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36ers vs United, October 5th

Adelaide 36ers v Melbourne United


Where: Titanium Security Arena SA

When: 7:00pm Thursday October 5th

Tickets and Membership: adelaide36ers.com

Television: Foxtel, FOX Sports 503. www.foxtel.com.au

Streaming: nbl.tv

My thoughts: This will be the Grand Final preview in my opinion. So many great match ups. Sobey v Goulding, Shorter v Ware, DJ v Andersen, Creek v Prather etc.
Should be a cracking game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Average odds: Adelaide $2.25 vs. Melbourne $1.65

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LV  
Last year

Is Roberts the only player missing this game from either team?

If so, Melbourne deserves to start strong favourites.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

My urge is to go with Utd, but as the AFL GF pointed out, games aren't played on paper.

Would it be more logical to have Sobey on Ware? I think Sobey is more nimble. And Shorter is bigger and should match up on CG instead.

Prather should have the edge on Creek.

DJ vs Andersen depends largely on which version of DA shows up, if its latter last season DA then DJ will have the edge. If its on song DA, then DJ will have problems closing out such a reliable stretch 4.

Hodgson should easily beat Majok.

I think the Sixers will want to make a good show of it at home, especially after our last home game.

Sixers by 3.



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Anon  
Last year

Melbourne have to be favourites for he game for sure

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LoveBroker  
Last year

LV...ah yeas I forgot about Josh Boone coming off the bench. Wow thats going to be hard to cover.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boone will start. Wesley could start in the 4 also, had great preseason.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I suspect Melb will be more focused on their next game against OKC in the US and doubt Prather will be settled in their lineup so think 36ers by 8.

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BVL  
Last year

Looking for Ware to actually play PG and run some sets this year.

Combination of low post options, a full pre-season and some structure from the coach will help.

Question is can he offer something to the game when he goes 2-12 shooting. Needs to bump up his assist numbers.

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NBL Lover  
Last year

This game will be on NBL.TV?

Is this for real? If so I am signing up, otherwise I am not paying $5 for non-service.

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Train  
Last year

There's a link to the game and all round 1 games live streams ready to go in the app so I would assume so. I signed up yesterday and all other content Is running so I think it's safe to say it's all good to go.

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anon  
Last year

My money will be on Adelaide in this one. Give me the team that has gelled together over a number of seasons now vs the newly formed NBL 'superteam' any day. That shit might fly in the NBA where 'superteam' means Curry, Draymond and KD on the same team. Not in the NBL where relative strength margins are much more narrow.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Anon, Prather is the only new player in the MU starting lineup. Gone is Blanchfield which is adequately covered by Barlow.

The Sixers have lost the MVP,and brought in 3 new imports, one of which will be missing. Demoted their captain and elevated a new one.

Can you offer a bit more clarity on how the Sixers have "gelled together over a number of seasons" considering it only came together last season and the amountof turnover we've had?




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LV  
Last year

Prather is the only guy from Melbourne who will play big minutes who is new. The others- Ware, CG43, DA, Boone, Wesley, Majok, Barlow- are all return players.

Moller, Adnam and Hooley are unlikely to play more than 10 minutes a game this season unless there's foul trouble or injuries.

Has Shorter played many games with Adelaide yet?

There doesn't seem to have been as many pre season games as prior years? I reckon both teams will be feeling their way through it a bit. Melbourne might have their OKC matchup in the back of their minds, so that could figure into it a bit. But all things considered I'm tipping the team who has a lot more talent- considering Roberts is out- and that's M U.

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LV  
Last year

I mean Adelaide are getting used to life without the MVP and MU are getting used to a new coach. So both teams are finding their new normal. In that situation, I'm just hoping MU's far superior talent comes to the fore. Don't want a crap start to the season like last year.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Shorter made his debut for the Sixers at the Merlion Cup and looked like he was fitting in pretty well and all up the Sixers played nine pre-season games this year. Around 8 or 9 is the usual amount.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will be scrappy

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john  
Last year

i am excited.

i really like the new 36ers jersey too.

