi
Two years ago
21:25 27 Nov 15

Reply #567035

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Refs are ruining this game


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tom
Two years ago
21:27 27 Nov 15

Reply #567036

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

10 free throws for the Breakers to 0 for Perth.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
21:33 27 Nov 15

Reply #567037

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Cedric Jackson has absolutely NO jump shot at all.

Thats why he couldnt make a career in the NBA...They just sag off him.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
21:37 27 Nov 15

Reply #567038

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

LOL, this league has LOST the plot....

HOW THE FU#CK was that 2 Fts to Prather? He didnt have the ball LOL..


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three points
Two years ago
21:40 27 Nov 15

Reply #567039

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Prather is a good story. A guy who looked lost but found his game.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
21:41 27 Nov 15

Reply #567040

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

So let me get this straight....

Prather WITHOUT THE BALL, was running towards the rim and the Perth player went to pass it to him....The Breakers player fouled him when Prather didnt have the ball...

He gets 2 FTs...

LOL then Webster shooting a 3 after he lets go of the ball and is on the back end of his shot gets fouled and ball on the side.

I swear this league has the most incompetent officials


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:42 27 Nov 15

Reply #567041

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Pet hate is how Perth's bench jump up and come running out on the court every time someone does something semi-good. Yes I know they're hyped but its so annoying! Haha.

As an aside, its pretty much impossible to defend the post. Can't breathe on someone without being whistled. Pledge did it well earlier but surprised they didnt call something.

The league is becoming way too soft on interior defence. Its borderline crisis.


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MACDUB
Two years ago
21:44 27 Nov 15

Reply #567042

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Wow. That call on Charles Jackson where Matty got the and1. Seriously, you can't defend the post anymore. Might as well just give up the two and save the foul.


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three points
Two years ago
21:44 27 Nov 15

Reply #567043

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth finally using their superior interior to the Breakers. You have to beat a great team like the Breakers by using you're bigs.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
21:46 27 Nov 15

Reply #567045

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

No wonder this league is the laughing stock of world basketball...

The ONLY reason why ANY import would come here is because they have been rejected from any other league OR to come here for the Australian life style over summer.

They wouldnt come here rejecting other offers.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:47 27 Nov 15

Reply #567046

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

The muppets refsloool


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:51 27 Nov 15

Reply #567047

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Some incredibly soft fouls been called. Looks like the refs want to be the center of attention.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:52 27 Nov 15

Reply #567048

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Impressive effort by Perth's bigs in second half of the quarter. Perth established their post game.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
21:54 27 Nov 15

Reply #567050

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I have absolutely NO DOUBT in my mind referees bet on games...No dount...easy way to supplement to there income..There is no other way to describe this sheer incompetence.


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Jez
Two years ago
21:58 27 Nov 15

Reply #567054

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Cedric Jackson might not be much of a jump-shooter but you can't underrate the role he is playing in Webster's current MVP form. Webster is able to thrive on the offensive end in part because of Jackson's ability to beat his man off the dribble and cause defensive rotations.

Also as an aside that Perth Arena courtside announcer certainly likes to talk ...


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three points
Two years ago
22:05 27 Nov 15

Reply #567057

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Looks like Prather has taken the ass kicking he got from Abercombie in NZ to heart.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:23 27 Nov 15

Reply #567061

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Buttcrack Bartlett is a one trick player


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:34 27 Nov 15

Reply #567063

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Prather fouled out. Perth are in trouble


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Anonymous
Two years ago
22:51 27 Nov 15

Reply #567065

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Once Jawai gets in good enuogh shape along with Damo and throw in the improved Prather into the mix this Cats team are going to be hard to crack.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
22:55 27 Nov 15

Reply #567066

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Well done to the Cats.


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Blowout Troll
Two years ago
22:59 27 Nov 15

Reply #567067

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I still cant get over how Prather got awarded 2 free throws when he didnt have the ball and he was getting a pass. They werent in the penalty either.

Then Webster was fouled shooting a 3 pointer and the Breakers got the ball from the side

That sequence sums up with this league is...

Incompetence.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:17 27 Nov 15

Reply #567069

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Gee whiz pledger was ordinary tonight. Missed so many bunnies near the ring. And to those who said Abercrombie was a better player than prather that couldn't look further from the truth. Not to mention prather did a good defensive job on Webster and impresses me with his passing too. The drop off pass to nate for the jam showed good composure and awareness. And he seems to get to the hole with ease on offense. Great pickup


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:20 27 Nov 15

Reply #567070

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

The breakers would be well served getting a shooting coach for Cedric. The ball comes out of his hand with side spin. Some of those ft misses were atrocious


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Anonymous
Two years ago
23:22 27 Nov 15

Reply #567071

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

An underrated part of the wildcats resurgence is the form of tommy Jervis. Playing outstanding ball on both ends. Going against jawai at practice must've lifted his game. He's playing better than a lot of starting centres.


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three points
Two years ago
23:27 27 Nov 15

Reply #567073

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I think the game was won in the 2nd when the Cats decided to use that huge frontline. Jawai and Knight just went to work from then on. This sets up a great game on Wednesday simply because Perth wins they get a 3 game buffer on the Breaker and take the series which could be huge at season end or if the Breakers win ties the series and pull within a game of Perth.

Eitherway it will be a great game.


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LV
Two years ago
23:28 27 Nov 15

Reply #567074

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Free throws.

Free throws.

