Jack Toft
Last month

Phoenix v Sixers Nov 18

So far this round not one team has reached the ton. Will that change tonight?

Phoenix had the skinniest of losses against their soy sipping cross town rivals earlier in the round and the Sixers out-rebounded the Cats and put up more shots, but the Cats were more accurate and took home the chocolates.

A Phoenix win will see them keep 3rd and push out a bit ahead of United. A Sixers win keeps Cairns at bay, whereas a loss would see Cairns leapfrog them on the table and round off a 5 loss streak. Certainly, it would be time to pull out the bean bags and go into the room of mirrors for a good hard look.

Phoenix hold all the aces going into this game, so the Sixers will need a Joker to stop this full house of failures. A royal flushing of SEM is needed if the Sixers are to win and Joey will need a poker face to keep his opponents guessing his plan. Will Joey fold, or can he hold 'em?

Games are won and lost off the bench IMO. The starting 5's get the results, but the second team needs to hold an end up. The Phoenix bench is just a little deeper and this will be the leading factor.

C'mon Sixers, but sadly Phoenix will make this trip a painful one...

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Anon  
Last month

Crucial or critical must win for Sixers. Get this and with NZ / Brissy to follow get on a mini run.
Ok so bit of current hiccup but SEM are not the powerhouse teams of cats or kings. Very getable by sixers who match up well. Again randle and DJ become massive but drimic might be difference here. He been threatening very steady within taking game on this is the moment AD and Eric played very well at EC - might be on verge of also big game. Do job on creek and think Sixers are go for win. SEM might be beginning to burn out. Tough tough draw ahead.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Lose this game and we drop below Cairns on the ladder above only NZ & Illawarra and a decision would need to be made on Griffin. Despite the great effort against Perth I can't see how we win this game and likely fall to our fifth straight loss.

Phoenix by 12

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Anonymous  
Last month

Gut feeling tells me this will be closer than people think.

Tempted to get on the 36ers handicap of +5.5

For those of you who don't understand what that bet means, it means if 36ers lose by 5 points or less the bet wins.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If Benson plays like he did against United the other night, good luck Sixers. Creek will be up for this as well and Phoenix match up well in the guard spots as well. I'd say good night Sixers, Phoenix by 12 and Joey to blow a gasket.

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LV  
Last month

On paper, SEM to win at home.

But it's hard to back up from a game like Saturday's loss. Emotionally they will be drained.



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LV  
Last month

They're also due for a bad game- after this sustained run of Good form and only one poor performance all year.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SEM are vulnerable and Sixers being on the road will help them. Sixers can win this IF they stop doing dumb shit in the critical minutes. That's a big IF though as they have a pattern in games of falling down here. Don't look at the total stat numbers, look at when they're happening.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

"Sixers can win this IF they stop doing dumb shit in the critical minutes. That's a big IF though as they have a pattern in games of falling down here."

I tend to agree. The Sixers are one of the more emotional teams. They seem to be in control and then something happens and they turn into an ex-wife who hasn't received her CSA cheque.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Some interesting stuff to play out after this game if the Sixers lose. Is Griffin safe or not? Regardless of how he plays in this game, if they lose he's in danger. Do they continue to waste 10+ minutes a game on Teys and White or are they better off putting that time in to someone else?
As a coach, if you're forced to have a player by management (Randle), what's your thought process when the shit goes south? Is it a case of well, you guys wanted this and this is what you got, or do you wear the flack coming your way for losing?

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Jack Toft  
Last month

I think having Teys and White on the same roster doesn't actually add anything. Their playing style is too similar. Teams are exactly that, a variety of players and playing styles. Coaches exploit the differences in their team to exact an edge over the other team. Teys and White cop their share of criticism here, but they obviously add something in Joey's eyes.

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Zodiac  
Last month

What I've seen I think both Joey & Randle are handling the situation as maturely as possible. Joey knows Randle refused to sign early in the off-season if Joey was going to still be there as coach but changed his stance when he was still a FA in October and the Sixers owner came calling again.

Randle I think has been doing pretty well to get everyone involved no doubt following Joey's instructions, the team wouldn't have a hope if Randle dominated the offence every game so the opposition don't need to bother guarding anyone else.

I think Randle knowing he has the owner on side deserves credit for that trying to be a bit more unselfish especially early in games as late in games the situation tends to overwhelm our guys and Randle really needs to start dominating the offence more.

