Jack Toft
Earlier this year

SF Series 2: Perth v Brisbane Feb28

Brisbane return to the finals for the first time since 2008. It's been a long time between drinks. Back then Ebi Ere ruled the court, there were 13 teams in the league (including the Slingers) and oh, the top four teams were

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Perth

So here we go again..... will history repeat itself? Back in 2008, Adam Gibson was a Bullet, Mika Vukona was a Breaker, Jason Cadee, Matt Hodgson, Cam Bairstow and Cam Gliddon were skinny teenagers. Damian Martin was a Razorback, Jessie Wagstaff wasn't even Rookie of the Year yet, and most of the Wildcats were high school kids snorkelling off Rottnest Island during summer break.

It's been a tough year for the Wildcats, but even in the face of injury they have secured top spot and deserve their number one ranking going into this series and potentially into the GF series. Their achilles heal will be to take these Bullets lightly.

The Wildcats fan have not been fed raw meat for a week and are starting to get a bit edgy. They're calling for blood. As old meat, Gibbo's probably safe, but it's hard not to see the Wildcats throw a young Bullets development player into the maddening crowd to feast on his carcass. Much like a wildebeest off the savannah.

Welcome to finals Bullets, you need to go through Perth to get a flag, but tonight, your initiation involves getting beaten by double figures.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Possibly the real COTY and MVP over in this thread? :P

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Tonight?

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Bullets will need to be perfect to take game 1. More realistic is their entire frontcourt ends up with 3 PFs 2 minutes into the 1st Q, and Te Rangi is matched up on Kay for most the game.

Perth by double digits, with more than double the number of FTAs.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Exceptional Jack.

And what AngusH predicts is a very likely possibility.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Tonight?

Tonight I'll be eating ham and pineapple pizza with extra pineapple and a garden salad.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Heh heh heh... ham and pineapple pizza... the perfect pre-armageddon food.

The prophecy... I'm hearing whispers from the grave again. They said they wouldn't return. A bullet ambush imminent they tell me. An ungodly fucking firestorm raining down upon Perth they say. HEAVY artillery.

The BUZZ is BACK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTSJcpB9B0Y

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth by 8

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Cotton's over/under is 21.5 on Beteasy, get on.

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Duke Fan  
Earlier this year

Will I be able to stay up late on a school night is the biggest question

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Perth should win by 10+
Brisbane will need a huge game from Patterson to have a chance

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

It's funny that you people don't know what's in store

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Free cheeseburgers in store?

I hope your right Manu. I really do

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Double cheeseburgers for finals?

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

10.20 tip off? Yikes. I guess accounting for OT... Maybe bring the game forward half an hour given the halftime score of Syd-Melb.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

haha yeah it is going to be a lot of boring air time to fill once this game is over. they might need to interview every united player.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Jokes aside Manu.

I'm more nervous for this game then I should be. Its probably going to be a better game than alot of people think, and is a danger game for us. If we do underestimate bris. They are capable of putting us to the sword.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It's going to get real hot in here soon...

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Oh you know it, Flop. As I said, I'm hearing voices again. Not a good sign for Perth

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

It's not the heat that gets you, it's the humidity

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

The voices you are hearing are probably just Gleeson warming up his voice to get the refs to hear him.

His voice does carry a long way, and you may still be in range to hear it

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Nah Flop, I hear dead people

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Can you talk to them?

Tell my grandad he's a tosser and still owes me 10 grand

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

I'll rob his grave for you?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Nothing worthwhile in there. I was there.

He gambled everything valuable away, alot of it stuff that was permanently borrowed from family.

We all have shit people in our families I guess. They can't all be Damian martins

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

That's a shame, mate. We can't all rescue people from burning houses.

BUZZAS by 4

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is there a full moon?

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Hopefully Bairstow has been doing non-stop cardio the past 2 weeks and is able to sustain more than 15 mins of high quality play. That could be Brisbane's best chance, outside of maybe Gliddon and Cadee playing like Curry and Klay.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

I let out an audible groan as Gliddon hit his 1st from deep. We don't need him being on.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Gliddon played 3 minutes and gets subbed out?

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Massive hustle play from Kay and cotton

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Forgot Gliddon could dunk.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

I hate it when I'm right.

Damn you Gliddon.


Sucks that I'm always right

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LV  
Earlier this year

Gliddon!!

