Tom
Two years ago

Breakers-Perth Make or Break Time

This is a clash of the pretenders.
Both teams have shown they could be finalists in waiting. But nothing is for certain.
Perth have always given us fits with their aggressive defence and our ball handling woes.
But Perth have always struggled to shake us and when it has come down to close games we have usually had the edge.
Perth are better placed now with the addition of Cotton offensively. He gives them a ball handling "go to guy" down the stretch.
Dillard is the Breaker response and he seems to be well equipped to do the same job and he is probably more valuable to the Breakers.
Penney and Akiil Mitchell have really benefitted from Dillard being aboard.If Carter will settle for throwing up 7 or 8 threes and the odd drive to the hoop, that could be all that's required to get us over the line.
Pledge will put pressure on Knight and MacKay.
Loe will get half a dozen open looks.
Promises to be a titanic struggle.Perth D vs Breakers O.
Breakers at home to hang on by 6.

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CT  
Two years ago

Dillard, travel and home court advantage will get the breakers over the line for this. Breakers by 10.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dillard is more in the groove then the entire perth roster st this point. Hard to see perth leaving with the dub

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dillard v Cotton will decide this out come, NZ for mine.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Abercrombie is expected to play some minutes today, NZ to get over the line in a tight one for me.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Will be a contest if cats can shoot 30+ % from 3 which has been rare recently. Also if gleeson will keep the right players on, Brandt in a hot streak shouldn't be benched.

Even then if NZ is hot I can't see cats getting close, not enough scoring power.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Bloody hell camera man why didn't you follow the ball :@

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Mike  
Two years ago

Bloody hell camera man why didn't you follow the ball :@

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Typical they miss a blatant shot violation from nz and it gets them a three...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather is overrated. He cant pass to save his life. Cant put the ball on the floor.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Dillard showtime

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

That was a bad pass by Prather, but also a bad assessment by you IMO.
I'm guessing he hasn't been healthy for quite a few weeks because he is noticeably less explosive than usual atm.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

See

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Btown  
Two years ago

NZ could wel be on the way to another GF series, team is very balanced and work well together.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Perth could well be on the way to another sub-70 total score

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Whats up with Prather today.. too many 3 point fakes.. just take it.

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Better.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not sure why perth dosent run many plays for knight.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

We're getting some good mileage from the hook shot today

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Btown  
Two years ago

Nz 3s killing cats, hope they lose their range as cats dominating the post.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Has Cotton even scored?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

How is that not continuation?

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Btown  
Two years ago

55% 3point at half time, some tough looks in there too. Cats done well to be only 5 down.

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

I agree, I thought it was continuation.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yawn fest. Dillard individually is fun to watch but this is being grounded out, breakers need to get out and run. Cats don't look a happy team, body language etc guess I'd be pissed if I was good enough to play at this elite level and had to put up with my coach being a whinging jerk. Cotton has been a complete non factor. Don't expect that to last, so breaker will need to be clutch from the arc.

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Ricky  
Two years ago

They need better shot clock lights like in the NBA.. and one on the scorers / commentators table for replays on the side angle

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Btown  
Two years ago

^^ perhaps cats looks bad with body language because they are tired. 1 day break Perth to nz flight right after a tough game that went to OT.

Brandt playing great but still played less minutes than knight and mckay, gleeson is a flop coach without starters firing making him look good.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

sooooooo ugly

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

Prather and Cotton are actually hurting us this game. Neither is having a positive impact on this contest. So frustrating.

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NBL Comm  
Two years ago

Jump ball. Breakers ball??? What? There was one jump ball which went Breakers so this one should be the Wildcats?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Standard of the refs has gone down the toilet

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Ouch ... #4 for Damo

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

the ball has gone in the basket two times for the cats, just... so ugly

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Ricky  
Two years ago

God... 3 point deserting Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather is a selfish ballhog turnover prone overrated player

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

We may as well have rested Prather at home. Clearly he's injured. Will take a miracle for the Cats to come back from here.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Cats move away from the inside game after it was working well and just start jacking up outside shots. Awful shooting, juniors shoot open threes better.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NZ getting as3way with murder

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Cats getting away with aggravated assault ... on my eyes

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

Cotton is freezing right now, couldnt hit water from a boat

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I can't even watch games anymore, the refereeing is appalling

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Feels like the wildcats can't hit an open jump shot to save their lives.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Impressed to see Julie Hornbagg being interviewed.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When the breakers callers are even saying the refs are helping the breakers you know it is bad

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Btown  
Two years ago

How does Kenny not realise that no one guards him with the clock running down because they want him to shoot, yet he still shoots and misses

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perth scores by quarter - 18, 16, 13, ...
how low can they go?

