Luuuc
Years ago

Grand Final: Breakers vs Wildcats, Game 2

The punters think this series is going the distance
Breakers $1.48
Wildcats $2.67

Bit of a pity the game can't be at Vector, but purely in terms of their chances of winning it I reckon the Breakers won't mind it being played at their spiritual home of NSEC.

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RMQ  
Years ago

While many think this will result in a NZ win, we must remind ourselves that the pressure of holding home court is now on New Zealand.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but in no championship series with the breakers have the Wildcats had or held home court?

This is new territory for the breakers.

I'm ever so slightly and foolishly confident the Wildcats could sneak in a cheeky victory here.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Of course we're a good chance. It's a free hit for us. All the pressure is on NZ to not make too many mistakes for the next 80 minutes of basketball.
If Beal gets hot or Casey gets loose then we're every chance of winning.
NZ's zone was pretty effective though, and I was far from convinced about how we dealt with it. So at home I still favour them. There's a lot of scoring power in that team.

Side note - My brain is still struggling to cope with Cedric "hack-a-Jack" Jackson's transformation from a guy who can't hit a clutch free throw to a guy regularly nailing step-back threes.

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RMQ  
Years ago

I think with Cedric it's the case of - while he's not a great shooter, he knows he needs to take those shots.

And because he's got the swagger of 3 championships, he backs himself, and low and behold he makes shots.

What frustated me last night, was the Wildcats lack of attention to Cedric playing defense and his quick hands.

Whenever a cats player caught the ball in the high post cedric was always lurking nearby - very dangerous.

NZ zone gave us problems because we were so focussed on getting it inside when it came to needing to adjust our shooters were cold.

Fingers crossed Beal shows up to game 2 and makes some shots!

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Aussie  
Years ago

Game one rated at 50k on Fox Sports, not too bad.

Anyone know the official crowd figure at Perth Arena?

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mystro  
Years ago

I agree that the pressure is now squarely on NZ to win at home. The Breakers do seem to thrive on high pressure games and Perth will be pretty keen to get this over in 2x so it's going to be a great game.

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Bear  
Years ago

Just to repeat myself, I wish we had a five game final series, oh what a great series that would make...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth won without playing anywhere near their best. Beal 1-7 from the field. Prather 1-6 from the field. shot 4-24 from the 3pt line and still won. You know they will get better

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

Worst game I have seen Beal play, rather go north shore 1 up than 1 down.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Surely LK will have 5 game series back on the agenda for next season.

"Anyone know the official crowd figure at Perth Arena?"

Nope. Since finals have come around and crowds are lower the stats aren't released. During the regular season 14/14 crowd totals were provided by 'Cats oh so ever proudly on social media and game reports. Not working their way now so they threw a tanty and won't release.

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RMQ  
Years ago

The crowd figure was posted on twitter. it was between 10,500 and 11k from memory.

Def not over 11k.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

link? can't see it on wildcats twitter

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Game 2 live on Gem Friday 5pm (SA time)

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Honestly, when I think of the Breaker's courts, I think they can be beaten (if only rarely) at North Shore, but at Vector they're damn near invulnerable. Not being able to use Vector is a pretty handy result for the Wildcats.

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Matthew  
Years ago

Bear if we had a 5 game series, then mostly likely with NBLs insistance we would have 5 games ove 9 days.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

They're retarded but not that retarded.

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koberulz  
Years ago

It wouldn't be that bad if they played it 2-2-1.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Potentially 5 games between these 2 teams, no thank you. Was too long winded when they did it with entertaining high scoring teams.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah don't mind this one being three or two games because it is rather boring.

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Dazz  
Years ago

This isn't the NBA, and the players we have are not adapted (or suited) to that schedule. To play a 5 game series, they'd have to spread the games our more, and the NBL seems very reluctant to extend the season like that.
The travel could also become a problem. The reason we have a H-A-H series is because teams bitched about the A-H-H format.

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Dazz  
Years ago

This should be an interesting game. Obviously NZ must win and are favourites at home, but I think the Cats will be pushing hard. A 3rd game does them no favours.
Sometimes the team that is a game down, loses confidence or motivation in the 2nd. That won't happen here. NZ would easily back themselves to win from here.

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skull  
Years ago

both teams have another level to go to yet.

and yes this should be a 5 game series.