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

Huuuuuuge flop from beef.

The foul was there. But so was the flop

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Lemanis keeps throwing Davis out there to guard opposing PGs, yet I can't remember a single time when something positive has come out of it.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

The Gliddon Show tonight

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Gliddon was due a night like this after all the stinkers to finish the season.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

This is junk ball tonight

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Rat10  
Earlier this year

Gibbo playing some great D on Cotton. Vintage Gibbo.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

The bullets are playing the game on their terms but if terrico could hit half of his open looks then the cats would have a 10+ lead

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J  
Earlier this year

Cats have missed some bunnies, bullets setting as many screens on cotton as possible, its getting to him.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe if the Bullets didnt take such BAD shot and so many DUMB turnovers they would win.

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Money Makin Mish McCarron  
Earlier this year

Geezus me timbers

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Beautiful 4 point play by Aylen there.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Watching a good game and then Aylen goes and calls that. Wow.

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Rat10  
Earlier this year

Another example of why the flop rule is so ridiculous. Gliddon gets penalized for playing good D. Wagstaff fended off clealy. Gliddon gets his 4th and if he didn't hsve 4 is another T away from being ejected from the game due to a highly subjective call from the ref which was clearly wrong. That ain’t right.

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

its not the ruke, its the ref, he wont be doing a GF.

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Very Old  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff, half his foot over the line, and its called a 3, garbage

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Cadee having a ripper, proving why he's getting paid the big bucks.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Thing is, if J-C-3 ain't giving you buckets, at least you know he's locked in on D /s

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Cadee what a spud just one shot attempt with 3:22 left in the game.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

As a Kings fan I can confidently state that Cadee will probably hit 5 threes in a row in the last 2 minutes with the game out of reach.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

This is on the 36ers though allowing a team like Brisbane to get into the playoffs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agreed Zodiac.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Bullets score just 4 points in the final quarter absolutely pathetic.

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Flop Warning  
Earlier this year

2 pretty disappointing games tonight.

Think we are all just gonna have to wait for per v Mel

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Name  
Earlier this year

Lochie Read said game 2 starts at 1pm? Really? I thought it starts at 2pm.

Brisbane time

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Believe it's 2pm local too. ?

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OGC.28892164f41e65d56e510144c217f7e6&pid=Api&rurl=https%3a%2f%2fmedia.giphy.com%2fmedia%2f3oriOeLqOH6BidHLby%2fgiphy.gif&ehk=BfL3ITgl6LsMOX2zdlb1Ww

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Why did Lemanis allow Cadee almost 23 mins of playing time when clearly his head was not in the game?

Give Kendle more than 6 mins ffs (and I actually think Kendle is trash).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I still can't believe they had Caddee alongside Bogut, Ware and Cotton prompting the finals in Melbourne during the week lol.

I felt Perth looked like a pretty well oiled machine for most of the first half, but didn't capitalize enough and missed some easy shots. Not too surprised it ended in a blow out.

Bullet train well and truely derailed in that last quarter.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Is Spudee Lemanis' love-child?
Only plausible explanation.

Really hope that Perth don't ease up (nor get overconfident) in game 2. It will be good to finish this in two and get a break.

Great to see our bench getting a run, but gees they were unproductive.
Wagstaff, gees we need some kind of thermometer. He's always been a bit inconsistent, but his swings between hot and cold are getting extreme. Hopefully he'll be game-winner in game 2.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Dech > Cadee

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Blinkered people, that would be Lyons 4 point play.

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Tornado  
Earlier this year

Perth have a super advantage playing at home because of the time difference. Is it any surprise teams fade out in the last quarter when it is about 11pm-12am according to their body clocks.

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Fading out is one thing but 4 points as a team in the fourth what garbage.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is this the latest excuse? Brisbane were sleepy?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Heavy artillery

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Mock  
Earlier this year

So much for all those DOPEY posts about how the mighty Cats would miss the playoffs. Bullets looked scared and out of their depth

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Hogwash  
Earlier this year

Cadee starting sums it up.

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Tornado  
Earlier this year

I'm not a Brisbane supporter, nor am I saying it is why Brisbane lost, 4 points in a quarter is inexcusable!

