Isaac
Two years ago

United vs Taipans, Jan 24

United are at home and with a chance to cement top spot against the rising 36ers. They lost in NZ before taking care of the Bullets in Brisbane.

Anyone like the Taipans' chances in this one?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I will tip United for this one.

Does anyone have any idea how many tickets have been sold so far?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

3 current Boomers
1 ex Boston Celtic
1 ex Dallas Maverick
1 bloke who will probably have block of the year, and close to dunk of the year

Pretty clear to me that Cairns wins this one on talent alone

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WookieE  
Two years ago

Taipans will really need their outside shots to drop this game and keep up the D on all the offensive Unitard weapons... Could be close, could be a United blow out depending who turns up...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

A lot depends on who is fit for Melbourne, any information on the inns and outs.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Boone has been confirmed to play.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

"1 ex Boston Celtic
1 ex Dallas Maverick"

There's no one in either Melb or Cairns teams that have played for those teams.

Josh Boone ex New Jersey
Casper Ware ex Philadelphia
Carrick Felix ex Cleveland
David Andersen ex Houston/Toronto/New Orleans

Nathan Jawai ex Toronto/Minnesota

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Thunder Jam  
Two years ago

United by 12+

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BVL  
Two years ago

Ill make the prediction I made for the Brisbane game thinking it was in Melbourne.

United will be foaming to play at home after a big road trip.

Casper and Goulding are shooting the ball well and should be able to run Cairns off the court.

Untied's done plenty of media as well this week so they'll want a good showing.

They have to contain Mc Carran as he got off the leash in Cairns last meeting.

United by 21.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

United always seem to struggle against Cairns. Do not be surprised to see an upset in this one.

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woody  
Two years ago

" Nathan Jawai ex Toronto/Minnesota "

Jawai was on the Mavs during pre season before being traded to Minnesotta

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woody  
Two years ago

United by 15 + I say

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Patton just announced as injury replacement for Anderson, United taking piss surely unless there is more injuries than letting on, perhaps Boone.

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AshT  
Two years ago

Ticket & tennis deal looks to have been slow;
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/events/AOPENMLU18/venues/VFA/performances/EMAO2018624U/tickets

I black banned the Australian Open a few ago when they took away the ball kids pay. If I rocked up to the box office at 6:30pm I wonder if the price will still be $60?

I think it will be a contest tonight - United by 6.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Jawai was on the Mavs during pre season before being traded to Minnesotta


Pre-season and SL games don't count.

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LV  
Two years ago

Chris Patton will be playing for his new team and his older team against his old team.

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Midrange  
Two years ago

This is the type of game MU love to drop and come out casual and cool.

I hope Vickerman is in the faces of CG and Ware early getting them locked in.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

So that's a travel by Moller? Literally has not been called all year. Nice to see it's all changing on the eve of playoffs

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Watching how Melbourne have been playing with a guy like Felix, makes me wonder if the perfect fit for both United and Wildcats would have been a pre-season swap of Tokoto and Prather.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

pre season as in when the Wildcats could have signed him but lowballed him?

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Jick  
Two years ago

Taipans should be ashamed of their offence

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

35 points at half time is pretty ordinary. 25 though?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Weird tennis crowd. Weird vibe.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Taipans are a disgrace to the game. That style they play is a joke

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Fearne needs to be sacked

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Whoever thought it was a good idea to put Cambage on the telecast needs to be sacked.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Hey now, a lot of WNBL fans would be feeling better after that interview

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Yeah, great for the WNBL, I guess that will lead to about 0 headlines for the league next season.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Fearne same style every game nothing new. Maybe it will take a really ridiculous output for people to finally take real notice. Ugly product.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Jawai about 8 steps too slow tonight.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

Jawai's just about done, he looks more like 41 than 31.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Wonder why Felix is getting such few minutes

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Wow Homicide played for the Washington Generals!

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Mmm. Love that road cooking

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Has the stats ticker at the bottom of the score always been broken on the telecast?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Cairns are the red-headed stepchild of the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Anons are the red-headed stepchild of hoops.com

be off with you, villains!

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

no anons no forum

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Udog  
Two years ago

If Cairns had as much money to throw about as Melbourne they could dye the red haired step childs hair, get him a nose job, a new wardrobe, Ferrari, helicopter...... you get the idea.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No forum, no anons.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Homicide said during the coverage that Prather out for season. Not the best quality game but Melbourne would be happy with the win. Barlow,Moller and smith-Milner very good off the bench doing the 1%ers.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Melbourne look just consistently good now. Definitely the team to beat. That was a scrappy game. Every great team has scrappy games, but they dealt with that one really well. Never got rattled and just got the dub.

Adelaide is flashy but I think that's all it is -- a flash in the pan. All style, no substance. All sizzle, no steak. All hammer, no nail. All bark, no bite.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Perth.

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Thunder Jam  
Two years ago

For those who love Fearne, tell me that even a first year rookie coach wouldn't understand to take Jawai off the court after the two quick fouls?

And let's double down on the master stroke to leave him off the court in the last 3 mins of the match when the game was there to pinch a win.

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Zodiac  
Two years ago

I don't think Fearne is a great coach but I agreed with both decisions. He was probably sick of seeing Jawai always picking up cheap fouls and thought no I'm not going to bail you out, now play through it.

We can argue about the realities of Cairns 'pinching' that game (never really in it for mine) but the last thing you would do would be to have Jawai on court with the game on the line. Did you see how badly Melb were exploiting him?

I think He finished with 4 pts, 1 reb 3 to's and 4 fouls.

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Kingpodge  
Two years ago

The broadcast showed Jawai had his shoe off at halftime, and the commentators mentioned it. Something wasn't right with that, he was in foul trouble and out of the rhythm of the game - why would you put him back in?

He was on the court for a minute when he got his first 2 fouls, and I assume they left him to play on because Nanna needed a break.

I think the game was there to be won with 5 to go, but I don't think Nate would have made the difference.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Jawai keeps a spare hotdog in his shoe.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"Adelaide is flashy but I think that's all it is -- a flash in the pan. All style, no substance. All sizzle, no steak. All hammer, no nail."


I think Melbourne will make a great nail for the Adelaide hammer in the finals ;)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"I think Melbourne will make a great nail for the Adelaide hammer in the finals ;)"

Melbourne have not had a full strength team, not even once, against Adelaide and comfortably controlled each and every game. No one is scared of Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"He was on the court for a minute when he got his first 2 fouls, and I assume they left him to play on because Nanna needed a break."

I was at the game last night and at that point Jawai waived Ferne off, multiple times. Ferne listened to him and kept Nate in the game, and he picked up his third.

Jawai's speed and strength is something else, and does not translate to what you see on the TV. Up close and in person he is amazing for someone his size. Nothing but respect for the man.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

agreed.. I had seats 3 rows back and he's very athletic.. its just his stanima which is the problem

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Udog  
Two years ago

And his damp, slipperyness seems to be a problem too.

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