Cats for life
Earlier this year

Perth v Cairns game 3

One game left for one team to punch their ticket to the grand final.

Can't fault Cairns not one bit, Perth lucky to be in a situation to be playing for a grand final spot.

50 /50 game for mine, home cooking if Perth win, if Cairns win Perth are to cotton orientated.

Both team's can be proud of their season's, for one it will be over for another the dream is still alive.

Who ever wins this series I think will win the tittle. Love the way tipans play ball it's fun and they are enjoying themselves.

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Be fair to flair  
Earlier this year

To be the man... Woooooo you gotta beat the Cairns

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Troppo  
Earlier this year

If the Taipans commit to chasing Cotton like their lives depend on it I think they will come away happy . On the other hand he is likely to still score 40 despite the Taipans best efforts . Noi's length helped at times on Sunday so hopefully he is as active again when on the floor .
Cmon Taipans

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth by 10.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth

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ME  
Earlier this year

Perth probably will win it but the exciting thing is, this will be no walk in the park. Taipans look dangerous and they could do anything from hereon. It would not completely surprise me to see them make the Grand Final, but I'm gonna say Perth by 5. They have the experience and they know how to find an extra level when it counts.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

This is the game I think we finally see Perth turn it on.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth should be able to maximise cairns doubling of cotton, if they can't then they probably don't deserve to win

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cairns have been the better team. They won't be fearful of Perth home crowd etc that import trio is painfully good and they stay composed. Cotton will get his, but can’t see them making as many crazy big shot as they did in game 1.

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Jack Toft  
Earlier this year

This will be an interesting one. Cairns to get this one to set up a home GF series against the Soy Boys

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Would love to see cairns win and Sydney get flogged. Bring on cairns home court advantage!!

All the pieces starting to fall into place for cairns to win first championship!

Not getting ahead of myself but I'll be disappointed if it’s Perth in final. Been an exciting season but gets very boring with Perth always winning. Yes I know they are good and deserve credit but can’t deny it’s boring

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Be fair to flair  
Earlier this year

Martin's last game?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agreed it's boring overall. But for the first time in years I don’t mind the playing group Perth offer. Cotton is fun to watch, Kay is a beast and isnt arrogant about it. I’ve blocked out my dislike for the fans and Trev, just focussing on the playing group, and they are cool to watch. Norton steindl, none of the guys are arrogant like yesteryear. Having said that, I’m on the cairns train!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Head says Perth but my heart says Cairns.

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Cats for life  
Earlier this year

I'm pretty sure he will start tomorrow night, I'll have kay at the 5 and bring steindl try to shoot a few triples.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Agree that Perth are cool to watch this year as the yesteryear players are gone. Cotton etc are legit.

I think it would be good for the league if cairns win. Many casual fans I know all say the same ohh perth won again!

No matter how better the league progresses in talent Perth are right up there. Glad that New Zealand have regressed for the same reasons, nothing against Nz or Perth but dynasty's are boring. Just like GSW in the nba it got boring very quickly.

Go Cairns!!!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not sure who hit more big and lucky shots in game 1 tbh, machado pulled from the rac logo, banked a huge three and Kenny had his banked flying layup. If cairns turns it over like they did in game 1 then perth should capitalise

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

From a Taipans fan, this year has already been huge. Winning a playoff game has capped it off nicely. The only way i will be really disappointed is if we get blown out tonight.

but

god help me, I'm actually bullish about tonight. We've been really good this series, did everything you usually do to win game one, won game two professionally and reasonably comfortably (although, being the Taipans it's never comfortable until the final siren). And we won game two without Machado being huge.

If we can keep Cotton to just great numbers, and White stays stone cold, then we are in with a huge shout. Should be a fun game

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee to thunk one so hard on Oliver that he finally has a reason to snear.

Perth by double digits.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Cairns are the real deal!!!

This is their year for a first championship

Cats are carrying a couple of wounded players also.

It should be a cracker!

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Talk that Damo will be back in the starting lineup tonight.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

After watching him game 2 I'm not sure that is in Perth's best interest

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I'd take Martin's defensive intensity and play-making over Norton's constant boneheaded plays.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Plumlee the X factor for me.
Has only had one break out game in season so far. Needs to also keep Oliver quiet not an easy task.

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Hoopie  
Earlier this year

If there's a chance it’s his last game for Perth, then 5 minutes as a starter would be a fitting gesture of thanks.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

I don't think him or the team is looking for a gesture tonight. He'll start because he's a better option as a starter.

