Jack Toft
Earlier this year

Breakers v Phoenix Feb 14

Top 4 finish at stake. Will this game wimper out to leave the Breakers stranded in 5th, or will this be a Valentine's Day massacre?

No Creek for SEM means someone needs to stand up. They will be looking to Madge to set the stadium on fire, but it needs to be a young gun

The Breakers are in Christchurch, so will they be like the Wizard and conjure up a win? a massive win? I think they need to win by about 20 or 30 to lock in the 4th spot. United have the luxury of playing SEM in the final game and will know how much they need to win by.

Breakers should conjure up the win but I think United's efforts last night were enough to squeeze the life out of their season, like a boa constrictor,

Breakers by 12

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mystro  
Earlier this year

Cairns had one job, bloody Queenslanders hahaha.

Shame Creeks out but I expect SEM to play their hearts out and make this a contest.
Only way NZ is blowing this one out is if they shoot 60% from behind the arc which is possible with how Loe, Abercrombie, Delany, Henry and Hopson have been shooting.

NZ to win and just miss out on Finals on win/loss %

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LV  
Earlier this year

SEM's depth has been their achilles heel. Creek and Roberson have carried them more so than any two players have carried any other team.

Always possible someone steps up and SEM makes this a contest, but I'm predicting a Valentines Day massacre by 20 or more.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

breakers by not enough to make finals.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Breakers by 35, giving United a target of +15 against SEM

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The target would likely be +16 actually

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

If it's based on pure margin the figure is +23.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

(being United's current advantage up vs. NZ)

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's based on percentage, I believe. NZ having a conceded just under 100 points less than United, with both targeting a percentage of nearly 103% means NZ need a total margin 3 points less than United to get a similar percentage.
Would make the calculations easier if NBL used total point difference instead!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It looks complicated, but hopefully we will be told exactly what is required before last game tip off between SEM and United.

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Matty R  
Earlier this year

I think margin will be less than 20 today, SEM will put up a fight. Could be a Kendall Stephens sighting with Creek not playing.

United are well and truly in the box seat for fourth.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Time to unleash Terry Armstrong.

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Big Country  
Earlier this year

Kendall Stephens is out due to illness. Can't see Armstrong getting any meaningful time unless he has learnt how to defend better than a witches hat.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I hope NZ cover the required margin to make the final round as exciting as possible.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ That's a big ask. Breakers would have to win by a ridiculous amount to even have a chance.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

^ It is, but final round against a team down players and nothing to play for so possibility even if it is a distant one.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

SEM playing well with NZ not hitting a lot from range yet.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

SEM playing well, nothing to lose and trying to spoil it.
NZ shooting poorly behind the arc but decent defense from Ngatai.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why are they playing ABBA at the game? Did someone lose a bet or something?

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

ABBA is still new in the South Island.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Must be lots of Dancing Queens down there.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Breakers up 7 at half time. SEM not keen to roll over and staying in it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Jarrad weeks is awful

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Some of these calls.... the NBL really don't want NZ in the playoffs.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

You spelt injured wrong #838

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

And y'all say that Melbourne got the calls? How can anyone suggest NZ is not getting the rub of the green shocks me. NZ being taken by the hand and led down the path..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The foul calls on Ashley have been a joke.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Big late run by the breakers. They're still alive

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

The 70s mega mix continues

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Yeah Delany has had a ton of love going to the hole lol.
Gibbo has been huge down the stretch.

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Mystro  
Earlier this year

Breakers take the win by 9. SEM showing a ton of fight with the final score flattering NZ.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

NZ aren't serious about playoffs if they are letting Gibbo, Court Vomiter and Pineau score 10+ each.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think NZ realise they didn't have a chance once Melbourne beat Cairns.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

That's the thing about weeks. He doesnt get it.

He needs to facilitate and run the offence. Instead he looks.to create for himself. He's okay at that, not good enough to win a championship thru him.

At the beginning if the second it was hom verse. No hopson, no one else. Shamir played him too long. We.got the win but not the blowout

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I agree about Weeks. He looks to create his shot too often and sometimes very early in the offence.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well that result makes the derby on Sunday interesting. I get the feeling SEM will win and send United on holidays. Would kick up the rivalry a notch or 2!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^ I would love to see it!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think far too many are assuming United will win. SEM are a good side and they showed that last night. Tomorrow's game will be a close one. I hope there’s a good turnout and if SEM did deny United a playoff spot it could exacerbate the rivalry.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

I'm going for SEM, both cos they’re the underdog but also because I’ve enjoyed watching their games more than DisUnited’s.

Such a bummer losing Creek, though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

SEM play some good basketball. Where they went wrong was Benson and how long it took to replace him.

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Bigdog  
Earlier this year

Shamir will be regretting just playing the game for the win and not for points now.

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