Jack Toft
Last month

MEL v SEM Nov 16

It's a double shot of organic soy latte with a twist of lemon today.

SEM got over the line in round 1, but in round 2, Long and Goulding had a field day to help United in a 12 point win. SEM are 2nd and MEL are 4th, so get the couch ready, crack open a coldie and grab the remote.

SEM are Creek and Roberson. They've had a cracking opening to the season but a season is not a sprint, it's a marathon. Finals teams need guys to improve over the season and peak at the right moment. Climaxing too early is not a good result for anyone. Games like these need a hero to drop a lazy 20, or hold the other team's hero to their lowest score. Who will stand up today?

MEL are a well polished team and have three players averaging over 20 ppg. Long is the leading rebounder, well equal with the Bogieman, but is averaging an incredible 4.56 offensive rebounds a game. So even when United throw up bricks, they have the confidence that Shawn's long arms will get it.

There will be plenty of action today and it's hard to see United losing this game. If you're going to the game, don't forget to tap off the Myki card or to bring your coffee cup from home.

United by double digits

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne United to take this. I think SEM are doing well, but they're almost at their ceiling. Wesley will help them a bit more, but they really needed a better import than Benson to be competitive with the top teams.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix by double digits. Mitch Creek to drop 30pts.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I think the NBL have erred here putting so many of these "Throwdown's" this early in the season, Round 7 and already the third derby between the two Melbourne teams it's like they got LV to do the scheduling or something.

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Perthworld  
Last month

When is Wesley expected to be back?

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Zodiac  
Last month

He's gone off to try and find Benson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix have four imports

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Anonymous  
Last month

No Prather for United

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dane Pineau going to make Shawn Long his bitch.

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Hoopie  
Last month

LOL at that Pineau comment.

Maybe he should try the old 'squirrel grip in the rebounding melee' trick

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Anonymous  
Last month

Prather is out for today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pretty sure Prather was written only two posts up. Any more regurgitated stale news?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why is Prather out, it's not giving Melbourne much value.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Prather must think this is the public service his attendance rate reflect the same.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Jenni Screen has a head for radio

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Anonymous  
Last month

Couldn't they find someone easy on the eye to do courtside reporting. Oh god we got dwayno again.

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LV  
Last month

United needs to put McCarron on Creek

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LV  
Last month

United's lesser lights really stepping up here

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Anonymous  
Last month

Creek is nba ready

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LV  
Last month

Creek for MVP

Glad I cashed out my tiny Long MVP bet this week

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Anonymous  
Last month

McCarron can't guard Creek. Lol.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adnam minus nine and also nine points, still doesn't like defence.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Is this Throwup XXXVI? It's hard to keep up with these near-weekly encounters.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Long is very immature.

Even someone like Pineau can get him frustrated and lose his sh!t.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Long with a terrible brain fade

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Lovebroker  
Last month

United making Benson look All NBL.

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Perthworld  
Last month

United getting owned by the starter club.

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Tom  
Last month

Benson looks the goods.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Benson finally showing some ticker.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Homicide man Long getting owned by Benson. Lmao.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Now the scores change way too slowly. Is it deliberate? If so they've staggered it too far out after made baskets.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne got four imports, Stith suited up and on score sheet, plus Prather hurt, Long, Trimble.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Outstanding game, Mitchell left Benson off to long

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Melbourne got four import"

Has Stith played?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Very entertaining.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Phoenix get a free stoppage in time due to a shot clock reset error.

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George  
Last month

19.3 secs left. Shot clock lunches itself. Yep. Professional

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Perthworld  
Last month

Benson!

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Perthworld  
Last month

Trimble is so protected.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix fucking robbed. Benson clearly fouled and Trimble make believe foul. Great game wrong result.

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Perthworld  
Last month

So Trimble misses the last free throw yet Phoenix kind of were asleep at the wheel there surprised they had the ball from the board.

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George  
Last month

Smart play Trimble on 2nd foul shot. Pity commentators can't pick that happening before it does. Good game

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Perthworld  
Last month

Have to agree. Phoenix robbed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another game ruined by the referees

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where is LV? Can't wait to hear his justification for the two shit calls in the final twenty seconds.

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George  
Last month

Agree with Anonymous there. Phoenix screwed on the +1 & soft on Trimble

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AngusH  
Last month

Yeah that call at the end was rubbish. Horrible way to end an otherwise entertaining game.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

United supporters celebrating Trimble's last play are the same ones that said those fouls shouldn't get called at the end of the game. Eg. When Dolla Beal got fouled by Majok.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Home cooking at it's finest. The nbl refs are atrocious

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krayola  
Last month

Gaze spot on. Context matters. So many referees show such poor feeling for the game. If Benson wasn't fouled then how was Trimble?

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George  
Last month

Agree with Anonymous there. Phoenix screwed on the +1 & soft on Trimble

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Perthworld  
Last month

You can't breath on Trimble now.

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Perthworld  
Last month

breathe*

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stith on the score sheet, don't matter if he gets on or not. United got import sitting on side line for emergencies. Surely can’t be in the rules.

Agree Phoenix absolutely robbed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SBS feed died at the end. Lk's team wins either way

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Rabbit  
Last month

The refereeing in that last quarter was absolutely disgraceful. Way to spoil a great game.

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Shayno  
Last month

Clearly a body foul by gibson but did u see the chirp between creek and long after the game, going to be more to come from this i say

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Anonymous  
Last month

Refs decided the game unfortunately which is disappointing

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Tom  
Last month

Everyone will have to realise that Melo, Casper and Cotton are too good single coverage down the stretch and will decide most close games. When they get the ball in the front court you have to get it out of their hands. That is double with your big and it won't always work. But they are too good leaving them at the mercy of one player. Teams seem to accept a slow death.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Someone tell homicide his mvp is in his mind only, probably been promised a cut if he talks him into an nba spot.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Everyone complaining about the refs being in favor of Melbourne... did you watch first half when you couldn't breathe on creek without getting called for foul?

