Anonymous
Years ago

Illawarra @ New Zealand, 17 JAN

Illawarra did it easily earlier in the week. They seem to have the Breakers number. A repeat dose here?

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Can only hope so, thats where my money is. They were brutal last game, Breakers couldnt control the tempo at all, cant see how that gets rectified that quickly. Unless non of the Hawks guns are firing, Hawks easily again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

New Zealand have championship pedigree and I think they show it tonight. They can't just let a team run all over from for a 4-0 series domination if they're serious about contending.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

As a Sixers fan, I'm hoping Illawarra whip some butt today.

I am thinking that the Breakers won't go down and die that easily. They are hurting and there are rumours of team chemistry being bad, but they are at home and they know that Adelaide is right behind them, like an Adelaide driver tailgating along South Rd in peak hour traffic. One mistake, and the Breakers will cope it.

That'll make this game a delicious game to watch.

The refs in Auckland let a lot of stuff go, so I'm expecting a lot of argy-bargy and a bit of lip on the court. There's certainly a lot of jibes available on offer and with two former (unwanted) Breakers (Forman and Penney) on the pine, there's an opportunity to rub it in.

The Breakers won't want to be embarrassed on their own court and so if Illawarra want to put a stake in there hearts, they better drive in it hard.

I'm tipping this to be closer than most Poindexters think. Breakers should lead this game at times, but the more disciplined Hawks will get this in the end.

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LV  
Years ago

What are these rumours people were eluding to, ie who's allegedly banging whose missus?

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paul  
Years ago

I think people took me using Nth Melbourne FC as an example of a solid veteran team being ruined by internal issues as meaning someone on the Breakers was doing a Carey!

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LV  
Years ago

Oh, right.

Well that's just boring then, isn't it...

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Paul started that rumour. I won't buy in to it.

The Breakers look much better so far. It seems they have all kissed and made up with each other's wives.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Breakers looking much much better. Can't sleep on the Hawks though.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Not a good start for Illawarra.
NZ's bigs are destroying them so far. Pledger, Vukona, Wesley and Charles are 9/10 for 22 points at quarter time.
2 fouls for Ogilvy and Forman too.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Too many fouls!!

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Mystro  
Years ago

Foreman picked up his 4th foul in the 2cnd quarter

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LV  
Years ago

Refs giving NZ lots of help here.

Ogilvy and Formans 3rds both incorrect calls. Charles J jumped over Ogilvys back.. no call.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ are like the Unitd at home. Protected species!.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Charles Jackson has been huge in this one.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Charles Jackson is awesome to watch.

So much energy!

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George  
Years ago

NZ up in 3rd but intensity lost on D. 59-58
here come the Hawks

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Great game to watch thus far.
Hoping for a bumper finish

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Mystro  
Years ago

Ced Jackson shooting really well today

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Hawks have controlled the last 2 quarters, then NZ have rallied late to keep the deficit even. Hawks need to close the last quarter better to get the win.

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D4444  
Years ago

Some poor defence from the Hawks bench allowed the Breakers to open a gap that could be costly.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

The refs have been so hot on Forman tonight. He got the Matt Hodgson treatment.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Beveridge a top coach.

The fuck was AJ doing then?? Shocking hook

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

AJ needs to make these shots!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why do teams foul late when you could just get a stop and have last possession? Silly by Tim c

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Overtime!!

Ellis!!

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Cody Ellis!!!!!

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Massive choke by Vukona.

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Train  
Years ago

Breakers need to sort their free throw issues out.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why didnt the Breakers foul?

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

12/20 free throws. Have to be better than that.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Why did vickerman draw up a player for Mika to layup?

Dumb play

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Mystro  
Years ago

Can't believe NZ didn't foul Martin as he bought the ball up the court. I hurled a thousand expletives at the TV

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Wow. 3.25 to go in OT. Jackson fouls the hell out of Martin on the break..no call. Ridicolous.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Shocking call on Vukona.
Surely no call

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Lisch!!

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

2 blatantly wrong calls. 1 each way.

And Lisch has just taken over!

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Lisch is destroying them at both ends in OT.

What a beast!

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George  
Years ago

Kevin Lisch

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Sean  
Years ago

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Sean  
Years ago

ANyone else lose stream...?

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

It's on FTA dude.

Streaming is amateur hour

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George  
Years ago

It's getting ugly in OT

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Charles Jackson!!!

I went up!

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

How good is this game though?!?!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great game despite the refs

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Out off Webster!!!!!!!

Double OT!

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George  
Years ago

How did NZ get the ball with 3secs left. Another bad decision. Lucky Webster can't make a clutch shot

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D4444  
Years ago

Great game. Lucky the Breakers didn't score on that last possession since it looked like it should have been a Hawks ball.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Lisch is amazing

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D4444  
Years ago

Ogilvy missed another sitter but Lisch with the save.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Deeee lisch!

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Lisch is a beast.