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Train  
Years ago

Cats checked into their accomodation 2am NZ time - the same day as the Grand Final. That's ridiculous. Not sure what would of been better for them , leaving the night of Game 1 like the breakers did or what they have done.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Neither option is good.
NBL decided that TV exposure was more important than giving its grand finalists a fair chance at playing their best basketball.
Not sure that was a great call.
Guess we'll find out in about 15 hours...

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Dazz  
Years ago

I know people think that LK is the 2nd coming, because NBL is on Foxtel, but the scheduling this year was apparently done by some kid with a crayon. They seem to have completely forgotten that getting to Auckland (from Perth) is not like getting to Melbourne. There's a couple of direct flights per WEEK, other than that you're stuck trying to get a connection through Melbourne.

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koberulz  
Years ago

They don't have to play until 7.30pm local, I can't imagine getting in at 2am is going to do much harm. That's the equivalent of getting in at 4pm before starting a normal workday.

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paul  
Years ago

"NBL decided that TV exposure was more important than giving its grand finalists a fair chance at playing their best basketball."

This schedule is even great for TV exposure.

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

It's worth remembering that Game 2 last year was a pretty close, exciting game. That was less than 48 hours after Game 1 and a similar travel time between games as this year. The first final was in Cairns at 7:30pm 6 March and the second game was 3pm in Auckland on 8 March.

Further to koberulz' point, 2am is 9pm Perth time and they'll be playing at 2:30pm Perth time. Perth have the opportunity to match their sleep pattern to Perth time zone and be able to come up okay for the game.

Many professional people regularly travel like this and then have to work a full day without the opportunity to get a night's sleep first. I think the players will handle it fine, just as they did last year.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Perth don't need to be using the travel as an excuse.

If they bring it, they can do it.

Do I think they will? NO

Do I hope they will? NO

Bring on game 3. My Sunday is dependent on it :D

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paul  
Years ago

That's true Peter John, it's more G3 that could be impacted as we saw two years ago.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

G3 two years ago was played at 11am. Stupid time really

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paul  
Years ago

True, but less than half the travel and a longer break between game one and two. Game 5 the 08 Sydney v Melbourne series was another example of a fatigued slog.

At the end of the day it's the same for both teams, it's just not ideal for good basketball. Not even NBA Finals have this sort of scheduling.

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james  
Years ago

The travel factor should be bothering the Breakers more as they travelled to Perth and back instead of the Cats who only travelled the one leg.

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james  
Years ago

Tip Breakers by 10. Perth in game 3 by 8

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Dolla Beal to find his GF form and score big tonight. Perth by 17

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Bear  
Years ago

Personally I don't see how a 5 game final series in the NBL can be anything but beneficial, we will see if they powers can work it out I guess...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The top level was open for Game 1. So I'd say the crowd was pretty good

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mystro  
Years ago

"The travel factor should be bothering the Breakers more as they travelled to Perth and back instead of the Cats who only travelled the one leg."

The Breakers were in Perth days before game #1 and had a longer break before the finals.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Still waiting for crowds for semis and final. any links?

Fox Sports basically dictate with scheduling and Wed, Fri & Sun suited them. NBL & LK aren't at fault.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The games on gem live for people that don't have fox. 5.30 eastern time Melbourne/ Sydney.

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

Don't like it don't watch it p off

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

Grand Final series should be best of 5. Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Friday, Sunday.

Should be a 1-2-2 format as well. For this season, PERTH, NZ, NZ, PERTH, PERTH.

It allows the lesser team to get a chance and it allows for minimal travel.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Don't like our comments don't read them p off

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Oh Perth are in the GF, here's the releveant hashtag:

#boganUP

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Cats really struggling to score early

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ up 9-0, Perth it's time to power up the bogan force

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Gleeson timeouts are so painful to listen to.
Stop telling the players what isn't happening, and instead provide some solutions to things they can try, or do better.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gleeson is the direct opposite to Goorjian re: constructive criticism in timeouts.

Man he is already going feral on the refs already. I don't blame the refs if they call stuff just to p him off further. Relax you feral.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jawai with the only points for the Wildcats so far. They still should of left him at home.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Cats look asleep early, nothing like game 1.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Did Sky NZ prematch interview ask Gleeson about the Cats not winning on the road since December? Wow bad away record which I hadn't noticed.

