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Isaac
Last month

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SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Game day!

Sixers are $1.55 favourites at home, but on a four game losing streak. Hawks played well last round but will have their hands full with the MVP, MIP and ROTY, plus more.

Interesting match-ups at every position and gamebreakers off either bench.

Your tip? Keys to the game?

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Luuuc
Last month
09:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625597

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I'm not touching this one in terms of betting.
36ers are rightfully favourites but their end to the season throws in some added uncertainty for me.

The main key to the game for Adelaide is being able to pick up where they left off several games ago when they locked up the #1 spot.
(from that point of view, it could prove a nice move by Randle to stir things up so that his teammates know they'll be in for a fight)


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Jack Toft
Last month
10:52 16 Feb 17

Reply #625602

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

This season has been all over the place and there's no reason why the finals seasons won't be as well.

There are three seasons. Pre-season, regular season and FINALS season. Now is the time for the All Star Sixers to shine. First up Hawks.....

Everyone's second team the Hawks venture to the Dome. Hoops own, Oscar "the iceman" Forman will be looking to lead the feathery team to their first flag since 2001. It’s a solid team. “Rocket” Rotnei Clark is a former MVP, “Marvellous” Marvelle Haris, “Evander” Holyfield, and let’s not foget AJ “AJ” Ogilvy. He and “DJ” go back a long way. I’m sure they would share PJ’s.

Hawks opened this season with a smashing 122 to 88 home win over the Sixers. A series of losses followed before they got their season back on track. R6 saw them beat the Sixers on the road 85 to 74, before a R14 beating 117 to 85 on the road, with the final matchup in R17 seeing the Hawks steal the game 95 to 92 in the second half.

With the Sixers it’s all about the second half. They are either unstoppable, or else they are like reality TV.

Whoever wins this game will win the series, and tonight that will be the Sixers.


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GordonG
Last month
10:53 16 Feb 17

Reply #625604

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I backed the Hawks, but only because (a) the price was good and (b) it was a bonus bet so it doesn't cost me anything. And I only do minimal ($10) bets for fun anyway.

I've made a grand total of $300 since Centrebet started sponsoring the NBL about 5 or 6 years ago. :)


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Dave
Last month
11:56 16 Feb 17

Reply #625607

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I'm struggling with the nerves today! I hope they don't shit the bed.


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KET
Last month
12:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625609

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

So what are the factors to look out for?

If you're Adelaide:
» Randle causing damage and knocking down shots
» Hodgson & Jacobsen battling and getting tough baskets down low
» Someone like Teys, Deng or Drmic to pipeup with 8-12 points
» Sobey to play possessed - driving to the basket, hitting jumpers, causing turnovers and grabbing big rebounds
» Limit Clarke & Forman from the perimeter
» Don't let AJ Ogilvy get many offensive rebounds

If you're the Hawks:
» Clarke and Forman to have serious impact from the perimeter
» Grab as many offensive rebounds as possible
» Harris to "run riot" as best he can
» Randle to go missing for stretches and look fatigued
» Sobey to be defended until he's out of his depth
» Outmuscle Adelaide's bigs and slow 36ers movement


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fstos
Last month
13:33 16 Feb 17

Reply #625620

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

This shaping up to be by far the "prettier" of the two semis.

Both teams like to extend the d full court as a way to speed up the game and to hide the many poor one on one defenders that they both have.

6ers in my opinion get a lot more out of their pressure than the Hawks.

This usually makes for a few flowing affair and potential high scoring.

Don't think this will change due to the playoffs.

Hawks start off with a more physical team but at times when the other team gets off to a high scoring start the Hawks starters can struggle to put points on the board and did an early hole for the team. If the starters can hold there own the scoring pace pucks up a lot once Rotnie and to a lesser extent Forman hit the court.

Head says 6ers at home heart says Rotnie and Oscar fire from 3 and Kay takes DJ's apart in the block. DJ has made huge strides in his P&R d but is still soft in the post.


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fstos
Last month
13:36 16 Feb 17

Reply #625621

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The big question is. Will Joey be doing 5 on 5 off subs so the players can walk on and off holding each others hands like they did at the awards night lol.


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Isaac
Last month
13:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625624

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Sign of the closeness of the league when nothing in this series would surprise me. Adelaide could unleash at home and then carry the confidence to Wollongong to go 2-0. Or the Hawks could bury them and then grind out a home win to sweep. Or anything in between.

With either team, I think the gulf between their best and worst is significant. Hawks have looked pretty horrible at times and Harris has gone quiet or Ogilvy has thrown silly passes. But they were excellent against Brisbane. And Adelaide's run and gun is second to none, but their second unit can falter too.

I don't always enjoy these match-ups as though one of my teams wins, another loses. Wish this could've been saved for the grand final. That said, at least I'm guaranteed one of them getting through!


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skip
Last month
14:11 16 Feb 17

Reply #625628

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Tight game until 5 minutes to go.

Adelaide by 13.


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KET
Last month
14:15 16 Feb 17

Reply #625630

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

We haven't mentioned the Adelaide curse of choking when it counts...


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SteveK2
Last month
14:17 16 Feb 17

Reply #625631

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Ridiculously hard to pick who's going to win. I wonder how'd you feel if your brother is the one that sink the game winning three at the end of OT in game 3 Isaac? This season feels like it has more dramatic close finishes than usual and I wouldn't discount that scenario how unlikely it may be :).


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twenty four
Last month
14:42 16 Feb 17

Reply #625638

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

What's going with ticket sales? I could've sworn that last night about 90% of the lower bowl was sold, with the top tier slowly but surely going. Now the whole place is only about half sold.


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FM
Last month
14:43 16 Feb 17

Reply #625639

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Randle and Clarke get into a blue first half. Both get ejected and 1 game each.

Let's spice up the series a bit


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Jack Toft
Last month
14:47 16 Feb 17

Reply #625641

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Really interesting matchups and different styles of rotations.

Scoring:
Clarke starts on the bench and averages 27 mins/game. Lets White "take the shine of the new ball" before coming on. Averages 17.3 ppg, or 0.64 pts/min.
Forman on the bench too and averages 13 min/game for 7.1 ppg (0.55 pts/min)
They're the danger men from the Hawks re scoring over 0.5 pt/min.
Martin scores at the rate of 0.27 pt/min and White 0.31 pts/min so Sixers fans will want them on court when the Hawks are behind.
With the Sixers, Randle scores at the rate of 0.68, Sobey 0.56, DJ 0.50, Creek 0.50, Deng 0.50. The "slowest scorer" is Teys at 0.28

Not surprisingly Sixers average more PPG.

Rotations:
Clarke has the most minutes of the Hawks but starts on the bench. Their starting 5 soaks up 51% of court time, Sixers starting 5 soak up 56%. Hawks seem to rotate the players more than the Sixers with shorter, more even minutes. Hawks have Clarke (27), AJ (24), Harris (23), Norton (21) and Kay (20) over 20 mins/game, with Sixers playing Randle (31), DJ (30), Sobey (27), Creek (24) and Jacobson (21), then Deng and Doyle both under 10 min/game

The big man department is where a lot of action happens and I think the Sixers have the wood on the Hawks in this area. Guard wise I think Clarke and Randle are pretty even, but Sobey is the difference. In transition I think the Sixers have the jump on the Hawks who go better outside the arc.