Just merely pointing out that Perth have an added home court advantage that others don't have due to time differential - especially night games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Something i haven't seen mentioned, how elite was Cottons passing last night

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PeterJohn  
Earlier this year

"Perth have a super advantage playing at home because of the time difference. Is it any surprise teams fade out in the last quarter when it is about 11pm-12am according to their body clocks."

Tornado, Brisbane don't have the same time difference as other eastern states cities, this time of year. They don't even have as big a differential as Adelaide, who beat Perth in Perth, at night, in last year's semi finals with a 20 minute difference in relative tip-off time.

Moreover, Brisbane scored 50 points in the second half of their Round 5 game in Perth, which would have finished around 10:30-11 pm (it tipped off 30 minutes earlier than last night's game).

Given this sort of background, I think it's not reasonable to attribute their second half performance to the time differential, even in part.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I don't think Kendle is trash, he is at least aggressive and looks to put points on the board, which is more than you can say for Cadee. Kendle is also a better defender than Cadee, which while also isn't saying much is a significant enough given Cotton is on the other team.

The Cadee/Gliddon backcourt looks good against Chinese Taipei but looked shaky as hell as an NBL backcourt even before 2018-19 kicked off, and at this stage all it's clear to me that on a good team in this league Gliddon should be no better than your 3rd option on offense, and Cadee should be playing 8-14 minutes off the bench.

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alexkrad  
Earlier this year

If Cadee is your starting PG you are going to have a bad time.
Why/How does he keep finding himself in that situation year after year. He needs to put into the Goulding coming of the bench role and stay there.. or go to Illawara/Cairns (no offence).

Te Rangi showed up proving why he was MIP and 6th man also ... smh

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Please don't compare Cadee with Goulding, there not in the same post code. Goulding still plays 30 plus minutes and can defend. Goulding starts in every other team, it’s a bad example. Probably should compare him to Hooley or Adnam, that’s his level. Cadee has the right connections, haven’t you heard Heal tell us how good he is over and over.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Goulding starts in every other team"
I agree he should not be compared to spudee but there's no way in hell he starts over bryce cotton

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alexkrad  
Earlier this year

I didn't compare him to Goulding, I said he should start on the bench like Goulding.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Brisbane made the finals, when at the start of the season I think many (including myself) thought they wouldn't.

Granted they made a lot of changes along the way, but they made it. Perhaps that was their goal for this season, and if so, kudos.

How they managed to bring in 3 imports, and still have Spuddee starting will remain a mystery.
If they can maintain their core, clean some of the crap off their bench, and get a decent import backcourt in place, they could really threaten next season.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cadee has the right connections, haven't you heard Heal tell us how good he is over and over.

Is it the respect people in the league have for Robbie Cadee? Otherwise I really don't understand it.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Yep you stuck up the doubters Giblet...What a joke!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

4:50pm - WTF ??!!??!?!

Should the Bullets fight back and win Semi-Final Game Two this Saturday 2 March, this will mean a third Semi-Final will be required to determine who will qualify for the Grand Final Series. The tip-off time for this game has been updated and Semi-Final Game 3 is scheduled for 4:50pm Monday, 4 March at RAC Arena and will go on sale to members immediately after Semi-Final Game Two

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

That's got to be AEDT

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

4.50 AEDT is 1.30 Perth time Einstein.

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Trev  
Earlier this year

Public holiday in WA

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"4.50 AEDT is 1.30 Perth time Einstein."

Thanks Hawking. I honestly had no idea that the time difference to Perth was 3 hours & 20 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Brisbane have already booked the plane tickets for Sunday,

For their end of season trip to Bali.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

4.50pm perth time it is 7.50pm eastern.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hey Hawking wanker. Clearly hit wrong key! The reality is Perth are behind! You highlighted that beautifully. Thanks.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

WTF @ WTFing when it is Labour Day in WA on Monday.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Yeah, I take back the excessive "?!!??!?!" and just leave it at WTF? because that's still a bizarre tip-off time. Hopefully it is moot.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Night games in every other state have tipped off at 4.50pm WA time all season.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Exactly.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Night games in every other state have tipped off at 4.50pm WA time all season.


Any relevance to the topic of Perth home games there, or just random trivia?

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Given it's a public holiday and therefore people being at work isn't a concern, it makes sense to have it tip off at the same time as eastern-states games.

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Name  
Earlier this year

Friday game 1, Sunday game 2

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