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Tiger  
Earlier this year

Cotton didnt look full of energy last Sunday. Wonder if he was ill.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

I think the game plan last week was to get everyone else involved early (unlike the media saying Cairns shut him down) hence Cotton deferring a lot, Cats know they can't just rely on Cotton to score 40+ to win every game. They made a choice with the game plan and it didn't pan out, I'd expect Cotton to find more of a balance between his game 1 and game 2. That's what I observed watching how he played especially early.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Hope Terrico can overcome his knee injury. Still badly effected by it. He is playing injured.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Gleeson has said he isn't injured. I don't think he is either, he is not playing with any confidence though.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Even if he is injured, Trevor would never admit it before the game. Look at his post game pressers after the grand final last year.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why would you say a player is injured? It makes no sense?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth will turn up for this.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

^^ I'm sure they'll turn up but Taipans for the win!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth v Melbourne final I reckon.
Can't stand Sydney and would like Cairns to win but they won't.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Kings started the day $1.67 at tab, have been smashed into $1.52. Something's up

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

Wrong thread*

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Let's go whichever team is better equipped to defeat Kings in a GF series. Go team!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

LOLOLOLOL

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Machado with some no-time showtime.

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Btown  
Earlier this year

Oliver that was sad

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Oliver*

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Perth not getting the sydney treatment!! Cotton getting assaulted out there!!

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is Gleeson the biggest sook ever. How does he not get a tech foul?

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Cotton getting it in the arse

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LV  
Earlier this year

Steindl hitting shots

Him or White need to step up, so far so good tonight

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Again this game seems a level or 2 above the other semi.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton getting it in the arse

What what in the butt?

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LV  
Earlier this year

Cairns struggling here. They might've used up their best form over the first 2 games

Perth up 8, if they turn this into a 15 point lead in a game 3 in Perth, there's no coming back from there

But, this Taipans teams has been super gritty, so I think they'll manage to stay in it

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton with another first half donut (so far).

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

whoever wins this will take the championship. sydney were insipid and unconvincing tonight.

which is a shame #anyonebutperth

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LV  
Earlier this year

Machado- best passer since D-Mac

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Kings Vs Wildcats.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Deric three 3pt field goals in a row :o

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LV  
Earlier this year

Djeric- passion and confidence, that's the mix for a playoff game

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Djeric*

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Not often the Cats would have 52 in a half with Cotton on zero.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Scott machado segment at half time? countdown to incensed red army complaints of bias in 3, 2, 1..

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Nah Machado isn't a flog

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Preview of the wildcats next point guard at half time

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I'm surprised the half time segment wasn't about the Kings making it to the GF.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Why should it be

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

The league loves the Kings. LK wants a Sydney win.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Sorry Cairns, if you're not shooting at 60% you can't beat Perth.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Kay is a bit like Tim Duncan

Always in the right place on the court. Keeps the scoreboard ticking over by doing the fundamentals better than anyone else.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

It's one of his many teams that he owns. Why?

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LV  
Earlier this year

15 was my magic number

No coming back from here in Perth

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Btw, Cotton's naturalisation was submitted yesterday.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

magic number hey

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LV  
Earlier this year

And Kay is just the best exemplar of why Perth is so good

Offensively, they are unselfish and they make the smart decision more often than any other team.

Defensively they all buy in, and they make sure they compete against more shots by making mistakes less often than other teams. They rotate to the right spots, they compete and the crash the boards

In summary, they're just a good basketball team.

Sydney has more talent and the home court home cooking advantage, but Perth has been there and done that time and time again. They can do it on the road.

Should be a great series.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

It will take at least a year unless expedited.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

White totally didn't have his team mates back then. Newbill dunks past Plumlee.

Terrico White isn't coming back next season.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

This cairns team just will not go away. Still anyones game at 3/4 time

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

Wish my fellow Red Army members would learn not to kick a hornets nest. Oliver will bite us hard

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Dunk city from Snakes. Single digit game now.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff flopping himself into a fit.

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LV  
Earlier this year

The crowd sounds tame tonight after the last game

I guess because Perth has led the whole game, it's never felt in doubt to me. The crowd's never got excite enough for max volume

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Perth haven't led the entire game.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Oh wow Noi ruins the run.

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LV  
Earlier this year

How bad was that turnover by Noi

Talk about a momentum killer

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Five point swing.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

didn't matter because of the magic number

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LV  
Earlier this year

Perth has led since quarter time, and the result has never felt in doubt since then

They were never down by more than 4 or 5

Crowd typically gets pumped with big plays down the stretch, or come backs. This game has never reached any lofty heights really

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Wagstaff needs to get that Garbage Bag TOP KNOT off his head. He's ugly enough without that.

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LV  
Earlier this year

If anyone can come from 15 down in Perth its this gritty Cairns team

boneheaded turnovers wont help though

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

didn't matter because of the magic number

HAHAHAHA

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Not sure about tonight but last game was a low crowd for Perth's standard 10,858.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Cam Oliver chose the right time to show up

Hope Plumlee's OK

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

They keep coming back, Oliver on fire. So tough.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Tonight's attendance: 10,215.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Wildcats look totally out of it offensively. Luckily Noi botched that one play.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Not everyone can afford to go to all games. GF on the way ppl will be saving to see the Kings beat Perth in the GF.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Newbill's having a shocker.

