Isaac
Last year

Hawks vs United, 12 Oct 2018

A team picked as making the four visiting a team largely picked to miss out. Road teams are 2-0 this round, but will the trend continue?

X-factors for each side?

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Melbourne to win pretty comfortably here

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Hogwash  
Last year

Melbourne to continue the road winning trend but be the first favorite to get up.

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Andrew  
Last year

If Boone is playing then I give it to Melbourne.

Illawarra has been in great pre-season form and will get some early wins but I think as the season goes on they will struggle with depth up front and will be exposed.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Conklin to obliterate someone's something

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perth looked good, but nz and Adelaide looked jet lagged, will be a lot closer than it should be. Melbourne by 3.

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LV  
Last year

Looking forward to Casper vs Cedric.

Melbourne are underdone, with Kennedy and Boone having recent injuries this group hasn't had much time together. Should be interesting.

Eventually I'd love to see Kennedy play some 4 with this team.

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BVL  
Last year

Hopefully weren't not cursed with another freak import injury.

I wonder how long it will take to become clear that the lack of outside shooting from the Hawks imports is going to be a problem??

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Jack Toft  
Last year

I thought Melbourne were probably the sluggish of all teams playing against the NBA teams. Maybe they have been saving themselves for round 1 like a bride on her wedding night.

Illawarra are always the budget team. I wonder if their talls are just a bit too old, slow and sluggish. (I hear a chorus of calls from the guards saying ALL talls are slow and sluggish. I hear a chorus of grunts from the centres.....)

Melbourne under more pressure than the Hawks to perform tonight and a little more stable with a lot of returning players. CG43 is a confidence player, so the Hawks should be aiming to be all over him early like coal dust on an Illawarra steelworker to disrupt his confidence.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last year

Melbourne by 18 @ $25

$10

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wortho's pre-game odds preview is terrible.

Idea: get Heal to do it

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Brad Rosens first "special comment" from the "expert", after a solid intro, Matt Russell asks Rosen what are his expectations for the match, Rosens first line...

"Well I think both teams will want to win"

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jumpshot  
Last year

Delayed?

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Durtle  
Last year

Why does games start at 750 now and not 730?

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Due to no EFTPOS at the venue I would say.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Dangerous drinking game: Take a shot every time Cedric doesn't get back in transition.

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jumpshot  
Last year

CG floppy 3 flicking his head back and flopping or tripping on his own legs? What a suprise?

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Ben  
Last year

I like what I see in the early goings from the motley Hawks gang.

A bunch of fun spare parts I can easily root for through the season.

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AngusH  
Last year

First 3 minutes of the game were sloppy, but OK since then. Hawks have looked better without Ced and Jett, to be honest.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I'm enjoying this Hawk ball too

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Luuuc  
Last year

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AngusH  
Last year

Scoreboard woes first 2 games out of 3 - nothing if not consistent, every year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is the baby crying in the First Ever ad because the ad itself is so bad?

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Anonymous  
Last year

is it a baby human or a baby farm animal?

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LV  
Last year

Naar being aggressive, I like it.

Casper and Cedric matchup a fizzler so far.

Wesley looking a big loss. McCarron playing back up point. Not sold on this United roster just yet.

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Shayno  
Last year

Is pledger scared of shooting inside the paint?

Also Oscar, arrogant much?

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's a baby farm animal crying to be put out of its misery.

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LoveBroker  
Last year

Hawks doing better than I expected.

Well done Hawks.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oscar is a legend. Get some perspective dude, not everyone is boring.

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BVL  
Last year

My god that firstever ad is doing my head in.

Nice to see Cedric's ability to run a team, jump shot and attitude has improved in the last 2 years - NOT

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BVL  
Last year

Surely its not going to run every second ad all year??

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Anonymous  
Last year

Seriously if that terrible first ever ad keeps playing I'm going to have to turn off the basketball.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

I'd like to see more of those First Ever ads, hasn't been enough of them

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dione69  
Last year

looking at the stats, is anyone missing a shoot? fell like a 100 % on shoots

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Shayno  
Last year

Have a shot everytime u see the hungry jacks or those stupid clothing ads

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AngusH  
Last year

I guess Blanchfield just can't play in big markets. More positive plays through 2.5 quarters than the last 3 seasons combined.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stats link missing!

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LV  
Last year

Bevo needs to get Ogilvy back in.

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AngusH  
Last year

Ced is washed.

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AngusH  
Last year

Kev outflopped Goulding!

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J  
Last year

Massive call! Either way it should be a breakaway call

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LV  
Last year

Goulding did flop.

But the correct call is the first one- foul on White

Unsportsmanlike is ridiculous

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Anonymous  
Last year

Elbow was accidental but still USF to push him away. Right call.

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LV  
Last year

That's absurd

What's the point of a replay? White got CG's hand (when it wasn't on the ball).

Clear foul.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Totally not a foul LV.
Great D.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Barlow was wide open. Bad play there

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Anonymous  
Last year

CG43 cold blooded

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koberulz  
Last year

Either way it should be a breakaway call
The Hawks never had possession.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Barlon warm blooded

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AngusH  
Last year

I'm guessing Ced doesn't see the court in OT.

