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Isaac
Last year

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Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Can't imagine there have been many times before when two legitimate title contenders were both at the bottom of the ladder half way through a season.

A win for either takes them back towards the top bracket.

United are on a roll with Ware and Goulding. Perth are struggling without Martin, losing their last four. Wildcats are 5-3 at home. United are 1-3 on the road.

Bookies have it $1.90 even.

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Manu Fieldel
Last year
17:38 9 Dec 16

Reply #612099

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Any reason for such close odds? Is one of Perth's studs back or what, because I would say United should a big favourite


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Luuuc
Last year
18:46 9 Dec 16

Reply #612109

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

United have more in-form players, but the odds even up because this one is at Perth Arena so it'll be 8 vs 5 ;)


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Anonymous
Last year
19:33 9 Dec 16

Reply #612114

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Knight returns and McKay fit


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LV
Last year
20:06 9 Dec 16

Reply #612117

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of this game.

Whoever loses will be 6-8 with 9 away games and only 5 at home in the back half of the season. Given how tight the league is, that will make top 4 a huge ask, especially for Perth with no Martin for a while yet.


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dj
Last year
21:09 9 Dec 16

Reply #612135

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Why the hell is Hire starting? He brings nothing to the team atm.


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AngusH
Last year
21:10 9 Dec 16

Reply #612136

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Not true, he brings airballs and David Andersen injuries.


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AngusH
Last year
21:10 9 Dec 16

Reply #612137

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Not true, he brings airballs and David Andersen injuries.


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paul
Last year
21:14 9 Dec 16

Reply #612138

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

"Why the hell is Hire starting? He brings nothing to the team atm."

He's their best +- guy this season would you believe? Jarrod Kenny is second.


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AngusH
Last year
21:16 9 Dec 16

Reply #612139

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Is it just me or does Devin Williams look like the African American version of Matt Stone circa Baseketball?


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Mike
Last year
21:21 9 Dec 16

Reply #612140

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Is it just me or is the stream buffering more than usual tonight?


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AngusH
Last year
21:22 9 Dec 16

Reply #612141

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

But... but... Wesley leaned forward on that pick, why isn't it an unsportsmanlike?!


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Mike
Last year
21:24 9 Dec 16

Reply #612142

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Goddamit Charlie I'm missing DKD hit threes


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twenty four
Last year
21:24 9 Dec 16

Reply #612143

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Not just you Mike. I've only been able to watch about 3 minutes so far. Just about to give up.


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LV
Last year
21:24 9 Dec 16

Reply #612144

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Yeah my stream is buffering A LOT. Much more than usual


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LV
Last year
21:26 9 Dec 16

Reply #612145

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Man I'm loving United now. It will be frustrating at times... But it won't ever be boring.

Just no more wide open mid range stuff for Knight from your zone tho, ok?


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Zodiac
Last year
21:26 9 Dec 16

Reply #612146

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

I was having buffering issues early so just refreshed it and it's worked perfectly since.


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AngusH
Last year
21:27 9 Dec 16

Reply #612147

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Casper Ware is a super impressive scorer, but kinda feels like Melbourne have a lineup a lot like last year's again, where they are going to have games where they are going to pin all their hopes on firing away from behind the arc.


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Zodiac
Last year
21:28 9 Dec 16

Reply #612148

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Not a bad game for the two worst teams in the league ;)


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Mike
Last year
21:35 9 Dec 16

Reply #612149

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

I've even reset the PC and no dice


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Mike
Last year
21:36 9 Dec 16

Reply #612150

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

'Not a bad game for the two worst teams in the league ;)'

It's just a lump of teams this year so far


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LV
Last year
21:41 9 Dec 16

Reply #612151

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

What's the record for three point attempts in the 40 min format?


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LV
Last year
21:48 9 Dec 16

Reply #612153

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Mel has attempted 21 and its not even half time


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SteveK2
Last year
21:48 9 Dec 16

Reply #612154

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Buffering and desync issue for me as well with NBL TV. Kept jumping back to Q1 when Goulding drives with scores 8-10 in United's favour. Guess I'll wait till it goes to replay, not my night to watch NBL. :(


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Mike
Last year
21:49 9 Dec 16

Reply #612156

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

What's the record for terrible streaming infrastructure

NBL have it on lock


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Johnson
Last year
21:53 9 Dec 16

Reply #612157

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

He's back,yes that's right FAKER KNIGHT is back.Give it two rounds he will fake another injury so he can make out he is a tough bastard by coming back early from injury.


