Isaac
Two months ago

Taipans vs Kings, Oct 4

One of the more fancied teams visiting the one commonly picked for the cellar. Will home court advantage be enough to help Cairns over the line?

Your tip?

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K4L  
Two months ago

Kings by 10.

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Troppo  
Two months ago

I will be there waiting to see who is coaching the kings this year
Hope one of our new imports goes off first game like last year .

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings in a close one 1 to 8
Cairns has a good line up this year Im keen to see Didi v Machado Bogut v jawai

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AngusH  
Two months ago

Danger game for Sydney, but we should get up based on preseason form. I don't think Taipans are nearly as bad as last season even with the loss of Trimble though. They'll claim some high-profile scalps.

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Thunder Jam  
Two months ago

By far the game of the round. It will be close.
Either team less than 7 is a great bet.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

As most have said, this will be a lot closer than you would think. Watching with interest to see how Weaver handles the pressure. Cairns can sneak this if they don't rely on there bench to much. I’m calling extra time, then kings by six.

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skull  
Two months ago

Look forward to seeing live the NBL gap between top and bottom....

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Greggo  
Two months ago

Any injuries for Sydney? Bogut good to go?

If so I don't see this being a competition. Sydney by 20+

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Steven  
Two months ago

Sydney by 7+

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anon  
Two months ago

Taipans young legs to outrun the Kings. Taipans by 2.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Taipans don't go beyond 6 guys, will not have the legs.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lets just start the game now
Lots of Brazilians will be watching this one
Taipans are not as bad as people think this year but the kings should just get up by 1 to 9

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Greybuoy  
Two months ago

Taipans have tools enough to play and, budgetary constraints aside, Kelly has what he asked for this season.
There remains a question about Kelly's authority. Can he make a reality of his 'game style’?
I’m still sceptical.
The only person I’ve ever seen him get truly tough with is himself.
We wait to see him insist on the same ownership of floor responsibilities, in every player, all the time.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kelly plays favourites a bit as well, picks and plays guys that always up to it.

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Bagman  
Two months ago

Really interested to see how Weaver plays Bogut. I'm guessing it is going to be different than last year when he seemed to spend the entire season at the high post.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

This commentary is an atrocity. Costello just called Tate Ware and earlier called Lisch Newley. Absolutely pathetic.

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Splinky  
Two months ago

Kings coaching staff all dressed up. Adam Forde looking neat and tidy!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

lol, the commentary is hilarious, this guy has no,clue, seen himmbefre on fox sports news,

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Jick  
Two months ago

Did Homicide just call Bogut the best passing big of the decade??? Leave the standup to the pros mate.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Seb Costello is hopeless. This is what we can expect this season? This dickhead doesn't know who half these players are!

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Yinka Dare  
Two months ago

Is Didi out?

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

This commentary is unlistenable Seb Costello is clueless.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

DidI has back soreness. He's out tonight.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Oh fuck Tommy and his chocolate cake are back, I'm getting PTSD.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Shocking Game .

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tate will be cut ...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Little pickup gameish, not playing at full throttle.

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LV  
Two months ago

Extremely disorienting

Casper in A Kings uniform... Walker for once actually looking old. Going around yet again

Bogut and no other big man to speak of

Then you have Jawai, Newbill, and...who? Oh ok Deng. Djeric is back but watching his jump shot is enough to give you vertigo

My head is spinning

Go the Jawaipans!

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Shayno  
Two months ago

Seb Costello is killin this telecast, u can let the audience listen to the refs/coaches.

Also stop saying head coach its doing my head in!!!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The worst commentators ever and I'm not a bagger. Learn there f..king names and call the game, don’t make up bull shit. Kings offence is spluttering. Need more out Tate or get Newley and Moller on together.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tate is garbage.

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Shayno  
Two months ago

Also its the Taipans not the snakes ffs

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Lovebroker  
Two months ago

Noi looking very composed for a rookie.

Cairns playing very well and on a nice roll.

