Lorenzo
Earlier this year

Boomers v Canada

With Kelly Olynyk out,have our chances got better for getting out of group H at Worlds?
Lituania has recently only gone down by a couple of points to Serbia so they will be tough..
Senegal are long and very Athletic.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Spain paying good odds at 21:1 to win gold

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ME  
Earlier this year

Senegal are long and very athletic, but they've gone down to every team they've played in warm ups by 40+ points. They're not going to be competition for us.

Canada has just got a lot easier missing Olynyk, and everyone else who withdrew. We'd be odds-on favorites to beat them, effectively guaranteeing us passage into second round.

Lithuania has lost close games to Serbia, but it bares mentioning these are warm up games and both teams would run deep into their benches. Who knows what Lithuania will be like if playing Serbia in a meaningful match. Serbia are also missing Teodosic, and teams do suffer when they are without their head point guard.

Australia should leave group H. Probably even top it. Just knock on wood that there aren't more injuries.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

I thought I read that Olynyk was still a chance to make the WC team but didn't travel to Aus. Either way it likely hurts their prep

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ME  
Earlier this year

No he's officially been ruled out now.

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Lorenzo  
Earlier this year

They have good 3 pt shooters but will struggle to rebound and play inside now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cook is out

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The pool will finish

Lithuania
Australia
Canada
Senegal

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Shane Heal
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Wow. Terrible blow for Cooks! I'm sure Creek gets the call up now

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It sounds like the Boomers' roster will be changing once more, as the clock ticks towards commencement of the FIBA 2019 World Cup. According to Fox Sports Australia’s Olgun Uluc, swingman Xavier Cooks has suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee during the Boomers’ training camp.

Update: Cooks left the Bendat Basketball Centre, the Boomers’ current training facility in crutches, with a left knee brace.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Maybe creek will get his turn

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Olgun Uluc
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Xavier Cooks has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, per multiple sources. He's been ruled out of the Australian Boomers’ 2019 FIBA World Cup campaign

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I'm going to this game tonight, just saw the Canada team in the papers, holy hell, the only name I recognise is Birch and that's only because I play fantasy NBA and daily fantasy. Oh well, still looking forward to seeing Delly, Mills and Ingles take the court.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

Yep, I think Melbourne fans have actually ended up with the better deal even after all those big US withdrawals. At least they still have NBA players.

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LV  
Earlier this year

World cup prep games

http://www.fiba.basketball/basketballworldcup/2019/news/tracker-preparation-games-for-the-fiba-basketball-world-cup-2019

Senegal getting destroyed

Canada lost to Nigeria 90-81

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LV  
Earlier this year

And Canada won the first one 96-87

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LV  
Earlier this year

Just had a quick look through Canada's roster

Definitely not writing them off!

Cory Joseph, Khem Birch, Kevin Pangos, Phillip Scrub, Melvin Ejim- starting 5- these guys have good credentials in either NBA or top Europe leagues

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Charon 70  
Earlier this year

Cory Joseph is not playing. He has not arrived yet. He might not play in WC?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I wonder what impact the 5:30 tipoff will have on the crowd numbers. I luckily work around the corner from the arena so I can run over just after 5, but a lot of people will be impacted.

Thurs/Fri Eagles and Dockers crowds struggle to fill out until around quarter time or so and they start around 6:10.

Wildcats games have been good on those days but they start between 6:30-7:30 local time.

The arena is easier to get to than the stadium, but i wouldn't be surprised if the crowd is pretty average at tipoff before filling out more.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

No one in Perth is talking about this. It's quite sad.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

I have tickets and I barely care.

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Cram  
Earlier this year

Any chance to see our major tournament Boomers is exciting for me. Sure, there are a lot of outs, but being able to see guys like Delly, Joe, Patty and Baynes playing together is a privilege. Hopefully we can play well without giving too much of the game plan away for Game 1 of the WC.

I'd expect Canada to be a little more drilled than us early, given they've already had some hit outs, but hopefully our class can come through.

To everyone that is going, have a good one.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Plus a storms about to hit Perth and the Craft Beer Festival is also on across the road...fun times.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

It's the first time a real Boomers team has played here in my memory, and definitely the first time I'll be seeing them live. I'd be much more excited about it if it hadn't been promoted as potentially having a score of NBA players only to have a mere five, one of whom I've never even heard of.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year


Hopefully our class will show through!!!! :):):) we have more 'class' than teams now. OurvBoomer Brawlers !

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Does anyone know of a livestats link?

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I'd prefer if they chose to interview someone who is not the most insignificant member of the team.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Thanks, koberulz.
Gotta laugh out of the two Scrubbs in their squad.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

The Perth crowd really holds onto grudges, even when the full-strength national team is being introduced.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Interesting interpretation of the aussie national anthem

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Johnt15  
Earlier this year

Perth crowd racist for booing Bogut?? Haha

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great start for Canada

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

At the game, atmosphere sucks lol

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

atmosphere always sucks at international games. crowd looks much bigger than I was expecting.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Luc Longley has done a top job of putting the jinx on our perimeter shooting

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Class is showing thru so far

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure if Nick Kay has the goods at this level

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

this is starting to get a bit embarrassing, at both ends of the floor

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rjd  
Earlier this year

I wonder if Lemanis is holding back on a switching defense lineup.

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AussiePride  
Earlier this year

Don't panic. It is a warm up game. Chance to run all combinations to see what works and what doesn't.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Landale looks pretty handy except when he is within a metre of the rim

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perfect replacement for Andersen then.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Half time score AUS 36, CAN 46
Our offence was not great but I don't think it was as bad as 36 points. I expect the shots to drop at a better rate in the 2nd half. Need to tidy up the defence.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Similarities with the approach of dealing with Bogut to make him unplayable as in the NBA playoffs: lineup with 5 shooters. Bogut struggles to close out to 3-pt shooters. Lots of open looks from 3 for Canada.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah it will be a challenge to make sure we exploit Bogut's strengths more than our opponents exploit his weaknesses

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Sobey with a very shaky start as an A-team member. Not much combo for a combo guard at this level.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Boomers looked very individual on offense that half. Canada totally opposite, sharing the ball, moving and constantly finding open shots

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Bolden with just 4 minutes at the half is surprising. Everyone thought that he would be our primary 4-man.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I was surprised about that too. Much more Bolden time in the 2nd half please.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I am also surprised to see that Goulding played 9 minutes. He was barely noticeable.

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rjd  
Earlier this year

And only 3 players with 3PAs: Mills, Ingles, Delly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

glad to see some signs of life now although it is all coming from the starters

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

First cheer Goulding has ever received at Perth Arena?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Goulding has played well, Sobey on the other not so much.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

CG43 played more assertive that quarter and looked much better

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

7/29 3P is killing us

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

What the **** am I watching?

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rjd  
Earlier this year

Pangos with Nash-like dominance ala last time Boomers played Canada.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I have tickets and I barely care.

I hope you stayed at home.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Ouch. Serious reality check there.
We can obviously play better than that, but personnel-wise this team does not look threatening at all.

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