Jack Toft
Last month

Melbourne v Sydney Nov 24

It's election day in Melbourne, so all you Blue Gums don't forget to vote. Whether you think Dan's your Man, you go for the other Guy, or you go Green, make sure it counts.

Well.... what a massive game the NBL has scheduled in between Breaker/Wildcat games to keep us all interested. Last time these teams met it was the United over the Kings 77 to 70. Sydney on the rise have a team of stars that seem to get better each game and they will find it hard to win in Melbourne. I don't have the stats for Melbourne home games, but they seem to get it done in the Arena.

Not need to ask Ware United get their points from. When one is having a bad day, another steps up.

Sydney could get this battle if they want, and this is a battle they need to get to put pressure on United. I'm thinking those Victorians will be so excited about the election their minds could be elsewhere, then again, it's a United home game.

United by 5

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Hogwash  
Last month

Sydney to get up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I cannot understand Anstey at all

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why is hanare coaching? Something wrong with vickerman?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wisdom tooth removal

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Perthworld  
Last month

Ewww Anstey. Another to add to the commentary Hall of Shame. What a joke these selections continue to be.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

I like Anstey on the mic

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

Has Gaze had his wisdom teeth removed yet?

Bogut could do all the talking.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I agree. What have they done this year. Every time I watch there are new commentators. Anstey, Kerle, wortho, Forman, Paige girl, Greenwood last night. What is going on I actually don't Like any of them. Where is Rosen, Carfino, Harvey and Redhage, SO much better

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

The score has tightened up...
and Wear costs Dtd 2 points

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ware, Randle, Cotton

Point guards?
Shooting guards?
Combo guards?

Commentators like to call them points but I see them all as combo guards personally as all have a heavy tendency to score first

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Perthworld  
Last month

What is going on I actually don't Like any of them.

Pay peanuts, get monkeys. Worth lol

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

GET A BLACK IMPORT IN, SYDNEY! This is embarrassing rn

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wortho lol*

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anon  
Last month

Great quality so far. On another note - what in the world is this idiot of a ref thinking trying to "calm" the Ware vs Randle battle? Australia should feel fortunate to have players of this calibre playing at this level, yet the refs are trying to tidy up something they have utterly no need to intervene in. Aus refs: zero chill.

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Perthworld  
Last month

HT MEL 47-44 SYD

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Anonymous  
Last month

Would it be too much to ask for the score on the screen to actually be accurate and up to date?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yes, it's been a feature of NBL coverage since forever.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The ref that keeps lecturing players is the biggest sporting official flog since Razor Ray (AFL). He's loving being mic'd up and making it all about him on the telecast thinking everyone is tuning in to see him and not the players.

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proud  
Last month

I'd love to have James Harvey commentating again but he didn't get his contract renewed so obviously he was too valuable to the product so they went for cheaper!

Sydney really need to try and get Newley into this game as he has done much but bobble it and not look aggressive at all.

As bad as they commentary is, yes we heard Dwayne Russell refer to the Sydney Kings as "they"... how ridiculous is his commentary and even the reffing of trying to get between Ware and Randle.... what has caught my attention is David Wear, does he actually have ANY idea how to play basketball as he is playing absolutely clueless out there and we are far enough into the season where he should have an understanding of the goings on.
Time for a new import power forward for the Kings as this guy is a bust!

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

Agree with above.

The refs have usually had a good game if you don't notice them much.

I reckon I could describe that ref well enough for a police id.

If he wants to play peacemaker, there are less noticeable ways.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Imagine how muffled Anstey's voice would sound if it actually was covered.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dwayne Russell is unbearable!!

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Splinky  
Last month

Good language control, Drewy.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Dwayne is so excited that it's "Melbourne vs. Sydney", just like how the NBL like to also pump it up. Capital City Clash? Lame. In NBL terms this isn't a big rivalry... just because they're the two largest cities in Aus doesn't make it so.

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Anonymous  
Last month

They played a great GF series

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Perthworld  
Last month

Ooooo, we're cooking now kids. 77-76.

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Anonymous  
Last month

That was almost like watching a replay

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bowens mom I would smash

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great game. Sydney going better with Bogut on the bench.

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proud  
Last month

If this goes to overtime then Randle for 50!

Lock it in

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wear getting some boards at least...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gaze: "if Lisch isn't the best on ball defender in the league, I don't know who is"

*cough* damien Martin *cough*

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good come back by the kings. David wear for the game winner

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proud  
Last month

26-10 last quarter, well done to the Kings

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Anonymous  
Last month

Oh lisch...

