Jack Toft
Last year

Melbourne v Adelaide Dec 7

Just like a hair drier in a bathtub, United had a shocking round last weekend. 0-2 on the road was not a good return. After a week of organic soy lattes, the boys (sorry I assumed your gender) are ready to take on Joey Wright and the Sixers.

There's plenty at stake today. An Adelaide win sees them swap positions with Melbourne and ease into the top 4.

Melbourne have won their last 5 games at home and score an average of 102 at home. It's their safe space and last time Adelaide played there they were slayed by 19 points. Adelaide on the road though started out awkwardly, but have averaged 102 on the road in their last 3 games.

This will be a high scoring game with both teams likely to lift the bat in the fourth quarter.

You all know I can't tip against the Sixers. This is Melbourne's game to lose.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I will tip Melbourne. Sorry Toft.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal, homicide and Bruce commentary again, there has to be better out there. :(:(:(

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stop saying trifecta.
It's basketball not horse racing maybe Heal wasted too much money betting on trifectas.

Goulding 300 games. It's going to be a miserable he for Adelaide.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Another classy timeout from Joey Wright stay classy.

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Perthworld  
Last year

The hub has enabled Heal to commentate every game. Mute button getting worn out.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Teys on fire lol

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Hoopie  
Last year

Why are Melbourne rebounding like they don't care? Usually only one offensive rebounder, occasionally only one defensive one.

Adelaide look a lot hungrier, on the boards anyway.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Heal, homicide and Bruce commentary again, there has to be better out there. :(:(:("
Could have Dwayne making a mess whenever Goulding gets the ball

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cam Luke, Heal and Homicide. The worst three man booth the NBL can put out there. All three absolute garbage.

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Anonymous  
Last year

On what I've seen so far, glad I am leaving at half time to go to a friend's birthday bash. Melbourne are certainly dining out on the Sixers tonight.

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J  
Last year

Well Adelaide had their game of the year last week it seems.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Lol Joey will be going off his tree after that insipid first quarter.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes even my patience has worn out, mute button it is.

Show some Sixers. Moore been horrible, Johnson as well.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Johnson is coming off a great game so we all knew he was due for at least a couple of poor ones

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Beantown  
Last year

Sixers match up incredibly badly against Melbourne. We have no one that can guard Long and we give up too many offensive rebounds which is mana from heaven for MU, who live and die with the three!

Great to see guys like Griffin, Teys, Kyei and Drmic playing hard in the 2nd qtr. But Sixers need more from DJ and Moore or they will be overwhelmed.

Joey probably won't allow it, but I think DJs only way to impact this game is to nail a few threes and force Long out of the paint.

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KET  
Last year

No defensive bigs at Adelaide

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KET  
Last year

Seriously, no defence from DJ, none from Griffin, none from Froling. We've got a young Kyei and nobody else to defend against the likes of Long

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Anonymous  
Last year

Happy birthday to Kyei for the other day, 25.

Kyei playing well, Teys , as well. Griffin on offence, no defence. Drimic has had a stand out season, should get most improved. Johnson and Randle been poor. McVeigh and Froling been shocking most season as has Moore. White and Dillon give you not a lot. Sixers can't win with so few contributors.

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Beantown  
Last year

Griffin's best game by far for the Sixers! Giving them just a sliver of a chance. Should be bombs away in the final quarter. Just fire up the threes and see if they get lucky!

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See Mediocre  
Last year

Whats happened to Froling this year?

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Lovebroker  
Last year

Froling.
#SeeWhatsEdible

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wright not playing Drimic at start last quarter is bad coaching. You can't complain about your players when you do dumb shit like this.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Whats happened to Froling this year?"

I don't think its froling, it looks like this guy on the court ate froling in the offseason

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Anonymous  
Last year

You can not win games regularly with teys and Dillon playing key roles

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See Mediocre  
Last year

Shane Heal mentioned Froling hasn't had enough opportunity = game time to continue his development from last years season?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Heal is the worst, you have to earn your spot and Froling been poor. Heal talks up all his mates sons, the Frolings were talked up as the Gasol brothers by him.
Teys was good, play players that give you something. I tipped Sixers for finals but I'm disappointed in what’s gone down. Joey has run his race I think.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Frolimg looks like the fat kid in the pool who wearsa shirt to hide his fat rolls

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Anonymous  
Last year

Froling - See Incredible.

https://www.espn.com.au/nba/story/_/id/26695886/harry-froling-now-confident-nba-capabilities

Right now Brenda Teys (aka Rip Hamilton) is closer to the NBA than Harry "The Joker" Froling

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Meegygump  
Last year

Time for DJ to go aswell as the dude who does the music...both are embarrassing

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is anyone going to mention that "the best centre in the nbl" allowed his direct match up to have his best game of the year? Or are we just going to let that slide because it doesn't get people talking?