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AngusH  
Last year

Looking forward to seeing Shorter against NBL-level competition. He looked pretty solid in the Asia tournament.

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LV  
Last year

With Roberts out, will we see Creek at the 4 and 36ers go small ball?

That could create matchup problems, especially for some of the older 4 men in the comp like Loughton, Forman, Andersen, Knight, Vukona.

If Boone's chasing DJ around the court and DA is trying to keep up with Creek- that's a tough matchup for Melbourne.

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Freethrows  
Last year

I think Adelaide will win this, but it could go close, and be a high scoring affair. Neither team was known for defence, last season, and I doubt whether Vickerman will have had time to impose his defensive strategy on the team at this early stage.
MU don't have the same offensive capability in the front court as Adelaide, although both teams are strong in the wings.
It should be a good game to start the season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne look really strong on paper.

Adelaide by 20

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skip  
Last year

Chris Goulding has been ruled out with suspected appendicitis

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LV  
Last year

That gives Hooley a real opportunity to show his wares in front of his family and friends.

Melbourne's only weakness on paper is depth at the 1 and 2 spots. This now gets tested in round 1.

Surprisingly enough this makes me more interested in this game. Hooley had a good SEABL season but the stakes are now raised- can he match it in the NBL with Sobey?

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SteveK2  
Last year

Melbourne's weakness is bench scoring and it can be somewhat mitigated through lineup management and good defence. Vickerman would already be working on that.

Strategically, I'd force a fast pace against them in the hopes of wearing out their star-studded starting lineup. Sixers are deep enough to do just that even without Roberts.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

I don't think the United have a depth weakness @ the Guards spots at all because Casey Prather has shown he can cover 1, 2, and 3 quite adequately.

Wesley can then go to SF.

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LV  
Last year

I wouldn't be surprised to see Ware/Prather/Barlow/Andersen/Boone

Still, Hooley and/or Adnam will see significant minutes tonight. Hooley is completely untested at NBL level. Interested to see how he goes.

I don't think the second unit lacks scoring. They're unlikely to ever have all 3 of Ware/CG and Prather on bench at one time.

One of those two, plus Wesley gives two decent scorers. Adnam is also a decent scorer (albeit lacks a bit defensively).

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LV  
Last year

one of those three*

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Hogwash  
Last year

Already put money on United before Goulding was ruled out. Oops.
Melb by 3.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anybody else having issues with the games being listed via the web browser, but on the app it's okay?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can't get in anywhere, hopefully changes in next half hour.

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Bruzzy  
Last year

Is it on Foxtel?

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Zodiac  
Last year

Yes and NBL TV, allegedly.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cannot get it to load via the web browser (Chrome, Safari, or Vilvadi) or iPad app. Only works on my phone.

Very very typical of NBL.tv and seems to be a repeat of last year's issues.

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Ben  
Last year

Game hasn't started and I’m already sick of Homicide.

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SteveK2  
Last year

Well they didn't pull any punches commentary wise... Homicide in the house and zeroed in on Joey with the Roberts saga.

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Zodiac  
Last year

lmao

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Why hasn't the game started already? Its not like they need a Banner raising ceremony or anything.

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Ben  
Last year

Moller getting exposed terribly on the defensive end early.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Foxtel. A must for any sports fan.
Surprised to see Moller starting

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Ben  
Last year

Homicide calls Adelaide the NBL equivalent of Golden State. Ugggggghhhh.

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SteveK2  
Last year

Great start by Sixers but need to keep pushing the pace. United looks ordinary at this speed.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

The NBL website boxscore does not work.

Does anyone have the link to the FIBAlivestats version?

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my2cents  
Last year

NBL website and links are just the worst!

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL - forever bush league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL= No Bloody Livestats

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Zodiac  
Last year

Homicide already pimping one of his players he's an agent for.

FFS

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Anonymous  
Last year

No, apparently to LK "we're bloody awesome" o_O

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Anonymous  
Last year

Homocide is an agent?