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Perthworld  
Last month

More proof Lisch is cooked.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why are the commentators acting like that Lisch layup would have been a game winner in a 1 point game with over a minute left

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proud  
Last month

Because Dwayne Russell needs to be fired, that's why he couldn't get a grasp on the enormity of the Lisch missed layup... still a heap of possessions left in the game

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Perthworld  
Last month

One possession left after a McCarron tipin.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty poor shot by Randle there

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Splinky  
Last month

Terrible decision from Randle

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Anonymous  
Last month

Too much hero ball from both sides.

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proud  
Last month

I want to see overtime!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kevin Lisch missed lay up then no box out !

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Perthworld  
Last month

Lisch with the cooked pass. No chance.

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Anon  
Last month

Why didnt take Kennedy on and get to the line to tie the game up.

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Anon  
Last month

What was Bogut watching when McCarron got in for the tip in.

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proud  
Last month

That ending reminded me too much of Boomers fuck ups at World Cup and Olympics, we do teams struggle so greatly to get the ball in... really deflating ending and Lisch miss was so costly in retrospect

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Anonymous  
Last month

I can still remember when Lisch was good

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Anonymous  
Last month

I only watched maybe half the game and saw lisch miss quite a few easy shots

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Perthworld  
Last month

Yeah, back when he was in Perthworld.

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Anonymous  
Last month

typical randle. putting up a 3 with kennedy in face. forget about rest of team. doesn't try to make a play or get a screen. just wants to play hero ball. arrogant. cost kings the game with his attitude. same reason 36ers lost that final series to hawks. got the skills but wrong attitude.

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Timberball  
Last month

F**k knuckle Dwayne Russell trying to say that is one of the best games in NBL history...not even the best game of this season. Someone please fire this guy, he is useless and an embarrassment to the league. If you have trouble finding him, he'll be in Gouldings locker watching him undress.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So after hearing from gaze with 2 minutes left that lisch is quite possibly the best player in history and so professional he misses an open lay up, doesn't get a body on his man who tips in the game winner then throws a horrible inbound pass to cap it off.

Gaze really has a clue. By the way has anyone ever heard gaze talk about what to do on defense during a time out. Every time it's what they will run next on offense. He should tell bogut to respect his man more each week and maybe bogut wont look like a fool when his man continues to pile on points.

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Anon  
Last month

Looking forward to Gazes presser. Hope he pays out on a few of his high profilers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wear is a frigging joke.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Great effort from Wear . NOT.
I would upgrade ASAP if I were Sydney.

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Lisch, Newley and Wear are merely passengers.

Lisch and Newley are really showing there age.

People have talked about this roster based on PAST reputation, not current.

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Hogwash  
Last month

Kickert also showing his age recently.
When Kickert and Kickert 2.0 combine for 4 pts in 40+ mins there is something wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If the Kings ownership doesn't look to upgrade from Wear, they aren't serious about winning a championship. It's that simple. You can't keep carrying this bum if you want to compete with Melbourne or Perth.

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Anonymous  
Last month

United vs Kings grand final. Book it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm not booking it yet. I'm not convinced about Sydney yet and we are yet to see what Adelaide is capable of.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Semi-final 1: Perth v Brisbane

Semi-final 2: Melbourne v Sydney

Grand final: Sydney v Brisbane

Winner: Sydney

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Anonymous  
Last month

How the heck can anyone criticize Randle today? Oh, it was a 36ers fan still bitter they couldn't afford to keep him. He was electric to watch live and up close today. Amazing shooting. Crazy that he can get it off against some of the contests.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide wont make the four. Book that too

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Anonymous  
Last month

most teams hope for more than zero assists from their starting point guard

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Adelaide wont make the four. Book that too"
I think they will. They are already equal 4th and still heating up while Conger settles in. Book it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If only you played Cairns and Illawarra every week buddy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Good thing Brisbane don't play Illawarra every week considering Illawarra beat them

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Anonymous  
Last month

http://nbl.com.au/games/898730?type=bs

19 point win.. unless you are talking about earlier in the season, of which my comeback could be how did Adelaide go against Brisbane? Twice. Away and home? Yup..

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

^ top notch banter

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Anonymous  
Last month

That was early season Adelaide. That's the point. They're a different team now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It was two weeks ago.

