Anonymous
Years ago

Melbourne vs Brisbane Boxing Day

Who does everyone like here?
Had Carrick Felix been cleared to play?

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Melbourne

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Kas  
Years ago

Melbourne!!

I don't think Carrick Felix is in Australia yet

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Anonymous  
Years ago

How is the weather looking?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

28 degrees.. perfect weather

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Finally a decent weather pattern for Melb. Be great to be there for sure. Bullets.

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LV  
Years ago

I'll await the world going mad over the USF on Barlow

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yea Twitter loves nothing more than blowing up over a correct call

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LV  
Years ago

Felix is sitting at the end of the bench

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FM  
Years ago

Confused why Melb would want open court games in the elements against the 2 teams that live and train in summer environments?

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LV  
Years ago

Where is Andersen? He did warm up... not on bench now?

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LV  
Years ago

Wait, I see him lol. Waiting to sub on

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LV  
Years ago

But why was Smith Milner on????

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Anonymous  
Years ago

He's on the court

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Ben  
Years ago

If Trice is "silencing" the home crowd, any chance he could do this to Greer also?

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Our Lord and savior Carrick Felix wouldn't be letting this happen

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Hisense looking good with the roof open. I like.

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Can someone actually pinpoint what makes Greer so irritating? I'm the first to jump on the 'god pls shut up' wagon, but I can't quite put my finger on why

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FM  
Years ago

Just follow the ball back from the basket to the shooter and you can find Anderson

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koberulz  
Years ago

Is there any aerial coverage? Or just the cameras inside the stadium again?

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LV  
Years ago

Andersen playing really well (except free throws). Wish he'd play like this more often. Reminiscent of game vs 36ers at Hisense first time

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Ben  
Years ago

Manu, for mine he sounds like a fanboy and doesnt have much interesting to say when he does speak. Soft voice too which didn't bode well for broadcasts.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Free throws 12-3 to bullets, Melbourne getting screwed.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LOL
Melbourne getting out worked

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Luuuc  
Years ago

I don't think Josh Boone is shit, but those flies seem to.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Felix definitely isn't on the bench LV. You might be confusing him with Dillon, Prather, Majok or McDonald lol

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LV  
Years ago

Sorry. It's actually Dillon

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LV  
Years ago

And the world will go mad again after that USF on Te Rangi?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Te Rangi is trash

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I don't watch much NBA, but is there as many usf and flop warnings/techs there as there is in the nbl?

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koberulz  
Years ago

The NBA doesn't have either of those rules, so no.

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Yinka Dare  
Years ago

Air Moller

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Y'all acting like Moller ain't the truth... smh.

Ben, good points re: Greer.

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

This is another box to check for United's confidence.

Getting a win out of this will be huge for em

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LV  
Years ago

Andersen is lighting it up. This is great

So is that Derrick Macdonald? What's his role?

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Melbourne Boy  
Years ago

Every time Goulding is on the bench United make a run, 3qt time he's -15

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I half get the feeling the commentary team want Melbourne to win this one

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Anonymous  
Years ago

why do the commentators get so hype when united get a stop or a basket, and seem so flacid when bullets do the same? seems pretty blatantly bias to me

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Have noticed this as well.

They probably have money on United.

I also notice that Matt Russell loves the Taipans

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Moller... the flying motion

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Bear  
Years ago

Any great NBL contest!!!

League is alive and well.....

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Bear  
Years ago

Another.....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Does Kickert want to shit the bed anymore

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Obviously for Melbourne the best play is to get your worst 3 point shooter on the floor Moller all the open shots in the last 2 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kickert & Buford have been absolute garbage down the stretch. Chickenshit and dumb, respectively.

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Moller is a decent spot-up 3pt shooter. He won them the game with that defence

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Anonymous  
Years ago

goulding misses a 3 "WOW WHat a move"

Te Rangi makes a 3 "Thats got to be so deflating for melbourne"

Fuck these commentators!

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Zodiac  
Years ago

That Asian guy with Melb is huge!

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

Felix laughing with the lads on court post-game. Chemistry GOAT

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Buford mollers bunny.

F..king fantastic game.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah good game. Good spectacle. Great crowd. Close finish.
Could hardly have asked for better.
Good way to wake up after the cricket snoozefest.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What has happened to Holt?

I never knew him before he came to Melbourne. He was unbelievable and i thought how come i never heard of him?

All of a sudden he has become absolutely rubbish. Was it just 1 lucky year?

He is horrid

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Tom  
Years ago

Must have been pay back for Te Rangi's banked 3 from out front, that the refs put their whistle away with Trice's final shot. That looked like a foul to me. Casper contested that shot and got too close.
Kickert and Buford were terrible down the stretch for Brisbane. They are a team that find different ways to lose games and their psyche must be through the floor.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I tipped Bullets. NBL won.

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LV  
Years ago

Wesley missed some late but overall great game. Impressive season continues

Moller's D on Buford late was great. Moller brings energy and is a good complement in that starting 5. DOesnt need to use the ball much to have an impact. Perhaps Felix is similar in style, but better?

Andersen was huge.

Impressed that United managed to win without Prather and with modest contributions from Ware and CG43

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Hogwash  
Years ago

Happy Brisbane lost

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Molller is so long for a 3 man and really moves his feet well on defence, he's listed at 6ft 8 but standing next to Anderson looks same height, got have at least 7ft arm span.
Wesley great but some bad options down the stretch. Anderson plays much better in the 5 spot and was superb.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

There was some interview comments that new rules may make Tai Wesley an import. Anyone have any idea what this is referring to ?