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AngusH  
Last year

... or not.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jett wtf. You are trash.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Goulding oh my. Clutch

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J  
Last year

Conklin is annoying. Flails and seems regularly out of control, no wonder he knocks people out

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J  
Last year

Jett and conklin think they are heroes, horrible shots to take, looked much better playing controlled ball earlier, game on the line and just chucking

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ware and Goulding vs Cedric and Jett is not a fair fight

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Anonymous  
Last year

J is correct

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LV  
Last year

CG. Clutch.

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AngusH  
Last year

Wow.

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Anonymous  
Last year

2OT!

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AngusH  
Last year

Todd Blanchfield playing like the last 3 years never happened.

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AngusH  
Last year

Think I'd be playing Naar over Ced at this point.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd be playing anyone over jett too

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AngusH  
Last year

Jett is at least playing some decent D on Ware.

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J  
Last year

Barlow on aj in the post, and they keep going to conklin with boone on him??

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Anonymous  
Last year

No one knows how soft AJ is better than his own teammates ;)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great game! Toddy B!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield with the dagger with four seconds to go, potentially 3OT.

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J  
Last year

Blanchfield!! As a cats fan im hoping for triple ot.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Oh wow. Ware.

3OT!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ware can't inbound in time. Not pretty.

But no clear shot by Hawks so here we go 3OT.

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AngusH  
Last year

Perfect time for Melbourne to unleash McCarron... surely.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So Breakers traded Can You Feel It to the Hawks?

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is nuts

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jett ties it up... two seconds to go in 3OT.

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J  
Last year

Maybe don't have ware inboubd

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AngusH  
Last year

Unbelievable

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Ben  
Last year

How f***ing good is this game for Friday night viewing.

Would LOVE to see the Hawks win, but seems they've been massively treading water for the most part in the OTs.

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Anonymous  
Last year

4OT!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Was Boone's shot in time? LOL if so.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm old school NBL and remember 1994 Bullets-Wildcats 4OT game. The only one ever. Never thought with how unclutch the modern NBL is we'd see one again.

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Anon  
Last year

Who said NBL is boring. WOW

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Shane Heal game. He killed us that night.

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AngusH  
Last year

Every Hawks basket feels like a marathon, have no idea how it's come to this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow, United to win traded @ $1.01 on the exchanges. If you laid that and Hawks get up $$$$$$$$$.

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J  
Last year

Did dj travel before the whistle?

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Anonymous  
Last year

United USA trip and a 4OT back to back. Must suck.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Andersen coming up clutch

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

So Melbourne don't even have clean possession, DJ would have traveled had play been allowed to continue, and the refs give it to them anyway? Joke.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The 80s called, it wants its music back.

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Anonymous  
Last year

4OT* with an asterisks though since it's only a 40 minute game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

60 minute game

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MACDUB  
Last year

Good to see refs starting to police Gouldings sneaky tactics.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Andersen coming up SWATTED

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Agreed MACDUB. Goulding is a mongoloid: grabs Andersen's arm and can't understand why they called a foul.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Racist.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes very un called for and disgusting

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Anon  
Last year

How good must it be to have Mccarron come of the bench!!!!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jett brick just about seals it

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hooley misses both free throws. Hawks ugly possession, no clear shot.

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LV  
Last year

I want more overtimes

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Anonymous  
Last year

United wins. Finally.

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Anonymous  
Last year

4OT ILL 122-123 MEL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Kudos to Hooley for trying to keep the game alive

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AngusH  
Last year

All that, and Kev White takes the shot..... Kennedy definitely put his arms forward on the contest though. But hell of a game.

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Luke  
Last year

What a game of basketball?! Great to see the Hawks pull a solid crowd as well.

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J  
Last year

Casper could have easily been called on that play...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Didn't think game of the season could ever be in round one

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FM  
Last year

Not convinced after the video review.
Golding foul should have been unsportsmanlike. The falling to the floor and Anderson trying to get his arm back is not a foul.

Makes this another video review by Vaughan where he saves Melbourne.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I guess we won't be hearing from the blowout troll until round 2.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Kevin White gives everything he has, but surely can't be a primary playmaker in any OT, Naar should have been used from the earlier OTs

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Anonymous  
Last year

lol Goulding's such a shit-stirrer

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MACDUB  
Last year

Credit where credit is due..the refs I thought were outstanding tonight.

Always going to be a few missed calls but all in all they got so many right.

Great game was the result.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Why in the world wasn't Conklin in for any point in the final OT period? Ridiculous oversight by Bevo imo because offence was their problem. Didn't know what they were doing or who they were going to. Crazy.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just realised how many minutes it had been since the last First Ever ad. Thanks again 4OT, you can real MVP.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol, Forman looked like he was going to knock that fan out for touching the mic.

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LV  
Last year

So many times I thought United had that, but Hawks kept fighting back

How big were some of Gouldings 3s late in regulation and OT1. And Blanchfields massive 3 late in OT2. And Jett's layup late in OT3.

