AshL
Last year

GC18: Boomers V Canada

Tonight 17:30 at Cairns Convention Centre.

FIBA Ranking
Australia 10th
Canada 23rd

Betting wise the line is at 31.5 points which seems to me to be way way to high. Over/Under total at 158.5

Any thoughts on how this may play out?
Any ideas on if Canada are any good?

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Young Gun  
Last year

Wiggins and Stauskas are out for this one so Australia are in with a chance

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Anonymous  
Last year

Australia by 30+..

Canada is playing a team of Canadian University students

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Anonymous  
Last year

Every big v team would easily handle this Canadian team

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WookieE  
Last year

It's frustrating from a recording POV that the game starts at 5:30, but the block that it's in on the TV guide ends at 6pm and a new one from 6-10pm or something... Doesn't fill me with a lot of hope that the broadcast will just show the game in its entirety...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boomers by at least 31.49999 I reckon

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Camel 31  
Last year

Looks like the Liz Cambage spectacular is at 9pm.

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Cambage would be MVP in the mens tournament

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ME  
Last year

Anywhere I can see this game on delay for free?

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Anonymous  
Last year

HAHA do you guys actually watch the B/ball at the comm games....


Please YAWN!

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Anonymous  
Last year

I won't be watching this game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lines 24.5 at bet365 for the punters out there

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anon  
Last year

Do NOT take 24.5 if you want to bet on Canada - the line is 31.5 elsewhere. It was 31.5 until about 20 mins ago when there was a huge slash down to 26.5 and then again to 24.5. Not sure what this means but usually it's indicative of some late info and/or big money on Canada.

I don't care who these Canadian kids are. This Australian team isn't beating anyone by 32 points in 10 minute quarters.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah sorry meant 24.5 for those wanting to get on Aus (since OP mentioned the 31.5).

It's also not a bad little middle

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anon  
Last year

Ah my bad. Yes - definitely a good middle opportunity. Unfortunately my balls aren't big enough.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Tipping off shortly on 7 and 7HD

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Zodiac  
Last year

The Canadians look alright so far especially #13

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cadee starting ahead of Damo. LMFAO. Lemanis is so frigging transparent. Enjoy Brisvegas you streaky assed no defence playing chump.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Boomers up 25-13 at the end of the 1st.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Based on the age and experience of the squad Lemanis selected, is it fair to assume that anything less than a gold medal would be considered a failure?

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Curtley  
Last year

I'd have more interest if Australia's team was made up of college players too.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Yes, anything less than the gold would be seen as a failure but regardless Lemanis is contracted until the end of the 2020 Olympics so it's not like he'd lose his job over it if we underperformed here.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^^
Yes under 25/26 would've been good, no interest in most of the players selected, especially with Johnson and others left out.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

I like how the whole backboard, hoop and net system is the same in both Cairns and Townsville. NBL should take note

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Zodiac  
Last year

This is in Cairns right? Best the CCC floor has ever looked by a mile.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Martin's clearly been lying on the beach since the season finished he's never looked browner.

Boomers lead 47-29 at the half.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"I don't care who these Canadian kids are. This Australian team isn't beating anyone by 32 points in 10 minute quarters."

looking like a good call there by anon

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Yes under 25/26 would've been good, no interest in most of the players selected, especially with Johnson and others left out."

I prefer the older side, I reckon we just need the best players out there no matter the age (no idea how Johnson isn't in though lol).

This is game the best promotion the NBL has had all year. Live on channel 7/73 on Friday night/arvo right before a blockbuster Carlton vs Collingwood game. The NBL has talked about alot during the broadcast. Hopefully some kids and people are watching at home and thinking 'huh some of these Aussie NBL players aren't too bad'.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heads up play by CG43

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Zodiac  
Last year

Game now on 7mate

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanksmate

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Another Anon  
Last year

Cadee an absolute waste of minutes. Barely contributed anything.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

No fouls, no travel calls, no double dribble cals.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is there a box score online anywhere ?

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Another Anon  
Last year

Been looking for box scores to no luck. Will probably get them post game.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Goulding is a joke.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes live scores at gc2018.com > results

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding is so crap

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://results.gc2018.com/en/basketball/results-men-gpa-000100-.htm

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Anonymous  
Last year

A bit sloppy at times by the Boomers, but a clear divide in class means this group don't have to be close to their best against this Canadian team. Goulding is about 2-10. Give him the mvp.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cadee another crappy player

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just call him ason Ca because no sign of his J or any dee

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Zodiac  
Last year

Good 40 point win first up.

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GordonG  
Last year

"I don't care who these Canadian kids are. This Australian team isn't beating anyone by 32 points in 10 minute quarters."

Good call, that...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Home of the best punting advice

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KET  
Last year

Bad betting advice anon

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Matt  
Last year

Did canada send there best side? Hard to beleive the Boomers are a 40 points better side than Canada..
I suspect they sent there 3rds or half 2nds/half 3rds side..

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Anonymous  
Last year

They sent therr 5ths... A bunch of college kids.

Would be like us sending the Vic metro state team.

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Canada's best team would have the likes of Andrew Wiggins, Cory Joseph, Jamal Murray, Kelly Olynyk, Tristan Thompson, Nick Stauskas etch, but they're obviously busy.

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Curtley  
Last year

Their 2nd best team may have made it interesting. It makes u wonder why they bothered putting a team in.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Think I'll keep referring to this tourney as CG 18.

Avg age of Canadian Guards and approximately CG’s shooting %.

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Udog  
Last year

Commonwealth games awesomeness

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nz got a squad that beat us.

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CT  
Last year

I do wonder if the kiwis could actually win tomorrow night. they've got most of the breakers team there, plus henare coaching with fearne assisting. the aussies are cobbled together from all over the place and won't be as well drilled as the kiwi core.

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paul  
Last year

Most of the Aussie team has been playing together at the Asia Cup and the WC qualifiers.

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Matt  
Last year

The comm games is embarassing, when teams are sending much weakened squads..

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XY  
Last year

Has Canada ever sent a full strength squad to anything? FIBA America's maybe? It always seems that their ranking is far lower than it should be given the quality of their top 10-15 guys.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Dwight Powell
Kelly Olynyk
Andrew Wiggins
Jamal Murray
Cory Joseph

Tristan Thompson
Trey Lyles
Nick Stauskas
Dillon Brooks
Tyler Ennis

That bench 5 would challenge the Boomers starters(our real team not this NBL team).

Canada is arguably the second strongest FIBA team on paper but they don't seem to have players commit.

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ME  
Last year

Lol New Zealand is not going to beat Australia. If they get within 20 they should think themselves lucky.

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Anonymous  
Last year

What time are the Aussies playing the Kiwis today?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

The Comm Games site is very easy to navigate

https://www.gc2018.com/sport/basketball

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Matt  
Last year

XY, Canada sent a full strength team to the world championships in 1994 they hosted... Rick Fix played I believe..

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Matt  
Last year

Rick Fox I meant

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Anonymous  
Last year

Australia should beat NZ but I wouldn't be surprised if NZ win. Solid roster, good coaching staff plus they should have better chemistry with the familiarity of playing together with the breakers.

Bookies have NZ at $8 odds (Australia's $1.05), pretty surprised they're that high, existing a closer game than the odds suggest.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Expecting a closer game *

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anybody who was expecting anybody getting close to Australia other than NZwas seriously kidding themselves. It's a nice festival but that’s about it. The 2006 tournament was no better.

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