Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Phoenix v Kings Feb 9

One of the luxuries of being top of the table is that you can rest your main man in Sin City while the rest of the team bag a win. It's a risk they can afford to take with a final game against Illawarra next weekend.

Sydney have led the competition since round 1 and have been the first team to do so in the history of the NBL. Perhaps they needed a 3rd import? Maybe Paul Smith will be re-designing their jersey for next year? Let's no forget Moller is still out and will add some firepower when he comes back.

SEM are unlikely to climb from 8th, but hey the Sixers shouldn't think they have secured the highly sought after 7th spot. There's plenty to learn from in their first year as they build their culture and brand in the NBL. Maybe SEM need an experienced coach to lead the way. Anyone know who could be right for the job?

A bit of a danger game for the Kings if they disrespect the Phoenix too much, but they should have enough in the engine room to back this one. Kings by 5.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

No Bogut and Didi again today. Kings should still win, but keeps the door open for Perth too if they can take care of business against Brisbane.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will be a tight game, three kings still out and Phoenix playing with pride. This could be close and Phoenix can cause an upset. Weaver has had all the answers this season but one of his favourite players, Creek could come back and bite him. No Bogut to intimidate Pineau either. I'm smelling an upset.
Phoenix by 2.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Bruce vs Madgen.
When a dirty player meets a serial flopper it can be hard to call.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Nice fishing from Madgen.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Kings have no business doing anything but attack the hoop against this Phoenix squad. Way too many 3s when a drive is like a 90% success against this team.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Phoenix fighting hard. Tate making Pineau look like a bench player. Hooley saying Moller back next week. Mitchell done excellent job with Phoenix, get a true five man and scoring three that's long and plays D , keep Roberson and they will be a good side.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

For the love of God can we take a shot inside the paint please.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

And what do you know, it leads to a basket

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

SEM doing God's work. Can they close it out?

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

What, are you hoping for a Perth minor premiership, PW?
Impossible

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Improbable but not impossible.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

I wouldn't waste your mental energy on that one quite frankly

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

is it just me or doe Shane Heal want to argue on Air with everyone

Cant stand it

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KET  
Earlier this year

Sydney v Cairns grandfinal series imo

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Yep.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Well that was sneaky!

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KET  
Earlier this year

Glad you agree PW

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

As long as Taipans are crowned champs.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Best possible outcome now that 36ers are out yep

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KET  
Earlier this year

Phoenix standing tall

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KET  
Earlier this year

Dane Pin"nooooo"

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

I'm guessing Sydney unimaginatively spray a 3 here.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

And that's the problem with having T-Rex Pineau as your rim protecter.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Ye of little faith mr Angus

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anonymous  
Earlier this year

"is it just me or doe Shane Heal want to argue on Air with everyone

Cant stand it"

totally agree

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Surely it's Roberson off a screen here

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Was it an illegal screen on the inbound? I thought taylor flopped like a king...

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Sheesh. Terrible call.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Actually didn't realise Pineau was fouled, would need to see it again

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KET  
Earlier this year

Danepin"yes”

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Never in doubt

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KET  
Earlier this year

Cam Luke sitting court side looking bored

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Good to see Armstrong get some screen time

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Good look

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Horrible last call by the refs, no foul there. Pineau moves on every screen.

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KET  
Earlier this year

overtime baby

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Heal is an idiot.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Perth fans on being delayed "DO YOU KNOW WHO WE ARE?"

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^ yep Heal no good.

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Gus3232  
Earlier this year

In my 30+ years of watching basketball, I don't think I've ever seen a shot from the corner bank in like that. I've seen some just kiss the board but to actually hit it like that and go in? Wow.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well a 25min delay is pretty annoying. Also can't watch the game while in the arena

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I was just thinking the same thing, never seen a corner 3 off the glass before.

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KET  
Earlier this year

25min delay? Doesn't take that long to go through one overtime!

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Why, with the game on the line, would you have Adnam and Trist on???

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great game by Wild Kyle but it was not enough

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What's wrong with Adnam Dazz?

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

"25min delay? Doesn't take that long to go through one overtime!"

Game was already over time, before going into overtime

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perthworld wants Cairns to win title.
Not a Perth fan are you Matt.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Kings are shit, Cairns could win this.

Even the Cats, if they get everyone firing, could do it.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

19 wins is impressive for a shit team, have to say.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tate got learn to shoot free throws, 50% not good enough for a man of his skill. Bruce has been good but I'm glad Lisch is back. Phoenix have been excellent in their first season, Mitchell should be very happy with what he and his achieved this season.

If Moller is back who drops out next week for him, Taylor has been better and better.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Russel and Hooley were good in commentary but as others have said Heal is offensive to my ears.

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KET  
Earlier this year

Dazz, coverage starts at 5pm, not tip off - tip off was meant to be 5:10

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

In any sport with finals, you need to hit your straps at the right end of the season. Cairns, Cats, Breakers, and Bullets have done that.
Sydney, as per usual, shot their load early.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^^^^
Do you ever watch any basketball or just talk garbage. The season re starts in the finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"The season re starts in the finals." You'd have to high on some almighty cocktail of Crack & Meth, to take any confidence from this game as a King's Fan. Couldn't even get the better of SEM without Creek. Bogut has been going backwards this season and is realistically cooked. He'll be as much use as a 3rd tit if he has to play 8 finals. Lisch is playing injured just to qualify, so he'll be rooted too. Moller will come back so you'll have to cut Taylor. LMFAO. Kings will be lucky to even make the GF, where Cairns will rip them a new ass.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ LOL

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

and yet kings stayed 1st on the ladder all season - and has the best defence - again all season.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"Mitchell should be very happy with what he and his achieved this season."

yeah second last awesome

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Taylor got cut by Adelaide and now he's a super star, yes he’s played well but if he’s released I think the kings will survive. Bogut, Lozarda, Moller to come back, two weeks training after the last round, I think they will be ok.

Is there a chance that Taylor stays can Walker be let go ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"and yet kings stayed 1st on the ladder all season - and has the best defence - again all season."

They started hot at 11-1, have been mediocre since then. Cairns and NZ have much better form going into the finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Walker certainly hasn't looked like a quality import, should have kept a Crocket.

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