Jack Toft
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Cats v Breakers Jan 25

Lots at play today. Cats still dreaming of a minor premiership and the Breakers dreaming of a top 4 finish. Both looking for the meaning of life.

The Breakers (11/12) have had a pretty good last month or so to put pressure on this in the race for the top, but have had a shocking season on the road (4&7) with many of those wins coming recently. Just when the machine that goes ping was wheeled out, they came back to life. They have won 7 of their last 9 to signal to the rest of the comp that they are just there for their looks.

The Cats will control the tempo of this game from the start and make this a classic Perth-New Zealand game. This game should have more fire than the Gallagher brothers at a dinner party with Patsy Kensit sitting between them. Perth have won both times they have played this season, but both games have been low scoring affairs.

But tonight the Cats offer their guests a wafer thin mint. Cats by 6.

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Should be a cracker game.
Perth with a single digit win

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm think Perth win this. But Breakers have won most of their games recently where id thought they’d lose. And they demolished Melbourne. It wasnt uncompetitive either in their other games although Hopson was absent. Ultimately, Perth are the likely winners < 5 but there is a very good chance Breakers steal this.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hopefully Plumdog can stay in the game for 20+ minutes today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Plumdog Multi-millionaire will last as long as NZ let him. The guy can't help swinging and reaching at everything.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth will want this and get it. First place on the line and Perth want it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can't see Perth losing this... but it would make things interesting if they did!

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Perth will win just hope Plum has a good game.

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AshT  
Last month

Taking on Perth tonight with Breakers at 4.60 & +8.5. They're a much more realistic chance than that IMO despite the away factor.

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Perth Wilburs  
Last month

Wildcats would be good with Jason Cadee

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Perth Wildcats good actually really help the breakers. If the Perth Wildcats drop this game but then when the remainder of their games then the breakers will probably make the play-offs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another game, another mute the commentary!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Weeeeeeeeeeks

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AngusH  
Last month

That FT airball from Plumlee competing with Jordan Hunter's FT in NZ last week for worst attempt of the season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I'm certain Perth players take diving lessons, first Norton with the swan and then flopstaff with the backwards dive.

Homicide who has told us all season that no one is going to stop Long is now on the Plumlee train.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth should go back to jacking threes no reward for putting heat on the rim

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Anonymous  
Last month

Enzed looking good

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AussiePride  
Last month

Loving the arc on the Delaney 3s!

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AussiePride  
Last month

Correction Delany.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Plumlee makes the Wildcats much better, no doubt. But Homicide saying no 5 in the league can stop him is a joke. Bogut will monster Plummer. If I was Shamir and Majok was available, if we've got five fouls and Plumlee’s on the court I’m fouling him as soon as he touches the ball rather than let Perth run a good set and Cotton or White or Kay get good looks.

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D2.0  
Last month

Idiot.
Have you watched Bogut this season? He's so cooked they're having to give him games off. A great battle no doubt, but Plums is significantly younger than Bogut, and it shows. He will have the legs.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Terrico looked uninterested and underutilized lately. All he does is stand on the perimeter waiting for a pass.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Plum is great for the Wildcats, but he won't be back next season. They need to win now.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dazz leading with the unnecessary personal insults as usual. Its such a pleasure to have him among us.

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Dan & Mody  
Last month

Commentators love Perth. Breakers drain a 3 = silence. Plumlee gets a lay up = orgasm

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth coaching staff have to be the biggest whingers in NBL

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Anonymous  
Last month

Frequent flyer miles
Nice one cats twitter

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Anonymous  
Last month

Terrico plays the Mr. Cool and apparently he will light it up in the finals.... Shouldnt he be playing at 100% every game?

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Anonymous  
Last month

" Have you watched Bogut this season?"

Yes. And he will monster Plumlee. Long and Space Cam will also play well against him.

