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mystro
Two years ago

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R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Sydney come into NZ in last place at 3/10 and off a loss to Cairns in R9 while NZ are 9/5 in 3rd and unbeaten at home.

I can't see this Sydney team keeping in touch with NZ for 40mins, especially with NZ potentially fielding a full strength team for the first time this season with Tai Wesley expected back in the rotation.

Sydney will need big things from Khazzouh & Garlapp or NZ's bigs will have their way inside and give Abercrombie and Webster second looks from outside. Cadee needs to get the ball inside and actually run their offense making sure they are taking the right shots instead of hoisting up prayers late in the shot clock.

NZ by 13.

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D4444
Two years ago
10:48 11 Dec 15

Reply #570410

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

NZ by 30 more like it.

You can stick a fork in the Kings.


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Touch the rim
Two years ago
10:52 11 Dec 15

Reply #570412

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Kings will come out hard tonight. Wouldn't surprise me if they get up actually


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Luuuc
Two years ago
10:55 11 Dec 15

Reply #570418

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Would surprise the f*** out of me!


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Jick
Two years ago
11:22 11 Dec 15

Reply #570428

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Is Damion James confirmed to play?


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MACDUB
Two years ago
13:12 11 Dec 15

Reply #570466

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Tipping Sydney to have their standard "meltdown moment" somewhere.

It's easy to spot - just look for instances of no offence, isolation plays by Cadee/Garlepp, Thornton, turnovers, bad shots and limited defence.

IF they can avoid that typical "meltdown moment" they could win.

The only issue for them is that that "IF" is, well, about as big as that Serbian bloke in the Spurs.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
14:21 11 Dec 15

Reply #570476

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

NZB have come in to $1.06 in the betting, which basically represents the odds that New Zealand get roaring drunk before the the game.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
16:04 11 Dec 15

Reply #570487

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

I don't rule the Kings out of this but they must reliase there's no I in team, the shoot happy guards got get it inside. Kings by 2.


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mystro
Two years ago
17:03 11 Dec 15

Reply #570507

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

"I don't rule the Kings out of this but they must reliase there's no I in team, the shoot happy guards got get it inside. Kings by 2."

You don't rule the Kings out of this, course not you picked them to win......

Kings by 2?

The team that hasn't won a game on the road vs the team that hasn't lost a game at home?


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LV
Two years ago
17:08 11 Dec 15

Reply #570511

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

I'm predicting Sydney lose this but surprise Perth on the weekend with the upset there.


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Callisto 75
Two years ago
17:16 11 Dec 15

Reply #570513

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

I like their zone. Using their size to their advantage very effective so far.


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Ricky
Two years ago
17:24 11 Dec 15

Reply #570514

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Karn Kings...


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Ricky
Two years ago
17:34 11 Dec 15

Reply #570515

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

On another note, the scoreline graphics at the bottom look a bit better then usual this round for Sky telecast..


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
17:44 11 Dec 15

Reply #570516

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

I wonder how far ahead, and how late, Sydney have to get before I'm forced to concede that maybe they're a chance...


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mystro
Two years ago
17:55 11 Dec 15

Reply #570519

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

NZ playing pretty terrible and still in it at half time.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
18:29 11 Dec 15

Reply #570521

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

If Sydney can keep picking up fouls off the NZ bigs, and sort out their crap on the rebounding front, they can do this.


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Nathan of Perth
Two years ago
18:57 11 Dec 15

Reply #570523

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Oh well.


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mystro
Two years ago
19:09 11 Dec 15

Reply #570525

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The Breakers with the win despite playing terrible. Webster with a pretty shitty shooting night but everyone bar Bartlett stunk from outside for NZ.

Ced Jackson & Mika Vukona with Double/Doubles. Charles Jackson & Tom Abercrombie both came up just short of Double/Doubles.

NZ beat Sydney 51-40 on the rebound count.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:26 11 Dec 15

Reply #570527

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

The Kings are a mess. They might not win another game the rest of the season. God help them on Sunday if Beal gets hot again.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:40 11 Dec 15

Reply #570528

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Cotter probably glad he's out.

There doesn't seem any team chemistry, they need some role players to many think it's about them. Time to see who's out there and start again.

Is this coach staying ? If not better get the new one in early, someone from who was there through the Gorgan era and understands what winning and playing tuff is.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
20:34 11 Dec 15

Reply #570529

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

what did people think of damian james??


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Bear
Two years ago
20:56 11 Dec 15

Reply #570530

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Not quite Lebron is he?


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Anonymous
Two years ago
21:05 11 Dec 15

Reply #570536

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Julian Khazzouh was pathetic in the second half tonight. As usual played with no heart and was softer than melted butter. One of the most overrated players in NBL history and a born loser. No one ever wins with this guy on their roster, period. Franchise centre my ass.


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Jumpshot
Two years ago
21:49 11 Dec 15

Reply #570574

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Better help defence, better offence - good movement and going inside. Thorton playing awsome. Kings got robbed by the Refs and ran out of energy in the 4th.


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PeterJohn
Two years ago
09:13 12 Dec 15

Reply #570605

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Anon - re James

He has a reasonable stat line for a guy who flew to Sydney the day before the game and then to NZ. The people who saw the game can give you an idea of whether he looked good getting those stats or not. I'm guessing he tired as the game progressed, given the travel.

NBL write-up "James looked impressive..."


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mystro
Two years ago
09:29 12 Dec 15

Reply #570608

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Damion James had that look all game that players get when they have just met Mika Vukona for the first time.


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paul
Two years ago
13:14 12 Dec 15

Reply #570633

re: R10: Kings Vs Breakers Vector Arena

Kings have done the best job this season of locking up NZ's offence and they did it again last night for a good chunk of the game, kind of reminiscent of what McLeod's Hawks used to do. Funny thing is, Breakers still score 96 somehow.

Webster v Sydney this year, 17ppg on 21/67 FG. Ouch.


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