Gosh. NZ were atrocious from the line. These guys play bball every day, and still barely crack 50%. Twice in that crucial last 5 or so minutes they missed both, and it was a huge blow to their momentum.

Still, good effort from Perth. Two quality sides.


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sixers147
Two years ago
00:02 28 Nov 15

Reply #567078

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Another dog act by the wildcats and Greg Hire, game was won and he shoots a half court shot on the buzzer I mean why do that, that's why Ervin and the sixers got angry about 2 years ago, and their fans wonder why their team has little respect from other fans.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:07 28 Nov 15

Reply #567079

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Refs... both ways made atrocious calls. It was miss or butcher the obvious decision a couple times. Then reflect and two plays later make another shocker to make up for the one you now are pretty sure was wrong... I really want to say they are bias against my team, but they are really just abysmal. Also did anyone else notice the missed cross court at the opening tip? How do you miss that?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
00:18 28 Nov 15

Reply #567080

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Yeah definitely thought the refs tried with a few "make up" calls today. Game didn't have a great flow to it and often that's the refs at work.


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Train
Two years ago
00:33 28 Nov 15

Reply #567081

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

@sixers147- this has been covered to death on this forum but I'll bite. How is it considered a dog act and are you trying to tell me your team does not do this ? It's s close league , every single point counts. If A team can play defense till the last second why can't the other team jack up a shot. There's just no logic there at all.


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Marcus Camby
Two years ago
00:43 28 Nov 15

Reply #567082

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

@Sixer147

Shooting a basketball in a game of basketball...Wow...how low can Greg Hire go.

Well done idiot.


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Luuuc
Two years ago
00:50 28 Nov 15

Reply #567083

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Was wondering how much ref bashing would be waiting in this thread when I got home. Yep, a fairly appropriate amount. Didn't think they did a great job tonight.
Didn't think the Breakers did a great job down the stretch either. They could have stolen that one had they hit their free throws & layups.

Very pleased that Damo got through unscathed.

Hope Webster is ok.


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Dazz
Two years ago
02:01 28 Nov 15

Reply #567087

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Perth won, obviously it must be the refs' fault. ROFL

Cats were just too consistently better for most of the game. Had it almost in the bag by the end of the 3rd quarter.
Did their best to piss away the lead in the last few minutes, but for once things rolled their way.

As for the idiot anonytrolls above; as you said Webster was fouled well after he made his shot, ie clearly not in the act of shooting, so why on earth would he get FT's?

Not sure about Damo? Played a couple of minutes then stayed on the bench. Makes me wonder if he came back too soon and copped a jolt?


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paul
Two years ago
02:26 28 Nov 15

Reply #567089

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

I think the league has descended back into 2012/13 in the past two weeks. I love this league but every game this round has been so scrappy it's difficult to watch. Refs make a rod for their backs by letting so much go and then plucking out a foul here or there. The poor players must have no idea what is and isn't legal at the moment.


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koberulz
Two years ago
02:31 28 Nov 15

Reply #567091

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

So everyone's bashing the refs, and nobody's mentioned this?




That's just beyond terrible.


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paul
Two years ago
02:37 28 Nov 15

Reply #567093

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

That was funny. I don't know whether they were still getting to position or just couldn't believe what they saw!!


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koberulz
Two years ago
02:45 28 Nov 15

Reply #567095

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

The guy closest to the camera has a clear look at it. Don't know what the responsibilities of each ref are, though.

And yeah, I actually had to check with the person sitting next to me whether it'd actually happened, because I just couldn't believe something that blatant was missed by the refs and the crowd didn't seem to bothered either. I've only watched enough of the game on TV to capture that, but neither commentator seems to have noticed.


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koberulz
Two years ago
02:46 28 Nov 15

Reply #567096

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Haha, just noticed you can actually see Cedric Jackson being the only person in the building with a clue, and signalling to Vukona not to pass him the ball. And then immediately just rolling with it when it's thrown. Class.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
03:03 28 Nov 15

Reply #567100

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Is sixers 147 just trying to be funny surely nobody is that stupid


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paul
Two years ago
03:05 28 Nov 15

Reply #567101

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Surely the dog act was Jawai recklessly elbowing Vukona in the face? ;-)


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Anonymous
Two years ago
03:06 28 Nov 15

Reply #567102

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Cheers for the clip "Koberulz "


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Anonymous
Two years ago
05:40 28 Nov 15

Reply #567103

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Refs didn't miss free throws tonight.....the breakers did.


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Supernintendo Chalmers
Two years ago
08:24 28 Nov 15

Reply #567109

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Paul, as Jawai hit Vukona in the moustache then the tribunal has until the end of Monday to find him guilty or otherwise there will be no evidence.


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PlaymakerMo
Two years ago
08:26 28 Nov 15

Reply #567110

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

NZ's 13 missed free throws to the Wildcats' 3 really hurts.


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mystro
Two years ago
08:44 28 Nov 15

Reply #567112

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Congrats to Perth on grinding out the win.
I also think it'll be a Wildcats Vs Breakers Grand Final.


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6ers
Two years ago
09:00 28 Nov 15

Reply #567114

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Vukona did a double look back in dis-beliefe


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Kobe24
Two years ago
10:24 28 Nov 15

Reply #567119

re: Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers , 27 Nov

Koberulz I did see that, totally forgot about it! Haha yeah so dam obvious, no one said anything and I was like did that even happen!


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