The issues with the team are obviously this is a cheap roster compared to the big spenders which is why we have guys like Teys, White & Dillon on the roster but also I think Griffin has been quite disappointing and they need to upgrade on him if they want to be a playoff contending team. I would think this will probably be his last game.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last month

Guaranteed 200+ points in this one

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Anonymous  
Last month

There are cracks, there's no doubt about that. Yes agreed, Randle has handled it well so far but he's a smoking volcano. You can see it the last few games and wouldn't be surprised to see words exchanged in this game if things aren't going well. Let's just hope there's no fisticuffs.
Griffin already targeted as the scapegoat so whatever he dishes up tonight is not going to save him in a loss.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide will give them 1 quarter. Phoenix by a few in this one, wheels are off for the 36ers. Doesn't matter how they spin it, how positive the bench guys wave the towels. They haven’t got the cattle this season. Creek will be up for this clash.

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Zodiac  
Last month

So will Randle I don't think there is any love lost between those two.

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LV  
Last month

Teys, White and Dillon averaging 4ppg between them.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If the Phoenix are vulnerable, then what does that make the 36ers?

Changes need to be made in Adelaide, and their silence is deafening. I really wish they could pay Wright out his contract and move on. His voice has lost any sort vigour on that sideline.

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Beantown  
Last month

Randle has his flaws, but I think he has played fairly well this season. He did miss a wide open DJ on the three point arc late against Perth though, instead driving to the rim to get stuffed by Hunt or someone. Would like to see him kick it out to the shooter in those situations, but I'm not holding my breath.

We did already discuss this in another thread, but I feel like Moore is the guy that should be cut first. Griffin has at least shown signs of impacting games at times. Even when he is on, Moore just doesn't do enough to justify an import slot.

Having said that, unless Joey has can't miss prospects lined up to replace either Moore or Griffin, I'd rather the owner save his money for a better roster next season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

any risen why Griffin isn't starting

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Anonymous  
Last month

The beginning of the end for Griffin, most likely the reasoning.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin needs to fake an injury to save himself and his career. Getting away from this cancer of a team would be the icing on the cake.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

What is a risen?

A new sort of CPU?

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Griffin should be abit more aggressive. He actually has ability in 3 land.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide for the win. SEM on the back end of a brutal road trip and will be fatigued.....

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KET  
Last month

Bsolar gone from Sixers top already? Lol

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Zodiac  
Last month

Moore & Griffin pulled from starting lineup for Teys & Kyei.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Bsolar was gone last game.

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Ware2Bogut  
Last month

Brendan Teys promoted to starter haha

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Anonymous  
Last month

Teys? Kyei? Phoenix by 25+

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Anonymous  
Last month

Like the idea of keeping some potency on the bench ... every week we start well and then fall into the proverbial sometime after the quarter break

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Anonymous  
Last month

The only time Teys should start is if Adelaide are up by 30 at the tip

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A.  
Last month

Adelaide are obviously throwing this game, you cant win playing 4 on 5.

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A.  
Last month

Betting scandal

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Zodiac  
Last month

Teys starring early gets into all the cracks.

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Zodiac  
Last month

SEM in trouble early

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KET  
Last month

Bringing in effort (Kyrie) and smarts (gets) on defence.

36ers always let the other teams in it though only a matter of time

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the Phoenix will be just fine.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tonight's WhatsApp question. Who is more protected in the NBL, Mitch Creek or Bryce Cotton.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Get Teys back on, we're struggling without him

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pinau is exactly who Harry should be striving to be.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Randle 15
Teys 4
Everyone else 2

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Anonymous  
Last month

Who fouled Griffin? Refs always destroy these games.

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Anonymous  
Last month

lol @ both Harry and Eric biting on a KYLE ADNAM pass fake, leaving him more open than a relation free throw for the shot.

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Old Mate  
Last month

This years scapegoat, #freeramonemoore

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Zodiac  
Last month

Dunk from Crawford? Get Seb Costello away from the NBL please.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pathetic crowd by the Phoenix, even if they are just playing Adelaide.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Absolutely love the way we're playing

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Anon  
Last month

Whoo hoo Sixers. You knockers of joey. Come on boys. Blow an A way. Run and gun love it. Run run JR is very hungry.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Where is the crowd... pathetic

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Zodiac  
Last month

Dr Mic is in the house tonight

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Zodiac  
Last month

Pathetic by DJ

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Monday, what do you expect?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, cringe.

