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Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Cairns Taipans v Illawarra Hawks

Friday October 6th 6:30pm Eastern Standard Time

Where: Cairns Convention Centre

Tickets and Membership: taipans.com

Television: Live on Foxtel, FOX Sports 503 www.foxtel.com.au
Delayed on ABC 11:00pm

Streaming: nbl.tv

My thoughts: should be another interesting game. I think it will be close but I think the Hawks can pinch this one.

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CT
Last year
22:56 5 Oct 17

Reply #648866

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

I'm calling it: Q1 6:30. First Loughton fist pump.


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Anonymous
Last year
13:32 6 Oct 17

Reply #648975

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Need Hawks to get this one... $$


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Anonymous
Last year
13:42 6 Oct 17

Reply #648977

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

interesting that you can only bet on a player to get over X rebounds/points/assists this season instead of also the under X like previous years. An attempt to stop any match fixing?


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Isaac
Last year
15:03 6 Oct 17

Reply #649005

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Surprised the Hawks are not favourites. I know the Taipans are at home, but they're down an import? Would've thought Illawarra have one of the better balanced line-ups in the league this year.


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Freethrows
Last year
15:12 6 Oct 17

Reply #649008

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

@Isaac. The three Taipans imports are Scoochie Smith, Jerry Evans Jr and Nnanna Egwu. Are you counting Evans out because he's just arrived, or did you forget one?


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Freethrows
Last year
15:43 6 Oct 17

Reply #649016

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Just to clarify Aussie's OP, game time is 6:30pm Qld time, which is of course 7:30pm AEDT.


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Hogwash
Last year
15:49 6 Oct 17

Reply #649017

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Hawks


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AngusH
Last year
16:16 6 Oct 17

Reply #649024

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Hawks should take it, but always tough in Qld.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:06 6 Oct 17

Reply #649055

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Is anyone getting a live stream of this? I've managed to log in to nbl.tv, and chosen the game, and I'm just getting the spinning circle, suggesting it's loading, but no game, as yet.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:09 6 Oct 17

Reply #649056

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

No stream here. I can watch other nbl.tv content, but not the live game.


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AngusH
Last year
19:11 6 Oct 17

Reply #649058

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

All dunks and layups so far.


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AngusH
Last year
19:15 6 Oct 17

Reply #649062

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Not sure about Cairns' new "Iso Weigh" offense...


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Zodiac
Last year
19:21 6 Oct 17

Reply #649063

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

To his credit Jawai looks noticeably slimmer than he did last season.


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J
Last year
19:21 6 Oct 17

Reply #649064

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Is it compulsory to call a foul on every play?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:30 6 Oct 17

Reply #649066

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Is anyone getting a live stream of this? I've managed to log in to nbl.tv, and chosen the game, and I'm just getting the spinning circle, suggesting it's loading, but no game, as yet.


Try this link, copied from Melbourne / Adelaide thread:

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


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AngusH
Last year
19:41 6 Oct 17

Reply #649067

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Best Jawai has looked in years.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:41 6 Oct 17

Reply #649069

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Nothing's working, lucky it's $5 bucks a month.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:42 6 Oct 17

Reply #649071

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

11pm replay on ABC ;)


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SteveK2
Last year
19:46 6 Oct 17

Reply #649072

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Potty mouth Fearney on the sideline mic :D. When will they ever learn? /rolleyes


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AngusH
Last year
19:49 6 Oct 17

Reply #649073

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

...and Jawai is injured...


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SteveK2
Last year
19:51 6 Oct 17

Reply #649074

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

I reckon Nate need to lose at least 5 more kilos to stay healthy.


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Fool
Last year
20:17 6 Oct 17

Reply #649081

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Snakes current gameplan seems a little over-reliant on jawai. Could be an issue


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AngusH
Last year
20:31 6 Oct 17

Reply #649085

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

I get Fearne not being happy with Scoochie leaving Clarke wide open on that one possession in the 3rd, but sometimes you just have to let guys play through it... not having a PG on the floor is hurting them, lucky to be only down 4.


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Zodiac
Last year
20:39 6 Oct 17

Reply #649087

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

That's Fearne he's always been too stubborn for his own good.


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Fool
Last year
20:55 6 Oct 17

Reply #649088

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Big time play from loughton there to win the game


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AngusH
Last year
20:56 6 Oct 17

Reply #649090

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

lol... fun game, but man, some bad mistakes from both teams these last 15 seconds.

And props to Loughton. I've been counting him out for about 3 seasons straight now, and he had a hell of a game tonight.


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Isaac
Last year
22:42 6 Oct 17

Reply #649110

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Hawks might've got their import mix sorted finally? Good signs from the two new guys, and Rotnei was great.


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Freethrows
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22:57 6 Oct 17

Reply #649112

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

AngusH you're not the only one who has counted Loughton out for years. He's a man who gives his heart every time he hits the floor, and should get more respect for his skill as well as his endeavour.

That was a pretty good win for the Snakes, although they made too many mistakes.