So glad he is back in this league.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thats why Cedric Jackson cant make the NBA, he cant shoot for ######

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George  
Years ago

Ogilvie butchers 2 at the free throw line.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Horrible shot selection Corey

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ogilvy is soft

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D4444  
Years ago

Some real brain farts from big name players in OT.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

NZ play like juniors. Lack of composure.

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George  
Years ago

Lisch v Webster. No contest. Lisch the obvious difference

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BigAds  
Years ago

Double OT and very few substitutions. They can be forgiven for making errors in judgements.

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George  
Years ago

Webster poor when it counted. 6/20.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The problem is Webster....he cant shoot

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LV  
Years ago

Huge result.

Lisch is the MVP of the league.

The Breakers fall is just hard to believe.

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Why o why did the Perth Wildcats not get Lisch a West Aussie girlfriend when he was playing for us rather than New South Wales girl :)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Sorry, Cedric Jackson

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Anonymous  
Years ago

De-Lisch showing guys like Goulding and Webster who the real class of the competition is.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Victorian Wildcat, his first preference was to return to Perth but we already had Dolla Beal contracted at that position.

LV, re: the Breakers fall, they are still right amongst it. Don't write them off yet.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

CG43 is world class.
As is Lisch.

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paul  
Years ago

"Great game. Lucky the Breakers didn't score on that last possession since it looked like it should have been a Hawks ball."

It was a foul on Lisch, should have been two FTs for Webster. NZ didn't deserve to win this though, despite their awesome D, so many dumb plays and brain fades.

Also the fact they stopped running offence and just went to on-balls and isos when the Hawks clearly couldn't guard them when they got into early offence. Breakers with 64pts in 40mins after 1/4 time.

On the other hand great toughness from the Hawks, Lisch was amazing but their role players did a super job down the stretch.

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D4444  
Years ago

Yeah, looked like their could have been contact in there but the ball definitely went out off Webster. Make up call?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Beverage best coach by far. Hawks will be hard to beat from here.

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D4444  
Years ago

There. Grrr.

Anyway, great game and the right result in the end. Lisch just amazing!

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MACDUB  
Years ago

All Vukona had to do was make at least 1 FT. Not good enough.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Breakers have away games to the United, Adelaide and the Taipans coming up. They have to win pretty much all those games to make the playoffs.

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Mystro  
Years ago

I put the loss down to Vukona's choke at the free throw line and Vickerman not instructing them to foul when up 3 in regulation. Out Coached and out played.

Class display from Lisch and Ellis came up big down the stretch in the absence of Penney.

On the bright side NZ were competitive but that didn't stop the season sweep or the slide out of the 4.

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KET  
Years ago

yeah, ideally Breakers lose their next three games

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paul  
Years ago

Don't forget Abercrombie's choke, missed a lay-up on a soft foul, then missed both FTs, then missed a wide-open three. Any of those would have sealed the deal.

Worst of all was not fouling when three up with next to nothing on the clock though.

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paul  
Years ago

NZ could still bounce back, they were awful offensively for most of today and their decision making was woeful, but the simple things they are getting wrong and their unwillingness to play aggressive offence says they are in trouble.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Abercrombie also missed 2 fts with under 4 mins left.

Poor ft shooting was always going to come back to bite the Breakers this season.

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paul  
Years ago

It was 35-18 in the last 15 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What about Webster jacking up rushed, contested 3s when there was still plenty of time left. One trick pony.

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Very happy with this result, for the 36ers and my pocket. Great game, Breakers dying off.

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mystro  
Years ago

36ers have a decent shot at making up the numbers in the playoffs but can't see more than that

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Kobe24  
Years ago

Mystro, sadly agree and some. Adelaide will be swept IF they get in, against any of the 3 other top 4 teams. Hawks would be worst match up that could get ugly.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Great game. K-Lisch all class, and 2 of those Ellis shots were huge too.

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mystro  
Years ago

I'm not sure anyone will want to match up against the Hawks come playoff time Kobe24.
Although if you want to be the best, you have to go through the best.

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Nobby  
Years ago

I hope when the Sydney Kings fans are watching they realise that Kevin Lisch had agreed to become a Sydney Kings player this year but was turned down by Kings management so they could get Marcus Thornton.

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paul  
Years ago

Ouch, way to rub it in. He wasn't the only one either.

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KET  
Years ago

I hope when the Sydney Kings fans are watching they realise that Kevin Lisch had agreed to become a Sydney Kings player this year but was turned down by Kings management so they could get Marcus Thornton.


HAHAHAHAH oh man. That hurts. That hurts a lot.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thornton for Lisch oh my SICKENING.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Must've been gutting for Breakers fans to watch that live.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Isaac, the Breakers were ahead for what 90%+ of the game?

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LV  
Years ago

Those writing off the Breakers- Don't forget that Adelaide has 3 games left against Illawarra.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Jack, I bet they quickly forgot that 90% once the FTs were missed and they were taken down in the second OT. Lost three straight and four of their last five.

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mystro  
Years ago

Yes I was gutted with how they finished the game but happy they were at least competitive in this one despite playing well below their best. It made a nice change from simply not turning up and getting blown off the court.

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