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Japan v Australian Boomers Fri 29th June

Really looking forward to this game.

Delly and Maker will be playing for the Boomers, which will make it worthwhile watching.

Rui Hachimura will be playing for the Japanese National team. Currently playing for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in College and is projected to be a 1st round draft pick in next years NBA Draft.

Should be a fun game to watch.

It will be telecast Live on Fox Sports.

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Kason Jidd  
Last year

What time is it on?

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Aussie  
Last year

8:30pm Eastern Time.

Fox Sports channel 505

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rjd  
Last year

Is nbl.tv or livebasketball.net covering it?

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rjd  
Last year

I'll answer myself, http://www.livebasketball.tv has the game listed on their schedule. I guess it might be geoblocked within Australia, though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No Creek, No Newley

Japan potentially bring in Hachimura, Watanabe, Schafer and a new naturalised big man in Fazekas.

Could be a tough game.

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ME  
Last year

Japan has shown themselves to be one of the better Asian basketball teams but I think with Delly and Maker we should roll to a fairly comfortable win.

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Aussie  
Last year

Foxtel have a Free trial at the moment.

So, anyone can watch this game.

https://www.foxtel.com.au/shop/eofy-sale.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5JK30cbr2wIVww0rCh1Zdg2dEAAYASAAEgImB_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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Carl  
Last year

They have new players. This should be fun to watch. Hachimura did pretty good job with his stint on gonzaga.

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Hogwash 96  
Last year

Fazekas, Hachimura - will be factors. Same goes for Watanabe - if he makes himself available. From what i have seen of Schafer, he's not ready to be a factor.
Japan have a chance to win this. Fazekas is the key - if Watanabe plays moreso - the three new bigs (Hachimura, Fazekas, Watanabe) will negate the rebounding issues that cost Japan in the Adelaide game.

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Matt  
Last year

I have a hunch Boomers will lose to Japan and phillipines in a double road trip over the next 10 days or so..

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Anonymous  
Last year

We really could drop 2 games here.

6'4 Delly/6'1 Cadee
6'4 Goulding/6'3 Mccarron/6'2 Lisch
6'6 Gliddon/6'4 Sobey
6'10 Kickert/6'9 Kay/6'8 Wagstaff
7'1 Maker/6'10 Brandt

Got to be at least 20 guys not available.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Off the top of my head..
A lot of talent MIA
Could be more.

Mills 6'0
Mcdowell-white 6'5
Exum 6'6
Creek 6'6
Moneke 6'6
Broekhoff 6'7
Newley 6'7
Adel 6'7
Blanchfield 6'7
Cooks 6'8
Moller 6'8
Bairstow 6'9
Simmons 6'10
Bolden 6'10
Mathiang 6'10
Baynes 6'10
Johnson 6'11
Landale 6'11
Ogilvy 6'11
Lual Acuil 7'0
Humphries 7'0
Bogut 7'0

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Andrew  
Last year

and not to forget Ingles 6'8

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ME  
Last year

Okay looked up Fazekas and Hachimura, and we're going to have some problems inside with them. Once again Lemanis has chosen a strange team given the opponent we have. I guess we're placing our bets on our full court pressing and three point accuracy? Strange that we're going to play a more Asian style than an Asian team.

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Carl  
Last year

Also the Philippines will active some players that are missing in the 11st game. 2 tough games ahead. Lol.

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FM  
Last year

It is a pity we didn't have enough time to add Daniel Johnson to the team list. After stealing Hodgson during mid-season talks at boomers camps and during round 1, Lemanis doesn't take him against a larger Japan line up?

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Benno  
Last year

LOL at anybody who thinks we will lose these games

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PeterJohn  
Last year

FM - I imagine Lemanis didn't want 3 centres, so one of Hodgson or Brandt was dropped for Maker. IIRC Brandt started in the January Boomers' games, ahead of Hodgson? Brandt had a better NBL season than Hodgson.

Or maybe Lemanis wanted to get Brandt for Brisbane but couldn't, so went after Hodgson instead? ;)

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AKA  
Last year

Drmic a late inclusion for the injured Wagstaff

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah why not, Drimic obviously makes more sense than Johnson to replace the PF Wagstaff....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Deng too.

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Anon  
Last year

drmic - has to be a joke

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Anonymous  
Last year

Good player, but not ready. Think it should have been someone else.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Further proof Lemanis has no idea.

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Anonymous  
Last year

https://mobile.twitter.com/NBL/status/1005789721912532992/photo/1

Moller looks a lot taller than 6ft 8" in this photo.

Would've been good back up in the 3 or 4.

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AussiePride  
Last year

Are you suggesting '2 dimensional photo' Craig Moller as a back up in the 3 or 4 or the actual Craig Moller?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm suggesting he’s taller than his recorded height, and he could be a useful back up three or four.

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AussiePride  
Last year

I was only joking and taking the easy hanging fruit.

Moller does keep impressing. Not sure if he warrants a place in the Boomers line up as yet but is definitely improving. He has earned extra minutes in the NBL and now playing in the SEABL for Hobart he has been a go to player in the 4th quarter for a competitive outfit.

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Carl  
Last year

I think this will be a closer game than the 1st one.

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juno 87  
Last year

Looks like Watanabe likely won't be suiting up for Japan (based on seeming silence in the media). Having him on the bench even if only with a few days practice with the team under his belt would have been a plus. Then again the JBA facebook page is always putting up photos from training camps - not this time - I wonder why?.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Carl keep dreaming. A C-rate Australia is still far superior than any of these opponents.

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Carl  
Last year

This guy is funny. Have I ever said japan is superior. All I said is it might be a closer game than the 1st game. Hahaha.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You're the guy that kept claiming Philippines are better than they actually were (amongst other teams) before Australia's debut in Asian qualifiers. You still haven't learned.

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Carl  
Last year

Are you on drugs? Hahaha. This moron saying stupid things. See this post FIBA WC Qualifers: Boomers V Philippines GT

I even said it will be an easy win for us. Shaking my head. People this days are very stupid.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The last one wasn't that easy. Philippines missing two very dangerous guards and Boomers won by 16. This time playing in front of 50,000 Filipinos it could be a danger game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh wow, didn't realise our game vs PH is being played at the Philippine Arena (55,000 capacity).

Will it be a sellout Carl?

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