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james  
Years ago

Prather shitting on the big stage

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is GEM using the NZ commentary or using AU?

Watching Fox and it is the direct feed of SKY with sheep commentators.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Just checked Gem and they're using the same Sky Sport feed ... but at a small fraction of the video quality.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Well Dolla came to play at least

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Anonymous  
Years ago

That bad start might kill perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How is that not intentional?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anyone got a live stream that doesn't involve me sitting here trying to watch on my phone?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Foxtel Go on any device you want desktop/tablet

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"How is that not intentional?"

because NBL

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Pretty happy, and more than a little surprised, to be leading at the first break. Great composure by Jesse.

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james  
Years ago

Perth great comeback.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth leading now despite the bad start.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Wow, Perth Bench (and Beal) getting it done!

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

Horrible start, very tentative.Just need to maintain intensity now, not switch off. Prather seems very unsure of himself, looks like the foul trouble he has had is affecting his mindset.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

What's the cooling off period for a televised marriage proposal acceptance? I sensed some reluctance there :p

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Anonymous  
Years ago

For Grand Final games surely they could fly over two Aus commentators for AU to have their own feed.

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james  
Years ago

NZ getting every call. lool how did jawai miss that? man that is high school level stuff

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Anonymous  
Years ago

25-25 half way through second quarter... ZZZzzZZZ BORING

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Mystro  
Years ago

Grimace got away with a push off, now he's back to the bench for a cheeseburger:)

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james  
Years ago

Hire athletic? he is anything but athletic. lol

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james  
Years ago

Knight with a dumb foul

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james  
Years ago

wagstaff shot went in, in, in and then out lol

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Tempo  
Years ago

Looks like these refs have massive cash on the Breakers...

Who do you reckon places the bets for these refs? Wives? Brothers? Close family friends?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Feels like the Cats are just barely clinging on here. Not helped by how amazingly sloppy we've been.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

the fixed leaue wants a 3rd game. they handing this game to the breakers

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Mystro  
Years ago

Trevor Gleason unhappy makes me very happy :)

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

So i guess the Wildcats aren't the only ones who get looked after at home.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Tempo/Blowout Troll/Betting Police

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Haha ... the refs are showing admirable restraint in not teching him.

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Tempo  
Years ago

LOL, 16 Fts to 5...

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Luuuc  
Years ago

What's with the sooking about the reffing? It's been just fine IMO.

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

down six with Prather MIA, that's not to bad, hope they ask him to be more aggressive, seems reluctant to attack the basket. Foul trouble has got in his head big time.

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

When are tickets available for Game 3?

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cats 4 life  
Years ago

Shit half, no cats player's are scoring. 6 down I'm happy, mystro get the corks out :-) all good. 31 half time is pathetic

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Tempo  
Years ago

These referees either get a bonus if it goes to a game 3 or they have placed bets on the Breakers..

Maybe both.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Cats need to adapt to the way the game is being called, and stop giving up stupid fouls. They have been the victims of some ridiculous calls, but then they compound it with stupid fouls. Letting NZ walk the length of the court and shoot frees.
Perth were fortunate in game one, that the refs were (unusually) calling all the contact inside on Knight & Jawai. They're not doing it today, need to adapt.

Need to get Prather on the scoreboard, and not by throwing up bricks from outside.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"When are tickets available for Game 3?"

In about an hour

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Clearly I'm watching a different game to several other people here.

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Train  
Years ago

This has been a great series so far , not much in it.

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Mystro  
Years ago

I forgot that the foul count is meant to be dead even despite what actually happens on the court.

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

Great series. Only the ref is determining the winner in Game 1 and now Game 2.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Train I'm with you.. To much negativity..

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Mystro  
Years ago

Cats 4 Life can save up all his excuses for next season if the cats can get over the line here tonight :)

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Mystro  
Years ago

Grimace with 3x fouls and 7x cheeseburgers

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james  
Years ago

Prather is terrible lol

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Luuuc  
Years ago

He sure is. Yikes.

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james  
Years ago

Perth fumbling passes. wow

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

6 missed shots and 4 turnovers, 0 points for Prather. Ouch!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

perth fans when losing: it's the refs
nz fans when losing: it's the refs
in summary nbl fans are retards

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Somebody please buy Damian Martin a pair of basketball shoes.