Bring it on!


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Anonymous
Last month
14:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625642

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yeah brilliant idea having the two best players out.


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NBL Fan
Last month
14:55 16 Feb 17

Reply #625644

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

@twenty four, I'd say they released unsold member tickets? Sales not looking that amazing at the moment, which seems to be common for semi final games.


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Anonymous
Last month
15:01 16 Feb 17

Reply #625645

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Maybe all of Adelaide has the same "flu"?


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Brunson
Last month
15:03 16 Feb 17

Reply #625647

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I think the result also depends on the crowd. Even if it is a small crowd it really needs to be loud in support for the entire game. Last game the crowd was flat just expecting the team to win and the team played flat as a result.


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twenty four
Last month
15:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625649

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

^^^ Good point. Let's hope there's a lot of activity in the next couple of hours, because it's looking more like a 2005/06 crowd than a 2016/17 minor premiers crowd at the moment!


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twenty four
Last month
15:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625650

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

That was @NBL Fan, btw.


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skip
Last month
15:13 16 Feb 17

Reply #625651

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The Semi Final crowds against Melbourne 3 seasons ago were very average too. People saving their cash for Grand Final games.


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Brunson
Last month
15:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625652

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

It is also because Junior basketball is on tonight.


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KET
Last month
15:31 16 Feb 17

Reply #625654

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Love the NBL promo on their facebook page, very nicely done! Only criticism is, "who you got?" sounds silly, "who will rise" is more emphatic


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Thunder Jam
Last month
15:55 16 Feb 17

Reply #625656

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The one thing we do know is someone will drop Randle. He'll see more screens than a Hoyt's Cinema. He's a big boy(okay not a big boy,you know what I mean) and he's asked for it. Let's hope he man's up when it comes. If he rises above it and scores 22+ then good on him. If he cracks and scores 14 and the Hawks win,he owes the team a huge apology for putting himself ahead of them.


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twenty four
Last month
16:10 16 Feb 17

Reply #625659

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Who Will Rise?" sounds like something they were going to use for one of the Nolan Batman films until market research told them how silly it sounded...


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Anonymous
Last month
16:19 16 Feb 17

Reply #625661

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Huge night for SA basketball, 6'ers and u/20 men in big battles!


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KET
Last month
16:25 16 Feb 17

Reply #625663

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

twentyfour, they did "who will rise" in their promo video during the awards night


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Isaac
Last month
16:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625668

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Now the whole place is only about half sold.
As others have said, when the prices rise for finals, people typically wait and see if they'll make the grand final series or a game three.

Might be a touch less intimidating for the visitors as a result?


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Beantown
Last month
17:13 16 Feb 17

Reply #625672

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

You never know, it might be better for the Sixers not to have a packed house. Some of them seem to play better on the road when they don't have the pressure of crowd expectations!


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ROFLcopter
Last month
17:34 16 Feb 17

Reply #625676

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Sobey is the barometer.
If he shits himself (ala CG43) then Hawks will sweep.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625683

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Just a shout out to the people at Ch7 Melbourne, and Tim Watson reading the sports news, covering the Football pre-season, the Cricket from overseas, the European Soccer and some chick who agreed to go on a date with some dude who won a Twitter bet over the Superbowl result.

well done Ch.7, again you ignore the NBL finals and mention nothing about basketball unless it is something on the NBA, which there wasn't!

Pooh on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Anonymous
Last month
18:43 16 Feb 17

Reply #625684

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks by 7.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:47 16 Feb 17

Reply #625686

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Tipping Hawks by 4. Have a feeling it is going to be a Hawks/Perth GF series.


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Zodiac
Last month
19:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625689

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Teys replacing Creek in the starting lineup :(


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serballin
Last month
19:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625690

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Bevo with the fighting words!! Fire up hawks


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FSTOS
Last month
19:08 16 Feb 17

Reply #625691

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Commentators NFI. Ferg been starting for a long time.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:11 16 Feb 17

Reply #625692

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

No Creek, that's bad!!


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Zodiac
Last month
19:14 16 Feb 17

Reply #625694

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

FSTOS,

Creek replaced Ferguson in the starting lineup towards the end of the regular season.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:15 16 Feb 17

Reply #625696

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks off to a flyer, pardon the pun!


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FSTOS
Last month
19:17 16 Feb 17

Reply #625697

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Nice start from Hawks. tempo electri


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AussiePride
Last month
19:20 16 Feb 17

Reply #625698

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Kevin White hitting 3s. Frightening omen for Adelaide!


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Anonymous
Last month
19:20 16 Feb 17

Reply #625699

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Just like back at the old snakepi ;-)


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:22 16 Feb 17

Reply #625700

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Just goes to show how important momentum is going into finals, and we have none of it.


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FSTOS
Last month
19:23 16 Feb 17

Reply #625701

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Horrible call on AJ.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625702

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Wow dirty Hawks on Randle last season. Comments make sense now.


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FSTOS
Last month
19:26 16 Feb 17

Reply #625703

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Nothing in that as the commentators said


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Anonymous
Last month
19:27 16 Feb 17

Reply #625704

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

that was a dodgy call


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:30 16 Feb 17

Reply #625705

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Great first quarter. This is going down to the wire.

COME ON SIXERS.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:31 16 Feb 17

Reply #625706

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

yeahhh John Casey back commentating finals basketball.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:34 16 Feb 17

Reply #625707

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

how UGLY was that TFerg three ewwww


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Anonymous
Last month
19:35 16 Feb 17

Reply #625708

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Game is being called a little to soft for my liking. It's finals, let them play it out.


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J
Last month
19:36 16 Feb 17

Reply #625709

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Sobey takes the bump, pretty sure he initiated the contact and pushed the defender away.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:38 16 Feb 17

Reply #625710

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Suck it AJ!!!


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:39 16 Feb 17

Reply #625711

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

White was moving and airborne hahahahahahahahaha


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Anonymous
Last month
19:41 16 Feb 17

Reply #625712

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Thats a block or a no call.. no way a charge..


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Anonymous
Last month
19:41 16 Feb 17

Reply #625713

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

no way charge lol

ILL off the boil now; ADL are cookin'!


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J
Last month
19:42 16 Feb 17

Reply #625714

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks have stopped sharing the ball, it's killing them. However adelaide clearly has the best home cooking in the league, my gosh, every drive seems to result in free-throw, make or miss.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625715

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Even Casy thinks the calls are dodgy, Jacobsen was solid and front on as could be


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Anonymous
Last month
19:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625716

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Best home cooking is Perth.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625717

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Moving screen when he wasn't moving???


