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Glen Rice Jr on debut for New Zealand

26 points in just over 18 minutes before fouling out. Not like he had a lucky game from range either - 2/4 3P. 6/10 FG and 12/12 FT.

Roy Ward:

New Zealand import Glen Rice Jr was only cleared to play on game day but he made the second best start to a career in NBL history with 11 first-quarter points en route to 26 for the game, before fouling out in the final minutes.
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Iim proud the breakers are giving him a chance. Good on them

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Risky signing

This could go either way for Shamir.

I guess at 2-4 (now 2-5) he felt the gamble was worth the risk.

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He looked unstoppable while he was out there even though he arrived in country just the day before. And United didn't have chumps guarding him either.

I guess this is the Breakers realising that injuries have decimated them and they needed to take a big risk just to stay in contention, keep interest high, and keep RJ around.

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The other thing, I might add, is how switched on he was at times defensively. If he was able to play longer minutes, it may have been interesting if he would have been able to slow down Goulding who was amazing.

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^^ I'm not sure how you thought he was switched on defensively. He had 5 fouls in 18 minutes... Truth is, he was awful defensively. The only area he excelled in was offensively

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Will be interesting to see how he goes against a good defensive team, as he certainly has individual talent! SE Melbourne aren't great at that end either, but after that NZ play Perth in Perth, looking forward to that one!

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Don't worry about acclimatising or anything, just top score.
It doesn't necessarily follow that he wouldda made 40 and NZ win if he played 30
but looked likely.

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Watch the speed of his closeouts, his alertness in the passing lanes, and how he reacts to rotations. A lot of that was just down to his size, athleticism and length, but it was impressive given he landed a day earlier and hadn't practised properly.

Most imports struggle with fouls in their first outings and two of his - the foul on Goulding's 3 and his fifth foul were unlucky - so that's not really an indicator that defence wasn't great.

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Camel 31  
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Would be scary if he played NBL for a little while, but unlikely he will . Well above.
Mayberry let Barlow foul him a coupla times. Strange guy.

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Loved watching his dad play.

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