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ammo  
Years ago

Why are the sheep shaggers booing? that was a clear tech

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Redhage goes down hard but appears to be quite ok.

Remarkable!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Redhage should of retired last season so the Cats could have got someone else. Surely he retires now? Guy is cooked.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

These teams are real similar in that they live on the edge defensively..and struggle to adapt sometimes when refs call it closer.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE FOR GLEESON TO GET A TECH? Seriously, the refs look like idiots.

Here come Perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Weird runs of scoring in this game. Breakers up by a lot, then Wildcats up, then Breakers up by a lot, now pretty much even again. Is this on purpose to clean up on the live betting odds?

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ammo  
Years ago

These silly touch fouls by perth

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"Redhage should of retired last season so the Cats could have got someone else. Surely he retires now? Guy is cooked."

Really? Looks to me like he has given the Cats some desperately needed life in this game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The refs are pathetically weak. Early on in the season Gleeson should have been teched hard when whining to teach him a lesson. But it wasn't done so you can't start to set a precedent in the second last or last game of the season.

Rules of emphasis for the refs prior to next season should include teching Gleeson for being so fking abrasive.

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Tempo  
Years ago

Wildcats make it close again, refs panic....how will they cash there bets in? How will they earn that bonus if there isnt a game 3...

Solution? Just start sending the Breakers to the line...

That is there safety net.

Legacy of Tim Donaghy lives on

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Have been thinking the same thing, anon 595.
Can't really start doing it now, but set the tone from the start of the season. It's really ugly.

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

Webster probably needs to realise he's playing in a Grand Final

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What bets did you place Tempo.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hey Tempo that's why you bet on NZ to make easy money, loving having a guaranteed safety net and money in the bank! :D

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hey Tempo that's why you bet on NZ to make easy money, loving having a guaranteed safety net and more money in the bank soon! :D

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Dazz  
Years ago

Perth keep making stupid fouls. They need to go much harder at the basket when they have the ball!
No point giving up the ball softly, then fouling on the rebound. :-(

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ammo  
Years ago

Shawn is actually looking well.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NSEC floor is looking spectacularly shite as always.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

NBL is on FTA tv? Why am I only just finding this out?

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Luuuc  
Years ago

50 points at 3Q time
:/
Yet it's still a game thanks largely to Shawn.

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ammo  
Years ago

Beal is not very good as a primary ball handler. He is better coming off the screens as a catch and shoot shooter.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Wow! Redhage wants another ring before he retires!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hendo because you've always been a bit of a slow.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Redhage playing very well.

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

Wildcats can win this if they don't keep making silly errors and the ref calls it fairly.

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ammo  
Years ago

Any one can win.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Redhage finally wants to win a ring against the cnts who sacked him.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Breakers can win this if they don't keep not making silly errors and the ref calls it fairly.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Martin flop.

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

This will go to three, we just can't get to them. Too many players MIA

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Luuuc  
Years ago

OMG Prather did something positive :O

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ammo  
Years ago

If perth can get any offense going they'll win

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Tiredness really showing..how many airballs/short shots have we seen tonight.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If nz can get any offense going they'll win

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Luuuc  
Years ago

NZ have done a great job of attacking our press. The points it has cost us have probably been the difference. In the half court things are equally ugly at both ends.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Arggh NSEC is embarrassing compared to PA :(

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If only the stars and the refs would align then Perth would win every single title and have an unbroken dynasty.

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Dazz  
Years ago

I have never seen so many air-balls.
I'd always expect a final between these two teams to be a tough slog, but I suspect this rubbish is what you see when teams try to back up after 2 days and 10 hours travelling.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It's tight now.

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

Honestly don't know whether Corey Webster wants to be here

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So many airballs. If one these two teams were smart then they would of rested all their starters in Game 1 and then ambush the other team in games 2 & 3.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Well duh! Webster wants to be in the NBA.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Dolla!

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Think the game has been called not too bad actually. Perth maybe got a few bad calls but if you're going to reach wildly you put the ref in a position to make the call.

Think a lot of Perth fans buy into Gleesons whinging. See him whinge and assume Perth got a bad call. Note: Gleeson argues everything.