Early season Adelaide beat Sydney twice. Then the wheels fell off. Then you beat the bottom two teams. Now you're 'heating up'?

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jumpshot  
Last month

Wear is he going? I ask every week.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

David Wear pls leave.

Greg Whittington wouldn't demand a much bigger paycheck I wouldn't have thought

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bowen is like Sydney's third import, while Wear is the international development player.

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AngusH  
Last month

Finally caught the replay. Uncharacteristic last couple of minutes for Lisch really cost us the game... missed lay up, missed box out, terrible pass... maybe the docs cleared him from his concussion a game too early. Still, we didn't really deserve to be in this one bar some brilliance from Randle. His last shot was bad, but hey... no Randle, and we lose this one by 15.

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AngusH  
Last month

Oh, and yeah, Wear still sucks. Surprise.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thought the refs did a very good job, yes not all calls were right but all was consistent and fair.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bowen did very well on McCarron, his height worried him when Kennedy went to the four.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bowen is such a luxury for the Kings. I'd take him as Perths 3rd import.

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AngusH  
Last month

Yeah I also thought refs were OK. Don't know the name of the shaved head guy that got some screentime today talking to Bogut, but he feels like one of the better refs in the league at the moment.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Wear still sucks" ??

You know nothing about baksetball you flog.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Even though I think wear and a few others are garbage it still doesn't matter if they upgrade or not they wont win it because it comes down to the coach. Andrew is just as poor as his father was. Coached tigers for near 30 years and only won 2 titles with the team he had gaze, copeland and bradtke, how did lindsay keep his job

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Anonymous  
Last month

If goulding or ware put up the numbers randle did today shooting well above 50% too by the way the commentators would not have stopped talking about how good they are. Too busy calling everyone a star too, adnam was a star for melbourne and moller was an afl star. There are very few people who can be considered stars in any competition. Randle is averaging more assists than ware for the season as well.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Andrew is an awful coach. And you can see Bogut has zero respect for him as a coach. So yeah. If the Kings somehow miraculously jag a title this season, it will be in spite of Gaze, not because of him.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Probably knows how to spell basketball at least champ

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Hogwash  
Last month

Perth and Melbourne grand final.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Okay Hogwash.. maybe.. but I do agree it is Perth, Melbourne, Sydney then daylight.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Let us all take a moment and laugh at JVG for recruiting David Wear

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harry Lister you hired the wrong guy pal LMAO

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Anonymous  
Last month

Harvey*

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lister is clueless. Most people know that and that'd why the clueless Bogut has both into the franchise. Both clueless.

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AngusH  
Last month

@ Anonymous; Maybe I don't know anything about basketball if 21mins 0-2 shooting 4 rebounds and 3 turnovers doesnt suck for an import 4?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rumour is kings been sold to a Sydney business man, JVG is there in name only till season end. Interesting times ahead next season.

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koberulz  
Last month

An interesting tweet from Steve Dunn tonight implying that the money has dried up.

@AngusH: You mean Chris Reid? He's easily a bottom-two NBL ref.

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AD  
Last month

So what does this game teach us?
That Sydney is stacked with ageing stars,
and that Gaze can't coach a fart out of his arse.

So nothing new.

For all those predicting Sydney in the GF, who exactly do you think Gaze will be able to beat in the semis?

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's no rumour. AEG sold a 50% share in the franchise in the offseason to a mob called Total Sports and Entertainment http://www.sydneykings.com/news/article/sydney-kings-set-for-exciting-era-under-new-ownership-structure.

The rumour is these guys are cutting costs throughout the organisation and won’t replace Wear because a new import would be a cost they haven’t factored in. If that’s true (after last night any team serious about winning would have cut Wear on the spot) then the Kings aren’t doing jack this season. Expect the JVG/Gaze era to end very quickly once the season ends.

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Anonymous  
Last month

What a bunch of idiots if that's true

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yeah that would be foolish considering how good of a chance they would be to win a title with an upgrade and also considering what winning a title would do for their profile and popularity. Also let's say an upgrade gets them into a GF series rather than losing in the SF series then even if they won't win the title the extra ticket revenue probably goes a long way to paying the extra salary.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maybe the want the existing management to choke on there own vomit. Has been a debacle from day one.

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LV  
Last month

How's the ref going in to stop Casper and Randle talking to each other

Nbl needs to spend this fortnight taking a look at the over refereeing that's going on

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