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Mike
Last year
22:04 9 Dec 16

Reply #612160

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Speaking of Faker, I heard Hurricane on JJJ this morning


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Mike
Last year
22:08 9 Dec 16

Reply #612161

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

FUUUUU Kestleman


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LV
Last year
22:12 9 Dec 16

Reply #612163

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Perth getting the help they usually get. Hence CG 43, with 13 points, now sitting.


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AngusH
Last year
22:29 9 Dec 16

Reply #612165

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Wagstaff diving right into his legs... that should be a foul.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:30 9 Dec 16

Reply #612166

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Piss weak effort by faker Andersen tonight


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Anonymous
Last year
22:33 9 Dec 16

Reply #612167

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Melbourne=pertenders.


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LV
Last year
22:33 9 Dec 16

Reply #612169

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Shane Heal stating the obvious:

"They get away with more in this gym"

Wagstaff takes out Odigie's legs and then invent a foul on Ware.

And they have full time refs now. SMH.



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Anonymous
Last year
22:35 9 Dec 16

Reply #612171

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Perth are the better team so calm down.


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Mike
Last year
22:38 9 Dec 16

Reply #612172

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Missing an awesome win right now

This blows goats


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Anonymous
Last year
22:39 9 Dec 16

Reply #612173

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Prather wow


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LV
Last year
22:39 9 Dec 16

Reply #612174

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

How the hell is that a foul on Barlow? He's in position. Didn't move. Wagstaff forced contact and Barlow kept his ground. It's a no call.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:40 9 Dec 16

Reply #612175

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

moore what a finish


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LV
Last year
22:43 9 Dec 16

Reply #612176

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

This is beyond a joke. How do they miss a foul on Wesleys shot attempt there, after all the soft shit they've been calling at the other end?

Spurs played the Bulls today. Think I might go watch that on league pass. NBL is a Bush league.


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LV
Last year
22:46 9 Dec 16

Reply #612178

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Yeah Perth is the better team and Prather is MVP, or second behind Randle

But I have a precious hour or two on my Friday night to watch basketball amidst all the business of life. We deserve better than amateur refs


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Mike
Last year
22:49 9 Dec 16

Reply #612179

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Prather v Ware was amazing and I've missed it all

:@@@@@@@@@@@@


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Mike
Last year
22:52 9 Dec 16

Reply #612180

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Wares your head at?

Wares your head at!


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Anonymous
Last year
22:55 9 Dec 16

Reply #612181

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Perth choking another one. I love it.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:55 9 Dec 16

Reply #612182

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Boo hoo Lv. Sook it up like your boy Goulding.


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Mike
Last year
22:56 9 Dec 16

Reply #612183

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

FUCKS SAKE


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LV
Last year
22:59 9 Dec 16

Reply #612184

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

That was a cracking game.

I think we've seen enough from Ware now to be confident that there's plenty of life in United's season, despite the WL columns and away games to come.

Andersen's injury a worry tho


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AngusH
Last year
22:59 9 Dec 16

Reply #612185

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Hell of a game, but those two threes by Ware... shoulda taken it to the basket. Didn't need the three there.

Anyway, good game of basketball.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:59 9 Dec 16

Reply #612186

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

That's the best DD could draw up for the last shot?


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TimberBall
Last year
23:03 9 Dec 16

Reply #612188

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

We know how to take a 9 point lead with 1 min to go and make it look hard. FFS, not sure if bad coaching or poor decisions but why are hire, JJ and Prather shooting the ball 5 seconds into the shot clock?
I loved 75% of that game, desperation was great, D was great, Prather was amazing (him vs Ware is highlight of the year so far). The 25% shitness was refs soft calls both ways and the dinopolis vs Gleeson whinge fest.


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LV
Last year
23:04 9 Dec 16

Reply #612189

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Prather or Randle for MVP, whoever finishes higher out of Perth and Adelaide. That's my tip.

Speaking of Randle, we have a new Randle with a better 3 point shot. But he won't play enough games to figure in MVP calculations.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:05 9 Dec 16

Reply #612190

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

NBL TV down the stretch was a fail. Again.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
23:17 9 Dec 16

Reply #612191

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Why NBL.TV doesn't show the full interviews?

Tonight the showed United, but stopped before the Wildcats.