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Anon  
Last year

Can't log in to NBL tv. Not working. Awesome

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Ben  
Last year

Wa ... wait what? Homicide is an agent?

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SteveK2  
Last year

Hmmm Hooley's speed giving Shorter some problems.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I like the new score ticker.

BPM of players shown with current/min/max is a nice touch too.

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AngusH  
Last year

Pretty great D from Adelaide all quarter, by the time Melbourne are running their halfcourt sets the shotclock is getting awful low.

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Bruzzy  
Last year

Moller looks lost out there

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red74  
Last year

try this one

pages.nbl.com.au/tv/

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AngusH  
Last year

Yeah not a good quarter from Moller. It all started from the opening tip where he started jogging the wrong way...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne struggling defensively, no help other than Moller, Adelaide look so fast, Melbourne got get the game at their pace.

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Hespect  
Last year

Fire Vickerman!! He's had plenty of opportunities with this United group.

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Sen dog  
Last year

Barlow - what a dope

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John  
Last year

Not a good start for NBL scores are not working.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boone struggling at both ends, favourites my back side.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why have a commentator who knows nothing about the players or the league (hommicide)

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Zodiac  
Last year

Homicide is the human whoopee cushion of this commentary team.

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AngusH  
Last year

Eh, I like some of the awkward tangents Homicide goes on. He'll learn the current guys soon enough.

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Chip  
Last year

no nbl.tv at all :(

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Ben  
Last year

Comparing Homicide to a whoopee cushion, LOL.

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koberulz  
Last year

Homicide has "heard good things" about Casper Ware, so he's expecting him to perform well in the NBL.
Clearly unaware Ware played here last season.

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Chip  
Last year

nbl.tv.is working on this link:

http://pages.nbl.com.au/tv/

apparently nbl.tv is not working in chrome, but will work in edge or safari

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AngusH  
Last year

Real soft call on that foul.

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GrannyPanties  
Last year

Shorter will not be around all season . Terrible 3 point shot . Not a true PG . Bad decisions .
Below average .

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SteveK2  
Last year

Creek went to sleep there, lost Barlow and got punished for a pathetic close-out. Have to say though, United showing flashes of their potential.

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AngusH  
Last year

That last 3pt attempt from Shorter was a bad decision and he's made some errors on D, but I think he looks OK overall.

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snooch  
Last year

40pt qtr to Melb. Ouch

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Anonymous  
Last year

Google chrome worked well so far, stats going now as well.

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SteveK2  
Last year

Jeez... give the ball to Prather and everybody GTFO. Certainly worth going over the cap big time for him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sixers could be bottom of the ladder by the end of Round 1.

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AngusH  
Last year

Adelaide look like they need a Majok Majok type.

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SteveK2  
Last year

Shorter + 3pt = facepalm

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AngusH  
Last year

Spoke too soon on Shorter... two terrible misses in a row...

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GrannyPanties  
Last year

Shorter is rubbish . Shot is busted !

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Zodiac  
Last year

Bloody DJ

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Anonymous  
Last year

DJ is a dead-set spud.

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GrannyPanties  
Last year

Shorter is not a PG , no tempo , no flow , no shot .
We don't need him with Sobey , Creek and Drmic .
Dumb foul there as well .
We need a PG and a PF .
Moore looks like a good role player .

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SteveK2  
Last year

Yeah I love that BPM widget. Amazing to see what a vet Andersen is, slowed his heart rate before the FT.

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GrannyPanties  
Last year

Does DJ know what a box out is ?
The Josh Jenkins of the Sixers .

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AngusH  
Last year

Adelaide a bit unlucky with some of those near misses, but they are playing like they are down 10 with a minute left.

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AngusH  
Last year

Just give it to Sobey and get out of the way.

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GrannyPanties  
Last year

Agree Angus H . Bad Loss .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is Teys captain?

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AngusH  
Last year

Not going to win with 4 on the clock, but why in god's name would you draw something up for DJ there...

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SteveK2  
Last year

Sixers need more composure closing out a tight game and someone to step up as the go-to guy. Its the first game of the season but they need to sort that out quickly.