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koberulz  
Years ago

The Oceania rule was replaced by a few specific exemptions for markets the NBL wants to target (India, China, etc). Guam isn't one of them, so Wesley no longer counts as a local. He's on the second year of a two-year deal, though, so that contract was grandfathered in.

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LV  
Years ago

On the flop rule.

Trice flopped in the first half, and got a charge out of it.

So Trice thought "oh this is great!" and tried to flop in the 2nd half which he got warned for. But if he flopped, why the warning? Why not tech?

Kickert flopped. Flop was called. Tech. United to the line.

It's too hard for the refs to call. They get it wrong half the time.

We need a 3 step process to solve this 1. Remove the in game tech. 2. Decide what the rule is. 2. Enforce that consistently via a post game video review system.

Easy.

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LV  
Years ago

Step 3* I meant!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Despite turning 32 before next season starts I believe Wesley has a good chance at being picked up as a third import in the NBL.
Would take Wesley over Evans Jr, Delvin Johnson, Derek Cooke jr.
NZ another option

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LV  
Years ago

Not like for like comparison but he's been easily better than Holt this season too.

I'd still take Childress ahead of him but Wesley has been better this season.

Gone are the days when imports need to be a stud.

I do feel a little sorry for him though. I may be biased in that I'm a United fan but I feel it would be fair to let him remain a local for the remainder of his NBL career. He may have planned his entire life (I assume) thinking he'd be playing here. Has a young family too

In other words grandfathering people instead of contracts would be a nice gesture by the NBL.

(I'm not suggesting it's *unfair* for the NBL to make him play as an import like anyone else from Guam though. Just that I wouldn't mind if they grandfathered existing NBL players)

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SM  
Years ago

I agree LV

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LV a warning is applied in the first instance if there is contact and the player fakes/flops to draw a foul. A technical in the first instance is only for blatant flop with no contact or very minor contact. So the 1st warning is for the entire team and the second flop is penalised with a technical. Trice got the warning for the entire team, Kickert was the next flop hence the technical.

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Em  
Years ago

I think it was Trice who got a flip warning in the first half and then when Kickert flopped because it is the second flop - automatic tech foul.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

LV....

Its not Derrick Mcdonald, Its Durrell Mcdonald, Dmacs youngest sona nd hes a development player. He's to play, just paying his dues, he"ll shine when he gets a chance.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Yeah, Derrick was a DP for the Tigers years ago when DMac was still playing, first father-son combo to be on-court at the same time, unfortunately a DMac alley to Derrick was missed in their limited court time together.

So Utd followup the Boxing Day game with the next home encounter at the Australian Open. What a stretch of two games, well done Utd on creating 'event' like games!

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LV  
Years ago

Nobody actually scored in the last 2 minutes and 48 seconds of this game.

Is that a record or what? Extraordinary.

Meanwhile, somehow United manages to find themselves one game behind NZ and 1/2 game behind Perth. The second half of the season sees them play Perth twice more and NZ 3 more times.

So, to use a cliche, their "destiny is in their own hands".

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Moller another one to come up from SEABL, almost like good players at that level are being recognised or something?

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

There are a few good possibilities with Moller. I get the feeling he can guard most perimeter players, along with undersized fours. With Prather/Felix there he is not entirely wasted coming off the bench because all the competing teams have bench guys with the potential to light it up.

Perth: Wagstaff
Adelaide: Moore
New Zealand: Penney
Illawarra: Coenraad

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Manu Fieldel  
Years ago

But get him on a starter and he's more than capable, as he showed last night

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LV  
Years ago

Moller signed on for 3 years. I could see him becoming a valuable role player- as a starter.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Isn't Mollers third year an option, not certain if his or United. He's had a good month, got United back in it against Cairns only to go back to bench, kept Childress to 3 points only to sit the last quarter out and Childress get 15 and then yesterday game, certainly looks very team oriented first kind of player.
Amazing that when either Goulding or Prather has been out Melbourne have not lost a game.

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BVL  
Years ago

Although Moller played well it will be good to have Felix that wide open for 3 pointers come play-off time.

Anyone at NBL at the 3 should be able to make 3 pointers with no-one in the vicinity.

It look s like Felix can shoot so should make it tough if Wesley and Anderson get it going in the post.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Holt wasn't actually that good in his year in Melbourne. He just had a lot of the ball. It's a bit like how everyone is raving about they can't believe Garlepp wasn't getting minutes because he was so good in his MVP season for the Kings.

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Dome Rat  
Years ago

Re Wesley you need to be born in the country to which you are claiming citizenship now

Wesley wasn't born in Guam but claims that heritage through passport I believe

Makes me wonder if Vukona is eligible going forward as well

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Luuuc  
Years ago

Just let anyone eligible under the previous rule, and currently playing NBL, to remain eligible.

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paul  
Years ago

Far too sensible Luuuc.

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Kr  
Years ago

Kickert was super passive in this game, I counted about 5 open or semi open threes he turned down in the second half then passed it off for a worse look every time. Since when does a shooter turn down open looks

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Very strange indeed. He is an ex Utd player playing now for a league owned team. Hmmm.

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FM  
Years ago

The last quarter and Kickert is suspect, despite his lack of shot selection throughout the game. His gift basket to Wesley with 5 minutes to go, his lack of help defence and all of his screens set never caught anyone.

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AshT  
Years ago

Kr, I was tearing my hair out over Kickett refusing to shoot. Then the whole set would break down from there, every time!

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Kickert refusing to hurt his shooting percentages both he and Abercrombie have been doing that for years.

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