Luuuc
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WNBL Round 9

Wed 7:00pm - Sydney vs Adelaide
Wed 7:30pm - Dandenong vs Townsville

Thu 6:30pm - Perth vs Canberra

Sat 2:30pm - Adelaide vs Perth
Sat 3:00pm - Sydney vs Townsville (Foxtel)
Sat 7:00pm - Bendigo vs Dandenong
Sat 7:30pm - Melbourne vs Canberra

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Some big games there.

Sydney - Adelaide: 2 v 4.
Adelaide - Perth: 4 v 3

Townsville (1) with two road games
Canberra (bottom) with two road games too

Both Bendigo and Dandenong are struggling this year so that game should be tight as well.

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Luuuc  
Last year

If I understand Sydney Uni's tweet correctly, both of tonight's games will be live streamed by Fox Sports

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Yeah it's funny, Adelaide are turning into the lynchpin this season. Them doing well affects all other teams and they always seem to have the strong match ups. Round to round. It's a good chance for them to gain on Melbourne, who are two games ahead of the rest now which won't help them when they are out of the finals currently.

I think Sydney should win both games, but Adelaide come back to end Perth's streak which should be at 8 after Canberra. Lineball, but will back Laney's form against Rangers, who may get hot too so that's close. Melbourne should record an easy win.

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anonymous  
Last year

I wonder if Liz will be in 'Rampage' mode or 'Outrage' mode for the return match-up against the Caps. Or maybe she'll just swing crazily between the two and then cuss out the League again. Hard to predict.

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Anonymous  
Last year

WTF Townsville?

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Hoops  
Last year

Tonight was just one of those crazy nights in the league... Townsville 19 points in the first half. Sydney shot poor from 3 point line compared to last week hitting 100+ vs Melbourne. This league is so close between the top 6 teams anything is possible on any given night. Heck, maybe Canberra will upset Perth tomorrow night.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/act-sport/wnbl-canberra-capitals-star-rachel-jarry-has-no-interest-in-unwanted-history-20171128-gzutst.html

Mistie Bass won't be playing in Canberra's first game of their weekend tonight as her son is/was in hospital, but should be back for their game against Melbourne. Wehrung on limited minutes as well coming back from her ankle injury. What was already going to be a tough night in the office is looking even more difficult for the Caps.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Don't think we've had a night of upsets like that this season. Huge wins by Adelaide and Dandenong. Rangers still keeping their finals hopes alive, but it'll be a tough ask. What happened to Townsville? They probably have the best all-round squad so with their depth no way should have lost that.

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Hoops  
Last year

WOW.. I know this isn't the betting WNBL thread but just have to point this out. Lynx opened at -9.5 and went as high as -13.5. For everyone on Perth, down 51-39 at half time, you would think your ticket is going to be ripped up. Then they come back with a HUGE second half and win the half with an astonishing 50-25 score line which is just madness.

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Luuuc  
Last year

HOW 'BOUT DEM LYNX! :D



how bout dem caps :(

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Melb Fan  
Last year

For anyone at last night's game, did the Lynx just step up their game after half time or did the Caps get ahead of themselves and choke again?

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AshT  
Last year

Before someone answers your quetion, Melb Fan, Canberra seems to me that team that tries but get reigned in simply because they are outclassed. Perhaps the squad sometimes looks better on paper than it really is because Bass, for whatever reason, doesn't play enough minutes and Jarry is out of touch everytime she eventually has suited-up. In reality I'm probably letting them off the hook saying that, because there does seem some under performers and lost confidence, including players who look like they are in for a break-out game but finish off poorly.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Agreed, to me it seems the Caps haven't gelled whatsoever. You wouldn't think a team containing Bass, Hooper, Hurst, Wehrung & Jarry would be floundering around in last spot before the season started. It's a shame because almost all of the additions to their roster had actually played together/with retained players before, just at different clubs/representative teams. Perhaps it is also a coaching issue?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ezzi should be getting more minutes.