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J
Last month
19:46 16 Feb 17

Reply #625718

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The problem with the screen was Randle was moving when the screen came, yes it's a bad call considering some of the screens they let go. But that one was Randle fault for not waiting.


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Anonymous
Last month
19:51 16 Feb 17

Reply #625719

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Make up call... went our way.. lucky


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Anonymous
Last month
19:54 16 Feb 17

Reply #625720

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Oscar great player. The game has left you behind. Sorry Issac.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:55 16 Feb 17

Reply #625721

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

JEROME IS FIRED UP!!!


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Anonymous
Last month
19:56 16 Feb 17

Reply #625722

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Could hear that F off from here.. settle Oscar your team needs you...
Ferg sold that well for a young fella


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:56 16 Feb 17

Reply #625723

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hahahahaha Rhys Martin


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J
Last month
19:57 16 Feb 17

Reply #625724

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

This is a joke. Nothing wrong with Martin's screen, Randle has a flail so it's a foul. Well done let's all save some cash and crown the sixers champions, 30+ free throws a game will do that for ya.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
19:58 16 Feb 17

Reply #625725

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

KAY LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL


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FSTOS
Last month
20:00 16 Feb 17

Reply #625727

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

WTF was that.


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Red74
Last month
20:01 16 Feb 17

Reply #625728

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Can someone give neroli meadows some other questions to ask other than " is the Hawks dirty". 'Headdesk'


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Train
Last month
20:01 16 Feb 17

Reply #625729

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Carn the Hawks


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FSTOS
Last month
20:01 16 Feb 17

Reply #625730

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

6ers on fire. Hawks need Kay, Oscar and especially Rotnei to get into the game.


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Mike
Last month
20:03 16 Feb 17

Reply #625731

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

How does Randle do it


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Train
Last month
20:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625732

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

No one puts Randle in the corner


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FSTOS
Last month
20:06 16 Feb 17

Reply #625733

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I've watched them all in the NBL but with the depth and athleticism he is up against in todays NBL I think Randle is as good a PG as we have ever seen.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:06 16 Feb 17

Reply #625734

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Come on sideliner, better questions than that to Joey and Randle...Get someone on their that knows ball and asks intelligent questions not sensationalising rubbish...


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Jack Toft
Last month
20:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625735

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Sixers up by 10 at half time. Need to bring it home boys.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:17 16 Feb 17

Reply #625736

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

GET THAT WEAK STUFF OUTTA HERE!!!


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J
Last month
20:19 16 Feb 17

Reply #625737

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

That was not a foul on Aj, and I can't stand the guy


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FSTOS
Last month
20:20 16 Feb 17

Reply #625738

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Are you fdk serious. 2 shocking calls on AJ


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Anonymous
Last month
20:21 16 Feb 17

Reply #625739

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Joeys plan of scouting the game plan and responses seems to have been a very cunning plan if this game is anything to go by so far... Hodgeson !!


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AngusH
Last month
20:21 16 Feb 17

Reply #625740

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Looked like a foul in live action, but in the replay you could see that Sobey was just moving forward and AJ barely rested his arm on him.


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J
Last month
20:25 16 Feb 17

Reply #625741

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Another adelaide flail another rubbish foul. Seriously that was straight from the redhage playbook and the bottom of the barrel too.


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FSTOS
Last month
20:27 16 Feb 17

Reply #625742

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Fkn piss week Drimic


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Anonymous
Last month
20:28 16 Feb 17

Reply #625743

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide have there scuba suits on


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:28 16 Feb 17

Reply #625744

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

FFS Adelaide don't blow this lead


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FSTOS
Last month
20:29 16 Feb 17

Reply #625745

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Drmic flop up there with the best.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:30 16 Feb 17

Reply #625746

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The new Dylan brooks


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FSTOS
Last month
20:31 16 Feb 17

Reply #625747

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

No comment from the locals on Drimic?


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Anonymous
Last month
20:31 16 Feb 17

Reply #625749

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

love how adelaide are now booing even though it was a flop lol


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:32 16 Feb 17

Reply #625752

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

It was a flop, FSTOS


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FSTOS
Last month
20:33 16 Feb 17

Reply #625753

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Knowledgeable crowd....maybe the lack of power to the aircons have fried their brains


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FSTOS
Last month
20:35 16 Feb 17

Reply #625754

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Just quietly Cody Ellis is goddam awful


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Anonymous
Last month
20:36 16 Feb 17

Reply #625755

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

What does FSTOS stand for


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Anonymous
Last month
20:37 16 Feb 17

Reply #625756

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Fan Since The Old Snakepi


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Anonymous
Last month
20:38 16 Feb 17

Reply #625757

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

was worried about Coeenraddd or however you spell it.. He's having a good game, damn it..


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Train
Last month
20:38 16 Feb 17

Reply #625758

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

While I hated Homicides commentary, I wish Randle would embrace the nickname Ant-man, So appropriate. Love watching him play.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:39 16 Feb 17

Reply #625759

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

righto then Snakey


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FSTOS
Last month
20:39 16 Feb 17

Reply #625760

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hell of a game.


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Luuuc
Last month
20:40 16 Feb 17

Reply #625761

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Oh nooooo.... Randle down....


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FSTOS
Last month
20:41 16 Feb 17

Reply #625762

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Kay and AJ show some balls please


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Train
Last month
20:41 16 Feb 17

Reply #625763

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Noooo , hope he is ok


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:42 16 Feb 17

Reply #625764

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Randle WTF??? This is not happening!!!


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Anonymous
Last month
20:42 16 Feb 17

Reply #625765

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hammy Cramp


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Train
Last month
20:43 16 Feb 17

Reply #625766

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

As much as I want Hawks to win - I do not wan't to see that happen to Randle.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:43 16 Feb 17

Reply #625767

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Go hawks!


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AngusH
Last month
20:45 16 Feb 17

Reply #625768

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yeah, that would be awful if it's serious for Randle. Hopefully it's just a bad cramp or something not too serious.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:45 16 Feb 17

Reply #625769

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Why is randles wife apart of the bench?


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Anonymous
Last month
20:45 16 Feb 17

Reply #625770

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

seems that is the sixers story for the last several years losing someone at a critical moment.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:46 16 Feb 17

Reply #625771

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Jerome all good!!! Thank god!


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AngusH
Last month
20:46 16 Feb 17

Reply #625772

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

He's back!


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Train
Last month
20:46 16 Feb 17

Reply #625773

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Why is randles wife apart of the bench?"

Who cares.


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J
Last month
20:47 16 Feb 17

Reply #625774

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

That is not a block. This is home cooking at its best. You may not like it but you're all riding the refs to a championship


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AussiePride
Last month
20:47 16 Feb 17

Reply #625775

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Randle gets to have his whole extended family on the bench if he wants. He is the MVP!


