Perthworld
Earlier this year

Cairns v Perth SF Game 2

Starts soon.

Who do you want to win?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Taipans!!!!!

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Bruce  
Earlier this year

Go cats, first game was one of the all time greats, if Taipans win today it is prob fair that they push it to 3 as a clean sweep is probably unjust the way they preformed in game 1, hats off to them, but go WILDCATS!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wildcats wouldn't be that confident. They took like 20 more shots than the taipans. Taipans had a lot more turnovers and wildcats only just won in overtime...??? Bring it on, wildcats about to get pantsed!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton needs to score 50 to be honest

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Is this on viceland?

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

Cats would be confident!! Cairns shot the ball out their ads (over 60% from the feild) and the cats still won.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Only ESPN for TV.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's on sbs vice land #anyonebutperthworld

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Actually it's appeared on the TV guide now for Viceland.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

To timber ball.. wildcats shot 68 percent and had less turnovers more shots and still only won by a point... they ain't confident

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PlaymakerMo  
Earlier this year

John Casey in commentary. Nice!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

John Casey on the mic. Offset by Heal and Homicide though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeeeew John casey!!!!! Goat commentator

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Can Cairns get up after a tough loss, hopefully but imo no. Perth by 12.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Plumlee dunking everything.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Loving cam Oliver's swagger!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

while watching the last game i was thinking Cairns seem to have one of the cockiest import trio's in the league. They are pretty good though

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wish this was the GF series. Great to watch.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

LOL dat Kenny showtime. Too bad the shot didn't drop.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Wow, don't think I've ever seen Jawai that active defending the perimeter

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns are too good

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Can't wait for next season with Oliver in red.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

What a quarter by Cairns, including a 16-0 run.

Cotton cold on zero points.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

D Martin. Time to retire mate. Pwned

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

White will be replaced with Oliver for sure at the Wildcats

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wilburs is it a done deal?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

5 fouls to 1. A made up travel, every drive a foul at one end, nithing st the other. A 5 second violation after the player passes the ball. Dear refs get the fuck out of the game cairns are good enough withiut this bullshit ruining any chance of a good game

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Cats not getting anything going on offense, their sets look half arsed to end in a 3 point shot. Need to get it inside.

Cairns motoring on offense, passes creating good spacing making the d look lazy

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Don't complain about refs, I follow cats aswell but you are never going to get fouls if your playing soft perimeter only offense. Get the ball in.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

Perth win it's home cooking! No other team ever get's

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton who?

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton on a triple donut so far.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Get fkd refs

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

No way that Oliver signs him Perth. They didn't want him

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Three step lay up from Plumlee, it's now the nba.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Wow. If they're going to call that an unsportsmanlike.... I guess everyone just has to let guys dunk now

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Oliver was wanted by Perth but he took the money Cairns offered.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Okay that unsportsmanlike couldn't be more wrong

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Wildcats will use the White money to pay Oliver

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

You're so credible.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Plumlee thinking this league is a joke with the fouls.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Norton is overrated

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Yeah USF was woeful. Also didn't see the travel on Plumlee earlier. I enjoy hating on Perth as much as anyone else (ok... More), but those were some of the worst calls I've seen since ... Well, last night

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

I rather have Sunday Dech than Norton

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So oliver smashes norton, nowhere near the ball, common foul in perth that shit, unsportsmanlike. But perths not getting screwed by the refs here... just to be clear though,PERTH SHOULD BE LOSING, JUST NOT BY THIS MUCH.aka the fans should be seeing a good game, we aren't

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Taipans will retain machado and Oliver you heard it here first.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Everything in the NBL is improving - except the referees. For the games sake please force them to improve. They have had way too much impact on many games this year. They should not be noticed - but they crave centre stage. I ask this - do you notice NBA referees like you notice NBL referees during a game? That unsportsmanlike like foul on Plumlee was a disgrace. If it was unsportsmanlike - then they should be calling almost all fouls as unsportsmanlike. It is embarrassing for the league.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

So when was the last time scored 31 at half time? How good is this game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Lol Trevor " wildcats basketball"

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

30pts in a half was the lowest tally this season.

I think Wildcats basketball is whatever as long as we win?

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

This is the problem with Cairns, too casual with the ball. Have to be more efficient in the playoffs

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

55-35, clearly not Wildcats basketball (whatever that means).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Hope Perth pay the tax on Plumlee 12.5 million contract, the rest clubs will be excited with the tax. Amazing as soon as Perth struggle it is always the refs.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I think cairns are going to win this series. Perth look woeful and they were shaky in game 1.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Cairns should just take that zone out of their game plan altogether

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Lol well ok, that evens out the USF stuff. Good call Jesse.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Perth looking ominous

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Wildcats should start game using small ball

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Refs evening it out, got keep Perth in it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's funny when heal tries to give coaching advice

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Perth 0 fouls in a qtr what a joke, here come refs to help.
Bryce playing like Nylon, where's Cotton gone?

