Jack Toft
Last year

Cairns v Phoenix Dec 31

The table at the moment is flatter than last year's NYE balloon. Cairns in fourth spot are 9 and 9 with SEM right behind on 8 and 9.

A win to SEM sees them snatch 4th and a win to Cairns sees them put more pressure on United for third than a millennial trying to buy a 4 bedroom bungalow in Hampton.

Cairns have been the surprise team this year. Some real chemistry is working amongst the imports and the locals and they have confidence in themselves to knock off any team. At home they are 6 and 3 and looking the goods with an average score of 93. A win in Melbourne over United last game is a mighty cannon shot across any bow.

SEM have enjoyed the benefit of kindness in their first season with trips outside of the sunny city of Melbourne have been fewer than Mitch Creek's Christmas cards to Sixers staff. Of the official 2 and 5 away games, they are only 1 and 4 outside the town, and that win was against Brisbane.

Sure as there's Hot Cross buns in Coles on Boxing Day, this will be a great game of NBL, the last one of the decade. Sure, SEM average 96 ppg on the road, but they have also given up 104 ppg. This will be a high scoring game and the battle between Creek and Deng will be exciting. Both teams have more confidence than a teenage girls with a low cut top, push up bra and fake ID, but this is Cairns's game to lose if they let SEM loose and let Madgen keep his cool.

Cairns by 5 (I'll say 98 to 93, but I think we'll see a 200 point game)

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Anonymous  
Last year

This is a big week for SEM. Lose this game and the next to a resurgent Breakers and their playoff aspirations will be crumbling.

Cairns by 5-10.

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Keeping Benson looking a worse move by the week.
Should've kept Crockett.

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Anonymous  
Last year

To mates coaching against one another, SEM got lucky last time when some how Cairns shit there dacks, can't see it this time but if Creek and Wesley get going who knows.

I’ll guess Cairns by 13.

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A.  
Last year

Newbill is paying $41 for DD & $501 for TD @ Sportsbet, get on that!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Homicide and Anstey double, that's mute central baby!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Anstey gets better every week, I enjoy watching a game with his commentary

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Anonymous  
Last year

How much fun are the Phoenix to watch?! Love their up tempo style

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trayvis  
Last year

this game is a disgrace to the game of basketball.
7 points in a whole quarter.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

11 points Muppet.. Utd had 9....

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Anonymous  
Last year

As a Phoenix fan trayvis, I think it's been great!

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

SEM 6 fouls in half away from home what a joke.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The 3 point shooting at the start of the 3rd was crazy good.

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Anonymous  
Last year

early end of the line for Jawai unless he's willing to ride the bench on minimal pay.

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Troppo  
Last year

Great win by the Taipans
What's up with these Melbourne Coaches really sore losers
Picking fights with the fans at the end of the game when all they wanted to do was go to watch the fireworks .

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Troppo  
Last year

What's the record for consecutive 3 pointers made by both teams . Was it 7 in a row at the start of the third quarter ?

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Tom  
Earlier this month

Is there a better 1/2/3 much than Machado, Newbill and Oliver. Only needs 2 of 3 to be on song and game over. Sth Melbourne hit the skids. Madgen the worst 1 on 1 defender bar none in the league!!

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