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AngusH
Last month
20:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625776

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Randle's wife on the bench is the greatest NBL scandal since the uproar on here about guys wearing non-regulation coloured sleeves.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625777

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

If Randle needs her close at hand (she's not not on the bench, she's seated just behind) then whatever. She only popped up when he was looking injured


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Anonymous
Last month
20:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625778

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide feeding off the home cooking


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PFS
Last month
20:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625779

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Randle's strategy of influencing the refs seems to have worked. Fair play to him and foul play to the refs (pardon the pun)


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Very Old
Last month
20:49 16 Feb 17

Reply #625780

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

creek has lost that lift


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J
Last month
20:50 16 Feb 17

Reply #625781

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Creek bailed again..


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Luuuc
Last month
20:52 16 Feb 17

Reply #625782

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Pretty soft 5th on Harris from that angle


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J
Last month
20:53 16 Feb 17

Reply #625783

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

How was Harris not found yet Creek and Hodgson were?? I just want to learn


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Anonymous
Last month
20:53 16 Feb 17

Reply #625784

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Give him a break fellas... The team has had an illness rip through them this week so I am surprised they are managing what they are right now. and we are getting an entertaining game


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:53 16 Feb 17

Reply #625785

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

This is our house baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Anonymous
Last month
20:54 16 Feb 17

Reply #625786

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Refs just putting on the finishing touches to save Adelaide.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:56 16 Feb 17

Reply #625787

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

STFU all you butthurt Hawks fans/Sixers haters.


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FSTOS
Last month
20:56 16 Feb 17

Reply #625788

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide too good. Hawks missed so many decent looks by taking the thing too soft to the hoop.


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J
Last month
20:57 16 Feb 17

Reply #625789

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hahaha another foul?


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Anonymous
Last month
20:57 16 Feb 17

Reply #625790

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

J give it up already you loser.


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
20:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625792

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Goodbye Conehead. Piss off.


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Anonymous
Last month
20:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625793

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Good win by the refs, I mean Adelaide


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Bullets Fan
Last month
20:59 16 Feb 17

Reply #625794

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

*sniff, sniff* Is that home cooking that I smell?


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J
Last month
21:00 16 Feb 17

Reply #625795

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Johnson drops the elbow and a foul on the defender.... ok sure no home cooking.

No hate just disappointment, this should be a close game.


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Al
Last month
21:00 16 Feb 17

Reply #625797

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Bevo that why you didn't get coach of the year. Joey out coached you.


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AngusH
Last month
21:00 16 Feb 17

Reply #625798

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Home cooking didn't win Adelaide this game, their complete dominance around the hoop on defense has.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:00 16 Feb 17

Reply #625799

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Home cooking comments = same guy different nicknames


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Bullets Fan
Last month
21:02 16 Feb 17

Reply #625800

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Home cooking comments = most honest comments in this thread

Adelaide didn't need it to win though which is what makes me most frustrated.


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J
Last month
21:02 16 Feb 17

Reply #625801

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

And another magical and one. I'm just calling it how it is, please tell me if that was a foul on norton


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Jo
Last month
21:02 16 Feb 17

Reply #625802

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks don't deserve to win. Who said Bevo a good coach.


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Luuuc
Last month
21:02 16 Feb 17

Reply #625803

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks just didn't get it going today. Needed someone other than Coenraad to hit some shots. Plenty of opportunities but they just weren't falling. Can't blame the refs for that.


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FSTOS
Last month
21:03 16 Feb 17

Reply #625804

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Home cooking didn't win Adelaide this game, their complete dominance around the hoop on defense has"

Yep. Killed us inside.


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AngusH
Last month
21:03 16 Feb 17

Reply #625806

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Bevo is an awesome coach. He wasn't the one out there getting swatted around the hoop.


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Bullets Fan
Last month
21:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625807

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Well done Sixers on a well deserved win.

I just wish the officials called it down the middle.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625809

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The home cooking is because of the fouls like the drimic/noton foul the jacobson/holifeild foul etc which should have either been no calls or double fouls and the lack of calls for the same sort of bumping the ball handler.

I understand home calls happen but i find in general 36ers fans are always first to cry home calls and last to admit that their team get them too.


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ROFLcopter
Last month
21:04 16 Feb 17

Reply #625810

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks lacked polish.
6ers looked good.

Refs cooked that shit at home to perfection.
A shame.


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Luuuc
Last month
21:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625811

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

And large, loud crowds giving their home team a slight edge with the refs has been happening forever. It's one of the main reasons you strive all season to get home court advantage. That's not "home cooking".


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Anonymous
Last month
21:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625812

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yeah really convinced a Bullets fan really cares about the Hawks so much... fail!


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Anonymous
Last month
21:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625813

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I swear there better not be this much home cooking in each game. It's finals, let both teams play ffs.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:05 16 Feb 17

Reply #625814

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Reffing like this is why I often don't like watching NBL games when I'm a neutral. Just takes away from the game, makes it frustrating to watch and ruins it.

Adelaide probably the better side tonight regardless of the umps, but it just ruins a good game of basketball imo.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:06 16 Feb 17

Reply #625815

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The giant just woke up. That's the champions playing tonight!


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Anonymous
Last month
21:06 16 Feb 17

Reply #625816

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Cheapest, Youngest, Least experienced team.. I'm pretty happy whatever happens.. What a season so far..


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Anonymous
Last month
21:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625817

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"I understand home calls happen but i find in general 36ers fans are always first to cry home calls and last to admit that their team get them too."

You are getting confused with Perth


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Anonymous
Last month
21:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625818

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The giant just woke up? The refs have been up all season


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Zodiac
Last month
21:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625819

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

A dominant display from us tonight


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Kyrie2Nation
Last month
21:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625820

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

We would have won without a few calls going our way. Stop crying.

Thanks for coming. See you in a few days.


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J
Last month
21:08 16 Feb 17

Reply #625821

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Wow anon thanks for calling me a loser, the fact you couldn't explain some of those foul calls says it all doesn't it. If your frustrated at me constantly posting about it, maybe I'm frustrated there are that many pathetic calls to keep posting about.

Adelaide outplayed Hawks I agree, but if even the commentary team was constantly pleading for a lot of those calls to be let go then maybe just maybe there were some really soft calls.

If adelaide keep getting half as many fouls called and double the number of free throws it's not even close. And it's not their style of play.


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FSTOS
Last month
21:08 16 Feb 17

Reply #625822

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Lets hope the Hawks can get the business done at home and take it back to Adelaide.

Too many players MIA tonight.


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Mike
Last month
21:09 16 Feb 17

Reply #625823

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

This home cooking has been worse than at the Arena


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Luuuc
Last month
21:10 16 Feb 17

Reply #625824

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yeah FSTOS there's clearly a lot of scope for improvement from the Hawks. This series certainly doesn't look over to me.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:12 16 Feb 17

Reply #625825

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks tried to outrun them early o but they a great at hanging in and not panicking about the score line. They can outrun any team and add that to playing well they are a winning team all the way


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paul
Last month
21:17 16 Feb 17

Reply #625826

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"And large, loud crowds giving their home team a slight edge with the refs has been happening forever. It's one of the main reasons you strive all season to get home court advantage. That's not "home cooking"."

