Isaac
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Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Game on SBS.

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AngusH
Last year
14:32 8 Oct 17

Reply #649382

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Is SBS using the NZ commentary team?

Looking forward to seeing these Breakers imports, Sosa in particular.


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Isaac
Last year
14:37 8 Oct 17

Reply #649384

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Yeah, usual Kiwi commentators.


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wildcats80
Last year
14:49 8 Oct 17

Reply #649387

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Interesting the benches in Adelaide and NZ have moved so we can see them on TV, i wonder if this was a request for TV. Also Henare looks strange in a suit.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
14:58 8 Oct 17

Reply #649391

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Is there a site other than nbl.com.au for live stats?


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AngusH
Last year
15:03 8 Oct 17

Reply #649392

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

This is some pretty ugly basketball so far. Turnovers and missed shots at the basket for both teams...


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NBL Fan
Last year
15:08 8 Oct 17

Reply #649394

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

If the refs keep calling all these fouls for rebounding contests its going to be a long season.

Hate it


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AngusH
Last year
15:27 8 Oct 17

Reply #649396

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Also so far this season it's nearly a guaranteed free throw if you get inside the key in traffic.


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Mock
Last year
15:28 8 Oct 17

Reply #649397

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Neither of these teams will play finals ball.


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Mock
Last year
15:28 8 Oct 17

Reply #649398

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

What was the tech foul about? Did Ferny gob off at the poor refereeing?


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Isaac
Last year
15:34 8 Oct 17

Reply #649399

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Manu, try the NBL app. Good option for box scores and play by play.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
15:35 8 Oct 17

Reply #649400

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Tech foul for backchaat to the ref. NZ looks way on top here and look to be getting some home cooking. NZ should run away with this.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
15:45 8 Oct 17

Reply #649404

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Cairns are awful. Many chances but can't get closer than 5. NZ should break this wide open.


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
15:46 8 Oct 17

Reply #649405

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

That's tough on cairns. Three pointer should had countered because the three ball went is as the foul was committed on the gloor.


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koberulz
Last year
15:51 8 Oct 17

Reply #649406

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Have you looked at the foul count, Wilburs? NZ's first half play isn't sustainable.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:08 8 Oct 17

Reply #649409

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Cairns aren't awful, their offence is working pretty well


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Anonymous
Last year
16:09 8 Oct 17

Reply #649410

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Do the umpires realise we want to watch players play, no get called for tit for tat crap all game?


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
16:09 8 Oct 17

Reply #649411

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Had a stretch where they were awful but they've woken up. NZ has too many players on 4 fouls to make a physical impact. Impressive from Cairns.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
16:15 8 Oct 17

Reply #649416

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Cheers Isaac. I didn't try the app, but I assume it feeds off the site?

Went back online in the second term


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Anonymous
Last year
16:17 8 Oct 17

Reply #649417

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Ili is trash doe


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Perth Wilburs
Last year
16:17 8 Oct 17

Reply #649418

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Cairns just needs to use the clock and find a shot


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AngusH
Last year
16:21 8 Oct 17

Reply #649420

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Going to be a long season for the Breakers I'd say.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:22 8 Oct 17

Reply #649421

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

GG Cairns

Made a mockery of the bookies


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Tom
Last year
17:01 8 Oct 17

Reply #649435

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Hell we are going to struggle to stay in games!!


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paul
Last year
17:13 8 Oct 17

Reply #649437

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

That's close to the worst officiated NBL game I have ever seen, and I realise how much stiff competition there is for that title.

That was plain baffling and ruined the game as a spectacle from the outset.


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Anonymous
Last year
17:33 8 Oct 17

Reply #649439

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I agree Paul

That was just plain boring.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:48 8 Oct 17

Reply #649453

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

How do Kenney and McCaron finish the game when the stats sheet shows 5 fouls each,Vukona sit on the bench fouled out and stats show 4. Who knows how accurate is that stats sheet.


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Freethrows
Last year
18:56 8 Oct 17

Reply #649455

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I disagree, @paul. I think the refs have been surprisingly consistent across the games this first round. The Breakers don't seem to have watched any games, as they haven't accounted for how the whistle is being blown.