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Bigdog  
Last month

"Plumlee makes the Wildcats much better, no doubt. But Homicide saying no 5 in the league can stop him is a joke. Bogut will monster Plummer. If I was Shamir and Majok was available, if we've got five fouls and Plumlee's on the court I’m fouling him as soon as he touches the ball rather than let Perth run a good set and Cotton or White or Kay get good looks.

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This is what should happen

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Anonymous  
Last month

That cotton dunk attempt was hilarious

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AngusH  
Last month

Delaney needed to let that fly.

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GordonG47  
Last month

How the hell do you screw up like that?!?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wow NZB somehow don't even get a shot off for the walk-off win. Yesssss.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hahahahahahaha wtf

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Bigdog  
Last month

Jordan ngatai you idiot



Shamir what was he doing out there?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Seems the basketball gods agreed nzb fouled, stopped them from even taking a shot, somehow.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norton is real hit or miss. Sometimes makes the right play other times makes some serious mistakes like that inbound which almost cost them the game. When's damo back?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow. Breakers should have won that.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Plumlee 23 & 17. My man.

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Bigdog  
Last month

I once saw ngatai at the airport with his ear phones on.

I think his whole life he has his air phones on. Shutting the world out

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ashleigh unmarked under the basket and Ngati got stage freight, pass the ball man.

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Bigdog  
Last month

The whole season he has been MIA

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow Breakers lost it... Perth didn't win it

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Breakers should have won that but a win is a win.

11-13 makes it hard to catch Brisbane @ 13-11.

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AshT  
Last month

Ironically Breakers had a mindset of holding fire all game.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ngatai is one of those typical newzealanders who gets a game because of the nz culture where they think any maori is a gun even though there is not one good thing in his game. Henare a perfect example. Would not have got a game for any other team because he wasnt good at anything

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Red74  
Last month

Cats need to sign Plumlee to a new multi year deal NOW!!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yep pay him $500k. Perth do it so well. It's a soft cap.

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Anonymous  
Last month

$500k per month might do it

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Anonymous  
Last month

Perth don't sign players, they play for free and the love Gleeson.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Plumlee is on a 4 year/$52 million contract... Do people not realise this?

He is so far beyond NBL level it's laughable

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Bigdog  
Last month

Ngatai has been hopeless all year.

He had a rebounder (Ashley) and shat his pants.

He is 3 and d guy who can't play D, or shoot the 3.

For every minute he played this year Rusbatch should have been on the court.

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paul  
Last month

"He is 3 and d guy who can't play D"

His D on Roberson late was pretty good.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Plumlee is on a 4 year/$52 million contract... Do people not realise this?"
Yep. And?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Its funny how everyone calls him Roberson because he is so hopeless at getting tech fouls lol

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D2.0  
Last month

I get confused by what appears to be inconsistency.
How was that doul not called unsportsmanlike?? No attempt to play the ball, not even close.
The refs seem to have decided that the rule only applies if you're in the bonus?? But that's not how its written is it??

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Luuuc  
Last month

Wonder how many games in the Cotton + White era the cats have won when those 2 combined for < 10 points in the final 3 quarters. I'd guess approximately zero before tonight.

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Luuuc  
Last month

Ultimately, Perth are the likely winners < 5 but there is a very good chance Breakers steal this.

Accurate.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I hope the cats pay the salary cap on Plumlee 52 million, the poorer clubs should do well out of it.

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D2.0  
Last month

Great game, good fight by NZ.
Just a bit disappointed in the B team tonight.

And then there's Norton... I rate him, but wish he would stop blinding dribbling into the keyway looking for a foul. We need Damo back, so that Norton doesn't have to play 27.5 minutes when he's struggling, and so that we don't have to play the kids as backup PGs.

And whilst Plums had an incredible game, its just sad that his great start seemed to depress Jook. We need those two combining for 40 awesome minutes.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dazz out here worried about Majoks feelings. Haha

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Vodka 63  
Last month

Norton continues his Kamikaze plays driving into three defenders late in the last quarter. Not a hope of scoring. Result is a turnover and 3 down the other end...5 point turnaround in a close game.