Stop being a prick Luuuc.

Hawks missed so many good looks, both inside and outside, that if they can get G2 they'll feel they can have a good swing back in Adelaide.

The 36ers were locked down early, will be very relieved to have got their swagger back in that second quarter, which was the difference in the end.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:21 16 Feb 17

Reply #625827

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

crowd figure?


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Anonymous
Last month
21:23 16 Feb 17

Reply #625828

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Hawks are not quite deep enough


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FSTOS
Last month
21:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625829

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I think they are withholding the crowd figure until they get a clear call on whether Randle's Mrs was part of the bench or part of the crowd.


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JOaRiDrAN
Last month
21:26 16 Feb 17

Reply #625830

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide were +15 rebounds in the 2nd half.
5 Blocks to 1 for the game.
17-2 fast break points.
We wanted it more, plain and simple.

I remember 2014 GF game 3 the Wildcats shot 49 foul shots. Instead of crying I realised we were reaching, holding and pushing all game. It cost us the title and we deserved it. Suck it up Hawks fans and haters of the Sixers, we were the better team tonight.

See you Sunday


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Anonymous
Last month
21:29 16 Feb 17

Reply #625831

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Having the wife on the bench is better than having Nick Marvin on it breathing down your neck.


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Johnson
Last month
21:35 16 Feb 17

Reply #625832

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Townsend and Beattie should be shot.They are by far the two worst refs in the league.Give as Mayberry and Aylan game two please.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:38 16 Feb 17

Reply #625833

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Mayberry Aylen are game two.... see ref listings in SF series threads.


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Anonymous
Last month
21:39 16 Feb 17

Reply #625834

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

... along with Townsend and Beattie as third ref and backup ref. ;)


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Uncle Phil
Last month
21:48 16 Feb 17

Reply #625836

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Loved the intensity in the game, it's clear these teams don't like each other much and that creates the potential for this to be a great series to watch. As a Sixers fan, it was great to see the team seem to get their mojo back - was shitting myself though when Randle went down in the 4th and the Hawks were coming hard but unlike the previous 4 games, the team was able to stabilise and put the game away. The big guys were dominant and were the major reason we won. It seems that Hodgson and DJ are almost the perfect big men to be playing with Randle as their work on the offensive glass and Randle's ability to attract multiple defenders when going to the rim gets us a lot of second chance shots and easy putbacks - a huge part of our success this season.

While the Sixers did get the better of many of the calls, Bevo likes his teams to push the boundaries on defence and the refs were calling the game tight - the Hawks players failed to adjust to this and gave up a lot of unneccessary fouls. But the home cooking level was nowhere near what 'j' and other anon posters who have completely derailed this thread are making it out to be.

As a Sixers fan, the Hawks still worry me a bit. They were in the game for a lot of it and many of their top performers didn't fire tonight. While Coenraad playing out of his skin offset this a little bit, I expect Clarke, Ogilvie and co. to make it very difficult for the Sixers in game 2.


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Very Old
Last month
21:49 16 Feb 17

Reply #625837

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Bevo's aftergame interview was correct and also all class. The second game will be absolutely a clash of coaches.

if bevo does get his team up then anything could happen in the third game in Adelaide.

I don't see the calls being biased one way or the other, or that they affected the game, but it did show that the very large majority of current crop of referes, are not at the same level as the best players. One howler per game per official is sort of OK, especially if the crew have the maturity to accept an overrule. But I just don't see that happening.

the commentary of "that should have been a double foul" when two bigs entangled arms and threw each other to the ground in sequence, is precisely the type of behaviour that the old school refs were told to, "double foul that immediately and with heavy emphasis and authority, make very player on the court know that they will get slammed for participating in such crap".

and it worked.


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
22:01 16 Feb 17

Reply #625838

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Just the one "wabbapp" from Tommy Greer's tonight. I thought he did well.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:15 16 Feb 17

Reply #625839

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

haha wtf is wabbapp


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
22:19 16 Feb 17

Reply #625840

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Dunno. It's some kind of exclamation when he's watching a replay of someone hitting a three generally, but tonight he used it on the replay of Ferguson's put-back dunk.

It's as though he has a mini stroke.


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
22:28 16 Feb 17

Reply #625842

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Oscar Forman get on my poster... WABBAPP"

Fkn weird man.


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ME
Last month
22:29 16 Feb 17

Reply #625843

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Home cooking this, home cooking that. We get it, teams tend to get preferential treatment at home. It isn't necessarily a bias from the referees, and has more to do with the crowd influencing their perception of play. Frankly, you have to get over it. Adelaide earned home court advantage, so they earned every little thing that comes with it - even the crowd that is doing their very best to sway the minds of referees. That's professional sports. Shut up and quit whinging like babies, you'll get your share on Sunday I am very sure.

As for the rest of the game, the Sixers won fair and square. After a sluggish start they outhustled Illawarra on both sides of the floor, and if anything could have pulled the game out even further.

I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but I am betting Sixers in 2 games.


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KET
Last month
22:29 16 Feb 17

Reply #625844

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

If you want people to have regard for your posts than add something more to your posts than just "home cooking by the refs".

A dozen posts repeating one line looks more like someone who has no interest in the game and just wants to cause a stir.

--

36ers slow start was saved by Sobey - what a first half!

Sobey's spark was game changing. Terrific match and loved his drives to the basket - this was a key factor!

Randle made some suspect decisions in the first quarter including a wide open drive which he refused to layup instead passing it off causing a turnover. With that said, wasn't a terrible first Q, in fact he had 7 points.

Jacobsen gets so awkward when receiving the ball on a cut, it seems like in his mind he doesn't know whether to attempt a hard layup, get away with a travel or try to sneak a dribble in.

Teys had a very stable match, i'm not sure if moving him to the starting 5 was the right move, but the way he acted as an anchor of sorts particularly on D seemed to work.

Creek had a great match working with the ball down low. Didn't get major stats but his performance was highly valuable.

Hodgson had a terrific match. That defence just killed the Hawks bigs. And then the rebound putback and the dunk gave him a few offensive highlights which he didn't even need after all those massive blocks.

Drmic looked pretty ill but he did his job - hit that big shot and got himself to the line a few times. Yes, Drmic causes sh*t, and he probably flopped on that occasion. If i'm an opposition fan, i'd be pissed off with him.

Ferguson was either a bit over-awed by the situation or too keen with his three point shot, but total credit to him - good defence, a great putback jam and that nice little jumper showed he's got some maturity through his veins.

Johnson had a good match - nailed those threes and worked well down-low to make things happen and conjure up a few baskets when Adelaide looked under the pump. This seems to be his modus operandi - don't try to take over the game when things go well, but when batman and robin are silenced a little or the 36ers are struggling, he will make his presence known and work on those baskets.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625846

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide were seemingly in strife early down 8, then boom they got red hot and the Hawks had no back bone to recover. Champion teams have that back bone. If the hawks dont get off to an absolute flyer on sunday, Adelaide will wrap this up in 2. They simply are the better team on paper and performance wise. I like the Hawks, have been my second team for years, but they arent as good as this Adelaide squad right now.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:49 16 Feb 17

Reply #625848

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Love how someone says "drimic looked pretty ill" If there wasn't a story about it the other day would that quote be true? Unlikely.


