Isaac
Last year

36ers vs Hawks, Jan 19

These teams have a few match-ups to come that may decide Illawarra's fate. The Breakers win over United hardly helped them.

The 36ers rolling and at home might be too much however.

Your tip?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hawks have a 1% chance of making the playoffs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I hope the 41 degree day affects the hawks performance as much as it did last year on January 5th in Adelaide which reached a top of about 36 and was still in the mid 30s outside when the game started inside the sweat box. The end result 36ers won by 32.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

It's a heat wave in Adelaide and the Hawks are walking right into a furnace. Adelaide on a roll are like a freight train and Illawarra are a car stuck on the crossing.

Hawks had a great win against the Breakers at home last round but need to win an overwhelming majority of their final games to knock Adelaide out of the Top 4. An Adelaide win tonight could be enough to pop their balloon.

There are some interesting matchups, but the Sixers have a bit more depth off the bench to trouble the Hawks. That is where the game will be won tonight. Joey can wear down the Illawarra starting 5 with his bench. It doesn't matter if they let them get a few points up in this time when it's the Sixers bench v Hawks 5. When it's Sixers top 5 v Hawks top 5 in the 4th quarter, that's when the Sixers should win this game against tired legs.

Probably the most significant point of this match is that this could be the last time the Adelaide crowd watch Oscar on court. Let's give him the respect he deserves and clap him off.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Adelaide should get this and confirm a top 4 spot.
Top spot is still very much in reach for them so they have a lot to play for.
Agree with Jack, Oscar deserves a cheer after the game he was part of the sixers last title many many years ago.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Yeah... the Gong is pretty cool with the sea breeze and south coast location.

Adelaide is a very dry heat. How good/bad is the stadium air con these days?? Genuine question because it could make a difference with the relative depth of the 2 teams.

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Udog  
Last year

Good test of where the 36ers are at. Win this one and they are sitting nicely. Lose this one and there's a few questions being asked.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What happened in these two teams last match up?
Adelaide won convincingly didn't they?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide were heading for comfortable win before Illawarra fought back with a superb last quarter to win by 9.

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paul  
Last year

Hawks outscored them 56-31 in the last 17 minutes at BMC to steal the win.

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Udog  
Last year

The old Brisbane Bullets party trick

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

I felt like that Conger jam deserved more excitement from the commentators, that was a very nice adjustment in the air and then still was able to throw it down.

DJ destroying Ogilvy in the first half

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Anonymous  
Last year

Top four sealed now, Hawks don't play defence any more.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I felt like this was a reasonably even NBL season but maybe not

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AngusH  
Last year

Going to be a double-header blowout tonight me thinks.

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Udog  
Last year

Adelaide are greyhounds. Hawks can't keep up.

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Udog  
Last year

Illawarra keep fouling and the refs keep letting it go. Worried about a lob sided foul count?

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Udog  
Last year

Clarke fakes a foul on the 3 when Sobey is 1m [email protected] [email protected]!!

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Udog  
Last year

Ref must need coke bottle bottom glasses too

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Anonymous  
Last year

Conger Conger Conger

Conger like you mean it

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Udog  
Last year

Call all the fouls they let go and it's a 40 point lead now and the Hawks starting 5 all fouled out.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

I thought Sobey stuck his hand in and Rotnei was clever in going up with the shot and then flailed to sell the call. Rotnei clearly exaggerated the contact but it was probably the right call.

The refs have been pretty bad though, missed that clear foul on Moore when Coenraad tried to dunk it, missed a backcourt violation on the 36ers, missed a clear goaltending on the Hawks Johnson, multiple wrong out of bounds calls, Townsend clearly isn't up to it. Obviously hasn’t affected the result - 6ers just too good accross the board.

I think Norton being out hurt the Hawks though tonight, they seemed to have a lack of ball handling options which resulted in multiple turnovers which fed the 36ers transition which is always gonna hurt. Having to start Kevin White obviously isn’t ideal either.

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Udog  
Last year

Ok. That's the Hawks missed calls list. Haven't got enough time or room to list the 36ers ones.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Udog Sobey hits Clarke's right elbow as he elevates. As usual the league's most knowledgeable crowd are clueless. The problem was that if Clarke didnt flail Townsend misses the call. Sobey didnt complain about the foul, he complained at the lateness of the call.

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Udog  
Last year

Watching the replay. Looks too far away. Maybe some BO wafted over and touched him?

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Udog  
Last year

Anyway Hawks are gone in grand fashion but the extra percentage would have been good.

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Udog  
Last year

If only the Hawks were this useless at the end of last year.

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Is there anyone in the NBL with a better spin move than Ramone Moore? He is sliiiick.

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Bretts The Man  
Last year

Huge game and real team effort with everyone having their moments.
Massive return to form from Sobey not only 23 pts but he destroyed them with his pace with ball and opened up their D to create opportunities for team mates.
Good tp see Drimic back.

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Udog  
Last year

An in form Sobey makes this team look unbeatable.

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Anonymous  
Last year

RIP Hawks season

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Anonymous  
Last year

That game might have signalled the end of Bevo as a coach In Wollongong. Well known that the current ownership wants to get rid of him even with a year left on his contract and if they miss the playoffs as seems likely now, that gives them an easy excuse. That team will look radically different next season, that's for sure.

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john  
Last year

36ers on a roll now.

Interior Def still a massive concern, gave up a lot of easy layups, but the offence is seriously humming right now.

Melb the only team im worried about as their strength (interior presence) matches with our weakness.

Need to keep pushing to try and get home court.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide v Melbourne grand final would be scintillating, let's hope it happens.

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Udog  
Last year

Last years GF means anyone would be an improvement.

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paul  
Last year

I think Bevo has two more years left on his contract. Signed a 4-year deal two years ago at the end of his first season there.

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Isaac  
Last year

Surprised there aren't more comments for this game. Adelaide were pretty dynamic - put up a big score, impressive and noisy crowd. Drmic back and firing. Sobey in form.

Won the boards 53-37.

Hawks starters were 1/19 3P!

Wonder if Adelaide can get top spot and HCA, and actually make use of it this season.

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paul  
Last year

You know Adelaide wins don't get nearly as much interest as their losses on here!

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Big Ads  
Last year

Should the Sixers also stop trying to drop the ball off to Hodgeson when attacking the rim? His hands are rarely ready and it looks like a new born giraffe attempting to stand for the first time.

I suspect his reactions are at their best when the ball is above the rim.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I wouldn't pass the ball to Hodgson full stop. Even if he's open under the hoop just put up contested jumpers and if it misses hope he gets the rebound. He's borderline useless now.

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Udog  
Last year

Perth fans usually like to post more when Adelaide lose and this would lead to more overall posts. Besides they were too busy slitting their wrists last night.

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john  
Last year

Sobey has been so up and down this year. He was bloody fantastic last night.

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Big Ads  
Last year

Do much work on the motivational talk curcuit Zodiac? :-).

I haven't lost hope in him yet.

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