AngusH
Last month

Taipans vs Hawks, 14th Oct

How can there be no thread for this game? Not only the game of the round, arguably the game of the season to this point - so many juicy storylines:

- Will the Hawks stick with the Fawlty Towers frontcourt of Boone/AJ?
- Can the Taipans keep their unbeaten run of first halves in 2019-20 intact?
- How many times will Ball's potential draft position and/or number of international viewers be mentioned in the broadcast?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Someone has to win.
Hawks to win.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Haha classic, Fawlty Towers, I like it.

Both teams could score 100

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Anonymous  
Last month

I enjoy watching LaMelo play. He's good enough to start and puts up good numbers, but the hawks are unlikely to have a winning record with him running the point.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hawks possibly lol, who ever turns up to play D, maybe big Boone ability to get them over line but Jawai might do same for Cairns. Should be entertaining anyway.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brooks needs to start.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Gee, it's only round 2 and the barbs have come out on these teams.

Both teams are 0-2 and are yet to dip their fingers in the brine to pull out a pickle this season.

Cairns on their home court need to give home fans a reason to seek refuge in the air conditioned comfort of the Cairns Convention Centre. Majok Deng was an X factor in Adelaide and has a chance to become a cult hero sharing the mantle with the "Beast".

Illawarra have a squad that is not too shabby with most players tasting success at other clubs and have a number of rings in the sock drawer. But, Illawarra's problem has always been they just can't seem to go home with the girl. They play the roll of wing man to perfection.

To go 0-3 means a stern locker room talk by Greta Thunberg. So, which team will be brave enough to not only grab a pickle, but to drink the pickle juice.

I think Illawarra might just need this road trip to bond and I can see them sliding past the snakes to snatch an away win.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Isn't this game in Wollongong?

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AngusH  
Last month

Yep, it's in the Gong. Jokes aside this should actually be an entertaining game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I have said earlier elsewhere. The bottom of the ladder to be decided by round 2.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Yeah, sorry, I meant to type

"I think Illawarra might just need this HOME road trip to bond..."
(subtle reference to their not so subtle performance in Perth)

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Ogilvy to have a huge night out with 8 points and 5 rebs

Brooks needs to start. Get Ogilvy or grida out.

Hopefully newbill plays to make it half exciting

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ME  
Last month

Both of these teams are absolute ass. I feel like Taipans have at least pressured some teams in some games and made the Kings work for their first win so I feel the Taipans probably take this one. The Hawks are not very good at all. Their rotations are haphazard and their bench depth is non-existent. Brooks seems to find himself out of games just due to his frustrated outbursts. LaMelo won't be enough to save them from probably losing 90 percent of the games they play.

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AngusH  
Last month

Hawks going with the 5 guys they should have gone with from Game 1. Finally.

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

No newbill again? Interesting

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Newbill now playing lol

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Coenraad just made a mess of Boone's face with the elbow.
Boone out now
Ogilvys time to shine

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rikrak  
Last month

I don't know which stinks more :

- A trash full of rotten eggs and decomposed meat.
- This game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is this the worst game in NBL history?

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Ogilvy +5 in his 3 mins on court in the first quarter lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Has this got anything to do with two inexperienced coaches.

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rikrak  
Last month

what's better :

- watching lonzo ball shooting treys for 2 hours long
- This game


option 1 for me

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rikrak  
Last month

2/10 for both team to start this quarter

this is a disgrace

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rikrak  
Last month

melo ball is gonna fall to the secound round

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Melo will be lottery. Not too 5 though

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AngusH  
Last month

Cairns' unbeaten first half streak in jeopardy here.

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rikrak  
Last month

you'd tought a game between two 0 defense teams would be fun but one has to remember they are also two 0 offense teams.

so 0 / 0 = 0

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AngusH  
Last month

Clutch basket from Deng to keep the first half winning streak alive!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bevo should be coaching, the bloke probably knows his crap but inexperienced. They players are looking lost, unsure of what's needed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Henare to hawks lol. Much better than flinn.