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Meegygump  
Last year

The jenga bus is coming, time for DJ to get on it...take Joey too

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Anonymous  
Last year

Above comment about Joey in timeout, stay classy. They needed a boot in the arse with that start, thought he summed it all up perfectly. If your delicate ears can't handle the f word, here it is again, fuck off idiot. What do you think coaches do in timeouts in situations like like, would love your expert opinion and experience.

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Lovebroker  
Last year

F off idiot?

The game is televised at a family time slot.

Swearing of this type is normally not allowed.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Fuck off Joey Wright.
Cockhead.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Adelaide gonna miss playoffs again.

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Anon  
Last year

Why can't Sixers play defense. Credit to Griffin great game. True underrated but gave Sixers a lift. Needs more court time. Froling must be injured. And DJ needs support to space court. Jerome always a threat.. always going 100 percent. Tries hard to inspire.
Need consistency. Must he hard for joey to know how to have guys switched on. Perth shows the true Sixers ability... Need to capture that intensity.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Froling isn't injured. He has just been exposed and is trash. What the heck happened to "best shape of my life preparing for the NBA draft". He is a joke and should certainly not be re-signed.

Please Joey STOP letting Ramone Moore handle the ball. He is a shooting guard, mid range specialist, not a friggin point guard. Too sloppy with the ball.

Not enough opportunities for DJ or Drmic in this one.

Suspend Froling and don't even let him travel with the team until his conditioning is of NBL standard. Fuck, I could go out there and give the Sixers 0 points and 5 fouls myself. Waste of space.

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Malcolm  
Last year

Johnson and Moore were absolutely shithouse.
Randle should've been more aggressive, only taking 10 shots won't cut the mustard.

Teys with 16 for all the crap that bloke cops on here he seems to be one of the few playing with effort.

Should be sack Moore threads not Griffin ones. 2 pts in 5 mins great job Ramone.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Teys was money from mid range. Our only scoring for a large chunk of the game. Joey sat Randle, Drmic and DJ WAAAAAY too long in this one, so you cannot blame Jerome for only 10 shots. Most of those came in the second half and he was able to score freely.

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Anon  
Last year

Again the sitting of the guns. Is it to get a different look on court. Try something to create a spark or is it a statement by coach. Guys need to get confidence... draw opens up a bit next few weeks. Think Sixers can get on a roll... take care of NZ cairns hawks next few games.give give run into new year. Like to think beating Perth has set the benchmark and joey got the weapons... matter getting mental approach.. re programmed. Plenty to like if can get momentum. Tough on the road but also time to gel.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stick the fork in. Melbourne wont make playoffs and even they have blown us away.. twice.

Perth was fools gold, just like their win over Sydney was. You cannot polish a turd, as much as you hope and wish.

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LV  
Last year

Adelaide beaten by a more talented team today

United played the basketball many expected to see from them on a more regular basis

Great signs from Prather

But Adelaide, at 6-7 and with 9 of their last 15 at home, they're a sneaky chance of taking 4th. Those last 15 games will include only 1 against each of Sydney and United.

SEM are 6-5 with 10 away games remaining. 7 home games including one against United. Of those last 17 games, 3 are against Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sydney Perth SEM Cairns

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Malcolm  
Last year

Sydney.perth. Melbourne all in
Won't be SEM or Brisbane.
NZL and Hawks already cooked.
Will Actually come down to Adelaide or Cairns for that fourth spot.

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LV  
Last year

Don't write NZ off either

3-9 But 13 of their last 16 games are against teams other than Sydney, United and Perth.

With a full team they might have more talent than any of the competitors for 4th

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Anonymous  
Last year

Adelaide are middle of the pack at best. Have some nice wins over similar level opponents, can't beat any of the better teams.

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Malcolm  
Last year

^ they trashed Perth in Perth.

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LV  
Last year

Sydney haven't lost a single game to anyone other than United or Perth

United will be likewise now they're healthy

Someone will make top 4 without getting many wins against the best teams

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Melbourne wont make playoffs"

LOL OK if you say so.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why is the box score still not available on nbl website

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Anonymous  
Last year

Melbourne are no hope. Prather is crap bench players are garbage like milner and others and coach is sub standard.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't know but in the mean time it's available on the app

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Zodiac  
Last year

Dean Vickerman substandard? Probably the best coach in the league IMO.

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LV  
Last year

[Sydney haven't lost a single game to anyone other than United or Perth]

That comment aged well.

Won't be a regular occurrence though, might happen once or twice more this entire season.

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Anon  
Last year

Have sixers peaked. We saw there best against Perth. Can they duplicate that or maintain that intensity. Or is dynamics of team such that only 2 or 3 players can peak because they need the ball and drain others from stepping up. When DJ is on or Jerome it becomes their show. Need more from.others to impose themselves. Need a general.

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