Cats 4 life
Two years ago

Illawarra v Perth

Congratulations on Mr 500 tonight, probably the best 3 point shooter for his size I've seen.

Must win for Illawarra, for Perth it's a chance to stay on top and need to prove they can play without Martin.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Forman out and so is Ogilivy, no 500 game today. Martin out for Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Norton out too

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smoke  
Two years ago

nbl.tv broadcast out at the moment too!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Lucas Walker making a mess of the Hawks

Only in the NBL does this like this happen

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Btown  
Two years ago

I've had no problem with nbl.tv

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL always rotates between good quality and pixelated mess

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I wonder how much of a hit the NBL TV ratings get with the start of the big bash

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Btown  
Two years ago

Hawks shooting over 50% from 3.

They've comeback but is shooting that kind of clip sustainable.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

If Hawkies get up tonight, Melbourne is a genuine shot at minor premiership

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Timberball  
Two years ago

Which would be a better backup point guard... Jarrod Kenny or a paper bag?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

And the cats somehow blow a massive lead again for like the 5th time this year...

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Btown  
Two years ago

Lol conger getting in the face of a guy who has played about 2minutes all season

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If the Wildcats are the epitome of a championship team this league is in a lot of trouble.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

NBL = where rejects from around the world come and dominate the league

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

^^^ Brown paper bags are how LK and Melbourne United build their team

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LOL the Wildcats who are supposed to be the best defensive team giving up 61% shooting to a badly undermanned team LOL

What a trash league

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cats are fairly screwed once Martin retires

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

'tis the season to be trolly
Falalalala lala la la

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Btown  
Two years ago

School holidays in full effect.

Hawks hitting everything and playing the most intense d I've seen this year.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Damn good first half of basketball I thought.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Surely tokoto got fouled before the charge??

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refs showing their faces if tokoto didnt get fouled surely conger didnt!

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Vodka63  
Two years ago

Kenny is a complete lability. Slow thinker, slow mover

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LOL

The Hawks who are winning in 30 minutes of basketball have had only 12 defensive rebounds LOL

Only in the NBL

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This league is complete utter garbage

No wonder the ratings are an embarrassment and the league does everything to hide it.

LOL that stadium in Wollongong is tiny and it is only 1/3 filled....I am sure the hawks are going to be around for a long time

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

People say the cats get away with handchecks well fuck me. Hawks getting away with murder. Cats playing poorly but refs are making dam sure they won't come back

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Greg Hire is worse than a potato

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

AJ Ogilvy is just a big lump of coal these days. Adds bugger all to his team

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

LOL the NBL is so shit. That's why I keep watching it and posting about it because of what a huge joke it is LOL. Last years champs aren't even winning this game LOL

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Btown  
Two years ago

Dam cats can't hit an open 3 aside from cotton. Game won and lost beyond th the arc

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

AJ Ogilvy out = addition by subtraction

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

What a great recruit Steindl has been for Perth

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Wildcats bench has failed them big time.
Steindl hasn't done anything since joining the club and Wagstaff has been shocking today

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Btown  
Two years ago

Couple minutes left and Cats have been to the line twice, pretty sure both first quarter lol.

On he plus side they are a perfect 4 from 4.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Haha you're the only joke here, #835

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

And Breakers go back to where they belong.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Bevo ball is a beautiful thing when the whole team is up and about like this.
Cats failed to match the intensity. Pretty disappointing coming off a rare home loss.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Timeout? Really?

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Btown  
Two years ago

Bev calls a timeout the 14 left and up 9, righto

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Rhys martin is a thug. Hawks got away with way too much contact. 6ft in 39mins for a team with perths game style is a joke. Please explaim how that was a foul on vague? If thats a foul perth should have shot 30ft. I do forget though its perth so everyone here is ok seeing them get short changed by calls.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

TOKOTO UNSPORTSMANLIKE?!?!

Seriously refs, get your shit together. He hugged him

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Pickem  
Two years ago

lol, what a shit show from Perth

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Adelaide were screwed in this game. Damn refs. Oh wait Adelaide weren't playing my bad

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Short changed? Pffft ... We got out-worked by an undermanned team who fully deserved the win.
Cats have got some issues atm, and will have to deal with them on the road for a few weeks.

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Andrew  
Two years ago

Wildcats played like cap but the home cooking was atrocious.

