Aussie
Earlier this year

Australian Boomers team v NZ & Hong Kong announced

https://australia.basketball/blog/2020/02/17/six-debutants-named-in-australian-boomers-team-for-asia-cup-2021-qualifiers-in-brisbane/

Game 1 will be telecast live on Fox Sports More (Channel 507)

Can't see anything about game 2. Does anyone know where we can watch the second game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

when

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

what does tall blacks team look like

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hong kong team has one player over 6 8

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

There's a "Live: Basketball: FIBA Olympic Qualifier" on Fox 506 at 10:20pm AEDT on Sunday Night, I think that would've been the time it would be if it was in Hong Kong but the game is at 1:30pm (AEDT) Sunday afternoon, there's a Rugby: Sports Special at the time on 507, which means there's nothing actually scheduled.

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Cool Howie  
Earlier this year

Josh Giddey? Get out of here man, it's too early.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Disagree "Howie"

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MACDUB  
Earlier this year

Tall Blacks squad is pretty weak; well actually the PC answer might be "young". Resembled more like a put together team you'd send to some tournament in China rather than a fully fledged national team;

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ME  
Earlier this year

This piss-poor Australian team will at very least take care of Hong Kong. And I expect a better team for next qualifiers. We will qualify for Asia Cup one way or another. But still, this might be the weakest team under the "Boomers" name in history. Josh Giddey with an eye to the future if a nice inclusion but outside of that, nothing to really interest me.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Who would pay to see this game?
Weakest Australian team in history
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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

When is the next Fiba window, after this February one ?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Next Asia Cup Qualifying window is 27th-30th November, Australia play in Guam and New Zealand.

Olympic Qualifying is June 23-28 for New Zealand in Belgrade, Serbia (who also hosted 2 women's Olympic Qualifying groups, strangely enough from FIBA)

And of course the Olympics are July 25-August 9

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Reality  
Earlier this year

The Tall blacks squad isn't great but a boomers victory is no certainty.

This might be the worst boomers team ever out on the floor in over 40 years!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Serbia hosted 2 women's Olympic qualifying groups because FIBA moved the one scheduled for China there due to the Coronavirus

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Not much they can do with what's left, I prob would've tried going with less youth though.

Sobey, Cadee, Gliddon, Magnay, Pineau, Drimic, DJ, Blanchfield, Stephens (need a sharpshooter with no Goulding), Naar, Dech, Adnam

PG: Cadee/Naar/Adnam
SG: Sobey/Drimic/Dech
SF: Blanchfield/Gliddon/Stephens
PF/C: DJ/Magnay/Pineau

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PyroCross  
Earlier this year

And this compared to the likely Tall Blacks squad:

Loe/Smith-Milner
Delany/Vukona
Rusbatch/Ngatai/Harris
Te Rangi/Prewster
Ili/Britt/Kenny

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No Delaney.

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Krazy  
Earlier this year

Embarrassing that some of these guys will get to represent Australia. Youth need to earn their spot, their time will when it is ready.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will they play in Hong KOng now?

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ME  
Earlier this year

"Embarrassing that some of these guys will get to represent Australia. Youth need to earn their spot, their time will when it is ready."

To be fair, in games as meaningless as this, and with all the talent that isn't available, I don't think it matters.

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ME  
Earlier this year

"Embarrassing that some of these guys will get to represent Australia. Youth need to earn their spot, their time will when it is ready."

To be fair, in games as meaningless as this, and with all the talent that isn't available, I don't think it matters.

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Brad.  
Earlier this year

If this version of Boomers can't beat Hong Kong then something is wrong.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

They should beat NZ as well.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Where is it streamed tonight. Is it Australia v NZ or Hong Kong? Thanks.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Tonight is NZ

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BigBen’sBabyBlanketBrettB  
Earlier this year

What happens if we lose ??

