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Jack Toft
Last year

#40447

Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Creeky is back! Who's excited?

What a great game this will be. Sixers with form going into this game have momentum. Breakers had a great game on Thursday to stop their losing streak.

Adelaide are 2 and 3 at home, NZ are 2 and 5 on the road. It's another early one, but don't tell the Breakers who may be a little jet lagged and confused with our time zones.

Penney and Randle are the danger men for very different reasons. Penney outside the arc drops bombs like the US on ISIS assassins and Randle breaks ankles like twigs. Inside the key there's a few good matchups too. Pledger, Mitchell, Vukuno (yes sounds like boy band lineup) but Johnson, Jacobson, Hodgson are just as tough so we should see plenty of argy bargy in the rebounding contests.

I can't see Creeky being risked with too many minutes tonight, but I can see the Breakers out of the blocks early. I think they'll be trying to get a half century by half time. Expect a tight contest, but Sixers will over-run the Breakers in the second half and bag this one.

Sixers by 6

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Zodiac
Last year
16:53 10 Dec 16

Reply #612310

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

I can see the Breakers getting this one haven't been impressed with our play at home this season at all and we show much more fight on the road.

Breakers by 7


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Luuuc
Last year
16:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612311

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Jack's old avatar was better.
Not even going to offer a tip for this one. Anything could happen when these two up-and-down teams meet.


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Bear
Last year
17:00 10 Dec 16

Reply #612313

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Can see Creek just being there as an inspiration to his team, Sixers to get up by 5...


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Zodiac
Last year
17:12 10 Dec 16

Reply #612319

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Already down 10


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Anonymous
Last year
17:34 10 Dec 16

Reply #612330

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Has the sixers bad D returned?


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Zodiac
Last year
17:35 10 Dec 16

Reply #612331

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Nice dunk by Sobey looked like he wasn't going to get there not sure about the NBA call though Huddo


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Zodiac
Last year
17:48 10 Dec 16

Reply #612335

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Looked like a flop by Teys


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Zodiac
Last year
17:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612338

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Good turn around, up 2 at the half.


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Joshuapending
Last year
17:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612339

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Just never try and take a charge in the nbl anymore.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:26 10 Dec 16

Reply #612356

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Shae ili is atrocious


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Anonymous
Last year
18:41 10 Dec 16

Reply #612358

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Stockton is awful


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Luuuc
Last year
18:41 10 Dec 16

Reply #612359

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Was that even an over-and-back violation though?


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Anonymous
Last year
18:49 10 Dec 16

Reply #612360

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

These commentators and refs doing my fricken head in.

So obvious that a Sixers win was wanted by the powers that be.


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Mike
Last year
18:49 10 Dec 16

Reply #612361

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Randle, Ware and Prather at the 1 2 and 3 on the All NBL First Team by the end of the season?


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Luuuc
Last year
18:57 10 Dec 16

Reply #612364

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Certainly has been a round for some big individual scoring.

(and yeah, reffing not doing NZ too many favours in the 2nd half)


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Anonymous
Last year
19:15 10 Dec 16

Reply #612371

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

It's becoming quite a trend refs vs. Breakers.

I amount of calls going against NZ on drives involving non-existent contact....it ruins the game.

Randal had to do as little as touch the ball and walk into the paint area and would be gifted FT's late in the forth (not taking anything away from his performance - he was fantastic tonight).


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Zodiac
Last year
19:30 10 Dec 16

Reply #612373

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

To be fair the Breakers have always played a physical brand of basketball and Vukona has always struggled to stay out of foul trouble especially the last few years.


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Uncle Phil
Last year
19:37 10 Dec 16

Reply #612374

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Anon 371, thats a pretty rubbish comment, yes it was a bad refereeing perfomance with numorous poor calls going both ways but to say Randle was getting non-existant contact in the paint was rubbish. Pretty much every call he got, a breakers player either was out of their position with his body and made contact or had their hands/arms on him while out of position impeding his progress (ambercrombies late foul on randle when he was driving to the basket was a perfect example of this). If those fouls aren't called it rewards bad defense and would make NBL games very ugly.


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HoldenV8
Last year
21:02 10 Dec 16

Reply #612379

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

I think we can safely say, whether anyone actually wants to admit it or not, that the home team in the NBL will almost always get favourable calls from the refs.

Like I said, almost always.

I'm not saying that the refs blatantly favour the home team, unless its Perth, they always get the 'right' calls..... or that it happened tonight (Breakers fans might disagree), but occasionally it does happen.

Tonight though I think the better team won, and not just because I'm a 36ers fan. On the night we were better.


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joshuapending
Last year
21:40 10 Dec 16

Reply #612387

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

I would also say the refs missed so many 3 sec in the key its not funny. For the last couple of weeks people have been camped in the key and it never gets called.


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Isaac
Last year
21:55 10 Dec 16

Reply #612389

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Randle's 2P FG% again. Wow.