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

new name: the Perth Buzzkills

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cotton misses an open 3, Penny hits an open 3. That's the difference, no wildcat knows how to shoot.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Reggie Miller and Ray Allen had HOF careers by moving off the ball

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If perth could hit even 1/3rd of their shots they would in front.

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Mike  
Two years ago

Lol Luuuc

Worst three point shooters ever

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

People say perth get home cooking? When you miss shot clock violation, goaltend and double dribble Lloyd in the home teams favour that is the definition of home cookinG. I haven't even mentioned the multiple soft calls against the cats, esp damo

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

1/12.... ffs

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

1/13...........

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Btown  
Two years ago

Hit 1/13 from 3 now. This is horrid

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Mike  
Two years ago

Brandt is beast

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cats stop jacking up 3's
Refs stop making soft ass calls.

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Jesus Christ.. grab the fucken ball

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Mike  
Two years ago

What the fuck Wagstaff

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

1/14

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Yeah, you've gotta wonder how we managed to forget that for about half an hour in this game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cats looked depressed. Fun to see. Breakers have some serious weapons. Penney moving well Abercrombie could really tilt them into title contention.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why did Perth even bother flying down there

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wildcats shooting 8℅ from the 3pt line, no wait they just missed another one...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Oh hey Cotton, glad you could make it

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Green 53  
Two years ago

This game just went up a notch

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

OMG someone just found the switch to turn this game on

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

With 5.03 left in the game Perth pass there score of 57 From there first trip to NZL this season.

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Fakedelight  
Two years ago

Down to 4 points. No idea how Cats are still in this, they have played terribly

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Go Home Prather

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Bring in DKD

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perth can blame their pathetic shooting for this loss.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

also their pathetic coaching

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Penny with a gift foul called against Cotton, yet prather not fouled down the other end... please this is a joke nbl. Perths shooting is woeful, the fact the officiating is worse is scary

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I feel like Perth doesn't really care about this one and is focusing on the last 4

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

When DKD misses you know its bad

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

bloody dexter, all he has to do, perfect look ffs

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NZ have played terrible yet will probably still win by double digits. Wow

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Why Brandt hasn't played much after his good work is beyond me

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I can shoot better than any wildcat when I'm blindfolded.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Man i love the cats but Jesus when they 3's aren't dropping stop shooting them

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

21 turnovers, still up by 9

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Damn perth might be the worst offensive team in the last 5 or so years

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

NZ doing their best to keep us in it, but we're just not interested

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Why were they going for a Damo drive and shot..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather looks so unhappy.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Unbeliveble if perth could hit anything they would be wining. just amazing

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

I am disappointed but it's a really messed up schedule. Hardly fair.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refs fucking the game up again. They can't even count to 9.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Any other team would of put breakers away by 20+

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refs are by far the worst offensive team in the league

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Here we gooooo. Cats can't make shot, the schedule isn't the problem. If you don't like the schedule then don't play in the comp. Both teams haven't been good but when push comes to shove the breakers had the answers offensively as they have more options. Deal with it.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

LOL @ blaming the refs for any of this

Please, game, just hurry up and end!

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Shots are so fucken flat tonight..

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

23 turnovers

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

OMG this is ridiculous

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What is going on

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KET  
Two years ago

Breakers lol

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

my god see perth if u actually could hit anything it is game over

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Better.

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

What. The. Actual. Fuck....

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Still a scheduling issue? Still the refs fault?

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WTF !!  
Two years ago

flopage will hit 2 x 3's and win the game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The 3 faggots decided it yet again

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KET  
Two years ago

I'm convinced the 36ers are the only team in the league wanting to be in the playoffs

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Fucken Kenny

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refs saying hey don't forget about us

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Green 53  
Two years ago

Umpires realised they hadn't been too involved in the game so they needed to call 2 stupid fouls

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WTF !!  
Two years ago

if not subbed out

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Good night guys.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Smart play by kenny. Real good heads up stuff

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RedArmy  
Two years ago

The refs are the centre of attention again. Would love to see one game where the players decide the game themselves.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Good lord has someone as bad as Kenny ever played so many minutes in a season

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah its tough when Kenny puts 2 hands on his player and restricts him from getting the ball that the refs thinks it's an unsportsmanlike foul.
Stick to playing women'stennis .

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

Nah the refs got it right, Kenny's holding Dillard was so blatant. As it was, it took the refs about 1.5 sec to call it. There's a limit to how much help the refs can give ya.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Ball was not in play therefore automatic unsportsmanlike

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The ball was in play for about 3 seconds...Never heard of an automatic unsportsmanlike foul either.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Redhage one foot over the baseline then. refs missed it. Should have been an automatic unsportsmanlike

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Gleeson walks onto the court for an unofficial time out. Tech not given.