Joey is very well deserved of meaning knocked for his job performance. 1 half of basketball won't detract from that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Move the Phoenix to Knox or Margaret Court (ew) Arena, better sized arenas and can call it their own rather than using United's leftovers.

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Zodiac  
Last month

I'd bench Griffin for pulling out on that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Are the Phoenix using the decals of United's sponsors too or do these bigger companies sponsor both?

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Zodiac  
Last month

We need to try and get this lead to 20 before half time

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AngusH  
Last month

Dillon not going to get many easier looks than that.

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trayvis  
Last month

piss poor basketball game

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AngusH  
Last month

Wretched stuff from Dillon and White to end that Q.

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KET  
Last month

White with the ball = loses the ball, the bloke can't control the ball properly

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Anonymous  
Last month

This game has shown we play through DJ too much, and it no longer works. Go through Randle and Drmic!

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Anonymous  
Last month

White, is a defensive pest, he doesn't need to know how to dribble lol

Few absolute dandy recruits for the 6ers this season, knew they didn't mean business when White, Dillon and Obei whoever were recruited. 6ers cost cut better than Tiger Airlines.

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Ware2Bogut  
Last month

Anon don't blow your load too early. Adelaide still a good chance to lose 5 in a row.

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Ware2Bogut  
Last month

z-bo in the house. Nba players must laugh at how cheap it is to own an nba team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Zach Randolph looks like a prison nigga

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Anonymous  
Last month

Randolph was at the United game on Saturday and can barely walk now.. Shame what the game has done to his body.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Froling "I will be incredible" commercial is a bigger slight on the league than the actions of Glen Rice Jr. They should pull it immediately.

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Anonymous  
Last month

About time they called DJ for that illegal shit

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Anon  
Last month

Game over if DJ can get into this game. Drimic leading way with the HAnANDLE.
As he as seen all season. Write of Sixers happens very season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dane too big too strong for Harry.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kyei has been great, boards, defence and a few points. Good to see him take up Wright confidence in him. Froling on the other hand is so lazy. Drimic also playing D and scoring. White please no more, send him back to Waratah league.
Phoenix look lethargic, who can work out there subs, guys that played well last game don't get time this game. Pineau, I still don’t quite understand all the minutes, maybe it’s homicide telling everyone how good he is.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix need Madgen to flop and get Randle thrown out

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Anon  
Last month

Creek non factor. Sometimes high expectations hamper Mitch.

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Anonymous  
Last month

See you later Griffin

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pineau defends and plays his role to perfection. He hustles. Look at what he did to Froling when Harry was trying to back him down to see why he is getting minutes. He plays hard.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Get Griffin off the court for FFS

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix have as many band members as they do supporters.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Sixers' lead slipping.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Creek a non factor yet he has 7 , 5 and 5 with 2 steals . WTF are you on about ? sure he has missed a few shots but he is league MVP at this stage

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Anonymous  
Last month

FFS Joey GET FROLING OFF

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Anonymous  
Last month

Besides a few blocks Griffin is horrendous on D , completely lost !

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Anonymous  
Last month

City of Churches or the City of Chokers?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dillon sucks ass

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Anonymous  
Last month

Back to 4, welcome back to 36ers basketball circa late 2019

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Perthworld  
Last month

Live bet on SEM here is huge value.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Vaughan's back.

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Anon  
Last month

Sixers have all the answers. Froling you star

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Vaughan's back."

Yep

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Anonymous  
Last month

These refs are f..king the sixers proper

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Anonymous  
Last month

How so? Looks to me like the sixers are doing a classic job of f..king themselves, again.

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Perthworld  
Last month

This is going to be a very interesting final quarter.

SEM down by 15 points now only by 5.

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Anonymous  
Last month

How is that not an offensive foul . VM is a piece of schiff

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Anonymous  
Last month

How come Dwayne seems to always find a way to sound like he's barracking against my team no matter what sport I watch?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, Frlong has 4 and 1 in 15 minutes of work. Thats terrible for a guy who wants to be a star. Take off the rose coloured glasses.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ You have a point on Froling

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Anonymous  
Last month

There's the Madgen flop I was calling for earlier..

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Anonymous  
Last month

If we lose this we honestly have to start considering severing ways with Joey. Five straight

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Anon  
Last month

DJ come on. Step up. Need the options. Just attack. Score boys.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Did only Johnson's family of 4 and Randle's wife vote in the WhatsApp gimmick to get 80-20?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Griffin again absolutely stinking on D

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Anonymous  
Last month

Madgen biggest flopper in the NBL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Adelaide are about 1 and a half seasons late on considering parting ways with Joey Wright.

