Jack Toft
Last year

Breakers v Sixers Dec 15

Super Sunday kicks off with the Sixers playing the cousins across the ditch.

Last time they played, the Sixers pummelled the Breakers, pulling the wings off them like a child pulls the wings off a bug. It's a different Breakers team today. They have had a shocking season with injuries and off court drama dominating the headlines. It's like they were extras on Shortland Street. But one man has stood tall. Abercrombie has been the glue that has held the team together. He might not be taking the glory on the leader board, but he has been as good on the court as Glen Rice has been bad off the court.

Webster has been The Breakers saviour, but they go deep with any player willing to stand up in any game at any time. Just like Whack-a-mole.

The Sixers played an absolute thriller on Friday night and this might be their undoing today. New Zealand with the fresher legs and home court advantage are in a much stronger position, but just when you think all is done, enter Harry Froling who would be on a high with some party tricks.

The Sixers may have played their hand this round against SEM. Short turnaround and a long trip might be the difference today. For the Sixers to win, they need to be up by 10 at 3 quarter time. For the Breakers to win, they just need to be in the game and then throw out the spinnaker in the end.

Sadly for us Sixers fan, I think it'll be the Breakers by 6

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Anon  
Last year

You are wrong. Confidence is a great source of energy. Sixers to win. DJ and Drimic to rip the breakers.

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Jack Toft  
Last year

Will be pleased if I am

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers will get this one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

If Breakers keep Adelaide off the glass they win.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Webster not playing, so Adelaide should win.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Missing the string bikini reference this time.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I have seen watching the breakers games there is no free cheese burgers for missing free throw, have they got anything

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Splinky  
Last year

What was the tech for?

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Anonymous  
Last year

are there KIWI referees in the NBL

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Anonymous  
Last year

Another Foul fest. 13 Fouls in first quarter. Time to switch off....

NBL FIX THIS. Rubbish to watch.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"I have seen watching the breakers games there is no free cheese burgers for missing free throw, have they got anything"

No Hungry Jack's in New Zealand to give them cheese burgers, Burger King (which is run separately) offer free Whopper Jrs. if they score 90 points though.

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mike  
Last year

got to agree - terrible refs - make it almost unwatchable - think the refs have a bet on Adelaide ! to be fair - they ref so if you are a big or athletic you have no chance - NBL suits players who shoot the 3 and flop and play no D.

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twenty four  
Last year

Sixers coaches going with some real "2009 Year 12 Formal" outfits.

Bold moves.

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mike  
Last year

also have to add - why do refs have favourite players and coaches - this is re all teams - some players can go hard on D and others get pinged for the slightest thing - same with coaches - one word from Shamir and it is a Tech - yet last night Gleeson could scream in their face and swear and go for ages and its fine.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The refereeing is terrible as usual.

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mike  
Last year

ok - getted .... refs - Daniel Johnson elbowed Rob Lowe for seconds .Lowe lets him go and then Lowe gets called for a foul on the shot and he is nowhere near touching him ???
these refs are blatant cheats or totaly inept !!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers always get the worst calls and that's a fact. Disgusting.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So many fouls.

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Tom  
Last year

So many incidental fouls!!!

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Tom  
Last year

Thank god we have hung in there and go to second half only 10 down!!

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

Adelaide managing to be Adelaide and blow a big lead through their own unique combination of poor execution, stupidity and lack f self control.

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Anonymous  
Last year

31 Fouls @ the half. NBL needs to be held accountable. This round of basketball has been painful to watch. Every game so far.....

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Anonymous  
Last year

Refs doing their best to keep the breakers in it

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Anonymous  
Last year

The referees have ruined so many games this year. It's horrible to watch. Let the teams play.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Refs suck

So does Ngatai and vodanavich. Woeful. Shamir sucks as well

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Rat10  
Last year

Breakers fans have nothing to complain about in terms of the refs. They helped you get back into the game in the latter stages of the 2nd half. Froling clearly pushed in the back causing him to move on the screen. Delany then trips Griffin after he throws down the alley.

Would love to know why Griffin was called for the tech too? If it was for trash talking (why is that a T anyway?) the if the ref had called Delany for tripping which is far more worthy of a T then he probably wouldn't have said anything.

Sure self control comes into it in terms of letting stuff go but that's easier said than done and the refs are not blameless here.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

A lot of over-reffing, but also a lot of contact on players moving on court off-ball.

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Tom  
Last year

Delaney is having an unbelievable defensive game!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers 11FT's and Adelaide mid 20's and fouling on purpose at end of 3rd as have fouls to give. Refs are so biased

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AngusH  
Last year

Agree, Breakers drives are seeing a lot of contact not get called versus what's happening on the other end. Would be easy to think this was a Sixers home game

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sek Henry goes for dunk - hammered - Johnson - no contact - FT's - refs are panicking here - can the refs take the FT's for ADL ??

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AngusH  
Last year

Not sure why I find Shamir saying "weeksy" so funny.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Refs have been disgraceful all game, that offensive foul just then did not have to be called on griffin. Terrible calls against both teams, it's as if the refs feel the need to be involved in every play.

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AngusH  
Last year

Sheesh, Finn about a foot too long on that 3.

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Anonymous  
Last year

How to get more free throws
Don't shoot 15 more 3 point attempts than the opposition.