If just hope he is not the chosen one to replace Martin in years to come. Would rather see him leave than be the No 1 PG.

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Nathan Rover  
Last month

Vodka 63 - I don't agree with Norton. Lots of players are making errors. Norton brings to game what the novice and stats don’t show. He doesn’t have many players score on him. Think your comments are not justified.

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Nathan Rover  
Last month

Norton - hit and miss. Might want to listen to the post game Trev took responsibility for that play. He had no one to pass too, if he didn't throw it in it would have been breakers ball with time for them to set something up, way worse. I heard Trev say he was impressed with Norton he has a sore throat and hasn’t been well for days. Looking at it, Breakers made a run when he was sitting on the bench. Sorry clearly a Norton Fan, but I think he is unfairly judged. He is very unselfish, understands his role. Yes - makes errors but so does everyone.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think Norton better than Martin. He is in retirement zone

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D2.0  
Last month

Norton generally does well, and I like that he's more offensively aggressive than Martin, but the crazy charges when he hasn't got a hope of scoring are wearing thin. Especially since the refs are awake to it and don't gift him the foul. In those circumstances he needs to be able to dish, which means a bit more forethought.

I don't mind if he becomes the starting PG, but we need a better backup plan for when Damo retires.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I wouldn't be shocked if Plumlee returns next season. Seems to be fitting in nicely and really enjoying himself.

There was a good article a couple of weeks ago where he talks about why he signed with Perth. Has absolutely nothing to do with money. He just wanted to get back playing basketball, be on a good team with good team mates, win games and get back to having fun again.

Seems like a genuinely good guy with a similar mindset and approach to the NBL like Cotton had.

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D2.0  
Last month

It makes sense considering whatever we're paying him would be a pittance compared to his NBA Salary.

I can also imagine, whilst the cash is nice, it must be a bit of a downer to be traded to a team who's only taking you because cutting you will cost less than the guy they traded out.

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Nathan Rover  
Last month

Didn't see Norton take a charge last night or the last couple of games. I don’t know why his team mates keep him out of the scoring loop. Kid can score and shoot the 3 ball. You would think they would want to keep his confidence up heading in to finals. As for the drives, and charges that used to be his bread and butter. If it’s done right good idea gets the bigs in foul trouble. Like this team - Norton may had a hard night at the office but not the only one Mr T 2pts.

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Mystro  
Last month

NZ could have should have may have but in the end they didn't.
Perth are top two for a reason and NZ showed they aren’t going to roll over.
Making the 4 was a big ask before this game and an even bigger task now. Even if they come up short the second half of the season has been great to watch and they’ve played some decent ball.
Delany, Abercrombie & Weeks play as locals has been uplifting and Hopson is a keeper.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Its funny how everyone calls him Roberson because he is so hopeless at getting tech fouls lol

I get it!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tough loss for Breakers. Ashley played great. I hope he comes back next season.

Bullets are basically a lock for playoffs now.

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paul  
Last month

Them and Cairns both probably need to win two more. On current form they look good, but a bit of work to do yet.

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Anonymous  
Last month

There are a lot of plumlee doubters with major egg on their face today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I don't think there were many Plumlee doubters to begin with.

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I hope Plumlee comes back next season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hearing rumors that if Cotton can get his citizenship, Perth would go after Deshon Taylor in the role of Damian Martin (retiring) . Cotton and Taylor are close, Cotton & Gleeson gave him a lot of praise after the 3 games of him playing them in preseason

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AngusH  
Last month

lol yeah I think the only question there ever was with Plumlee is if he'd manage to avoid foul trouble with the way the NBL is called.

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D2.0  
Last month

Even after his low-stat first couple of games, I don't think there were any Plumlee doubters.
Only question mark was his f/t shooting, and that's still an issue.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cotton recommended Hunt. Look at how that turned out!

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