Jack Toft
Two years ago

Breakers v Phoenix Dec 20

Just when Phoenix's season looked as cooked as a Christmas turkey, along comes the Breakers. Remember when the Breakers were once a strong powerful, dominant club taking championship silverware at will? What becomes of the broken hearted? Seems like the Darwin Basketball association could even knock them off.

Phoenix with a great start have had a mid-season slump. Will they be able to recover today? The Breakers have had a shocking season and at times have even tested out the bottom of the table for size, but the Hawks tole them that spot is theirs.

Breakers seem to have imploded at the moment and the departure of Webster to China (WTF) is yet another dagger to the heart. That move has effectively ripped 20 ppg off their bottom line. Unless someone stands up, the Hawk's destiny is not to get the wooden spoon.

Phoenix might not play too many games on the road, but getting a win here is like picking Christmas cherries. Phoenix by however much they really want.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If the breakers lose, Matt Walsh will make the players all publicly apologise to him via twitter

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

I was going to make a Matt Walsh joke although I couldn't get my private browser/VPN working.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Be interesting to see how the new Illawarra imports go second start. NZ favourites but I'm not ruling the hawks out.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Interesting. Are the Illawarra imports are playing for the Phoenix against the Breakers today?

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

If NZ lose, the referees will issue a public apology to Walsh on Twitter, before he even needs to think of calling his legal team

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Yeah sorry about above, to much Xmas cheer.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Tied up 16-16 with 2.22 to play in the first

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Has anyone seen Matt Walsh yet? I wanted to see how drunk he is. I heard he and Homicide were going to drink it out.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Breakers come from down 8 early in the quarter to finish up by 2 heading into the 2cnd 24-22.
Low scoring affair with a few sloppy turnovers from both teams.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Both teams shooting a combined 1/10 from 3
NZ with a couple of airballs and Creek the only player to hit one so far

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Magden is the biggest flopper/exaggerator in the NBL, over ALL others.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Rubbish. Goulding followed by Wagstaff.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Rubbish. Magden, Wagstaff, Cotton, Goulding.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

No charge circle line. Amateurish.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Free Terry Armstrong

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If the Breakers keep attacking the rim they will win.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Hopson feasting on the mis matches.
Henry has started finding his range and Weeks with the banked 3 on the buzzer from way outside
Mitch Creek still doing Mitch Creek things

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Andrew  
Two years ago

Walsh needs to be impeached

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Mystro  
Two years ago

NZ looking much better in this game.
Defence is a lot better and not just settling for the 3ball.
Forcing SE Melbourne into turnovers

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Creek this season shows how much he was misused in Adelaide. Crazy how different he is now.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Hopson with his 24th point on a jumper to end the 3rd quarter to put the Breakers up 13.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hopson getting injured really hurt nz this season, class player. Ashleigh starting to play well also.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

SE Melbourne coming back, Roberson starting to get hot
Breakers up 9

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If Hopson doesn't go down, Glen Rice never happens.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Refereeing has been dreadful in this game

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

As per usual

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Breakers defence was much better, especially on the ball screen. Away to the Hawks on Sunday is very winnable, they could be 6-10 at the end of the weekend and may turn the corner. I don't think they'll make the finals, but I think they could make life difficult for a number of teams eyeing that fourth spot.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Final score 90 - 84 to NZ.
Abercrombie no longer a passenger and NZ's imports all playing well.
Roberson unable to replicate his performance against Cairns and steal the win.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Great contribution from Ashley

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Phoenix forced to play Madgen too many minutes with Gibson out

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Phoenix and Roberson are being found out.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Breakers look better without Rice (obvious reasons), Hampton and Webster and with Hopson fit and firing

It means they can settle into a 8 man rotation

Sometimes less is more

Lost the duplication of Henry and webster

Not having to force feed minutes to Hampton makes them better too as the team played together and the ball moved well with Henry a better player being more involved.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Good win by Breakers. All imports played great.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Thought the NZ coach or whatever his title is had full attention in time outs, the team certainly didn't look disjointed.

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AngusH  
Two years ago

Roberson's performance against Cairns made folks forget how up and down he’s been since the first couple of weeks of the season.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Henry is great defensively and looks better with the ball in his hands.
Hopson finding form and kept SE Melbourne honest by attacking the switching defense and getting to the free throw line.
Ashley played some minutes at the 4 alongside Loe and stayed out of foul trouble which was mostly because his teammates stayed in front of their man and finished strong at the rim.

Abercrombie & Delaney put in solid performances at both ends of the floor and Weeks forced turnovers with pressure d

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D2.0  
Two years ago

Hmm yes, with Magden back in town Flopking has some competition.

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D2.0  
Two years ago

"Breakers look better without Rice (obvious reasons), Hampton and Webster and with Hopson fit and firing"

Strange but True.
I always assumed Henry would play PG. I thought that was where he won the Israeli MVP award??
So found it strange that he was forced to come off the bench.

And yes, I think a starting combo of Abercrombie & Hopson is better than Webster & Abercrombie.

But it leaves them seriously devoid of depth.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Have the Breakers released Ater Majok?
I know he hasn't been playing many minutes but he wasn’t on the box score tonight at all

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Majok was drunk at the races with Walsh a few days ago, but had a bit of a fall. May be injured.

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Tom  
Two years ago

Delaney and Hopson have allowed Abercrombie to contribute. Zac Henry's left hand drive is money or FT's. We must be shooting more FT's and this takes pressure off offence and staves runs that Sth Melbourne made. Sth Melbourne look very ordinary when Roberson not firing. Such poor defenders.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

After Majok didn't travel with the team to Christchurch due to injury and Deng Deng went as injury cover.

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krayola  
Two years ago

Heard that the players don't like Shamir. Their attention during the huddles would say otherwise.

Now Gaze with the Kings, no one ever listened to him

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Ater Majok. How the heck is he an NBL player?

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Mystro  
Two years ago

Ater Majok played well for Lebanon against the Tall Blacks in the WC's qualifiers and got on the Breakers radar. Aussie passport and probably cheap.

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

Majok gets paid in the form of loans from other teammates which he won't repay.

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