Jack Toft
Last year

Taipans v Bullets Jan 3

The Battle of the Banana Benders opens Round 14. After record crowds in round 13 and a few upsets, will round 14 be just as exciting, or is 14 just another number?

Brisbane are lurking down the bottom of the table doing everything they can to challenge Illawarra for bottom spot. Roadwise, they have travelled like a Hobo this season. 3 and 7 on the road is better than they deserve. The "average" NBL team scores 91 on the road and they are averaging 3 less than this on the road with only one 100+ score on the road against a hapless Melbourne last round. Lamar Patterson going to town like a shark on a whale carcass scoring 35. Their other road wins being against Illawarra. When last they played in Cairns, they score a paltry 85 and Cairns won by 9.

Cairns at home are 7 and 3. Cairns are not a high scoring team, but they get results. They have only scored 100+ points at home once this season, but keep teams to an average of 86.8 ppg, 4.6 ppg below par for a road team. Machado seemingly untameable at the moment will require the Bullets to put on their thinking caps if this snake is to be tamed. But, catching him and putting him in the bag just means another one slithers on by. You would think Oliver would be a headache with a matchup hard to make and the Snakes' unpredictable style of play making Lemanis reach for his high blood pressure medication.

Cairns crowds are bigger for what they should be and the Taipans bite hard in front of them. Brisbane with no real sense of direction can only really be save by Scomo's "thoughts and prayers".

Snakes by 5

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'm calling Bullets shooters to be on today & keep Brisbane in hunt for the fourth.

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Given the trend of upsets each week I'm going with Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Given the trend of Taipans home wins lately, I'm going with the Taipans :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

any news on Noi

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Buzzas to get up here.

Noi didn't train yesterday, so will probably fail pre-game fitness test

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Agree with Fieldel .
Upsets happen and the snake train might stop rolling.

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Anon  
Last year

Brissy. Cadee back in rare vein. Sobey Patterson. Team is firing nicely to make strong finish to season. Must win. Snakes are overdue for a letdown.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Taipans looked better with out Noi, more fluent in offence and better defensively. Noi should come off the bench as a scoring threat and rebounder.

Can Brisbane lift again, I doubt it, Machado to make Cadee and Sobey what they are, not starting point guards. Cairns by 8.

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Anonymous  
Last year

This round and next will shape the playoffs considerably. I'm a Breakers fan so I’m hoping Cairns push Brisbane back down the ladder.

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Beware of Adelaide.
Griffin given huge vote of confidence from master coach Joey.

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Thunder Jam  
Last year

^
And what's this got to do with Cns v Brisbane?

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Everything thunderwank.
It's a battle for those playoff spots.

My tip Adelaide and United :)

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P.s I can see why you don't post often you clearly don't contribute anything of interest to the forum , you just try to put down others.

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Good to see the three counted.

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" land of plenty" commentators have a lame new catchphrase.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Yep, very lame.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Brisbane's ball screen defense is atrocious.

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Ben  
Last year

Who is commentating with Homicide and Gaze? He is bad.

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Ben  
Last year

When the Taipans go on to win, I'm betting we’ll see Andrej trot out the tired and worn "We we’re getting good looks but the shots just weren’t dropping" line during the post game.

Please Kevin Martin, please, find a way to move on this muppet,

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Jack Toft fan  
Last year

The bullet is so fucking bad hurt my fcking eye just watching them play omg

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jack Heverin. Another radio caller with no idea how to call a TV game. He's better than Cam Luke but not by much.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lets see duffelMeier and Wynyard.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Brisbane is a mess. No ball containment, not much interest in closing out, no idea how to defend the on ball. In other words, a typical Andrej Lemanis coached
team.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Seb Costello and Cam Tragardh, neither of whom are good.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is that Costello? No wonder. He's garbage.

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Where is Cadee??  
Last year

How did Melbourne United loose to the rabble that is the Bullets?

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Ben  
Last year

Heverin hey. He sounds like he should be commentating Ninja Warrior with the constantly raised voice.

Just saw a replay of the Oliver dunk ony, which I'd missed earlier. Nice!

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Crossing to Cam Tragardh is like listening to a Taipans supporter in the front row after a dozen four x...

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Zodiac  
Last year

Pretty sure the main commentator is Seb Costello.

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Sobey travel... Funniest thing I have seen this year....

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Nice one, Machado. MVP-caliber play right there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow, you're up 4 with 4 seconds to go and you pull someone's shirt to give up an unsportsmanlike foul?????

Where's your basketball IQ Machado!

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Anonymous  
Last year

Taipans games this season are always watchable. Not always for the reasons you expect.

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Mystro  
Last year

What a finish. Sloppy turnovers and bone headed plays and Cairns just scrape over the line.

