Jack Toft
Earlier this year

New Zealand v Melbourne

What an absolute ripper of a round! A few push me/pull you games and it all starts in the Harbour City of New Australia-lind tonight.

Top of the table Melbourne lock horns with a resurgent Breakers. Last time they met in Invercargill the United took home the chocolates, but since then the Long arm of the Breakers has dominated and they are still in the hunt for a finals spot.

Finn Delany has been the X factor and has stepped up when required.

Melbourne with good form too, but I'm thinking the Breakers might have a wee edge at home.

Grab the edge of your seats, while Melbourne may be the bookies favourites, New Zealand don't give up easy and I'm thinking this will go to the wire as New Zealand need this win to survive.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Melbourne by 10.

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Melbourne by 15

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

United playing Luke title favorites should win.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

* like.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

United to put their foot down and finish off NZ season. Breakers are too Jekyll-Hyde.

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LV  
Earlier this year

United are playing for home court advantage every time they step on the floor. New Zealand knows their playoff chances lie somewhere between slim and none, but the door is still ajar enough that they'll fancy themselves to make a run.

United is healthy and found form last round, so I think they'll win- but New Zealand are on their last legs and they'll go down fighting.

United by 7.

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Tom  
Earlier this year

If Goulding gets going, Melbourne may be too strong. If we can make it a dogfight we may have a chance. Long, Wesley and Webster/Richard have to come up big. Finn Delaney could be our wildcard.

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paul  
Earlier this year

The only dogfight New Zealand win this year is a greyhound race.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

I think NZ and Illawarra will be knocked out playoff race this weekend while Adelaide don't have much "fight" left in them.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Well this blew out quick

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Breakers got United just where they want them. Should definitely keep going to the well with the Wesley three in the 2nd half.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Oh boy.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

So yeah, Melbourne weren't good enough already so thanks NZ for playing CG43 into some form as well

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Didnt realise it was already on. Bugger. I was going to bet the Kings @$2.20.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Not bad odds, Kings have a better chance of taking this game than NZ do in the 2nd half despite not playing this game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Big first half from Goulding but contributions from a lot of their players. Melbourne's looking good.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

These commentators are the most biased commentators going around.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Odds of the Breakers trying something different next game, like sitting Ili and Abercrombie? Slightly higher than 0%?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Is United in record breaking territory here?

Has any team scored 107 or more three games in a row in the 40 minute era?

One for the old Tigers faithful tonight, of which I am one, with Barlow and Goulding combining for 47 points including 9 threes.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Interesting result though. Will NZ show something on Sunday?

Last time in Melbourne they actually beat United, except Kennedy was out.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

No problem with the foul count I take it?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Didn't watch the game. Can't comment on the reffing.

I did notice though that NZ got called for 15 fouls, and United got called for 18.

Which is a lot more than their opponent got called for when these teams played in Perth this season, with the Cats getting whistled for 7 when Perth played United and 8 when they played NZ.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No problem with foul count. Refs where just annoying and getting it wrong to often. On both sides

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