Jack Toft
Last year

GF5: Melbourne vs Adelaide, Mar 31

The last hooray of this season is here. Regardless of who wins this GF series has had it all and been very entertaining. Ejections, thrills, spills, injuries, disciplinary findings, dunks, jams, flops, techs. It's all been there and it's been wrapped up nicely like a prawn wrapped in a piece of bacon....oh, you can't tell me that isn't heaven on a stick.

So, let's get down to this game. While Melbourne would have like to have this one tidied up in 3 in time for the team to spend Easter finding Easter eggs (non halal ones of course) with their family, or however they want to spend Easter. The fact is they haven't been able to subdue a rampaging Sixers team.

We all know how both teams play. Sixers have a very fast transition based play, driving into the key per play with the intention of scoring. That’s why they go to the free throw line so often. Melbourne rely more on slowing it down around the key, getting the extra pass in and creating the mis-match on "Daniel" Boone when they chuck up a three. Somebody trade in his skull cap for a raccoon skin hat.

So what are the known, knowns of this game:

Sobey will be booed by Melbourne fans
Shorter will flex his muscles
Hodgson will get called a foul for a clean block
Chill will be rocking it on the sidelines looking cool in a suit
Prather will be slick and clean to the basket
Ware will try something fancy
Vickerman's face will crack if he smiled
Joey's only comment will be "we'll do out best"
Boone will bring a tent to the key
There will be “issues” surrounding CG43 that won’t be his fault

Sixers will win by 3

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is this game being televised live on Free to air ??

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SBS Viceland

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ME  
Last year

I have so much nervous excitement for this game. It could well be one of the greatest NBL games of all time coming up. Both teams have the ability to put runs on eachother, and both teams can shut eachother down at times. This game very literally could go either way. I don't think it will be decided until the final minute.

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skull  
Last year

Fouls will decide this...

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Udog  
Last year

If DJ stays on court the 36ers will look good. If he racks up early fouls it could be trouble.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks Chairman.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Go United.

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MACDUB  
Last year

Nothing would be more deflating than a blowout (in favour of Melb especially).

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Pug79  
Last year

im overseas how can i watch this game?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Will http://pages.nbl.com.au/tv/ work today?

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Joeys_Right  
Last year

Pug97 - nbl.tv has been great all season - will cost you a $5.00AU sub though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can confirm NBL.tv works overseas

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Udog  
Last year

It probably works better overseas. Australian broadband network is hopeless. Good work by Big Mal and his mates there..

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Udog  
Last year

C'mon 6ers! I'm praying Vaughn Mayberry does a hammies right on tip off.

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Cat's 4 life  
Last year

Great series, both teams deserve to win. Im nervous and Perth isn't even playing. Good luck to both teams and like everyone has said i hope the players decide the title.

Pressure is on United to win and Adelaide don't give a shit where they play!

Off topic can someone explain why the banners and retired jerseys from the tigers are hanging?

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Adelaide don't give a shit where they play"

(as long as it is not Melbourne, judging by this seasons reaults)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Please for the love of god can we just have an even and well officiated game to finish the season, is that too much to ask for?

Hopefully we get a great game, good luck to both sides.

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Udog  
Last year

That sounds like an echo

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Vic Wildcat  
Last year

Don't care who wins, my teams out. Just want to see a game that goes down to the last play.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes we need a tight down to the wire game. We deserve a non-ruined by the refs/one team doesn't turn up finale.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide fans wandering about like they've never seen an actual city before. Yet to see one without a drink in their hand also.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Felix on court again for the welcome. How can the league handout punishments but not care of they are obeyed #MBL

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Anonymous  
Last year

@562

Adelaide already salty and setting up for excuses

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Anonymous  
Last year

This mare is butchering the anthem

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Adelaide fans wandering about like they've never seen an actual city before. Yet to see one without a drink in their hand also.


It's just the freaks that we laugh at. Seriously, one trip to Melbourne I saw a guy argue wit a drinking fountain in Bourke St Mall!

What's wrong with having a drink in your hand? Are you the wowser state?

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Anonymous  
Last year

God forbid someone has a drink in their hand game 5 of the GF!