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Mike  
Two years ago

DKD you nerd

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NZ nearly managed to come up with another t/o with an over and back at half court

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Well this is dragging on when honestly it's not possible for the cats

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Mike  
Two years ago

How good is Cotton

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Why cant Cotton play like this all the time?

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DaHuzyBru  
Two years ago

good fight, tough game

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

Ahahaha Gleeson with the board in his hands. That's precious. :D

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think Perth Seasons over

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Ricky  
Two years ago

Too little too late..

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Well after that crapfest I'm glad the crowd got their money's worth in the end.
What a quarter.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

So what's the ladder position now?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Automatic tech. SFF

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Can we stop making predictions based on who the latest team to lose is?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Bryce Cotton's game style does not suit this team. Great player, but doesn't exactly fit. Not to say he won't make big contributions.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Such a fantastic result! Always great when the Perth Wildcats lose. Breakers got the win in a ugly cat type game. Well done and as a 36er fan the breakers need to be worried about!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Dazz will know.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Good fight by the cats. That unsportsmanlike foul made it tough

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Green 53  
Two years ago

Brandt outplays knight again and gets less minutes. Gleeson needs to move on from the past

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Btown  
Two years ago

Good finish.

Why don't the cats ever run fast break ball from inbound and rebounds, your set plays suck Gleeson. Built a fast break team and doesn't use it till the last 2 minutes unless it's an easy one off a steal.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cottons style is perfect for perth because he can speed the game up. Perth's problem was their terrible shooting. If they hit 1/3rd of their 3's they would have won quiet easily. Not sold sold on the breakers

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What a way to ruin a game! that unsportsmanlike foul was abysmal, Dillard has as much of Kenney as he did of Dillard!

4 pt game when NZ hit a three after a shot clock violation was missed on them and the golatend they got away with, that Cat haters is a 5 point swing!

How could i forget the dribble into a double team, pick up the dribble then dribble out that was not called.

Absolute joke of a game, refs decided it as per usual.

Also don't give me the Perth needed to shoot better crap, NZ gave us enough extra opportunities to make up for that, this was pure and simple disgusting officiating with an huge home court bias, I mean when Casey Frank is saying the cats are getting stiffed it must be true!!

Grow up, get over your bias and simply admit high quality basketball was the looser today, it was offence vs defence and we were all robbed of the chance to see which would prevail.

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NBL Comm  
Two years ago

How does the jump ball rules work? Every jump ball resulted in a breakers ball.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

That was one of the worst officiated games in a long while but if perth actually hit some of their shots it would not have matterd.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

possession at the beginning of the quarter also counts

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paul  
Two years ago

Perth's shooting was very poor, so was NZ's ball protection, that kind of evened out. Neither played well offensively but were very tough defensively. I'm not sure much can be taken out of that game other than it will be a grind-it-out series if they meet in the playoffs again!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Not sure what more Brandt has to do to earn more minutes?He gives the Cats a legit low post scorer.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Feel sorry for the poor souls in the top 4 who have to face Adelaide soon. top 4 will come down to the last game of round 19, and honestly the streak as cool as it is has to end some day and maybe it will take some pressure off the players. some questionable calls for NZ and Perth The tech on Dillard for being angry with himself etc.

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SteveK2  
Two years ago

Bad officiating is the norm but all you Cat fans need to gripe more about Prather and McKay going AWOL plus ask Gleeson why isn't Brandt on the floor when he's on such a tear?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Someone will poach Brandt next season if Gleeson continues on his stubborn path of not giving him enough minutes.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I said it earlier Prather is overrated. He has terrible decision making ability. He cant pass, he is to turnover prone and has way to many defensive breakdown. Carter was destroying him all night.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

He's also playing with injury.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

yes don't worry we haven't missed you banging on about it all night

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Was the worst officiated game since last Friday... Kenny was man handing Dillard. It is what it is, glad he was picked up on it. Crucial time to make the ref make a decision.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Mystifying that Cotton dose not play like that for more minutes. For majority of the night he looked scared to even shoot the ball but he finally decided i'm going to take over in the 4th. He needs that mindset for more minutes.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Prather is playing like crap because his buddy JJ was canned and he aint happy. Plus he dosent mesh with Cotton.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Um no. He is injured.

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Btown  
Two years ago

Brand in 15 minutes was perths second highest scorer (@ 66%), rebounded at a better or similar rate than his teammates, provided good pressure defensively...yet is still 3rd option, or 4th if you include wagstaff who played 18 minutes

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Btown  
Two years ago

"Prather is playing like crap because his buddy JJ was canned and he aint happy. Plus he dosent mesh with Cotton."