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Nothing. (Well, other than some LOLs, some ribbing from the Kiwis, and some people blowing things out of proportion)

We've got 2 games to play against each of NZ, Hong Kong, and Guam, and we just have to finish top 2 in our group. Even Ph!l Smy#h couldn't find a way to stuff that up.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Pity Barlow is in the NBL playoffs and therefore unavailable for this game, or we could have played him at PG just for old time's sake :p

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not much defence being played. Lowe gone down with an kale injury. Both sides would not make top four in nbl.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Russell and Heal. Two shit commentators.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

True about Russell and Heal, but at least no Dickicide,

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Don't mind Russel. Heal can’t understand how he keeps getting the top job.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Weaver got this lineup all wrong, lazy defenders. Pineau offers more than Hodgson.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Weaver not that great imo.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Weaver didn't have much to choose from. Blanchfield is a dud, international refs caught up with Pineau and his moving screens, little shoves and is on 4 fouls half way through third. Need more of Dech. Australia defence is woeful. Heal talking up Cadee as usual.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Drmic and kyei are better defenders than those chosen.

Dech should be starting. So too Pineau.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Weaver will not be the new coach, not a chance. He sucks....

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Joe  
Earlier this year

2 days practice with a team of the worst nbl players against New Zealand. What did you think was going to happen?

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Cool Howie  
Earlier this year

Where are the fools saying Giddey was ready now? Run at me haterz, I was proven correct.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Pretty watchable game even though NZ carved us up

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No one cares Chowie.

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Cool Howie  
Earlier this year

The name's Cool Howie, don’t wear it out.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Glover and Blanchfield -11 and -12. No defence in that team. Watchable game but when Smith Milner made to look like Kay, Australia always in trouble. After the next game hopefully none of these guys ever see an Australian singlet again.

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Cool Howie  
Earlier this year

Blanchfield was a disgrace.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

very harsh call howchie

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Anon  
Earlier this year

Chillwohie - first up game. Good to get so m e court time into young guys. Kiwis full.of vets - got lucky.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cool Howie
You're right on Blanchfield, talks the talk but goes missing. Bench nbl player at best.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Chillwohie - first up game. Good to get so m e court time into young guys. Kiwis full.of vets - got lucky.

LMAooo this D Team were OUTPLAYED end of story!

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Joe  
Earlier this year

Sobey. Blanchfield...without those two on the floor Australia wins.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

sobey, blanchfield, caddee, Adam, Glover, grida all suck. would rather play youngsters like giddey, king, Wigness and Makur.

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

BREAKING: Team of players who have never played before, working with completely new coach and new system, signed from a limited field specifically excluding a lot of talent, and skewed towards the development of youth, does not perform to the expectations of those who somehow thought it was an A side.


Nothing. (Well, other than some LOLs, some ribbing from the Kiwis, and some people blowing things out of proportion)
Saw it coming, huh?

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koberulz  
Earlier this year

*never played together before

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Adnam in an Olympic side shows you how desperate they are. A disgrace.

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KET  
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KET  
Earlier this year

Wasn't an Olympic side though

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Reality  
Earlier this year

Adnam is lucky to be in the NBL1 team of the year and now he is a boomer.

At this point they are devaluing the jersey!

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ME  
Earlier this year

I'm neither surprised nor deflated by the result. People talk a lot about A, B and C teams, but I am not even sure what letter to give this team. They're not even necessarily the best of what is available. They're like the pet projects of the bottom four teams of the league, plus some guys who do have experience but that no one seriously rates. Blanchfield isn't ever gonna play in anything meaningful for the Boomers. Sobey is "solid" but not spectacular in the NBL. Losing to an experienced NZ team, all of whom have played together, is kind of something I expected.

The stakes aren't that high all in all. This is qualification for the Asia Cup, a tournament that has no bearing on Olympic or World Cup outcomes. We'll probably qualify anyway but even if we don't we'll be fine in the scheme of things.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

When your top two minutes guys are 2 for 15 behind the arc, and you miss 13 free throws shooting 10 less free throws than your opponent, then you are not going to win many games. Surprised they weren't beat by 30.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

NZ were far from full strength as well. Disappointing result for Australia but in the whole scheme of things means f..k all. The starting five were experienced and should have done better. The bench hard to say, Glover is a super athlete, not certain he's got iq to go with it.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

So a Kiwi B team beats an Aussie D team by ONLY 10 points in a fairly meaningless game, given that both teams are almost certain to go through?

Why bother getting worked up about it? SMH

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will beat Hong Kong.
The November window will be much stronger team with Kay, Creek, Goulding, Magnay etc all likely available.