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Joeys_Right  
Last year

DJ learnt something handy from Goulding

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gotta love a Shane Heal 'Oh my! or Oh my word!'

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Zodiac  
Last year

Shane Heal all of sudden is a big Melb United fan, sucking up to LK badly.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

This game is all over. Congratulations Melbourne.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

David Andersen retires. Breaking news.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

I don't think the 6ers have played defence in any of the first quarters in Melbourne this series.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide must be the only city in the world where "defence wins championships" hasn't reached yet

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Anonymous  
Last year

i can't believe Shorter flexes after one play when he’s been really ordinary. Disappointing for Andersen.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal commentating a GF Game 5 is a joke. Awful commentator.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh and yawn, another blowout :(

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding has been like Vinnie Johnson so far. Heated up really quick

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't get the whole player gets injured and suddenly the commentators become experts and say his careers over

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Anonymous  
Last year

Few easy misses by Adelaide is making this look uglier a lot quicker, hopefully they can bring it back and make this interesting

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne came ready to play. Adelaide is really struggling with the intensity

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Anonymous  
Last year

How soon can you South Australians get a flight out of here?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding to NBA. Freak

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Train  
Last year

This is awesome.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding to NBA!? Ease up... haha

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Most boring grand final ever.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's going to feel awkward seeing LK making any speeches or presentations to Melb players lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

"It's going to feel awkward seeing LK making any speeches or presentations to Melb players lol"

While also plugging First Ever

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Curtley  
Last year

Best of 7 next year.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

The occasion seems to be getting to a few of the Sixers players, some of the free throws have looked horrible and numerous easy layups missed which looks to be a nerves thing. We are lucky to still be within 12 and really need to get it under double figures by the half.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Moronic

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Anonymous  
Last year

I guess Adelaide didn't come to win a finals series today

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Are we going to play any defence at any point tonight?

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Hogwash  
Last year

Who can stop Ware and Goulding?

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Hogwash  
Last year

Do it for Andersen

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Train  
Last year

Looking forward to all of the "refs were playing for United “ and “LK has rigged the Comp" threads

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Ramone Moore is stupid

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Anonymous  
Last year

But the ref was being respectful to the bench and coach Shane????

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide are getting a better run from the refs than any of the away teams have had this series.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is starting to get interesting...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shane Heal is straight garbage.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who was the flop warning on for Adelaide?

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Melbourne will win this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Please bring Corey Williams back for the commentating and send Heal to the sidelines instead

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Anonymous  
Last year

Barlow hitting lucky 3s is still hilarious.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Teys...lol

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Pallas93  
Last year

Can't get a Boxscore on the website.
Anyone else got a problem?

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Some very uncharacteristic misses by creek have been rather costly.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Barlow has consistently knocked down 3s over his career and has been great this series.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide starting to look like they're up for the challenge now, going to be a cracking last 10min

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grannypanties  
Last year

wow , sobey is horrendous again in a big game .

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide shit the bed.

Reckless. Undisciplined. Can't shoot when needed.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LK's probably creaming himself rn.

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MACDUB  
Last year

What the hell has happened to Gouldings Game?

Used to be an effortless scorer now struggling to even get a bucket!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne way too good. The best team all year and deserve the win. Unlike previous seasons, they've been composed and disciplined, unlike Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Have you been watching the game macdub? Goulding was on 19 at half time. He's been quiet in the second half but he set the game up for Melbourne.

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J  
Last year

Casey prather! Elite defender, just a top top notch player. Of only Perth had found a way to keep him.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Chuck Larkins on Adelaide :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Prather threepeat.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Give Adnam a run ffs

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Joeys_Right  
Last year

Really missed childress rebounding tonight. Killed on the boards, pretty much lost us the game

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Well done to United, too good today. The individual talent of Goulding, Ware and Prather was too much for the 6ers. In a game 5 it is the big time players that get it done and Melbourne had too many for the 6ers, especially without Childress. Game 1 and game 3 were the big missed opportunities for the Sixers to get that away win they needed but I loved the fight and the character of the team throughout the year and this series.

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MACDUB  
Last year

Anon, all I heard Shane Heal say in the 4th was "Goulding still waiting for his first points" after missing a 3.