Said it last season too. Refs can't win on foul counts. If they don't call enough, the thuggery takes over. If they call too much, they're exerting too much influence. There is no other way for them to tweak the league to favour offence and boost entertainment value.


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koberulz
Last year
22:25 10 Dec 16

Reply #612398

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

The way is to be consistent and up-front about it.

There was quite a bit of whinging in 2013 after the Blitz, but the league was quite public about what it was doing and why, and players adjusted.

Now, it's gone backwards, and wanders randomly between the two strategies depending on where the game is, who's officiating, what the score is, and which way the wind is blowing.

There was a sense of direction in 2013/14. That's been lost, so now there's just a whole lot of complaining.

It doesn't help when you tech people for flopping on a play that's identical to one which resulted in an unsportsmanlike foul earlier in the same game.


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The Rooster
Last year
23:12 10 Dec 16

Reply #612401

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Funny thing - there were no home refs tonight, it was a fly in crew.
Some "interesting" calls.....


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Rat10
Last year
23:45 10 Dec 16

Reply #612406

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Not sure why there's such a focus on the refs when there was so many other things to talk about in this game. Randle just ridiculous with 37 on 15-19 shooting!! It's almost getting too easy for him with stats like that.

That was a very entertaining game with lots of highlights. Sobey throwing down a beautiful fast break dunk and DJ also surprisingly throwing it down with some force on another fast break. Drmic with a great cameo off the bench playing some awesome D, and hitting a big three.

With Creek back the Sixers are very deep. Looking back Creek's injury was a blessing in disguise for the Sixers with Sobey's impressive development and now a lock for most improved. Not an easy job for Joey sharing minutes around.


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Mystro
Last year
06:00 11 Dec 16

Reply #612409

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

NZ were terrible and didn't deserve to win


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shano76
Last year
07:49 11 Dec 16

Reply #612417

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Some credit to 6ers to no doubt Mystro.


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Hoopie
Last year
08:12 11 Dec 16

Reply #612422

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Don't blame the refs if the players don't want to stay within the rules. Maybe we're seeing a lot more desperation from players because the league is so close. Personally, the over-physical stuff shits me as a fan, but inconsistent refine and all these empty warnings instead of just calling the thing shit me more.


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KET
Last year
09:49 11 Dec 16

Reply #612428

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

When the 36ers lose it's Joeys fault, when they win uts because the refs are handing them the win if the Hoops cohort are to be believed!

36ers are second on the ladder, unbelievable. Four wins in a row, including two at home.

I am astonished at how close this season is. Much of this is due to Melbourne/DD/Goulding
underperforming, Sydney dropping a few and Perth and NZ with the championship resume diminishing, no longer h&s above the rest.


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Isaac
Last year
10:40 11 Dec 16

Reply #612431

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Before the season, I thought Adelaide might be lucky to win 3-5 games, and they could still come undone, but not yet at least. Sobey has been great and if Drmic can improve further, they have a reasonable set of fast/athletic options in Randle, Creek, Sobey and Johnson.

There was one play last night where the 36ers were on the break and Randle had Sobey and Creek trailing. Not sure he could have better options in that situation; Sobey ended up with the dunk.


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Uncle Phil
Last year
11:47 11 Dec 16

Reply #612435

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Sobey's athleticism continues to impress me. That trailing dunk on the break was very tasty - it looked like he was still rising when he dunked it and could have got a fair bit higher if he needed to. I only think it's a matter of time before he gives someone a serious facial.


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Anonymous
Last year
12:25 11 Dec 16

Reply #612439

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

What is Sobey worth to NBL teams now? Mitch said at the end of the game that Sobey is arguably in the top 10 players. Which Aussie guards are better?


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Anonymous
Last year
12:44 11 Dec 16

Reply #612442

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Goulding can't be underperforming when out injured.


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KET
Last year
12:50 11 Dec 16

Reply #612443

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Goulding can be underperforming when he's playing though, and he has played matches this season and he has underperformed in matches this season


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Anonymous
Last year
17:17 11 Dec 16

Reply #612484

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Yeah, like he did today


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Anonymous
Last year
18:00 11 Dec 16

Reply #612498

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

One game, good job Goulding. The reality is, his season will be very up and down, because he is a streaky player. Lacks the athleticism I remember him having and takes a bunch of lame ass shots at times.

Other than that....


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Anonymous
Last year
18:27 11 Dec 16

Reply #612511

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Yeah that swish from 2m behind the arc was terrible. Lacks athleticism, oh dear. Maybe if you got out of your chair and achieved something might be better.


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Anonymous
Last year
20:22 11 Dec 16

Reply #612532

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

So Goulding is an international level athlete? Nope, unfortunately for him, his game doesn't translate well on the international stage. Good NBL player, on a team that will let him shoot whenever he wants.


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Zodiac
Last year
21:28 11 Dec 16

Reply #612541

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

His game translates well enough to have had a 20 point game at a World Cup.


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Anonymous
Last year
23:09 11 Dec 16

Reply #612568

re: Sixers v Breakers Dec 10

Did you watch the game? Junk time, was fruitful


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