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rikrak  
Last month

cairns got their win . keeping that undefeated at halftime streak.

now they can get blown out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melo is under-utilised

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rikrak  
Last month

nah he's just bad

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rikrak  
Last month

10 pts quarter for the snakes
damn we can't even use the word bad

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Anonymous  
Last month

How many cliches can DWanye get in
Shut up

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Anonymous  
Last month

I've been watching on Anthony Drmic's Twitch feed rather than the NBL one
https://www.twitch.tv/drmdog

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Anonymous  
Last month

Newbill is NBA ready

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

This game has been surprising.....entertaining

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Anonymous  
Last month

Very entertaining

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AngusH  
Last month

Yeah, really enjoyable 2nd half after a bit of a dud 1st half.

Machado is really bust-or-boom it seems. Has some great plays here and there, but just too careless with the ball overall and a lot of dribbling into traffic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Machado and Oliver minus 10 and 8, not good enough for imports. Illawarra better balanced team selections, need more of 44 defensively.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Bring in a legit 4 for Illawara and they might get higher than 8th.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jamie O convinced Kelly to sign all his country Vic boys and now they are 0-3 and easily the worse bench in the league. Kelly going to lose his job and Jamie O to take over. The irony.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Credit to dech. Well done on that defensive play.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns need a coachin clean out.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jamie O in? Yeah that's what a team that's hardly won a game in 3 years needs! Their assistant running the show! Haha please

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes 44 dech, I'd play him first off the bench, they got enough scorers around him. Naar and Grida going nowhere, Anderson well past his best.

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koberulz  
Last month

How does Dwayne Russell still not understand how this sport works? Several people on Twitter are chiming in to agree with him that Cairns should have called a timeout after Ogilvy's missed free-throw, including one Cairns journo who has accused me of making up the dead-ball TO rule because he apparently cannot find any record of it anywhere.

How are we supposed to build support for this league if the people who are supposed to educate the fans don't themselves know anything about it?

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Ben  
Last month

At least Whittle wasn't commentating :)

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'd like to see the hawks pick up another decent import.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Entertaining indeed!!

Bad Vs worserer.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Koberulz is dead on. Russell is an embarrassment. And the league is being let down by this horrific TV product.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So frustrating the stupid nbl website. You try to click on box scores and only some of them work. Anyone got a box score of last nights game

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Camel 31  
Last month

Better game than I thought it was gonna be. Not tooo bad to watch.

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Anonymous  
Last month

To many whingers on this site, yes some, actually a lot of the commentary is rubbish but have you ever listened to the afl or rugby league coverage, it's just as bad or worse. Turn the commentary down or watch on twitch

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koberulz  
Last month

How does turning the commentary off fix the problem I was talking about?

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Anonymous  
Last month

It allows you to stick your head in the sand like many others are doing about the current broadcasting issues. Some of the more prominent journos clearly don't want to ruffle any feathers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Derrrwayne Russell is one of the biggest nuffies in all of sports media in Australia. Still can't believe he still gets a gig commentating. I only watched the last quarter last night, and in that time he still said a over a dozen stupid, annoying or cliche things.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anyone know what the crowd was? Looked pretty average on TV. Even though it was a monday i would have thought most Hawks games would be sellouts this year.

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AngusH  
Last month

Yeah, I didn't see a crowd figure, but I saw lots of empty seats. Hopefully it's just a Monday-night thing and the Hawks see an uptick in attendance now that they are comfortably sitting above United on the ladder.

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Anonymous  
Last month

2614 on the box score.

I was there it looked very empty.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

The Hawk's supporters should be supporting their club more.

They have done what they can to bring in talent and excitement and the numbers have only jumped a little from last year. I know its a Monday.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Yeah agree, not a good look having a completely unoccupied section up the top behind the backboard. Reminds me of the Townsville Crocs' dying years when they had huge sheets of builders film over the top seats

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UseTaHoop  
Last month

" Russell is one of the biggest nuffies in all of sports media in Australia. Still can't believe he still gets a gig commentating. I only watched the last quarter last night, and in that time he still said a over a dozen stupid, annoying or cliche things."

That's more than 1 a minute.

Any NBL player producing that rate of fouls/turnovers/defensive lapses etc would be benched. Sad thing is he’s probably on good coin from his footy contacts.


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