What a load of bull, Prather and cotton already knew each other and have played together before he came to wildcats, he was probably even used as a selling point to get cotton over.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wildcats fan nance is having an almighty sook on twitter

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Respond to her there then.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Considering the simplicity of the missed calls goal tend, shot clock and double dribble (non contact calls) I would suggest it is the worst officiated game.

"Was the worst officiated game since last Friday... Kenny was man handing Dillard. It is what it is, glad he was picked up on it. Crucial time to make the ref make a decision."

And Gliddon's hip made contact with Cotton shooting a game winning shot, so by your own argument you shouldn't need to bring up last Friday.

The issue here is that Perth lost 2pts, and NZ scored 3 of a missed shot clock in a 4 pt game ( not sure after illi's double dribble if NZ scored), that is inexcusable to miss, that is on the refs and those calls have cost the game.

The crap fouls go either way (everyone is bias here) but these are simple rules that were messed up badly.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

is it time for Wagstaff to just be benched permantly he is a liability and can't shoot but thinks he can. I would be increasing Brandts minutes along with DKD and reducing the minutes of Hire.

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Ras Posse  
Two years ago

Dont blame the refs for this loss, the call on Kenny was correct. You cannot foul a player before the ball is inbounded it is an automatic tech foul. The rule was put in to stop players fouling with no time running of the clock.

The Cats also got smashed on the boards 46 - 32 . they couldnt come up with crucial Rebounds when it counted.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I think the issue was that Dillard was holding Kenny as well.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

I don't know if they showed a replay, but I rewound and had a couple of looks at the live shot and it looked like Dillard was doing most of the holding.

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Mike  
Two years ago

It's time for Brandt to start, but I'm not sure if Brandt and McKay can co-exist as neither has any range, McKay especially.

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PeterJohn  
Two years ago

"Never heard of an automatic unsportsmanlike foul either."

FIBA rule 37.1.1:

"An unsportsmanlike foul is a player contact foul which, in the judgement of an official is:
...
• Contact by the defensive player on an opponent on the court during the last 2 minutes in the fourth period and in each extra period, when the ball is out-of bounds for a throw-in and still in the hands of the official or at the disposal of the player taking the throw-in."

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Brandt has just as much range as Knight I remember he could even shoot the 3 at the Kings last season. I would try the McKay and Brandt combo as Wagstaff is giving them nothing right now.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I thought the ball was in play when the US was called.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Gleeson has never been a good offensive coach in his 1st year he struck gold by getting Ennis an NBA standard offensive talent who carried Perth to the title. In 2016 he had a front court loaded with talent.

Even then he managed to he was not using Jawai in the right manner.

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Dazz  
Two years ago

On the game: Actually a decent fight by the Cats. There's clearly a big mental issue when it comes to playing in NZ. The reverse isn't true, but Cats always struggle. Just shows the league is still very close. Scheduling is shit, but that's how it rolls.

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Green 53  
Two years ago

Knight has no range at the moment, he can't hit anything but right next to the basket. Even then he is missing some!

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Very Old  
Two years ago

"Gleeson has never been a good offensive coach in his 1st year he struck gold by getting Ennis an NBA standard offensive talent who carried Perth to the title. "

this sounds likely, are you essentially saying he rod Bevo's offensive legacy ?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Bevo didn't have an offensive legacy. Gleeson sure inherited his defensive legacy though.

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Tom  
Two years ago

Got the result but terrible performance. We were 10+ points better than Perth., who I thought were woeful.
We have to have a better plan against the press. Commentators were right about the inbounds, almost directly into a double. How many 8 second calls did we have??? Attack it, pass pass and get an easy 2.

The out of bounds plays in the front court were a disaster in waiting.
Setting up the stack at the FT line means players have to go too far to where they can receive a pass. And when they break up is critical too. You could see each option shut down in slow Mo. We were lucky Kenny fouled Dillard. If he had not we did not have a pass on then either.

Penney was great esp getting loose inside. Carter, ball handling aside will help. Got such a beautiful shot, pure poetry. He just needs to take more of them.

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Two years ago

Adelaide off and gone.

Breakers (12/12) have got Cairns (H), Sydney (A), Adelaide (A) and Melbourne (H). We need at least 2 games to be in with a chance. Probably the first two look the best chance but we can't chalk up any result until it happens.
Going to be fascinating.
Assuming (probably a mistake) that Brisbane Cairns Sydney are not going to make the playoffs. They could have a big say in who doesn't though.

Perth (11/12)have Melbourne (H) Brisbane (H) Cairns (A) Sydney(H) Melbourne (A),
Illawara(12/12) have Adelaide (H), Cairns (H), Melbourne (A) and Brisbane (H).
Melbourne (11/12) have Perth (A) Sydney (A) Illawara (H) Breakers (A) and Perth (H).
Melbourne Perth games huge.
What happens in the event of a 3 way tie for 3/4/5 slots?

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