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Bol Bol
Last year
23:30 9 Dec 16

Reply #612192

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Greg hire proving his worth tonight. Takes out anderson in the first quarter and suckers goulding into retaliation fouls.

Ware is unstoppable! Imagine if the cats had a SG that can score like him.


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Luuuc
Last year
23:35 9 Dec 16

Reply #612193

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Ware is impressive. Imagine if the Cats had a guy who could score 38 points in just 27 FGA :O

That game had everything ....
A Cats win ... that is all.
:-)


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Anonymous
Last year
23:48 9 Dec 16

Reply #612197

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Gutsy by the cats. Yes the finish could have been better but that is ignoring some great play for most of the game. Good to get some form back before the long road stint


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Anonymous
Last year
00:02 10 Dec 16

Reply #612198

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Goulding 0 points in the 2nd half - is that correct?


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Train
Last year
00:11 10 Dec 16

Reply #612201

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Prather and Ware.... wow .... thoroughly enjoyed that contest. Perth at home were. Always going to be tough but United sure took it to them. Another great game


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Dazz
Last year
00:24 10 Dec 16

Reply #612212

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Wow, almost managed to throw it away towards the end.
Ware is extraordinary. When do they play the 6's, I want to see him and Randle score 50 apiece.

MU unlucky to lose Andersen early. McKay struggles to matchup on the really big guys, so he could have made the difference.

And WTF happened to Goulding? He was electric early, then went MIA.

But we still have too many passengers.
Cats need to either play JJ or replace him. Hiding him on the bench isn't helping anyone.

And can somebody please remind Trev that Hire isn't a guard. He's way to slow defensively to guard guys like Goulding.


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Luuuc
Last year
00:28 10 Dec 16

Reply #612215

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Hire hustled his arse off tonight and played a significant role in that win, just in case you didn't see the game.


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Luuuc
Last year
00:29 10 Dec 16

Reply #612217

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Oh and btw Goulding went scoreless for an entire half, so yeah clearly we fucked up big time with guarding him.


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Train
Last year
00:30 10 Dec 16

Reply #612218

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Hire has been great this season . Definite improvement on last year. WTF is with redhafevvetting more minutes. He was pretty big last game


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Train
Last year
00:30 10 Dec 16

Reply #612219

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

*Redhage


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Anonymous
Last year
00:35 10 Dec 16

Reply #612221

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

just for you dazz https://twitter.com/PerthWildcats/status/807223578768732160


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Anonymous
Last year
00:44 10 Dec 16

Reply #612223

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Hire was great but it's overstating things a bit to say he shut down goulding. Goulding got in foul trouble with took him out of the game for chunks of the second half and ware was shooting too much. Cats were sending two guys at ware and goulding coming off screens and daring guys like odigie to shoot. He has several wide open looks at three and just about missed them all


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Anonymous
Last year
00:46 10 Dec 16

Reply #612224

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Is like to see Ware as Wildcat alongside Prather next season


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Anonymous
Last year
00:47 10 Dec 16

Reply #612225

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

I'm liking JJ off the bench and also knight tonight. Helps the team retain some offensive spark when we go to our bench. Prather is good enough to carry the offense with the first unit. Jj seems in a more aggressive mindset coming off the bench. Scored 11 in 20 minutes which is good and we are seeing him use his athleticism more. He also had two threes which were halfway down then out so easily could have been a bigger night for him. With hire playing well I didn't mind him only playing 20 minutes. As we saw against Adelaide gleeson can also choose to play jj longer too. Gives us options


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Anonymous
Last year
00:49 10 Dec 16

Reply #612226

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Ware is not a wildcat type player as he is a hog. Prather gets his points in the flow of the game not shooting several contested threes


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Dazz
Last year
00:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612227

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Hire hustled his arse off tonight and played a significant role in that win, just in case you didn't see the game.
Oh and btw Goulding went scoreless for an entire half, so yeah clearly we fucked up big time with guarding him.
ROFL
Wow, new contender for dumbest posts of the year. Did you actually watch the game???
Maybe you need to get yourself some binoculars.
Goulding was ripping us a new one in the first quarter, WHEN Hire was trying to guard him.


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Dazz
Last year
00:58 10 Dec 16

Reply #612229

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

I'm liking JJ off the bench and also knight tonight. Helps the team retain some offensive spark when we go to our bench.
Yeah, lets bench Prather as well, then our bench would be really awesome.