I don't think Fearne benched Smith only for his lapse against Clarke. He wasn't doing enough with the ball. He will need to be a lot more aggressive looking to penetrate or shoot, because we weren't getting good shots when he was being passive.

Great game from McCarron. He will be a really good player this year, probably very valuable for a fantasy league team.

Predominately it was our bigs that got the job done, with big games from Loughton, Jawai and Egwu. AJ was the best of the visitors and could very easily have been adjudged mvp, I reckon.


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Hogwash
Last year
23:17 6 Oct 17

Reply #649113

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Cairns imports wouldn't want to combine for 14 points every game.
Loughton was outstanding


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LV
Last year
00:20 7 Oct 17

Reply #649119

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Did Loughton just play the best game of his career at the ripe old age of 36?

Ok he's 34... But still, an old fart. And what a game.

Still, if I'm a Hawks fan I'm very excited about this season. Conger and Johnson give them as different look. More flexibility and more athleticism.

They may well have patched up some weaknesses from last season by getting a bigger, more athletic, more versatile wing. They are still one quality player short compared to say United, but they are very very deep, well coached, and their roster has a better balance to it now that they've got Conger.




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LV
Last year
00:32 7 Oct 17

Reply #649120

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

And yeah I was miffed by that reffing too. A lot of very soft calls.

As far as Cairns goes, they did let some dunks through but late they played some good pressure D.

McCarron is now 25 and has played 3 pro seasons in his 2 years since leaving college. He's at the right experience and age profile where he might well take a step forward this season. And he was very good tonight. Jawai is in good shape (injury notwithstanding). Gliddon is always going to be solid. Too early on Smith. But Cairns are always competitive under Fearne and showed real spirit tonight. Jawai was killing it, I thought they'd have no answers once he went off. How wrong, great game


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Anonymous
Last year
08:11 7 Oct 17

Reply #649138

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

https://twitter.com/nbl_dt/status/916399857794916352


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Anonymous
Last year
10:15 7 Oct 17

Reply #649153

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

The Golden Arches were missing on the Cairns & Illawarra uniforms last night. They looked like they had been covered over following the HJs announcement.


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Freethrows
Last year
10:30 7 Oct 17

Reply #649157

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Anon #649138 has pointed out Demetrius Conger's stat line showing 0-1 3 pts made. He took a shot off a screen when his defender went under the screen, which went in.

I remember it happening, and it being called a 3 by the commentators. Does anyone remember what stage of the game it happened?

It's possible the refs called it 2. I watched on nbl.tv at fairly low res, and I thought it was 3. Maybe he had a foot on the line. The Hawks didn't kick up a fuss, and still haven't, AFAIK.

What would the NBL do if this was proven to be a mistake? I think the result would stand. There's no rule allowing a rematch or extra time - Cairns suffered that when Adelaide ran from the building with a win when there was still time on the clock in Cairns many years ago.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
13:10 7 Oct 17

Reply #649178

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

I could not see a foul on Martin in that last play. Loughton made it look bad.


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paul
Last year
13:48 7 Oct 17

Reply #649184

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Clipped him on the head, he knew it and started looking for a hole to climb into rather than arguing it!


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paul
Last year
13:57 7 Oct 17

Reply #649186

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

"To his credit Jawai looks noticeably slimmer than he did last season."

I'm surprised there wasn't more talk about this on here in the off-season.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
13:58 7 Oct 17

Reply #649187

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Freethrows, the argument was that Dusty Rychart let the shot go after the siren, rather than there being time left on the clock.


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Kingpodge
Last year
14:15 7 Oct 17

Reply #649190

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

You had to go and bring up that Adelaide game Freethrows.....

I'd finally managed to put that behind me...


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
15:01 7 Oct 17

Reply #649195

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

After the shot clock siren*


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Freethrows
Last year
21:57 7 Oct 17

Reply #649277

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Sorry guys, I had to bring it up due to relevance (slight). Anyway, can anyone tell me


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Freethrows
Last year
21:58 7 Oct 17

Reply #649278

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

what happened to Conger's shot?


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miracle.touch
Last year
22:06 7 Oct 17

Reply #649284

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

I did notice Vaughn reviewing something on the score bench monitor late in the game... maybe it was the Conger shot?


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koberulz
Last year
01:35 8 Oct 17

Reply #649322

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

A made three has been removed from Clarke's line and added to Conger's.


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Kingpodge
Last year
03:02 8 Oct 17

Reply #649327

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

was Rot's show about 5 minutes into the 2nd qtr, foot was on the line. Originally got called a 3 but got changed about 4 plays later during a foul stoppage.


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Freethrows
Last year
08:25 8 Oct 17

Reply #649341

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

Koberulz, that's what I wanted to know.
Thanks.


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Anonymous
Last year
22:43 8 Oct 17

Reply #649500

re: Taipans v Hawks October 6th

And the storey about Weigh carrying s load in the absence of Carrerra?
Looked a lot like Loughton again, to me.


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