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J
Last month
22:50 16 Feb 17

Reply #625849

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

If redhage failed like drimic, Ferguson, and sobey and got calls you would get all over how poor he is and how biased the "home cooking is".

Home cooking: Funny a term that seems to be used exclusively for every perth game played at the arena by those on this forum and thrown out in multiple posts every game, is now somehow irritating and so easily dismissed by all of you when the shoe is on the other foot...

Open the other eye, your team played for multiple calls and the refs took the bait. "The Hawks push the boundaries, they are so dirty" please, every team pushes the boundaries every game.


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Anonymous
Last month
22:54 16 Feb 17

Reply #625850

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Game on. The Hawks home cooking should get it done, Sixers aren't that good.


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
22:58 16 Feb 17

Reply #625851

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Rotnei will be wanting cheeseburgers on Sunday


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Joshuapending
Last month
23:07 16 Feb 17

Reply #625852

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Thought Ferg was really good tonight. You could see him really moving his feet and keeping at his man. Overall was a pretty good game, but the nbl needs to sort these umpires out. So much hate and confusion from everyone watching .


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Anonymous
Last month
23:08 16 Feb 17

Reply #625853

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

So J just admitted being a Perth fan. Makes sense now.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:12 16 Feb 17

Reply #625854

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Anonymous if the top of the ladder 36ers are not that good than what does that make every other team?


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BMF
Last month
23:12 16 Feb 17

Reply #625855

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Rotnei and Coenraad looked like had they had some support would have gotten this game over the line..
G2 will be tight as hell!!


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Anonymous
Last month
23:18 16 Feb 17

Reply #625858

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Manu on the TFerg dunk he said yoooooo! after it which is still weird.... when did the Forman poster comment occur in terms of game time I want to hear the weirdness. He may be trying to top the ultra cringeworthy "wowee"


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Manu Fieldel
Last month
23:22 16 Feb 17

Reply #625859

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Try the game highlights on the NBL app, under 'latest'. It's about a three-minute vid


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XY
Last month
23:24 16 Feb 17

Reply #625860

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yes, the Sixers got the clear advantage on the fouls on in the second half, that was pretty obvious from the crowd. That said, it was probably evens on the bad calls in the first half, and the Hawks major run was spurred by that embarrassing decision on the Jacobsen screen which changed the momentum for a time there.

Acknowledging that, I defy anyone to suggest with a straight face that some soft foul calls changed the outcome of this game. Sixers completely shut Clarke out of the game, and kept changing shots at the rim and that was the key difference. Check the shot chart for the two teams - there is a stark difference in points scored within the no charge zone. The team that goes to the hoop more aggressively usually also draws more fouls.


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KET
Last month
23:33 16 Feb 17

Reply #625861

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Anon did you see Drmic at quarter time after nailing that three when he went to the bench? They're all celebrating on him and he's dead in the face looking like he's about to vomit


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Anonymous
Last month
23:35 16 Feb 17

Reply #625862

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

wow that was a sick three even sicker if he was that ill


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Dazz
Last month
23:37 16 Feb 17

Reply #625863

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Home Cooking?
I didn't see anything too outrageous.

Reality is that all Season the 6's have been playing the game the way the NBL wants it played. Other teams need to adapt, and they have been slow.

Yes, its pretty miserable to see 3 players fouled out, and two others in trouble. Not what you want to see in a final. Kinda wish the refs would put the whistle away a bit more. Pretty obvious that cost them the game, but what are ya gonna do?

I can recall a particular final, where 3 stars got in massive early foul trouble. Coach had no choice but to play them, and the refs just swallowed their whistles in the 2nd half. Nobody wants to see a repeat of that, so they can only call them as they happen.

I just hope they don't ref tomorrows game as closely, or both teams will run out of players.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:40 16 Feb 17

Reply #625864

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Try the game highlights on the NBL app, under 'latest'. It's about a three-minute vid"

Ok I just heard Greer say "wabapp" as you said before. WTF? He needs to be reprimanded for using made up words on national TV. Good luck with broadcasting in your future by doing that. Weirdo.


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Anonymous
Last month
23:41 16 Feb 17

Reply #625865

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"I just hope they don't ref tomorrows game as closely, or both teams will run out of players."

Or better yet the teams tomorrow night play without going to the extreme boundaries for once...


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Anonymous
Last month
23:44 16 Feb 17

Reply #625866

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Refs should ref closely, wtf at saying the opposite. Not their fault the teams are trying to get away with murder. If they try that sh_t and get away with it they will never learn. And then whine the next game if they got away with it in the previous game and feel entitled to continue to get away with it which is the main problem with the league at present.


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Dazz
Last month
23:58 16 Feb 17

Reply #625873

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Or better yet the teams tomorrow night play without going to the extreme boundaries for once...
Said nobody ever who has watched Cairns play Perth.


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Rat10
Last month
00:01 17 Feb 17

Reply #625874

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Great posts KET and XY - agree with all of that.

Awesome rim protection by Hodgson and Jacobsen in particular and Sobey's block was pretty special too on Kay.

The Sixer's bigs are incredibly athletic for NBL level. That has been a bit of a surprise for me this season and no doubt a reason for them being on top of the ladder - I didn't expect Jacobsen to be so athletic and Hodgson to improve so much on last season to become an excellent shot blocker and rim protector. You can see that they got in the Hawk's heads where they were scared to attack the ring. I loved Hodgson's quick dunk too in the second half where he kept the ball up high and rose up for the very quick dunk.

The weakness for both Jacobsen and Hodgson is that they can be foul prone and if some 50/50 calls go against them in Illawara they could find themselves unable to defend so aggressively.

I've been highly critical of DJ in the past for poor shot selection and not playing hard enough. But tonight I thought his shot selection was pretty good and he grabbed some crucial offensive boards and played tough when it matters. One of his real strengths is his ability to draw fouls and then a very much underrated strength of DJ is that he shoots free throws exceptionally well for a big.

I can see game 2 being a very fiery affair - the Hawks do push the boundaries more than other teams especially with the way they guard Randle. I can't see so many Hawks having such poor games either especially the likes of Rotnei Clarke, AJ Ogilvy and Marvelle Harris. Also hoping we get Casey again for game 2! Loved his "did a lap of honour" call tonight ha!


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Anonymous
Last month
00:02 17 Feb 17

Reply #625875

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

When Perth "play_" Cairns you mean.

You want the refs to go easy to selfishly benefit your Cats.

Also go address the other thread where you got owned re: link to Wildcats website showing they announced the "world record". Avoiding it makes you look even more pathetic.

Kevin Brooks who?