Stop crying.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Throw your head back on contact.. foul. Legally block a shot.. foul.. breathe on Trimble foul.. did anyone else notice the ref pull out an ear piece toward the end of the game?? And why don't they have monitors that swivel around when reviewing a call.. more air time for refs and more air time for lk property group signage. Lk needs to sell his shares in United if The nbl ever wants to look professional. Entertaining game atrocious officiating

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Anonymous  
Last month

Spot on above. League has a lot of good things going for it. Then ppl find out the league owner owns a tram
That alMost always gets the rub of the green. Amazing

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Anonymous  
Last month

As Joey Wright said. Talk to Melbourne about Melbourne? All the talk of Sydney being stacked. Lol Melbourne's roster is stacked and so is there owners influence on the league.

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Anonymous  
Last month

League owner owns a tram? Well that's good for the transport industry I guess.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Creek arm bars all the way to the basket and gets free throws. It is like he is still at Adelaide

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Anonymous  
Last month

Melbourne United are up there with perth as most hated club. Can't stand cg floppy three and neither can he. Melbourne United are flogs

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Harry Froling played with half the heart and hustle of Dane Pinau then I guarantee that Adelaide would have more than three wins.. against the bottom three teams. He did a great job today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ wrong thread

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dane Pinau played today and was huge. Certainly the right thread.

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Anonymous  
Last month

My bad misread

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rjd  
Last month

This season:

Pineau +36 in 166 minutes
Long +27 in 258 minutes

Read into that whatever you want. ;-)

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Anonymous  
Last month

It tells me nothing I didn't already know about the usefulness of the +- stat

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Anonymous  
Last month

SEM have had a few blowout wins, so that is hardly unexpected. Pinau got pantsed in Showdown II but really stood up in Showdown III. Is really showing his value this year for the Phoenix. So far has shown that he belongs in the NBL after some questions were asked last year in Sydney. I hope he can keep it up

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix had better hope Benson keeps stepping up because as useful as Pineau has been he's not winning you finals games. Benson sat on the bench to long today in the fourth when Phoenix were on top to allow Melbourne back in it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I love Pineau, but because he can't go close to defending Long the Phoenix had to run double teams all night and open themselves up defensively. Yep, he does the little things so well, is a valuable member of the team, but he's not a starting-level centre.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Thats why Dane is awesome. He knows his role, and he does it with conviction! A team guy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's interesting all the commentary on the last foul of the game. In the first half, Creek lived on the charity stripe on a number of very soft or questionable foul calls.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Creek has done that his whole career. He creates the contact by using his arm to fend off, and always gets the favorable call. It is officiated very inconsistently, which frustrates those there to see an evenly called contest.

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LV  
Last month

Wow, Benson really took over at both ends. He owned the 2nd half after Creek owned the 1st half and SEM still lost. United just had too many contributors

SEM unlucky- soft call on Gibbo to close the game

The throwdowns are living up to Dwayne Russell's hype- if that's possible! Great game.

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LV  
Last month

Yes, true on Creek. He constantly drew soft contact fouls in the 1st half. With that reffing, someone as explosive as Creek- with his newfound poise- is almost impossible to guard

So the call on Gibbo wasn't inconsistent. But still a bit unlucky I reckon.

Still, there are other better talking points

- Creek is 1st on the MVP power rankings with daylight 2nd

- Longs mental fragility being exposed

- Keith Benson, wow

- Solid contributions from United's lesser lights. Ili was great in 2nd half, but there was a stretch 1st half with McDaniel, Acuil, Smith Milner all impressing together. Great to see.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Other better talking points....that you prefer of course.

Focusing on McDaniel in this game as a talking point is like investigating a car crash and looking first at the what song was on the playlist at the time.

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Anonymous  
Last month

A bit pedantic Lovebroker, but whatever floats your boat. McDaniel has been a passenger in said car all season, and actually got behind the wheel a little before the crash. Nothing to do with the playlist.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Zach Randolph was at the game yesterday.. poor dude could barely move and was getting swamped by people

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Perthworld  
Last month

Still, there are other better talking points

Wrong Captain Deflecto.

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Steven  
Last month

Refs ruined the end of that game, but they ruin a lot of games, they need to use more common sense, shocking to watch sometimes

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LV  
Last month

Not deflecting, I already said United got lucky, not much else needs to be said

It's hard not to love the way SEM goes about it, I almost would've been happier if they won. United will make playoffs, guaranteed. SEM needed the win more

But anyone who thinks the reffing is constantly rigged for United just needs to revisit Games 1 and 3 of the 2019 GF. Pay particular attention to Mitch McCarron.

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Perthworld  
Last month

It's not rigged it's just poor.

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Anonymous  
Last month

LV ignore Perthworld. No one takes him seriously. I'd go as far as no one really acknowledges his existence, on here or in real life.

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Perthworld  
Last month

LV again deflecting by assigning any criticism of reffing in Utd games as being made by rigtards. Lame attempt please try again.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

He does deflect....there was an entire sequence of discussion about CG kicking his legs out. LV responds by saying he has to catch up to Cotton.

Refs gift United yesterday's game. LV brings up his asinine Maccaron analysis.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The only thing I remember about McCarron from the 2019 GF was when White hit another three, Barlow fouled him, but Mitch ran up to the refs asking for a flop hahahahaha

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