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Duncan  
Last year

Being a Taipans supporter may lead to an early death. Playing so well on the year but my goodness the brain fades.. not just the obvious Machado moment but the whole 4th was wtf?! Bullets sped us and Taipans go crap iso ball and lose momentum.

DJ thoroughly underrated. Even with the great guards in this league the way he plays both ends has to be on nbl 2nd team somewhere

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Big Harry  
Last year

Jason Cadee 16:02mins 3 points... Ouch

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Anonymous  
Last year

As a neutral Newbill is so underrated. Played well every season he's been in the league.

I like Gaze, but tonight was not his best night, his love of JC is sickening. The other were woeful, never let the facts get in the way, just make crap up as they go. I think the nbl is a great product and I understand refs don’t always get it right but the commentary is abysmal.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Crossing to Cam Tragardh is like listening to a Taipans supporter in the front row after a dozen four x..." Which is like having one real beer. ;)
Or about as bad as your 1st post.

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Ben  
Last year

Bullets 5/29 from deep before Sobey (0/4) launched a three to potentially win the game. Top choice.

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GordonG47  
Last year

Hey Ben:

When the Taipans go on to win, I'm betting we'll see Andrej trot out the tired and worn "We we’re getting good looks but the shots just weren’t dropping" line during the post game.


This close enough for you?

"I thought at times the offence generated us some really nice looks but they just didn’t go in for whatever reason," coach Andrej Lemanis said.

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Tragardh is ok just prefer Ransome or Hertz.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Crossing to Cam Tragardh is like listening to a Taipans supporter in the front row after a dozen four x...

Tragardh is the most awkward person on television - whoever cast him was on the XXXX.

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Taipans lucky to escape with a win.
Credit to Brisbane for last quarter fightback.

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Anonymous  
Last year

gliddon is terrible now

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sobey's decision making in prime time is terrible. Travel/charge/jump ball play was devastating for Brisbane. Machado getting too cute with ball for mine. Newbill more steady and more effective. Oliver meathead play was almost Breakers revisited.

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koberulz  
Last year

Bullets 5/29 from deep before Sobey (0/4) launched a three to potentially win the game. Top choice.
The numbers generally say to go for the win on the road.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Perthworld it's hard when another team is looking better than the Wildcats I know! You are the most awkward person on the internet and can make people uncomfortable just by your posts and what we imagine you must look like based off them. Keep killing it you're doing great! Tragardh has had to remain positive through some brutal years in Cairns and still find ways to be positive. Now they're the most in form team in the comp, and you're on him for pointing that out? Haha can't win with perfworld

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Anonymous  
Last year

You know Tragardh was cut at the last second of a season which robbed him of an incredible amount of money from the Taipans and there was bad blood there right? He is the last person on Earth to cheerlead for the Taipans. Dude picked up a local news TV job the second he retired, with no degree, and has commentated NBL and WNBL (including finals of both leagues) since the day he retired. And with all due respect I don't think it's for his looks. The guy is a pro, and calling the best team in the league over the last 2 months the best team in the league might actually be he definition of not cheerleading. Pumping up Cairns gets him nowhere. If he wanted to climb the NBL media ladder he would pump up United or the Kings and pick up those Pom poms with the NBL Overtime boys! The only thing that makes you uncomfortable if the fact he's not cheerleading your team. We should all be so awkward.

Perfworld you don't like Hammer either and constantly bash him? It's ok not to like someone on TV, it would be a boring world if we loved everyone. But just say you don't like them don't make up lies. Hammer is the best commentator in terms of doing his job. Hence why he's the flagship commentator forbthe last decade. He can carry a broadcast. You whinge about the hosts and Homicide's sideshow but don't understand that Hammer holds it together.

Dislike them all you want but they aren't awkward, and the fact you don't like the players they like doesn't mean they're not good at their job.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^ Thanks for posting Shane. Flagship commentator :) :) OMG I have heard it all now

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

"[Tragardh] picked up a local news TV job the second he retired, with no degree"

It shows.

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I was blessed with height, looks and athleticism alas my little brother was not.

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Anonymous  
Last year

PlaymakerMopy with the goods again lol

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paul  
Last year

"Sobey's decision making in prime time is terrible. Travel/charge/jump ball play was devastating for Brisbane."

That's his weakness. If you took out crunch time last year with Adelaide he had an incredible season, but he's not the man to be making decisions in tight moments.

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Ben  
Last year

@Gordon: Classic! Haha. I didn't bother watching any of the post game but was curious with what was said.

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Perthworld  
Last year

^ Thanks for posting Shane. Flagship commentator :) :) OMG I have heard it all now

I'm on the floor laughing. Flagship commentator - LOOOOOOOOOL OMFG
"[Tragardh] picked up a local news TV job the second he retired, with no degree"

It shows.

It sure does, and it applies to most of the "talent" the NBL has piccjed up off the street. Pay peanuts get monkeys.

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Perthworld  
Last year

picked*

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