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Perth Wildcats vs New Zealand Breakers

Perth travel to NZ off the back of a loss in Brisbane. NZ handled Illawarra at home Thursday night.

Is there any update on Hopsons injury? I believe his status is key in determining a favourite for this one.

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Mystro  
Last year

Small ligament tear, 1 week out best case.

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D2.0  
Last year

It's a tough ask for Perth.
Their only hope is that they are all really steamed after last night, and come out firing.

TBH I don't fucking understand what Trev is doing this year, so its hard to predict, but if collectively we pull the same shite we did in Brisbane then we are no chance.

Kay is the best big in the league, and Cotton the best scoring Guard. But as we saw last night if the opposition has a solid plan to combat those two, and executes it well, then our lack of plan B is telling.

I don't know why Jook was benched. If injured, then we have a problem, as for whatever reason Hunt can only play sub 20 minutes. If it was Trev having a hissy because he kept bricking free-throws then we're still stuffed because that aint gonna change over night.

Unfortunately our improved 3-point shooting at home has become our Achilles on the road.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Even without Hopson, I think the Breakers can win this one as they have the pieces to slow down Cotton and White. The travel to Invercargill and short turnaround will also be difficult for Perth, unfortunately.

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Perthworld  
Last year

So two flights - BNE->AKL->IVC?

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Anonymous  
Last year

At least.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The only places which fly direct to invercargill are Wellington and Christchurch. They could fly to Queenstown then drive to invercargill from there

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Perthworld  
Last year

Interesting, thanks.

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Perthworld  
Last year

I see Air NZ amongst others fly to all three from BNE.

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D2.0  
Last year

I need Kay, Cotton, and Damo to have huge games against NZ, otherwise my fantasy team looks shite.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Damo in a fantasy team? Good luck with that.

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D2.0  
Last year

"Damo in a fantasy team? Good luck with that."

Actually Damo scores well in fantasy. Steals are worth 4 points, assists 3, and rebounds 2 or 3. But it also come down to who you can afford. I was trying to get McCarron in for this round, but didn't have enough cash.
Of course they were all useless against Brisbane, so they need to redeem themselves against NZ

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MACDUB  
Last year

There are direct Auckland to Invercargill flights now - started in August. But not sure they operate on weekends.

Fun fact: it's going to be warmer in Invercargill today than Perth. Invercargill expecting another 25 degree sunny day.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

So many useful factoids here. Weather, travel, time zones.

Hoops just keeps on giving. Keep up the good work.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Steals are worth 4 points, assists 3, and rebounds 2 or 3"

it sounds like Damo would of been a handy fantasy player back when he wasn't past it and surviving only on reputation. how many points are bricks worth?

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Anonymous  
Last year

I still haven't seen confirmation Hopson is out. If he plays this is a coin flip.

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FSTOS  
Last year

Hopson isn't playing.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Martin & Wagstaff both confirmed playing so this is 2 coin flops

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Anonymous  
Last year

Another game that should be close, Hopson a big out for breakers, Perth haven't traveled that well this season and they will get an noisy reception right down south. Just think wildcats will bounce back. I’m hoping nz but I’d think Perth by 5.

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Mystro  
Last year

Brandon Ashley staying off the refs radars in the 1st quarter.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yikes. Ugly start to this one. Put that quarter through the shredder.

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D2.0  
Last year

OMG our bench sucks.

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Luuuc  
Last year

At least our bench put a few points on the board

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D2.0  
Last year

Gees, who would have thought we'd need to guard Webster outside..

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D2.0  
Last year

Need big 2nd halves from Cotton and White

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Luuuc  
Last year

Kay ending his funk would be handy too. More boards than turnovers in the 2nd half please.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Even Invercargill has in-stadium commentary.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Watch Gleeson bench Hunt shortly for the rest of the quarter and half of the next despite being on fire

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Anonymous  
Last year

Refs looking after Perth again.

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AngusH  
Last year

Do the refs think they're in Perth or something?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Norton as big a flog as Goulding, refs deciding this. Can't let Perth lose two in a weekend.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

And muppets on here think Cotton is NBA quality......

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Too much flopping at too important times in games.

Should NBL refer alleged offenders to tribunal based on video evidence?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Huge breakout game from Hunt

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Anonymous  
Last year

Call me shocked...you play your main big guy more than a fart worth of minutes and you get a good game out of hunt.

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Luuuc  
Last year

NZ letting him do as he pleases today. O boards kept us alive.

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Perthworld  
Last year

TERRICOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

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Perthworld  
Last year

Webster responds with an airball.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Good reffing there, Trev

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Perthworld  
Last year

Wildcats still got it.

How early did this game finish.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Retain Gleeson.

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Anonymous
A couple of hours ago

Another game that should be close, Hopson a big out for breakers, Perth haven't traveled that well this season and they will get an noisy reception right down south. Just think wildcats will bounce back.

Some bloke is on a roll #953.

Picked tho ot and score in Adelaide and now here.

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Mystro  
Last year

Wildcats grind out the W.
Forced NZ into a ton of turnovers and smashed the on the O boards.
Breakers did well to stay in it right down to the last 7seconds.
Hopefully Hopson and Delany are back sooner rather than later.

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Luuuc  
Last year

If it's the same person then I hope they had a few $ riding on it.

Not super convincing by the Cats but any* road win is a good one (*Hawks aside obvs lol) especially in a game 2.
White's run of clutchness continues.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I think they missed Hopson on the defensive glass the most.

20 points off turnovers and 16 off second-chance for the Wildcats. Hard fought win and deserved.

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D2.0  
Last year

Ashley is a find

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Btown  
Last year

No body taught the NZ guards that if you switch on the screen you still have to stop the big having a free run on the offensive board.

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D2.0  
Last year

A win, where Cotton sucks balls, is a good win. He won't have many off games

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Mystro  
Last year

Yeah Ashley is a great find. Managed to limit his fouls and stay on the court which is promising especially with Long and United on Thursday.

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LV  
Last year

How funny is Casey Frank and the other guy, but especially Frank

Complain about every call, and then backtrack when they see the replay

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Ashley is a find"

No one has found him playing much defence yet!

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D2.0  
Last year

Give him a chance.

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mystro  
Last year

First couple of games he blocked all kinds of shots but struggled with foul trouble so now he's trying to find a balance of protecting the rim but not at the expense of his court time.

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