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Jackson is a fucking terrible shooter.
How he made 7 against us is beyond me.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

A real dolla or the crappy one that stands at 74/100th of the real one

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ammo  
Years ago

Perth are roaring into this game

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Correct Perth are roaring. They are the Wildcats after all.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Cats 4 life, can you come up with a couple of excuses for me in case the Breakers choke?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The question is do Wildcats roar or purr?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

FOUR MINUTE WARNING

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Redhage obviously sets a very high bar in the flop game, but Vukona certainly throws in a few sneaky ones that belie his 'tough' and 'honest' reputation.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

NZ 5th team foul. Perth only 1. OMG massive ref bias!! :O

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Anonymous  
Years ago

See guys the Wildcats really should of left Jawai at home.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

wow Jawai chokes on free throw line but NZ don't capitalise

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

This is intense!

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Mystro  
Years ago

Breakers playing terribly

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

ABERCROMBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ammo  
Years ago

perth blew it

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Man ... what a possession ... how did Beal miss a layup that open??


TA left open = money

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Anonymous  
Years ago

ABOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

Think Perth just lost the game for themselves on that play. So many opportunities.

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

Say what you will about Abercrombie not reaching his potential as a player, but the dude is CLUTCH

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Breakers playing terribly"

What? Perth just missed like five shots off four offensive boards in one phase... lmao

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"Think Perth just lost the game for themselves on that play"

Feels like it to me too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NO it was the refs that lost the game for them

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I knew Kiwis pronounce six weirdly but even "seven" comes out really oddly. So creepy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

68-67 ooooooooooooooooooooooo

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keep the yank  
Years ago

redhage , huge 3rd quarter but no court time in the 4th

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Hendo8888  
Years ago

"NO it was the refs that lost the game for them"


I haven't seen anything in the last 5 minutes from the umpires that has favoured NZ tbh.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I think that was a troll on Perth missing all those layups.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Should have fouled him earlier.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tai Wesley facepalm... but still better than Earnest Ross LOL

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

WEBSTER IS CLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!

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Luuuc  
Years ago

That oughta do it

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Anonymous  
Years ago

but Webster doesn't want to be there... apparently

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

1) Webster didn't deserve that three

2) Backcourt violation on the Beal catch

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Wildcats are COOKED.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It will be perth having the last laugh I suspect

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Webster just avoided a lot of flack I reckon, because he's been seriously ordinary this game until that shot.

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

There's been so many games this season where Webster has had such a bad shooting game but has come up MONEY in the 4th... he's done it again with that shot.

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

Yeah he has only moved when he had to. He's actually been a terrible headspace all night

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Dazz  
Years ago

Yep, that was it, how many shots did the Cats miss?
Then leave Crombie open for a 3.

Then why foul & waste time when you're behind?

Then all they had to do was take that rebound, instead they let NZ grab another 3.

All over

Bring on game 3

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Didn't deserve" WTF

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"2) Backcourt violation on the Beal catch"

Yeah that looked really suss to me as well

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Correct Dazz but Wildcats guaranteed Gleeson a new contract before the playoffs started. How laughable.

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

And then he does that LOL

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I hate it when I sink a cluth three pointer when I didn't deserve it.

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Mystro  
Years ago

NZ finding ways to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Credit to Perths D

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Corey turned over the ball to counteract not deserving to hit that three pointer. #logic #eyesroll

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

Yep... back to being soft. Sorry but that's pathetic

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Anonymous  
Years ago

WTF IS THAT BEEPING AT NSEC.

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

Beal bahahahahahahahaha

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LOL at that dodgy execution by Wildcats. But it doesn't matter Gleeson got guaranteed more years.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How many shots have Perth had to go up or tie. Choked everytime i.e. they're cooked.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Great result. Screw the Cats and their arrogant fan base. Hoping the Breakers continue this into game 3 and win it all in Perth, really run it in. Ugly low scoring game, but any Perth loss is a great result. Non Breaker fan here too

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

Looks like Perth will win Game 3 easily. Breakers did nothing to win this.

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

Vukona is a BEAST!!! What a performance by Mika. True hustle and determination from him tonight.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Abo misses both frees yet NZ get the O board. How bad have the Cats been down the stretch.