Must have meant waiting for his first points for the second half. My bad.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shorter has zero class.

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J  
Last year

Shorter getting into it still...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Has anyone heard from Sobey?

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Anonymous  
Last year

National Blowout League

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Melbourne lucky to win. If Marberry didn't gift game 3 to Melbourne, Adelaide would of had this in the bag 3-1

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Bol  
Last year

Turn up the volume on joeys mic

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Btown  
Last year

whos that asian guy with MU. hes huge.

congrats to prather 3-peat

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Joshuapending  
Last year

Tough to drop this but it was a great series. Just not good enough tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

48 fta for adelaide in game 4, pretty sure everyone had their calls

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Ware is back next season. Prather to Perth, Goulding to Brisbane. Interviews are interesting.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Congrats to Prather.
Happy to see him get third straight title

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ferdterguson  
Last year

Good to see the blowout troll make their hoops cameo comeback.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne obviously way to good tonight. It was the first game that the loss of Childress really showed for the Sixers.

That was a very bad look to have the league owner celebrating with the winning team. It's brings down the respect of the league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No it doesnt.

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Bol  
Last year

Goulding showing some class post game. He has matured this year and really brought it at the right time of year. Also prather was huge! I should have known better than to write him off. He's a winner

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Well done to Adelaide. Handled themselves with class when they knew the game was done, all except for Shorter.

Great series, what a ride. Adelaide just lacked balls when the chips were down. United put them into that mindset though. Most effort United has shown in any game all season, perfect time to do it

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Anonymous  
Last year

Fantastic season, magnificent GF series, onwards and upwards for the nbl. Refs were very good today.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

That was a very bad look to have the league owner celebrating with the winning team. It's brings down the respect of the league.


Yeah that's completely unreasonable for an owner of a team to be celebrating when his team wins....I mean who does that?

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Very Old  
Last year

CG is the MVP for the GF series, will take that title with him to the NBA next season, as he was clearly better than either Casper or Josh, both clearly NBA players themselves

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Very Old  
Last year

And , er , everything , um is, er , so, er AMAZING !

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Ayjay  
Last year

Sixers 4/23 says it all.

If Joey doesn't develop a better outside game we will be found out next season as well. That aside a fantastic season, entertaining and worth being there live.

Congratulations Melbourne, outplayed us tonight.


PS Thanks Jack Toft for your interesting leading game threads all season.

Next season!

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Yeah that's completely unreasonable for an owner of a team to be celebrating when his team wins....I mean who does that?"

It is very unreasonable as league owner to celebrate. Obviously no issue with team owner but can choose when people are see him as owner of league and when as team owner. Can you imagine silver celebrating with the championship winner? I don't understand how some people can't seen this as a poor look.

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DaAnswer  
Last year

Bring back John Casey!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe we can get a completely neutral league owner now he's got his title... suck on that Dirty Sixers!!

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Also Teys is a very ineloquent speaker.

Hearing him try to talk English out there made me cringe.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

No need for this sooky behaviour. Let's just soak in a great season and a great showing by both grand finalists.

United more skilled and better coached today. It took them five games but they finally learned how to guard the Sixers

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Anonymous  
Last year

Disappointing loss.

The one thing Sixers need next season is better perimeter shooting. While the imports were very good this season - all three weren't shooters.

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rjd  
Last year

A bit harsh to criticise Teys' speech. He ticked all the boxes of a gracious runner-up.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

It is very unreasonable as league owner to celebrate.


I know you really need to find a way to invalidate today's result but this is not the way.

Let's move on.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

*virtual handshake*

Nice doing battle with you, Adelaide fans. Undoubtedly we'll pick it up again next season

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Anonymous  
Last year

Putting any consirpracy theories aside, is it time for LK to sell United? Not suggesting there was any foul play, United were clearly the top team this season, but owning the team and league is a pretty big conflict of interest.

Seeing the league owner out there celebrating with a team just doesn't feel right for a professional league trying to gain respect and a following and be taken seriously.