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Zodiac  
Last year

DJ never stops being infuriating

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BVL  
Last year

Close out hard on Shorter - said no-one ever.

Melbourne would not have won that game last year even at full strength.

Although Casper led the way, Prather was the difference.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Exciting game, really enjoyed it. Prather, Anderson and Ware sensational. Young guys contributed well.

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Nutsy  
Last year

Hurry up and get a guy that rebounds! Geez a switched on Roberts would have been amazing.

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Whiskers  
Last year

Great game to start the season. Unfortunately, it appears teams will continue to live and die beyond the arc again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great start to the season for United.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sack Marty

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Anonymous  
Last year

analysing the stats shows Sixers took a heap less shots but at a similar percentage and a heap less boards mainly offensive and they then fell shorter on the second chance points. says it all. easily fixed when they review as all the other stats were on par and Sixers better in some. not worried. they had a heap of talent, money and imports with loads more experience overall.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

That third quarter collapse of defence was costly. Why didn't Joey try to address it?

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Beantown  
Last year

Good game from both teams first up, but the Sixers really miss that third big man who they can count on for rebounds and defence. Getting a good replacement for Roberts will have a big impact on the outcome of this season.

Anyone know of a good reason why Joey kept Hodgson off the floor in the last 5 mins? The Sixers badly needed his rebounding and defence and instead Joey refused to put him back in. I would have rolled the dice and put him in on 4 fouls.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Agreed about Hodgson, Utd had about 5 offensive boards in that time.

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Rat10  
Last year

Pretty entertaining game to watch really. Sobey awesome in the first quarter and Drmic's game was ultra impressive. Really, the Sixers were only 2 Casper Ware bullshit banked threes away from winning.

Many positives but there are a few concerns too. They killed us on second chance points so hopefully our new import addresses that. But it also looks like we've downgraded significantly from Randell to Shorter. In this league you really need a guard that can drain the three and his shot just doesn't look good enough. Ware and Prather looked significantly better than our imports although Moore is simply there to play a role not star.

We've got a very good Aussie core with Sobey, Creek, Hodgson, Drmic and DJ so it would be a shame not to capitalise on that with better imports.

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blanketyblanks  
Last year

Cant say I went away disappointed but given that it could have been shut up shop time at 3/4 time, we choose to stay and play.
The series is well and truly alive and a good cobweb buster for game 1.
Like Shorter, like Moore's output, Sobey is a gun and Drim had a nice game. Mitch, meh didn't do it for me tonight and DJ wasn't fantastic but all good for the run.
I like to draw on that its a season of 28 games. 1 game over, 27 to go.
I would expect to get the W in Sydney cos definitely good enough.

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Cats 4 life  
Last year

Prather is awesome! Sobey is up there as the best Australian talent in the comp. Fun game to watch and the refs did a great job I think.

Over all great start to the season

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Isaac  
Last year

I saw plays where DJ was outside the 3P line chasing his assignment, leaving virtually no rebounding strength with Hodgson on the bench. They really missed a third big. The drop in height after Hodgson and DJ is dramatic.

Melbourne had 16 more FGA, largely thanks to offensive boards.

Realistically, United are the favourites and a narrow loss down a key player/role is no shock. But I do wonder why they aren't trying to draw fouls with DJ late in the game rather than jacking threes. Wonder if that was instruction from the coach or players floundering in a nervous first game.

Drmic should become a great asset at this rate, after his nervous start in the NBL.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I thought it was a great game and a very good effort by the Sixers. Yes they were missing Goulding but we were down an import big too and if not for some silly 3pt attempts late in the game it might've been a different story. Ware banked a couple of threes too.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What was the crowd figure?

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6,312 punters according to Boti. I didn't see the crowd figure displayed myself.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Not bad for a season opener seems to generally take a few games for people to realise basketball is back on again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nothing on Au Stadiums that I can see.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Westbrook play against Pelicans right now, was supposed to be injured.Good luck United. Lol, get with in 30/40 be good result.

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