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KET  
Last month

Lol what u doin madgen, brain explosion

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Anon  
Last month

SEM are crumbling. Sixers just keep ship steady... Awesome

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George  
Last month

Magden. Genius play. Not! Dumb as a post.

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AngusH  
Last month

Madgen really gunning for CG43's flopping title.

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Anon  
Last month

DJ DJ DJ DJ

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Anonymous  
Last month

DJ is such a lazy prick on D ... just let Creek waltz in there .

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Anon  
Last month

Who cares. Winners.

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Anonymous  
Last month

No reason for that shot from Randle, unless he thought that the shot clock was low (the clock is off that end), still looked nice

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, that's the issue. 1 win and some fans think all is ok? Adelaide are making up numbers, Bec cause they do so many little things wrong.

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AngusH  
Last month

Sixers more than capable of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why pick up your dribble Randle , stupid

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Anon  
Last month

Eat humble pie. All been knocking dillion white griffen. Joey worked his magic. Sixers will play finals.
Start of mini round.
Sixers be smart here boys.

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KET  
Last month

And I thought we'd survive a match without a stupid Griffin foul. I was wrong.

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Anonymous  
Last month

6ers won't make finals. Not sure what pie you're eating, but this a massive over reaction to beating a team, coming off a tough run of games.

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AngusH  
Last month

Dillon time!

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Anon  
Last month

What an 6ers haven't come off tough weekend v Perth.

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AngusH  
Last month

Man, what was Adelaide doing there after the turnover, playing a press? Madness, they deserved to have that Phoenix 3 drop.

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KET  
Last month

Noice 36ers win, salvages the fight for the fourth spot

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George  
Last month

Mitch Creek in focus. 7/19. Was he shooting with his eyes closed.

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Zodiac  
Last month

Creek 12 x 20 point games in 8 years with Adelaide, 7 x 20 points games already with SEM.

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AngusH  
Last month

Crockett +15 is an interesting stat for SE Melb.

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Krazy  
Last month

So why did Moore not play?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Ramone Moore DNP, not good not good at all.

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Anon  
Last month

Now all you know all's who been cracking joey and his team - reassess.
Loving those vets.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Zodiac wins this round with ease.

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George  
Last month

Good stat Zodiac. However, sometimes it's not just about points scored. If you take 30 shots to score 20. All 2 pointers you’ve blown 20 shots

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Anonymous  
Last month

Kyei, Drimic, Randle and Dillon very good. Froling is a statue, Griffin very good offensively but got work on defence.

Creek is Creek rest side average, Madgen is in Goulding, Cotton flopping a grade category. SEM won't play finals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon, the team is now 4-5, hardly anything to get cocky about. You really need to relax with the Joey stuff, the team is not heading in the right direction overall under him.

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KET  
Last month

Adelaide 8/13 from 3, 60%

Won't see that very often

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Perthworld  
Last month

6ers won't make finals. Not sure what pie you're eating, but this a massive over reaction to beating a team, coming off a tough run of games.

Vili's?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perthworld, most likely. Only the cheap stuff for Adelaide. Aint no Dulwich bakery lol

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Uncle Phil  
Last month

Anyone got any further info as to why Moore didn't play?

Injury, illness or discipline?

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Perthworld  
Last month

They're probably still better than the Mrs Mac's shit we have here.

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Boo  
Last month

Any time trash franchises like SEM and United lose it's a good day in the NBL.

SEM to finish 3rd to last. Madgen is done. Creek and Roberson holding this team up. Really weak SEM bench...

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KET  
Last month

Shame red door bakery is gone :(

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Zodiac  
Last month

Gawler South Bakery still in business though, somehow.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I like what the Melb teams are doing for the NBL. Nostalgia still has me wishing the Tigers were a thing, but the Aus league needs this state up and firing, and overall the interest from the public is there is appears. Lots of social media activity.

Im curious now about Moore too, id assume it's his calves. He seems a mature type of guy, doubt highly its off court discretion type stuff. Could be a blessing in disguise, Adelaide as is, aren't doing anything special this season, but they are 1-2 moves away from being decent. Of course any moves would cost $ which the management don't like to spend lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

Out of curiosity does the Entertainment Centre have Villi's or Balfours?

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Zodiac  
Last month

Im curious now about Moore too, id assume it's his calves.