Appreciate everything LK has done and is doing for the league, but imo moving forward it'd be in the leagues best interest if he moved on from United and focused on just being a league owner.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Not trying to invalidate. As said in original post Melbourne obviously far better today. Deserved the win. The Lk celebrating was a poor look. It's the same thing as saying it would have been fine for McLachlan to be celebrating on the ground with Richmond at the end of the gf, and no I hate the crows glad they lost just wish it was by more. If he is going to own teams which is a conflict but may not be another option he needs to do so in the background and effectively b a silent and unseen owner

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Nice doing battle with you, Adelaide fans. Undoubtedly we'll pick it up again next season


Who is 'we'? You are a Cairns supporter, 'pick it up' next season with other QBL level teams.

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Hogwash  
Last year

Didn't think Teys did a bad job with his speech.
It wouldn't be easy to front up after a loss.

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LV  
Last year

Very nice, United.

Well done 36ers. You have a strong program and should be formidable again next year.

It was enjoyable to watch but I think in 10 years I'll remember some individual milestones more than anything.

Seeing DA, an all time Australian basketball legend, in what I assume will be his last game.

Watching the much maligned CG43 improve his all around game over the past few years, maturing as a player so much under Vickerman, and tonight he entered the Pantheon of Melbourne basketball legends and NBL legends.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Deng not turning up was huge for United. He was Adelaide's only bench threat and was shooting a crazy percentage from the field and from 3, so an off night was certainly due

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is no one pissed at Joey for the 3rd quarter rotation where they were closing in at 6 points behind and he subbed players out. 14 minutes left wih a 2 minute break at 4 minutes. If beoke the momentum and it turned to ahot from there. They were settling in finally after first half nerves but it could have been their game. We will never know now. This was the game to not reat out players nothing to loae and everythig to gain. Up against it with all factors it was thw time to leave it alone and let them play.
This one is on the coaching group. The players finally showed up in the 2nd half and had the opportunity ripped from them. Disappointed for them.

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Anonymous  
Last year

JC.
Joey Choke eh

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Anonymous  
Last year

How soon can you South Australians get a flight out of here?
Past two busloads leaving the game.. lol.. Gave a nice wave in my United NBL Champions tee.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks for the season Jack Toft. Made the game threads enjoyable.

Sobey will be booed by Melbourne fans
Sobey didn't get booed at all, but Shorter did. All night. Was funny hearing Adelaide fans trying to boo Ware and Goulding at Hisense, only to be drowned out by cheers half a second later. LOTS of Adelaide supporters showed up, which I did not see at Games 1 or 3.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone seen Udog?

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ME  
Last year

Bit of an embarrassing game for the sixers. If we lost a close one I could probably deal with it, but that was humiliating.

As for LK, I've never bought into the conflict of interest thing but it definitely was jarring to watch him celebrate the win. Yes, he's the owner of United, but he's also the owner of the NBL. It was yet another sign that owning both entities just is not right.

I don't know if he can move United onto anyone else, or how that works, but there will always be eyebrows raised any time United has success because of this and it isn't fair on the players to have that.

Anyway, I guess it's onto next season for Adelaide. We will need to retain DJ at almost any cost, and if Creek goes overseas it leaves a massive hole. But having said that, we also need to look at how we bridge this gap with United. We need a team that can beat United in United. Is a healthy Childress the difference? Do we need to get rid of Shorter and get a point guard who can also provide points? Is the problem with equal-opportunity offense that when nothing is working, there's no one who will take it upon themselves?

United are now the benchmark for NBL teams the way the Wildcats used to be. When we put our next team together we need to have them in mind. We need to keep our core, because we're 80% of the way there, but clearly some small tinkering must be made.

See you in 18/19 Sixers. It was real.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think 36ers needs to establish a more mature approach as they have some scary players on paper. If they can keep their cool and conduct themselves more like senior players it may translate to more success on court. It probably doesn't help that Joey is constantly losing his s**t and acting like a grounded 12 year old in front of the media.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I reckon this season's Sixers would beat last season's Wildcats in a five-game series

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Anonymous  
Last year

Out Sobey, in McCarron, get rid of Joey and retain Ramone Moore and we will be better for it. Make it happen Sixers!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey for back to back MIA

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey's only relevant play this series came in the first half of Game 3. Then the headbutt. Pure headcase.