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Melbourne Boy  
Two years ago

It's the old Bad Boys theory, if you play intense D and just keep fouling, the refs can't call everything, the flow of the game just becomes physical.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

They do have issues, you dont go up 16 of your issues are that bad. I dont think there is a 24 point turnaround unless something changes, no trips to the ft line until it was out, game was called differentlt after the 1st and it was decidedly one way, players lost focus and didn't bring it. When teams lose big leads usually somwthinf changes. 4 ft seriously, 7 blocks for the hawks prettys sure some of them had to be fouls

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

I wish there was a way to properly quantify a player's entire contribution to a team; be it tangibles and intangibles.

Damian Martin would probably be the best player in the league

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koberulz  
Two years ago

When I checked late in the game the FTA count was 8-10.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

This thread is dumb.

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Cats 4 life  
Two years ago

To me the 3rd import needs to start, no point having a role player as an import period!

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Cats 4 life  
Two years ago

Illawarra wanted it more and simple as that! What happens if Martin retires tomorrow? Sydney will pull our pants down!

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Btown  
Two years ago

Also think this game showed why cotton is a shooting guard first, not a point guard. Finds it hard to distribute with his small size and is easily knocked around putting him off balance. Resulted in a lot of turnovers.

Loss is on cats role players though, they missed every open shot created when hawks doubled tokoto or cotton.

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

"Greg Hire is worse than a potato"
Well #832 he was better than any other spud on Wildcats bench today.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

bench failed miserably:
* Wagstaff - 0/7 seriously ?
* Steindl - airball, lacks confidence, shadow of former self
* Kernich drew looks like he belongs in a state league
* Cooke - poor rebounds, cant seem to consistently score. Cats should of gone for a Boone style player who can actually average a decent clip

Hire probably played the best, and thats not a good sign.

Cats need to take note next season - start looking at the Martin replacement (a tip - Kenny aint it) thats in the league and flash the money around. Mitch Creek, Sobey etc...

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Train  
Two years ago

@Manu - I was think the same thing about Martin. Perth are a totally different team with him out. You would think with his stats that a perth could cover him adequately but nope, irreplaceable.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

I guess from day 1 Perth recruits are told Damo is the guy you look to and listen to, and if he's willing to defend his ass off then you are too. That's just how it is. You hustle here

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Doesn't really explain why our offence sucks so hard atm though.
Great D creates some easy buckets for sure, but last season we had a genuine inside weapon in Angus Brandt. This season either he's not the same player, we're not using him as well, or teams are better at countering him. Either way, taking away that dimension from our game has left us looking pretty ordinary in the half court.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Yeah, he is a point guard after all. Generally speaking, the position has obviously changed and they may as well be called 'points guards', but Martin is a throwback. Actually runs sets and organises shit. He's smart as and dictates their offensive tempo. Playing off the ball allows him to step back and see what is working too

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Plus he is one of their most reliable spot-up shooters

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Yeah pretty much all been said.
Kenny is a fantastic backup PG, especially as backup for Damo. He's been a great addition to the team. That 3-man rotation of Martin, Cotton, and Kenny is very reliable. But Martin is the lynchpin. Kenny isn't starting 5 calibre.
Cotton can certainly handle the ball, but much better as the SG where he cops less close checking. Plus defensively nobody can match Martin when it comes to guarding opposition PGs.
Don't know WTF it is with Wagstaff, but has been this way for a while now, either runs red-hot or stone-cold.
Brandt must be carrying an injury? Started the season well, but now seems to be struggling.
Steindl. In theory it seemed like a great idea. Why wasn't he playing NBL. GF in Perth, seemed almost serendipitous.
But whatever he had a couple of seasons back, seems to have gone. Lost confidence maybe?
Cooke? Nah, we need somebody who is starting material, and then imagine Brandt coming off the bench.

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The Rooster  
Two years ago

Congratulations Oscar. A great journey from the Under 14 Nationals in Perth in 1995. Well done!

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

I'm happy to congratulate Oscar when he does get to 500.
Great career can't see too many more players hitting that milestone

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Hogwash  
Two years ago

Perth need a clean out on the bench next year.
Steindl is already signed on, not sure why based on form.
DKD, Kenny and Hire need to go.
Bring in an import big and bring Brandt off the bench.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

great caliber starting 5 - let down by hot/cold/missing bench

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Steindl in the preseason was getting plays ran from him and now it is the regular season gets nothing. Good old Gleeson coaching, he is good at running a methodical team but can't think of the fly too well. For instance, brought in Bragg for 2 plays the subs him out.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Great win by the Hawks. Two losses in a row time to buy another import Perth

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