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PeterJohn  
Years ago

Maybe the travel has been a factor. The skill level for tahe last quarter has been poor. Not good tv at all.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Breakers got real a break tonight, but I cant see them wining in perth.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Looks like NZ will win Game 3 easily. Breakers did nothing to win this yet they did.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Classic tense, ugly GF contest.
Well played, NZ.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Jervis has been rubbish this series.
That probably justifies taking the risk on Jawai, and Perth did get close.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ played poorly yet won.

Imagine if they played how they did during the six game winning streak.

Soooo much room for improvement.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Perth Wilburs,

"Breakers did nothing to win this"

Except score more points than Perth.

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Kyrie2Nation  
Years ago

If NZ are ANY hope of winning game 3 they need to shoot better at the stripe. An abysmal 19-34 from the line is shockingly bad.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Looks like refs will win Game 3 easily.
They've been blatantly biased against both teams in both games so far and can't possibly be that bad again.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Both made it to a GF Game 3 yet...

Vickerman = no job next season
Gleeson = guaranteed job

polar opposites

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Touch the rim  
Years ago

It's also one of the rare games Beal gets 16+ and Perth loses

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Breakers did nothing to win this"

Hmm well that means the Wildcats must have sucked really really bad. Stinkage.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Is it fair to say both NZ and Perth's chances rest highly on the production of Webster and Prather respectively?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Cats get like four O boards in a row on one play but can't convert.

Then Abo chokes on frees yet they can't get the D board.

LOL @ Wildcats rebounding

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Insert all the Perth fans guaranteeing a game 3 win and acting like tonight's loss is no big deal. But reality says it's a big deal to lose a GF game, this could be tragic for the unbeatables!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Perth have been the overall superior side thus far and I think infront of that crowd in WA they will be mighty hard to stop. They clearly had more then enough chances to blow the breakers apart.


I cant wait for my Hawks next season to be fully fit because with the right recurits we could match these teams.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

NZ gave it to the Cats but Cats didn't want it.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Not looking forward to the quality of game 3.
Never seen so many air-balls, and otherwise one of the sloppiest games I've seen for a while, players just knackered towards the end.

There's an old saying (related to university) that 51% is wasted effort, and 49% is a wasted year.
For all the effort Perth put in to get close, they lost. They clearly went all out for a win, but it didn't pay off.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Doubt NZ will be that bad two games in a row.

Is it true Breakers booked out all business class seats tonight out of AUK to PER? HAHAHA #checkmate and shows how slow the Cats organisation are at logistics.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

^ I wouldn't say so, MACDUB, since both were ordinary tonight and either team could have won it, and a sub-par game from Prather on Wednesday didn't prevent the Cats getting the win.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

anon you think perth are playing well? outside of beal they are stinking it up. Prather, Knight,Jervis AND CO ARE STRUGGLING and playing well below their best.

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Train  
Years ago

wow!!! all i can say is bring on Game 3. This is the one of the best Grandfinal series I've witnessed.

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Mystro  
Years ago

A win is a win but that was far too close for comfort. It will be a huge ask for NZ to win in Perth but anything can happen.
I'm not sure which made me more nervous, Perths d or NZ's woeful shooting.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

If Webster plays like that we lose game 3. Even if he plays slightly better we probably still lose.

Need to play close to a perfect game to beat Perth over there. Should be a cracker.

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Wildcats80  
Years ago

Wow when the cats lose the haters come out in force. Why can't you appreciate the game and series without bagging the fans and even the coach. I'm sorry if your team didn't make the grand final but it's funny seeing all the hate.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Besides that being a close game that was not a pretty game. Has been a lot better gf games played!! No Perth fan can be confident when they can only produce 70 odd points, I don't care how good your defence is, there lack of shot makers makes them very vulnerable. They will be on here making excuses that they will be fine at home and they expected to lose this blah blah blah but they did not look good even when the Breakers tried to hand them that win!

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

When can general public buy tickets?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Both teams were poor. Don't understand why each side seem to think the opponent being poor tonight means they will win Game 3. It will be tiiiight aiiight.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

"When can general public buy tickets?"

Now.

But members' seats are reserved until (I think it is) noon tomorrow Perth time

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Mystro  
Years ago

NZ handled the pressure (just) and gave themselves a shot a a ship.
I agree that for the most part that was an ugly contest and neither team looked that great due to such a short turnaround from game 1.