Sydney defence is supposed to be good but not seeing it so far.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The commentators for the Kings v Cairns are F&%King HORRIBLE!!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Is Kenny injured

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AngusH  
Two months ago

Kenny nursing a head injury judging by the haircut.

Kings are playing with about 70% effort. A bit concerning.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

The head injury came before the haircut.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

dAyLiGhT

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Enjoying the game but can we please can we get some hush from Seb Costello! Better yet, just play the raw audio from the game & lose the commentary altogether!

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

It's incredible how good Newley still is at getting to the hole.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tate hasn't been too bad tbh, i think he'll be solid once he settles in

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Adam forde looking sharp in the suit

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

To be fair at least Homicide admits he has NFI at what is going on.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Those tatts are going to wasre!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cairns fall again, no desire n the 4th.

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AngusH  
Two months ago

Yeah good 2nd half from Tate. Kings got really lucky tonight, Taipans ran out of legs.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

What is the correct score?

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

As the graphics deducted a point. hmmm.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Cairns scored just 6 points in the 4th with 30 seconds to go.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I didn't realise Noi hadn't nominated for the NBA draft yet. Looking like the NBL could be a great move for him, especially with the scout exposure this year.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Taipans had us fooled for three quarters. Business as usual.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Agreed the worst commentators ever and I'm not a bagger either.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Moller defensively was great got kings back in it and stopped Noi. Tate good second half. Bogut won't shoot that bad again. Commentary woeful. Kings offence disjointed. Cairns looking much better, bench rubbish and Deng not a starter.

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Greybuoy  
Two months ago

Indeed, Kelly had no control over his charges in the final stanza, and in that there's repetition of the last season: 'we lost by a small margin’. Yeah, right.
No, last season you lost by a narrow-but-predictable margin time and again.
In a closer league you can lose less games and still end season duds.
Accountability, please.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Taipans where playing good basketball right up until Cam Oliver went down and Bogut turned himself on.

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Twinkletoes  
Two months ago

As the above poster has basically said, the turning point was when Oliver went down and had to be subbed off early in the last qtr. When he came back the momemtum had well and truly turned. That said, it was a disappointing finish to what had been a good performance up until then.

I think the run of away games coming up are not a bad thing as I feel the Taipans are a bit underdone and need some solid match practice (as compared to preseason where they mostly came up against depleted or below par opponents). It's still a mostly new team that needs some more game time together.

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skull  
Two months ago

Ugly last qtr....Kelly over used his bench at crucial times, he had Jawai imploding as the rookies succumbed to pressure.....sorry but that's on the coach!!

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anonymous  
Two months ago

I agree that it appeared the Cairns bench was overplayed at crucial times (although I have no insight to why this may have been such as fitness, injury, attitude of there starters...)

Newbill playing 28mins and Machado 31mins, I think both should have played about 5 mins more each.

And at times there were 3-4 bench guys playing at the same time.

Hopefully Cairns can get a better rotation going and they will win a lot more games than last year.

Even with Oliver going down, they should have been able to get the win against Sydney.

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Mike  
Two months ago

Even though I don't think it is a great stat, the +/- for the Cairns point guards probably show where the issue lies. Second five as a group were poor defensively and on the defensive boards.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"When Oliver went down".

You mean when Bogut wrecklessly injured him.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You mean when Oliver layer on the ground like he been shot, then got walked off and subbed back on later.

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Troppo  
Two months ago

Layer ?? Did you see the play ? Did you see the strapping on his knee
Lost a bit of respect for Bogut after that game but Kings certainly played good D in the last QTR 1 foul in 8 minutes .

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Surprised more hasn't been made of that. Imagine what he would have done to Deng if he had have landed on him the same. Bogut seems to get a pass for some very average sportsmanship. Refs look scared to act too.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Oh Troppo stop crying. He was soft, relax. The guy will play next game and can exaggerate more fouls next week

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I'm surprised how not much has been said about Townsville big off season signing Deng and how he played.

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paul  
Two months ago

Don't get many Crocs fans on here these days.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Maybe the post spilled over from an alternate universe where that awful merger idea between the cities of Cairns and Townsville that is proposed here on a monthly basis actually happened.

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