One of the best games I've ever seen for sure.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hawks if they had 1 decent US guard who can reliably shoot the three they might of had Melbourne before Overtime. Jackson and Jordair on the same team seems a huge recruiting oversight

Sosa, trice, Shorter --> Type player would have maybe won it for them

Refs --> Poor job should of been unsportsmanlike foul on Goulding at the end. Anderson has a right to pull out his arm.

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Anon  
Last year

Crazy game! Credit to both teams, they battled it out tonight and had to really dig deep! It was a GRIND and both teams stepped up ... Game of the Year already I believe! Jordair Jett's defence on Casper Ware was great! Loved watching the Hawks bring it to Melbourne. Congrats Melbourne on the win, and the refs as well for doing a great job tonight.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Agree Anon. Credit to both teams. That was a classic. So many clutch moments.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jett and Jackson were probably alot cheaper.

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Melbourne Boy  
Last year

Conklin hurt his back on that fall, will struggle to come up Sunday

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Anon  
Last year

Geez makes you wonder why the Taipans couldn't pick up Jett or Jackson last season, surely they would've done a better job than Scoochie, and been cheap too! Could've used a great PG but then I doubt Gliddon and Mccarron wouldn't had had the year they did last season. Melbourne having Mccarron to come on in the end of the game like that must be happy with the roster they have!

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Ah cheers, Melbourne Boy, didn't pick up on that

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LV  
Last year

Boone was brilliant tonight.

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Ingles13  
Last year

My MVP votes for that:

5 Boone
4 Ogilvy
3 Blanchfield
2 Goulding
1 Kennedy

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LV  
Last year

5 votes- Boone. The most influential player on the court. Played his role brilliantly.

4 votes- Blanchfield- Came up with some huge shots. Hopefully his confidence stays up all season because it'll keep Illawarra very competitive.

3 votes- Goulding- got UTD going early and then came up with some humungous shots late in regulation and first OT

2 votes- Ogilvy. Was left on bench for too long in 3rd/4th. Offensive rebounding was massive.

1 vote- Kennedy. Went about his business efficiently and quietly. Didn't try too much. Worked his way into the game and was a major contributor by the end.

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LV  
Last year

Wow- didn't see the other mvp votes post. Must've posted same time. Votes almost identical

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Anonymous  
Last year

Shame that Boone is broke. He wasn't a 5 * vote either. One leg BOONE

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Luuuc  
Last year

I like LV's take on the votes.
Awesome game to watch. Especially for Cats fans :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Blanchfield now playing well again after being under two dud coaches in Demopolous and Gaze. Happy for him.

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proud  
Last year

I thought AJ was massive tonight, great to see him record 21 rebounds ? But why did they not get him more touches down low early in the game?

Looks like Kevin White will have a huge role on this Hawks team until Naar can be trusted more which he certainly will be.

I have AJ, Cedric and Jordair in my fantasy team but even after 4OT I'm not happy with Ced's performance. Good to see others notice Ced's lack of getting back on defence, if memory serves me well he would often leave his Breakers teammates with the defending to do as he tried intercepting passes or tried to create the fast break... so fascinated to see if Hawks encourage this or try and make him more accountable.

I liked what I seen from Grida in limited minutes, good luck to the young man.

I had Melbourne finishing 4th (or 5th if Breakers make it) and it will be results like tonight that we will look back on and think that this result made a world of difference to both teams seasons.

I think New Zealand and Perth are two very happy clubs right now after seeing how exhausted those two teams were tonight!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Agree on Grida.. Played both ends too. Throw him in a Sixers jersey and people will be calling him a messiah. Hopefully he has a long, successful career if tonight was anything to go by.

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Ben  
Last year

Blanch thriving last night has plenty to do with him being played at his natural 3 spot.

Played plenty of 4 in Sydney, never suited him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Have a look at Goulding's footwork with 2.45 to go in last overtime,if that’s not a travel then nothing is,covered more ground than Bourke and Wills with ref 2 metres away

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Thank god Jordair made that clutch layup to force 4OT, because DJ Kennedy clearly pulled on the net and moved the rim on that layup. I do not trust Vaughan and his boys to pick up on that. Had he missed, the call would've been missed and controversy would've destroyed the perception of that game.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

But I am so pleased the refs didn't blow unsportsmanlike fouls for players intentionally fouling to prolong the game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bevo proved once again he is the best coach in the league. Can Illawarra find anything in Perth on Sunday after that epic, same with Melbourne, all their starters are old. Jett was excellent on Ware and probably won the battle. For a very low budget team Illawarra were massive, Melbourne's side probably twice the pay packet as the Hawks.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

Flopper Goulding up tp his old tricks again. Just saw replay of this game. Clearly shows Flopper grabbing Andersons hand and pull his arm down. Funny watching him plead his innocence when the foul is given after refs review the incident. Flopper sure gets involved in some situations for an innocent bystander.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Bevo proved once again he is the best coach in the league."

yes any other coach would have lost to Perth by 44 but Bevo managed to lose by only 40 points and 23 whinges. masterful.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Well they all can't have the resources Gleeson gets.

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