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Anonymous
Last month
00:06 17 Feb 17

Reply #625879

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

And this thread was going so well until Dazz popped up. Adelaide dominated and they are legit. Great teams force the issue and fouls were called due to it. Hawks are a good team but they are playing a great one at this stage of the season.


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Bill on the ball
Last month
00:56 17 Feb 17

Reply #625883

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16


Hawks are not up to the standard.


You need to 'cotton' up Randle..... Cats have that capability. :-)


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paul
Last month
06:28 17 Feb 17

Reply #625889

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I believe 'wabapp' is the sound a springback ring makes in the effects mic on a jam. I do chuckle when Tommy uses it on a blocked shot.


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paul
Last month
06:34 17 Feb 17

Reply #625890

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Re the refs, as someone who watches every game as a neutral, I really didn't like the two months of phantom calls that came with the refs figuring out how to call the game clean, but I think the past three weeks the balance has been good overall.

Last night there were a few calls that went Adelaide's way when they shouldn't (and Townsend had a couple of phantoms each way), but I don't think it had a big influence on the game and it was called pretty consistently throughout.


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ROFLcopter
Last month
07:34 17 Feb 17

Reply #625891

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The refs didn't alter the outcome of the game but they still cooked it for the local team. No question in my mind.

And I am a neutral.

Let's hope game 2 is a close one!


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Vic Wildcat
Last month
07:45 17 Feb 17

Reply #625892

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Yep the refs made a few bad calls, but fact remains Adelaide were the better team.

Is it the refs fault Illawarra shot 35% from the field ?
Take Coneraads shooting out of it and it would have been a whole lot worse

A lot of the Hawks players went missing when the heat was on, tell me when was the last time Ogilvy stepped up in a big game that meant something.

I'm sure Hawks will win game two, but that will be there last win IMO.

No one can stop Randle when he wants to score or create, that will be the difference in this series, he is too good for any of the hawk guards.


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Thunder Jam
Last month
08:38 17 Feb 17

Reply #625894

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"A few bad calls"
Understatement of the year!

Refs -1 Hawks -0 in the series.

As for the drama queen,he'll get a job at Easter after that comeback!


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Isaac
Last month
09:40 17 Feb 17

Reply #625896

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Both sides started well in an entertaining first quarter. Patches after that showed that the four losses in the lead up were no issue for Adelaide. 36ers rebounding was very good.

Second half was pretty frustrating to watch as someone also a fan of the Hawks. Don't think it decided the game, but there were at least four calls by the refs I thought were pretty questionable (one being Jacobsen wrenching Holyfield's arm, Holyfield gets whistled).

That said, all Sixers were pretty decent at worst while without Coenraad, the Hawks would've been smacked. Sixers defence denying Clarke shots was very good. I thought as a young team, they might've struggled to regain their form from the best of the regular season, but they appeared to have no trouble. Could well snatch the second game on the road.

Sixers crowd wasn't large, but loud as usual. Should be a serious menace if the 36ers carry through to the GF series!


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Isaac
Last month
09:53 17 Feb 17

Reply #625898

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Oh, and the MVP chant for Randle was pretty awesome. To think that Adelaide fans have waited so many years for a legit chance to do that.


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Chairman Of The Bored
Last month
10:08 17 Feb 17

Reply #625899

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Only 5056 bums on seats according to Boti. Sounds about right. Disappointing turn-out, but unsurprising for the Thursday, with conflicting sporting commitments and other factors in play.


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HoldenV8
Last month
10:15 17 Feb 17

Reply #625900

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Considering we got 2 or 3 home crowds of around 8k during the regular season (including one that was only around 20 less than our home record) then 5,606 for a Semi final seems small.

Still, if we win on Sunday I'd expect full houses for GF games.


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Anonymous
Last month
10:23 17 Feb 17

Reply #625901

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

5,056 not 5,606... dyslexic much?


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Anonymous
Last month
10:27 17 Feb 17

Reply #625902

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"I believe 'wabapp' is the sound a springback ring makes in the effects mic on a jam. I do chuckle when Tommy uses it on a blocked shot."

Thanks for the explanation.

That is so soooooooo lame though.


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paul
Last month
10:30 17 Feb 17

Reply #625903

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Semi-finals are generally the lowest-drawing games of the year, every year, it's just the way it is. Probably due to the lack of time to promote them and the fact mainstream media doesn't give basketball a free ride in that area.


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Johnson
Last month
10:58 17 Feb 17

Reply #625904

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

It didn't suprise me Aj and Rotnei had quite games with them having to travel to Melbourne on Monday for nbl awards then hop on a return flight on Tuesday morning then having to go to Adelaide Wednesday and with so many players below par on performance bar Coenraad the Hawks have got a lot to give still,sure Adelaide executed better than the Hawks and got the rub of the green in the calls but the Hawks will come out swinging cause there a dirty team and just ask Ant Man (Randle) about the Hawks been dirty.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:01 17 Feb 17

Reply #625905

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

The media coverage is abysmal considering how the crowds have come back this year, take the Boxing Day out of test cricket and how many watched that this year and they get wall to wall coverage, it's pitiful.

I really enjoyed the game, thought Hawks got four very bad calls but were never going to win it after their reasonable start. Randle should be on every back page, absolute star and to think that kings could of picked him up but took Cadee. No wonder Damien Cotter never lasted.


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Zodiac
Last month
11:03 17 Feb 17

Reply #625907

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Great win agree with Rat10 loved the aggressive work of DJ, Hodgson & Jacobsen.

On 'wabapp' Heal used to say it regularly when a guy would hit a big 3 and he thought he was now on fire, Greer has only started copying him recently sadly.

On the small crowd that Casey unfortunately described as a near sell-out SF crowds are often poor because people want to hold off and save their money for possible GF home games.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:37 17 Feb 17

Reply #625911

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Congrats to Adelaide on making the GF. This series is done.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:44 17 Feb 17

Reply #625913

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Johnson it surprised me. That minimal travel is piss poor as an excuse to play so poorly on a do or die final as far as the games are concerned. Will be hard to beat adelaide in adelaide if it comes to it from here. They are pros and they didn't have to hitch hike to the awards show!!


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Isaac
Last month
12:38 17 Feb 17

Reply #625926

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

It didn't suprise me Aj and Rotnei had quite games with them having to travel to Melbourne on Monday for nbl awards then hop on a return flight on Tuesday morning then having to go to Adelaide Wednesday
Might be more of an argument if their opposition didn't include players travelling a distance but actually playing well.

Each of the Adelaide blocks was a big blow to Illawarra - definitely revved up the crowd.


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sixtiesrockstar
Last month
12:59 17 Feb 17

Reply #625929

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Does anyone know what was going on with Joey at the end of game? Security ushered him down the visiting teams race. When leaving we noticed ambulance down there getting ready to go. Al Green was in his car talking to security regarding the ambulance leaving, which direction, etc. Was any Sixer in the ambulance? Wonder if anyone has any info as it seemed very serious the way security led Joey down the race.