Best of all Trevor's sucking lemons :)

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Anonymous  
Years ago

If Perth had any offensive game plan and good coaching they would be hoisting that trophy up right now. They are wasting knight, jervis and jawai big time.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Perth MUST do something about their stupid fouling. ie pointless reaching in, especially after the opponent has grabbed the ball. Either go hard for the rebound, or leave it alone. Don't wait for him to grab it, come down, then just shove your arm in.

It's bad enough that Prather does it a couple of times per game, and winds up on the bench in foul trouble, but today they just went spastic. NZ may suck at shooting frees, but if you send them to the line for 34 shots, some of them are going to drop.

Ok, so they copped a few fouls early that were questionable, but if that happens you need to tighten up and stop giving away easy ones.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Well with Trev returning good luck with that! Perth hustle grind play great physical intense basketball but they have no shooters. Beal is good not great, they have no ennis lisch offensive juggernaut and it showed tonight. How wonder they try and slow the tempo they can't go the distant in a high scoring game for the most part. Before the copy and paste champs get started, I said the most part.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"If Perth had any offensive game plan and good coaching they would be hoisting that trophy up right now. They are wasting knight, jervis and jawai big time."

He's guaranteed a contract extension with no game plan so there will be no game plan so why fix something that is broke when you continue to be employed?

WTF is it with ppl referencing copy and pasting? It's called quoting.

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Dazz  
Years ago

Yes today's loss does matter.
Fact is that Perth had the opportunity to win, and didn't. Yes, they get G3 at home, but if the game is on the line will they be able to pull it out?
Being in Perth favours the Cats, but I feel being the 3rd game in 3 days favours the Breakers. Jervis needs to redeem himself.

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Perth Wilburs  
Years ago

This forum sucks when it comes to replying to people's post. Needs to have a quote function where you highlight a quote and then you push an insert quote button.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Wilburs yes. Isaac for the past five years or longer when issues are brought up he says there is an update to this site in the pipeline but nothing ever happens.

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Dazz  
Years ago

"3rd game in 3 days" oops meant 5 days

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Still a good forum though. Funny seeing not as much traffic as there should be for a pontential Grand Final decider game because the Sixers fans have already bunkered down.

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Train  
Years ago

Credit to Perth, playing breakers in NZ with their backs against the walls was always going be tough. The way they were playing they were lucky not get pants by 20. HCA has been huge this season and I expect nothing less from Game 3. This series is going to the wire. Perth by 3 in the decider. My ticket is booked and I can't wait for this game.

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

Bit rich complaining about something that is free, pretty simple if you are quoting something just tag it with the word quote either side, or put your money up and run your own site.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Can the anouncers for sky sports try to be unbiased? To Casey Franks credit he atleast pertends to be unbiased but the other clown is just disgracefull.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Terrible isn't it when the free forums don't comply with your standards.

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koberulz  
Years ago

quoteBit rich complaining about something that is free, pretty simple if you are quoting something just tag it with the word quote either side, or put your money up and run your own site.quote

It didn't work.


It's not too hard to work with, but the issue is if you screw up a tag, you break the entire page. And then Isaac has to come fix it. Which is his stated reasoning for not more publicly posting the correct markup for things, so fewer people try it and therefore screw it up, but it also means it's to his benefit to have a system where pushing a button quotes things. So you could look at it either way.

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FM  
Years ago

Could Michael Aylen give Perth the easy win by getting rid of Trevor Gleesen by half time?

NZ is relying heavily on keeping Trevor the clown on the sidelines in game 3.

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Victorian Wildcat  
Years ago

so you qouted my post, wasn't that hard was it.

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Gleeson is a flog.

I think he sucks more than Flophage, Shitstaff and Hire combined!!

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Really not impressed with your failure to create a zingeriffic nickname for Hire

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

Good point. I'll fix it for you.

Gleeson is a flog.

I think he sucks more than Flophage, Shitstaff and Wouldn'tHire combined!

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Dazz  
Years ago

And yet they have taken Perth to equal first for the season, and now game 3 of the GF. Win or lose that's better than 6 other teams including yours.

What about Vickerman? Is he a flog?
Given that to this point his record is worse than Gleesons?

Maybe you should hedge your bets by pointlessly insulting both teams.

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Luuuc  
Years ago

* Must defend against any criticism made of anything related to Perth, even when it is clearly true! *

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ROFLcopter  
Years ago

^^^ lol

Dazz just loves him.

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