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ME  
Earlier this year

We assume we'll beat Hong Kong but we actually don't know anything about the team. We just assume they're a low-mid tier, cookie cutter Asian team, but we don't know that the team hasn't been together for a decade. This isn't even an NBL Boomers team we're bringing. It's the NBL D level Illawarra Boomers. We 'should' beat a team like Hong Kong but we actually have no way of knowing.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Will be beat Guam?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Will we beat the 1988 Geelong Supercats?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I saw that game and the answer is no.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Apart from Dech, Gidddey, Froling, the rest of this team suck. They are Simply not good enough for international basketball

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hong Kong is the last game before November, it'll be a different Aussie team again by then.
Nz will be stronger also though, Much stronger with Delaney, Abercrombie, Webster’s etc

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Reads like there is a lot of experts that have wrote on this thread NOT

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Have to laugh at Australians refusing to give NZ credit for anything. This was far from our full strength team, and don't use the new coach excuse because it was also Pero Cameron’s first game as coach.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

What a pathetic showing so far, absolute disgrace with the lack of energy in this game.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"We 'should' beat a team like Hong Kong but we actually have no way of knowing."

lol

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Pulling out the +/- stats in a joke game like this is peak Heal commentary

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Muted so didn't hear him. He's a joke.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Score ???

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

115-52
Boxscore

Sensational win by the Boomers. Utterly dominant. And to think that this wasn't even our best possible lineup because CG43 was unavailable.
Gold medal in Tokyo for sure. Only thing that could stop us now is the games being cancelled due to coronavirus and even then we'd probably still be given our medals because it's obvious we're gonna win them.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Luuuc, are u ok?

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Pathetic.
What a complete and utter waste of time.

I would rather they sent the Emus, because some of those players simply don't deserve to wear the Australian uniform, ever.

Just once, I would like to see us send a full strength NBA team. Flog some of these muppets 200 to 20, and hopefully put an end to this stupidity.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

The only thing that would make these farce matches worse would be if a superstar got injured in one

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Or if they was an all in brawl including coaches and spectators...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's a world sport, you might not be the best but you still are allowed to compete. Obviously the crap teams go out first but that should not stop them. It’s only two days ago a second string beat NZ beat us. It also happens in all sports.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Need to bring our best 12 from nbl next window.
Creek, cooks, Magnay, Goulding, cotton potentially....

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rjd  
Earlier this year

"Pulling out the +/- stats in a joke game like this is peak Heal commentary"

I didn't hear it, but did he mention Giddey's ridiculously high +38 in 13 minutes? While I understand some people don't like +/- as evidence, surely that would be worth mentioning for a 17-year-old on debut. Giddey's debut was sensational after blowing that first layup. 11 points (including 2/3 3pt), 6 assists, 0 turnovers in under 13 minutes. That +38 is representative to some extent of his steadying impact. The Boomers went on a massive run when he first entered the game. Then as soon as he sat down, Hong Kong went something like 9-0.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This kid will be a 6'8 pg.
Needs to work on his defense alot though. His body should develop in a couple of years.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

I don't follow tennis all that closely, but for most of the major tournaments, its only the spuds who have to qualify. And I can also recall tourneys where the seeded players didn't play until the 2nd round.

And frankly I think that makes for a better competition.
By all means let the minnows fight it out in games that actually mean something. Nobody wants to see Australia playing Hong Kong.

I haven;t looked at any other groups. Are they all as pathetic and pointless as ours?
Groups of 4, with two teams progressing? So you put Australia and NZ in with two teams from bumfuck nowhere??
And the ONE game people might actually care about is reduced to a farce by selecting a bunch of hobos.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tournament is fine the way it is.
It's nice to see the improvement of some nations, saudis, Guam etc and also there new prospects coming through.
Most of the other groups have much less disparity betweennteams.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I've got no objection to any country in the region having a crack. I just think top vs bottom is a waste of time & money, and getting slaughtered doesn't benefit the development of Hong Kong or whatever other bunch of jabronis either. You can learn and improve from losses, but not from total annihilations. Surely there's got to be a better system than this.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's the same all across the world in every region. Good team, mediocre teams, bad teams.

Unless you want to divide it in half or 3 divisions like junior level in Europe.
They have asia a and b at u16 level.

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Mat  
Earlier this year

Wonder how many on this boomers squad end up playing for the Kings next year? This was like an open audition for both sides. Probably worth a week's time for the coach to start filling in the gaps for next year .

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