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koberulz
Last year
03:40 10 Dec 16

Reply #612235

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Goulding had 13 in the first quarter - the same total as the first quarter of his 50-point game. Ware and Prather were in the high 30s with a couple of minutes to go.

How nobody scored 40 - and how Goulding went scoreless for 30 straight minutes - I don't know.


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Anonymous
Last year
09:00 10 Dec 16

Reply #612242

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

"Yeah, lets bench Prather as well, then our bench would be really awesome."

I'm usually one of your biggest backers on here but sorry that's a 'fuckwit' comment from you. Read the whole post


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Anonymous
Last year
09:02 10 Dec 16

Reply #612243

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

"Goulding had 13 in the first quarter - the same total as the first quarter of his 50-point game. Ware and Prather were in the high 30s with a couple of minutes to go.

How nobody scored 40 - and how Goulding went scoreless for 30 straight minutes - I don't know."

He got in foul trouble and ware got hot and shot it too much, that's how


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TimberBall
Last year
09:34 10 Dec 16

Reply #612245

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Dazz nearly all of Gouldings shots were contested with a hand in his face, hire did well. Guys like Ware, Goulding, Randle, Beal will hit shots no matter how good the D is. The reason why Goulding got in foul trouble was a lot to do with Hire milking them out of him. Hire also ripped down 4 or 5 key contested rebounds, think you're being a bit harsh on him.


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Luuuc
Last year
10:31 10 Dec 16

Reply #612253

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

"ROFL
Wow, new contender for dumbest posts of the year. Did you actually watch the game???
Maybe you need to get yourself some binoculars."


For all the many, MANY, words you write here on the subject, sometimes I really question whether you understand the game of basketball, Dazz. You've clearly never played it. There's a lot more happening on the court than just the pretty highlight plays.
No, in an ideal world Hire is not a starter on an NBL team, but the important role he played last night earned him the 3rd highest minutes on the team. Maybe binoculars are exactly your problem. Put them down occasionally so you can see what's happening away from the ball as well. You and Jaron Johnson might both learn something.


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PeterJohn
Last year
11:59 10 Dec 16

Reply #612266

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

"He got in foul trouble "

Goulding played 32:39 of a 40 minute game. Ware is the only United player who spent more time on court than Goulding and Prather the only Perth player. Goulding's time on court was a little more than his season average minutes per game. So he seems not to have spent a lot of time on the bench due to foul trouble. That suggests foul trouble wasn't a factor in Goulding only taking 3 shots after quarter time.

As well as Ware taking a lot of shots (8 more than usual on average, and at a better FG% than usual), Moore was pretty hot this game. Moore shot 64% from the field and took (4) more shots than he usually takes but in only slightly more than his usual game time.


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LV
Last year
12:13 10 Dec 16

Reply #612268

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Goulding got a phantom foul - his 3rd- early in the 3rd and sat for a while. During which time United struggled to score. Perth can thank the refs for that one (like a few others too. Par for the course out West).

Goulding takes a lot of attention defensively - the opponents best wing defender- and spreads the floor, allowing more room for others to move. Not surprising at all that Moore got going with his crafty moves to the hoop in the last, when Goulding was playing alongside him.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:12 10 Dec 16

Reply #612279

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

What a league at the moment. Now wildcats go from last to 4th, you could say equal second we're is not for %'s!!! Maybe the season should be longer?? 5 or 6 game series????
Huge battle for 2nd position on the ladder. The hunt for the playoffs is going to be tight.

I really want my team to make it (wildcats) but irrespective of who makes the playoffs. WHAT A SEASON 2016/2017!!!

For the first time I'm watching all games, not just being a wildcats red army bogan!!!


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cats 4 life
Last year
14:50 10 Dec 16

Reply #612290

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

cry me a river LV, do you want a tissue to wipe all that dribble that comes out.


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Bill on the ball
Last year
14:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612291

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9


Hire nearly threw the game away in the last minute when he overthrew a pass to Matty and wildcats were only 3 pts in front.

Lucky we held on to the three points. But overall Hire had a good game else I think Trev. would not have played him that much.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:51 10 Dec 16

Reply #612337

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Was impressed with Bragg cameo last night he really got into wares air space


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snooch
Last year
18:13 10 Dec 16

Reply #612348

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

Was there any word on Andersen? That didn't look great


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Luuuc
Last year
18:16 10 Dec 16

Reply #612350

re: Wildcats vs United, Dec 9

All I've seen is that he won't be heading to Sydney for tomorrow's game.


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