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Camel 31  
Earlier this year

Yes refs got it back to only 10 point lead.
Over back not called, now. If your standing still shouldn't be a blocking foul.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Vintage Mayberry

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

Keep going refs your best 6th man for Perth.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeha lets pass to damo late in the shot clock

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

First free throws for CNS in this half. WTF?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Fuck Perth is frustrating to watch this game, keep just throwing it away

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Attendance: 5,188.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Late game and once again Machado trying to do it all himself.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

How long has Norton got left on his deal?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After that foul. NOne.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

If only it worked that way.

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Thunder Jam  
Earlier this year

And apparently Kay is better than Oliver???
Another joke!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff and Norton are flopping thugs.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Norton has one year left

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Yeah, go the taipans.

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

Well, that's that, I think.
Again, this was always a possiblity, but to be honest my money was on Perth stepping up when it came to finals, as they traditionally have done. But it just hasn't happened.
They weren't bad, as they have been all season they were good. Good enough to finish 2nd. But if anything its Cairns that has stepped it up come finals.
Last season, White had an average (by Perth standards) regular season, then went off in the finals. That just has happened this time around.
In the past we've relied on the Veterans coming into their own, but this time around its not enough. Wagstaff has in fact been good all season, and there's just not much more to give.

All along, I have predicated that Cairns lack of depth would bite them in a finals campaign, but it's Perth's lack of depth that has been exposed.
When Hire was the 10th man, he was a strong role-player off the bench. Jervis was good, and even last season he stepped up for the finals.
This season we saddled ourselves with Vague and Wani, who have really contributed not much, and even Majook has at times been next to useless.
Given that, I find Gleeson's use of his Centres puzzling. Even last year, he used Brandt for less than 20 minutes per game, forcing Kay to play the 5.
He did the same thing with Hunt, and has done the same with Plumlee, and its left us exposed.


What disappoints me most about this particularly game, is that Cairns clearly and obviously came out with a Must-Win attitude, and Perth clearly had the opposite.

You can never write off Perth. Again the smart money would say that after a few days of soul-searching they will get their mojo back and you scrape out a series win at home. But Gees, the momentum is certainly with Cairns, and there is very reason to think they can pull off the upset.
And that will be a great thing for basketball. The rest of Australia will be cheering them on against Sydney.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Don't worry, Cam Oliver and Machado will be swapping orange for red in replacement of White, Martin, Vague, Plumlee.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

How much longer can Cairns shoot the ball like this? Amazing hitting clutch shots over and over.

Cat's haven't got that mojo past 2 games lucky to be going to a 3rd game tbh. Played like crap and they we're still in it that's the only positive.

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Scout  
Earlier this year

Have to think Perth will get it done at home, but they will have to earn it

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth looked disinterested...

They should win next game at home but fk me they would want to pull their fingers out.

Sydney got this.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

You lie wilburs

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Don't mind Cairns winning this game or even the series. The Cinderella story is still on.

The reffing was dodgy - first half CNS garnered favouritism followed by a second half PER bias. These refs are exhausting. #410 is spot on.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Chris Goulding would be better for the Wildcats than Steindl

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

NBL needs to move away from FIBA and make up their own rule book in consultation with the teams.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Cairns is such a tough team. Mentally tough.

Often in these types of series, the top seed romps home in Game 3 at home. But, who knows.

These 2 have played 5 times. It's Cairns 3, Perth 2, and Cairns' wins have been much more convincing.

Of note, Cotton has scored 14, 11 and 10 in Cairns 3 wins.

Maybe Cairns can do this.

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AngusH  
Earlier this year

Cotton is not going to have 2 bad games in a row. No chance.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Great night at the convention centre. Managed a big win without Machado dominating. Perth are Cotton or nothing. I'm bullish about Thursday.

There is no one in the league I hate more than Vaughan Mayberry. Shouldn't the league's "#1 ref" be off reffing Sydney?

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Dave Q  
Earlier this year

I agree with @AngusH. As much as it pains me to say, Cotton will come out in game 3 and knock down 50. He is much too good for back-to-back shockers.

That being said, go the Snakes!

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Troppo  
Earlier this year

Great game good to see a Taipans playoff victory .
I arrived at the game hoping for a sneaky win so I could go home feeling good about the year resigning myself to a loss in Perth on Thursday but if to Taipans commit to chasing Cotton around those picks (heck even Nathan did it a couple of times) I will not be satisfied with anything less than a couple of Home grand finals now to cap off a great year for the Taipans .
Perth bench got less and less interested in the game as it went on and only really fired up for the first 5 minutes of the 1st and forth quarters they also win the prize for most travelling assistant coaches/managers coaches .
Not sure why you would bring Plumlee only to sit him on the bench he appeared effective on D and was not really in foul trouble .

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D2.0  
Earlier this year

I wonder if, without Nielsen, Trev's not getting enough strong advice, and/or some players are not getting enough reinforcement??
Increasingly this season, he has defaulted to his trusted players, and without Brandt and even Hire, it's left them thin and with nowhere else to dig.
Vague is clearly in the dog-house, and might as well just leave now and start shopping for a new gig. Majook not doing much better, and they're not developing Plums beyond a 15 minute role player.

Like many here, I won't mind too badly if Cairns goes through. But it's just frustrating to watch, knowing they could be better.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

Perth now where near there best, Cairns have been on fire in all 5 game's they have played.

Can they keep it going? No one want's Perth to win but they will go down swinging.

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