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Anonymous  
Last year

100-82? How can you get trashed in an essentially one-and-done game? Joey still one title only which were the Bullet$$$$ era.

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bretts the man  
Last year

Congrats Melbourne way too good on night and big pity our shooting was awful and didn't produce better result.
We need with our imports a true shooter so to open keyway more for our game style and to keep score ticking over if not working.
Whilst their shooters stole the game for them Boone and Wesley were way too strong under the basket which we must rectify somehow.
Shorter, Teys are a no and question marks on others and Creek back as captain if bigger OS things don't happen.

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FM  
Last year

Congrats to Melbourne and more importantly the refs. Pretty solid game where if we counted calls you would be far under any of the numbers in previous games. Over the finals though, this will always be the series in which the players never got to choose the outcome of the games besides tonight. For one of the refs not to get dropped to 4th official shows the problem is not with the people with the whistle, it is with the person who controls them.

Would be happy for 36ers to press release that Shorter won't be signed. After a year of "Illawarra is a dirty team, I don’t like any of them". We get another twit who wants to walk the finals walk without putting up a game to back it. If you are as good as Al Green was, you can say what you want, but Shorter isn’t, so the mouth should have remained shut.

Looking forward to Creeks 10 day contract announcement.

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Udog  
Last year

Hey Manu. I reckon this season's 6ers with Childress fit and no game 3 halftime bullshit beat this years United too.

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Udog  
Last year

Over the series United only scored 8 more points in total.

Not bad from the 36ers missing Childress for 3 games and United holding home court advantage and having pretty much 4 imports (3 at current or future NBA standard).

United were being tipped to win in 3 when the series started but Joey and these young Aussie lads the 36ers have developed nearly knocked them off.

Bad luck losing Childress in game 2 but they pushed it to 5 games. They even fought to keep it to 6 points in the last few minutes of the 3rd.

Well done lads.

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LV  
Last year

Stop playing the victim/underdog card uDog. It's over. Be classy now.

Sobey's a headcase who didn't even learn his lesson in Game 3.

NO ONE tipped United in 3.

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LV  
Last year

I do sincerely hope Sobey does learn hos lesson though, as he's a serious talent who could yet become a legend of this league.

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LV  
Last year

Talking of class did Joey continue the "we'll do the best we can" routine during and after last night's game?

I do think this loss will spur this 36ers team on.

Who are the 5 players they have resigned? If it includes DJ, Creek, Sobey and Deng then for mine 36ers are the early favourites for next season (to the extent that you can have early favouritism in a league like the NBL).

Deng's headed upwards. Real potential. And it sounds ridiculous but Creek turns 26 next month. Still a young ish group with upside and the familiarity factor only increases each year. Same program, similar personnel. It's worked for the Wildcats and it's now working for the 36ers. Just without the ultimate prize- yet.

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Udog  
Last year

There was no "victim" in that comment. I was saying well done to a team who performed so well even though they had a lot to deal with. Take it how you will though.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

This was Adelaide's lowest scoring game since Christmas Eve.

Lowest scores this season:

75 points (at home against Cairns, Christmas Eve)

79 points (at home against United, Round 2)

79 points (in Perth, Round 9)

82 points (at United, Grand Final Game 5)

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Vic Wildcat  
Last year

Was it me or did anyone else find the presentations a little subdued. Having a couple of Hungry Jacks workers handing out stuff, when the league has so many legends who could do this, would have been more appropriate.

Well done Melbourne , personally found this game the worst of the five, sixers were never in that game. Quite a few sixers players went MIA tonight when it mattered, very similar to when they lost to Perth a few years ago in game 3.

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Last year

Teams who bat above their weight often choke when it all counts. We saw that last night.

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Last year

Hey Manu. I reckon this season's 6ers with Childress fit and no game 3 halftime bullshit beat this years United too.
Hey uFlog I reakon no 44 to 1 free throw attempt discrepency in a single half of Game 4, the series does not even come back to Melbourne. After all, that was a single digit game too despite Adelaide consistently being rewarded for flops and flails on rebounds and handling the ball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Looking forward to Creeks 10 day contract announcement.
Gotta make a layup first

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Does anyone have a link to the post-game press conferences?

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