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Brunson
Last month
13:04 17 Feb 17

Reply #625930

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

sixtiesrockstar I don't know but saw Creek after his interview being ushered that way also.


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Chairman Of The Bored
Last month
13:21 17 Feb 17

Reply #625934

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Intriguing and concerning. I hope whomever it was, player, staff, family, fan is alright.


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Vic Wildcat
Last month
13:29 17 Feb 17

Reply #625937

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Johnson, you are kidding right, a one hour flight is taxing now. Surely your taking the p1ss


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Dave
Last month
13:54 17 Feb 17

Reply #625942

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I heard Ken Cole may have collapsed? not sure if that had anything to do with it.


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PeterJohn
Last month
14:02 17 Feb 17

Reply #625943

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"take the Boxing Day out of test cricket and how many watched that this year and they get wall to wall coverage, it's pitiful"

Here's your answer. Highest rating show on Australian TV on Thursday November 24th last year - test cricket.


"Almost 950,000 metropolitan viewers tuned in to see South African captain Faf du Plessis reach triple figures and youngster Matt Renshaw face his first ball for Australia.

It was a slight drop from the corresponding session last year when first pink-ball Test between Australia and New Zealand in November hit 1.05 million viewers on day one." - Sydney Morning Herald, November 26, 2016


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Anonymous
Last month
14:10 17 Feb 17

Reply #625944

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

How many turned up to watch, they get bugger all. Test cricket wall media coverage and might get a few watching when nothing else on free to air.


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Anonymous
Last month
14:20 17 Feb 17

Reply #625945

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Correct. Test cricket is a dying sport but propped up by the old media.


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swish
Last month
14:41 17 Feb 17

Reply #625947

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Mainstream media will promote the life out of the product they have invested in i.e by buying TV rights. It's the only way they are going to get their money back. Channel 10 with the Big bash is the perfect example.
Other media then have to choose do they try to ignore it, just because they haven't got the rights, or do they then feel a need to also include it in there general sports coverage so that they can keep fans of that sport in their viewership- i.e. Chaneel 7 own AFL but 7, 9 and 10 all compete for the best news coverage and chat shows about AFL. SO 9 and 10 find themselves promiting a product which is only available on 7, but it would be too dangerous for them to ignore it.


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Dazz
Last month
15:48 17 Feb 17

Reply #625964

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I heard Ken Cole may have collapsed
Oh, hope he's ok.
I understand he has cancer, and an article I read suggested his last visit was basically to say goodbye. I guess he's come to watch the 6's win another one ring.


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Zodiac
Last month
16:53 17 Feb 17

Reply #625974

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I really hope Ken Cole or whoever it was is alright now.


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Anonymous
Last month
02:57 18 Feb 17

Reply #626174

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Zodiac Thursday is bad night for Adelaide and Feb bad financially with the many festivals and sport events in Mad March. Thurs is District night for some games and trainings. School night for families and those 1000 plus Div 1/2 and their families and coaches, they get an early one Thurs real to play Fri night.. Teams heading in to their own finals series which sets standings for State Junior Champs in May. Just bad timing. Needs to be Sat for Adel or Sun arvo for best crowds. Will see a full house for the GF. might also be impacted by the adverts saying nearly sold out get your tickets and people think well I'll just watch it on Fox or NBL TV and save the travel as well. We are a small pop and had good crowds throughout season. Just an anomaly with some circumstances.. Loads like me watching on the little screens and at district tonight it was a big talking point so the fans are there


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Anonymous
Last month
12:10 18 Feb 17

Reply #626197

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Why is Thurs junior night? Adelaide really is bizzaro world.


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Anonymous
Last month
12:52 18 Feb 17

Reply #626200

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

It's district night for Under 16s as there isn't enough court space to play at other times.


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Anonymous
Last month
13:07 18 Feb 17

Reply #626202

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

oh ok makes sense


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Anonymous
Last month
15:13 18 Feb 17

Reply #626220

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

If Game 3 is necessary it will be on Thursday again :x


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Anonymous
Last month
15:27 18 Feb 17

Reply #626224

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Cairns had more fans at their game than Sixers!


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Anonymous
Last month
15:33 18 Feb 17

Reply #626226

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

that is because cairns fans know that was their last chance to see their team this season while Adelaide fans know there are bigger fish to fry ;)


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Anonymous
Last month
15:35 18 Feb 17

Reply #626227

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

lol true


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FSTOS
Last month
17:48 18 Feb 17

Reply #626247

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Why is Thurs junior night? Adelaide really is bizzaro world."

I believe its because SA doesn't have enough electricity to play all games on the same night.


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Anonymous
Last month
18:32 18 Feb 17

Reply #626260

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

^^ hahahaha


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JOaRiDrAN
Last month
10:15 19 Feb 17

Reply #626353

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Says FSTOS while sitting in his 1 bedroom apartment that he is renting for $700pw that has a 3m2 backyard and 1 allocated parking space which is used for storage cause he can't afford a car haha


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Anonymous
Last month
10:21 19 Feb 17

Reply #626354

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Wow, sick burn!


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ROFLcopter
Last month
10:34 19 Feb 17

Reply #626355

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Adelaide....proof Tasmanians can swim.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:31 19 Feb 17

Reply #626362

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Oh wow look at all of 'em regional jokes flying around! *makes popcorn*


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Luuuc
Last month
11:32 19 Feb 17

Reply #626363

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I can hardly wait until these jokes get to Perth next decade so I can LOL at them


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Train
Last month
11:39 19 Feb 17

Reply #626365

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

hahahahaha this is awesome.


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Anonymous
Last month
11:48 19 Feb 17

Reply #626367

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Love the Sydney jibe, lol.


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FSTOS
Last month
13:12 19 Feb 17

Reply #626380

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

"Says FSTOS while sitting in his 1 bedroom apartment that he is renting for $700pw that has a 3m2 backyard and 1 allocated parking space which is used for storage cause he can't afford a car haha"

Hey I hear what your saying...but I have done really well for myself and own a palatial bedsitter thats over 20 sq mts in total (including my bathroom/laundry).

I should probably sell up and buy about 6 houses in Adelaide ....but come to think of it I have become accustomed to my air conditioner working when its hot and having something to do after 7pm....

No no I am not saying its not a great place...I went there once...but it was closed.


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Anonymous
Last month
13:13 19 Feb 17

Reply #626381

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

I went to go to Adelaide once but i dont know what street it was on.


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JOaRiDrAN
Last month
13:42 19 Feb 17

Reply #626392

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Only thing you own is a microwave and a couch. Your bed is on interest free and you cry yourself to sleep at night listening to domestic arguments on the floor above you and the sound of car alarms.

Adelaide. Best kept secret. We don't want you flogs visiting anyway


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Anonymous
Last month
13:44 19 Feb 17

Reply #626393

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

Don't forget the Chinese just became his new landlord and are kicking him to the curb soon


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Al
Last month
18:02 19 Feb 17

Reply #626755

re: SF1: 36ers vs Hawks, Feb 16

What happen to Sobey today, not good enough.


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