Randle was interviewed after the game and asked about why Moore didn't play or and he said something like it's not his place to speak on Ramone Moore's situation but he will be back, certainly didn't sound like an injury.

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Hendo8888  
Last month

Looks like Dillon has decided to actually start doing something.
Literally hadn't scored for the season until last Sunday, where he had 8 points, and had 14 tonight.

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Jick  
Last month

Give Deng Acuoth some game time FFS! The kid can protect the rim like a demon.

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Jick  
Last month

Remember when Madgen chucked a chair and got teched up? Man, those were the days.

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Brunson  
Last month

"Remember when Madgen chucked a chair and got teched up? Man, those were the days."

Not sure if it was meant to be sarcasm? They didn't call a tech on him for that.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Phoenix starting to shows their weaknesses. Be lucky to make finals.

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Anonymous  
Last month

So 'Restricted minutes' = you're not gonna play today because you're in my doghouse.

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Anonymous  
Last month

restricted minutes = caught in joeys bedroom

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twenty four  
Last month

"Looks like Dillon has decided to actually start doing something.
Literally hadn't scored for the season until last Sunday, where he had 8 points, and had 14 tonight."

Amazing what can happen when you're actually allowed onto the court, huh?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Coaches are a strange lot, you would think with there job on the line they would play best form players but seem to still back reputation. This year Wright, Lemanis and Flinn seem to change to guys that perform of late and got better results, well Flinn and Wright anyway. The playing of Kyei and Deck has made both sides better defensively which shows in results.
Gleeson has haters but you don't perform you sit, maybe it’s why he’s successful.

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FM  
Last month

Try telling that to Ramone Moore, Nathan Sobey, Harry Froling etc the list goes on.

Joey like a lot of good coaches would rather maintain team discipline and sit someone down then win a single game.

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Brunson  
Last month

"Joey like a lot of good coaches would rather maintain team discipline and sit someone down then win a single game."

You do realise they won last night right?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes, they won, but he didn't know they would win, prior to top off. If they’d lost, which was likely, Joey would’ve had questions thrown his way. Was a dumb move regardless of issue and result to sit Moore. ADELAIDE can’t afford the luxury of playing dictatorship when they are so bad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Moore and Froling have been absolute crap this season, Sobey playing like a one man team at Brisbane, certainly was better at Adelaide.

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Moore is injured, they're just not saying what exactly it is at the moment.

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koberulz  
Last month

If he was injured, they'd say that instead of "we just need to play hard".

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Joey said several times "he just has some medical stuff going on". Today it's being reported by the club as calf tightness, which doesn't surprise me...that's been his issue for the past few years and they were probably hoping they didn't have to admit that it's an ongoing problem.

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koberulz  
Last month

Zero chance it's genuinely calf tightness. If it is medical it's not an injury, it's something more personal.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Absolute bullshit. Medical. If you buy that excuse you know nothing about basketball. If it was 'calf tightness', then why did he warm up?
It's a message to not only Moore, but the rest of the group as well. Plus he becomes a convenient scapegoat. Moore has hardly been their worst player.
It may have worked....for that game. But it changes the dynamics now within the group. One of two ways it will go, they'll go on a winning streak or crash burn with the 2 games this weekend being the litmus test.

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Brunson  
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"If it was 'calf tightness', then why did he warm up?"

because he suffered it during the warm up. Unless you were hoping he was Nostradamus, then he probably wouldn't have warmed up.

"Moore has hardly been their worst player."

Even more reason why your conspiracy theory doesn't fit. Moore's body language was fine during the game.

"One of two ways it will go"

Actually against the top 3 teams it is more than likely a loss. Against the other teams games could go either way. Brisbane will be tough in Brisbane. New Zealand have had some controversy so them playing on the road will take the pressure off so they could come away with the win.

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Why bother changing the narrative to "calf tightness" when announcing that he should be good for the next game if it's not the case? You might as well just continue with the deliberately vague "medical issue" and move on.

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Anonymous  
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Suffered calf tightness in the warm up did he? Bullshit. Then why did he complete the warmup?

Why couldn't any of them, Wright (when interviewed), Randle (when interviewed) or the club just come out and say what the 'injury' was on game day? Why the ducks and drakes? I'll tell you why, because it didn't exist.

He hasn't been their worst player, but for an import he's been underperforming. Still, his underperforming has still been better than what others have dished up to that point.

Moore will play Friday, you can get away with it for one game, but they can't do it this week (hoping the message got through to him, and others btw) and they need him firing.

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