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AngusH  
Last year

It's been a real bad weekend for refereeing

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm reading/hearing complains of the refs from both sides. Everyone feels they're getting a raw deal.

News flash: the refs aren't biased, they're just shit.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

And another rubbish call on griffin. Video Vaughn and his cronies have their hands all over this one.

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Uncle Phil  
Last year

And another rubbish call on griffin. Video Vaughn and his cronies have their hands all over this one.

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

"Officiating becoming the story in the last minute"

No. In the last 40 min

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Anonymous  
Last year

MAYBERRY DIDN'T CHECK THE RRPLAY THE ONE TIME IT WAS WARRANTED!

#SEEINCREDIBLE

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Anonymous  
Last year

Never mind. Balance is restored...

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LV  
Last year

How does Froling not get a usf!??

Not much contact but neither are there on many other usfs. the intent is the issue?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just put your foot on someone's shoulder while doing chin ups on the rim

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anyone here saying refs are favouring Adelaide are our of their mind - breakers are literally only in this because of the refs.

On another note - my god DJ is terrible on defense

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Anonymous  
Last year

Vaughan should have gone to the replay and it should have been an unsportsmanlike on Froling.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Unsportsmanlike on Froling? Is that you posting Shamir? Loe literally did a chin-up and deliberately put his leg over Frolings shoulder wtf do you want Froling to do

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Anonymous  
Last year

Randle. Ice cold.

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LV  
Last year

Damn

It's only sport but I do feel for the Breakers

Injuries have ruined their season, they'd be top 4 if not for injuries

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Mystro  
Last year

Randle comes up huge for the Sixers. Clutch.....

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Should have been a tech on Loe. You can't hang on the ring, and you sure as hell can't hang on the ring to the point that you have your leg hanging over a 7 footer's shoulder.

But who cares, Randle bailed us out

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Anonymous  
Last year

NZ should have foul Dillon before the ball got to Randle, he just missed two free throws. Enjoyable game though. Both sides got good and bad calls, it's not easy it all happens in a flash.

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FM  
Last year

Who was the bold guy who looked devastated that Adelaide won?

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Hendo8888  
Last year

Lol, you don't intentionally foul in a tied game with 10 seconds left. I don't care how bad the guy is at free throws, you make the other team make a field goal

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers did awesome to only lose by 3 - refs were worth 20 to Adelaide - worst refs I have ever seen (in general but especially against the breakers) - NBL is the softest basketball league in the World. Should be the SBL.
Were the refs Chappell, Warner and Smith ??

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Anonymous  
Last year

Breakers flopped at the end and got some easy fouls on the sixers that were never fouls - they left it too late to click on - Sixers flopped whole game - cannot believe Drimic didn't get a Tech for his on half way.
Adelaide are so bad on D with DJ, Randle and Tees - refs calling it that way helps them out - Ruled like an NBA game they get hammered

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Mystro  
Last year

The refs were crap at both ends.
Randle made shots when it mattered.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes you do when there is no time to score again if they make a basket. They could've had the last shot and either won with a three or tied with a two.
There was twenty seconds left on the clock when Dillon had the ball.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Not sure why I find Shamir saying "weeksy" so funny.

The accent.

LOL @ his crazy assistant revving up the crowd as if he was a mascot/courtside announcer before those Dillon free throws.

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Anonymous  
Last year

36ers free throws at the end of tight games are going to give me a heart attack if they don't improve on this weekend

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Tom  
Last year

Breakers should never have left the ball in Randall's hands till 5 second mark. Should have doubled and made someone else beat them. You could just see it coming. Randall was eying up his options and knew what he was going to do. Good effort though Breakers,

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Anonymous  
Last year

Great effort by the Breakers under the circumstances - missing 2 starters and some of the worst refereeing this season.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mody Moir is such a flog.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tom is right

Love in poor position on the screen. Mind you, Shamir said switch on everything, which really means Ashley should have been out there instead of Loe.

Ngatai guarding randle in the second was moronic. Make your way over to the nbl stats sites and chech this guy's stats out. Why rusbstch and majok don't get a run I'm not sure.



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Uncle Phil  
Last year

Impressive clutch play by Randle for the second game this round. Good to see after he has struggled in some late game situations earlier in the season.

However both the Phoenix game and this game were far closer than they should have been for the Sixers. The inability to play consistent defence means the Sixers always let teams back in and has been a major problem so far this season as it was last year where it cost the team a playoff berth.

Surprised there is so much on here about the Froling/Loe tangle, thought it amounted to nothing. Having just seen the replay on the news, it is far more confusing as to why Delaney didn't get a Tech or USF after the griffin alley-oop dunk. He clearly sticks his leg out with the intention of tripping Griffin - a real cheap shot. Having said that, the unsportsmanlike on Ashley when he fouled griffin was a terrible call earlier in the game. Just shows the ineptitude of the refs in this one.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The refereeing was terrible, both ways.

I don't understand how Shamir gets a tech, Joey gets a warning and get week in week out Gleeson can abuse the refs no end. There’s just no consistency. Griffin’s fouls were soft meanwhile Froling clobbered Henry and Weeks.

In the end, the Sixers deserved to win. Execution down the stretch was better; Breakers had too many turnovers, but it was a good effort considering two starters out.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes all tied up at 82 breakers should have won from there

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Ben  
Last year

Pretty sure this season I've never seen Ngatai called for a foul he didn’t ridiculously whinge about.

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