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Melb Fan  
Last year

For sure, I was glad to see she got the start in Bass' absence last night. I guess Magbegor having fewer mins is the cost for having Bass and Scherf on that roster as well though. IMO Scherf is almost stunting her growth as a player now, not sure whether it is just that she's out of form or she's being ill-utilised by the team but I'd have picked her to be playing better than she has this season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Lynx looked asleep in the 1stQtr they were wearing armbands so maybe something happened. Another option considering the extremely different shooting% for both teams after the half is the unfriendly rim on the east side of bendat.
The Lynx struggled withthe size of the caps until they started playing 4 out 1 in, caps force williams into fade aways instead of jumpers in the 1st half so she started attacking more in the second to get space.

Ezi looked good but struggled with the Lynx help defence & double teams in the second half. The lynx don't have a lot of height but their guards can jump and play bigger opponents.

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Waves2Lynx  
Last year

Yeah I was fully expecting the upsets to continue after HT. Glad the Lynx got it together. Shame for Canberra though, would've been a great scalp to get and to have something to take from this season. Impressive streak by Perth, will be tough to keep it up against Adelaide who have hit some form again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sherf probably should have stayed with Rangers, Canberra recruited over her when they signed Bass, some are confidence players, she isn't having the best season

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Luuuc  
Last year

Nice lineup of games today. I expect Melbourne-Canberra to be a fizzer, but the first 2 should be good ones, and I reckon Bendigo will rightfully fancy their chances against a vulnerable Rangers team too.

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Luuuc  
Last year

By the way, Derek Rucker's "Ruckus" podcast had a 20 minute WNBL segment at the end of the latest segment, with Kelly Bowen, and I thought it was excellent. They both just say it like it is, which is refreshing. Give it a listen.
The Ruckus Podcast - Austin Carr Ep 7
(it's also available on iTunes)

And of course the Sami Whitcomb interview from The WNBL Show this week is mandatory listening as well ;)
It was better than a standard interview because this week it had Larissa Anderson asking some of the questions in addition to Megan
The WNBL Show
(also available on iTunes)

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Luuuc  
Last year

I tipped that today would be when the Lynx winning streak ended.

Nope :D


TV game has been a good one. Sydney lifted a gear when Taylor went off injured but fell just short.
Quality minutes from Donnelly in Wilson's absence.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth have really put it together after looking lost earlier in the season.

Teams won't want them in the finals, especially if they get home court.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No definately won't want a home court final looking at the box score of the last game....Perth won that at the foul line

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Anonymous  
Last year

Or have Perth peaked too early?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Very ordinary & deliberate rake on Asia Taylor's eyes by Cayla George today. Payback for the elbow to George’s head in the 1st half. It unfortunately put Taylor out for the last 8 minutes of the game which certainly assisted Townsville. Not a very Christian like act on George’s behalf!

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Melb Fan  
Last year

Yikes - looking like the Caps are having a mare at the SBC.. 28-6 first quarter with their starters combining for 0 points at 0/9, 2 rebounds, 2 TO & 5 fouls. Liz already up to 11 & 5 and O'Hea 9.

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James Harvey fan  
Last year

Melbourne leading Canberra 28-6 at quarter time. This could get real grim

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Anonymous  
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Dog act from George

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Anonymous  
Last year

complete accident from George I think you mean

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Anonymous  
Last year

Absolutely no way it was accidental by George! She's been doing those type of acts for years going as far back to her Eastern Mavericks days!

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Anonymous  
Last year

No one more deserving than Taylor to receive that kind of treatment.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Didn't seem malicious to me at the time - just a block attempt gone wrong - but maybe I should have another look.

DJ Lizzy C. showing out in front of the Dallas Wings Head Coach & the Director of Player and Franchise Development. 38 points and counting ... at a ridiculous 16/18 from the field.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Luuuc - definitely worth another look, her hands were elevated above her head on the drive & then they come down in a raking motion intentionally & deliberately towards Taylor's eyes. Definitely a square up by George for an earlier swinging elbow by Taylor to her head.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Director of Player and Franchise Development"

Erin received a promotion, Luuuc. She's Dallas assistant coach now, replacing Pettis. Seems quite the step for someone with no real experience, reckon the team quite likes having her around or something.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yeah my bad. I copy & pasted from the Wings website. Totally forgot about her promotion. As did the webmaster, apparently.
And yeah, she must be doing something right.
(or else they're REALLY pulling out all stops to secure Liz)

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