Not everyone enjoys a game where offense isn't allowed to flow like a Lakers Showtime era NBA game. There were periods of the Syd Adel game where defence was almost non-existant. The Snakes showed how to stay with a team, and over ran both Hawks and Breakers this weekend, while still putting up pretty good numbers in the end, themselves.

I like it!


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paul
Last year
19:02 8 Oct 17

Reply #649459

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I thought the reffing in the first three games was good, especially Adelaide v Melbourne which was excellent.

Perth v Brisbane was a major departure from how Scott Butler has got them calling the game, letting both teams get away with a lot of grabbing and pushing ala 2011-13.

Today was reminiscent of the first half of last season when a lot refs just called a foul whenever there was contact. I thought things had moved on, but today was just local junior level reffing.


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Anonymous
Last year
21:01 8 Oct 17

Reply #649493

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

The breakers bigs had more fouls than points.

I just thought it was pathetic Reffing. Any contact was called. Usually by the wrong ref. The amount of time a foul was called and the player then had to contort his body to see where the call might coming from. Usually it was the ref from behind on some obtuse angle

Boxing out = Call a foul

Both technical fouls were unnecessary

Players getting called when they didn't even touch them.

There were so many bad fouls and turnovers. Oh my goodness how many simple turnovers. Players driving and kicking out without even looking and giving it straight to the opposition

It was a boring game


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Anonymous
Last year
14:20 9 Oct 17

Reply #649607

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Crowd number anyone???


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Kingpodge
Last year
14:34 9 Oct 17

Reply #649615

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I like how aggressive we've been attacking the rim, and Stevie Weigh has low key turned into a low post beast.


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
14:36 9 Oct 17

Reply #649616

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

More than low-key, Podge. Going to him first in games.


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Kingpodge
Last year
15:10 9 Oct 17

Reply #649636

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

yeah i think he had the first 3 shots both games. Defensively he's been great as well.

Probably now is, if his form keeps up, where do you bring MC in at when he's healthy?


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Manu Fieldel
Last year
15:20 9 Oct 17

Reply #649640

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Bench Glidz maybe. He's been morning but disappointing. For the last 2 years.


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Kingpodge
Last year
16:47 9 Oct 17

Reply #649675

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

haha never! I'd move to Townsville before I'd support benching Glidz.

MC would make a better 5 than a 2 anyways - especially against a team that runs a stretch 5 and/or run that high PR.

You probably end up with better rim protection than any other lineup given his mobility and reach.


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Freethrows
Last year
22:20 9 Oct 17

Reply #649737

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I didn't see Carrera in any preseason action. Thought it was interesting that Fearne kept his options open regarding keeping Evans in the longer term.

I've said for a long time that Stevie should play lots more 4, btw.


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Kingpodge
Last year
10:48 10 Oct 17

Reply #649749

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

If he's going to be out for a while, Jerry would be great Jawai cover.

Jerry's as Aussie as Tai Wesley, so there should be no problem with the rules.......


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Freethrows
Last year
17:41 10 Oct 17

Reply #649779

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

I have to admit, 'Podge, I wasn't thinking about cover for Jawai, but instead of the return of Carrera. I just have the feeling Fearne went cold on Carrera as soon as he arrived.


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paul
Last year
17:45 10 Oct 17

Reply #649781

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

In the presser in Auckland Fearne referred to Carrera as someone who will be a major piece, so going by that I think he still has him in his plans.


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Anonymous
Last year
18:21 10 Oct 17

Reply #649784

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

Are NZ struggling now? Even hiding crowd figure from their big stadium?


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Freethrows
Last year
18:56 10 Oct 17

Reply #649787

re: Breakers vs Taipans, Oct 8

@paul, I didn't see that presser. That certainly puts a different perspective to it.

We haven't seen too much of Evans; I'd say he can certainly hold his own, though. He has a good degree of self-confidence, without showing the out and out swagger that a certain import we had last season showed. The difference being that import didn't have the ball control or the mental control to contain himself, whereas Evans seems to play at a level where he's prepared to have a crack, but not try to go far beyond his capabilities. I wouldn't mind betting he finds a home in the NBL at some stage. He certainly is better than some of the options clubs have turned up over this and last season.


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