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Zodiac  
Earlier this year

Terrico White like last year stands up right when Perth needs him.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Great series, Cairns. Love 'em. Would have been worthy grand final participants.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Feel bad for Cairns but we're probably better equipped to beat the Kings so it's for the greater good.

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Gus3232  
Earlier this year

Man Cairns are one tough unit. Massive respect. What a grind that was.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

PLumlee's ankle injury must be a concern.

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LV  
Earlier this year

Well done Perth- The better team on the night. Unlike Sydney, they didn't get any help from the refs and they didn't even need it.

Kay, MVP of the series. White stepped up tonight too.

Cairns, the fairy tale ends. So, so close in Game 1. Let's hope they can bring Machado, Oliver and Newbill back - or at least 2 of them.

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

Game 1 Sunday

Oliver will play for the Wildcats next season

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Terrico has been subbed back in to Perth Wilburs' fantasy team for next season after that performance.

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Timberball  
Earlier this year

Back to sweeping floors Cinderella, no ball for you tonight!!

Great season Cairns, unfortunately just not good enough tonight.

Go Cats, back to back 4/5

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Poor rebounding efforts really hurt Cairns late in game 1 and again tonight.

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Bol  
Earlier this year

Yes the cats offense really dried up in the last quarter but their rebounding kept them in it.

Both teams were exhausted! Well done to the taipans for a fine season i hope they can be back even better next season.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

I'm not really keen on game 1 being on Sunday. That's a quick turnaround after a tough series.
Heads-up move by the Kings to exert zero effort in their game 2 with this in mind.

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Another Anon  
Earlier this year

Gleeson very chummy with couple Cairns stars during handshakes....Cotton to naturlise and this team gets scary

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Bruce  
Earlier this year

Cats will win the title, the two best teams just played the semi!!! Shows Perth rely on its team, close 1 down and a couple will pop up, always play good team basketball and there are no ego's

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Considering tje flying perth has done sunday is a very quick turnaround. Kays shots were short at the end there. Kings with a significant advantage, and yes i know they earned it.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Well shit. Well done Perth, too good, and the better team won.

Cairns showed so much. We were gone so many times in that 2nd half, but just kept fighting back. I love Cam Oliver, but not even I thought he had that character to ignore the 1st half, chuck us on his back, and try to carry us home.

Only quibble is, why was the ball always in DJs hands with 3 to go when it was clear he was in the middle of his worst ever game for us?

We just couldn't seize that moment when it came, and then Perth would take it away. White and Kay were unreal.

Great season for us. Best of luck in the finals Wildcats, I reckon you'll be too good for Sydney

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LV  
Earlier this year

Perth will be tired on Sunday

Sydney to get Game 1 but Perth to win games 2, 4 and 5 and take the title

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Cotton was getting mauled out there and couldn't get a call. Played almost 40 minutes per game and took 5 free throws total, all of them in game 1.

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Lovebroker  
Earlier this year

Sorry Perth fans, but if Cotton continues to play like this, Perth will likely get swept.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Sydney looks awful. Perth should win the series

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Perth Wilburs  
Earlier this year

The reason Cotton had a poor game is due to the fact that he shoots the ball while looking for contact at the same time. If he simply does the regular jump shots he'll get alot more in the hole.

His fascination with getting contact is becoming sickening.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

"His fascination with getting contact is becoming sickening."

When you're being guarded as tight as he was by the NBL's best defender sometimes that's all you can do if you're a smart player trying to help your team and get into the game. Credit should be given to Newbill for his defensive effort rather than knocking down Cotton, but Australia...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"If he simply does the regular jump shots he'll get alot more in the hole.

His fascination with getting contact is becoming sickening."

Not sure what Cotton you're talking about here.

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Vic Wildcat  
Earlier this year

Cotton spent a lot of time last night throwing his arms and body around, where as if he had gone straight up he may have made the shot, a couple of lay up efforts were embarrassing from him. Also give Newbill some credit, after game 1 he played him a lot smarter, and the bigger body made it tougher for him.

I don't know who from the Kings will stop him though, if they use Ware, then it will gas him for the other end, Cotton moves a lot when he does not have the ball, that will be mentally and energy sapping for Ware if he guards him.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

Lisch is a better defender, but I don't think he can keep up with Cotton without pinging a calf or hammy.

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Andrew  
Earlier this year

Well its the finals series that has been deserved, all this underdog crap stinks because Cairns would of gone out in straight sets. Kings v Cats should go to game 5 with us taking it due to Bogut not being fully fit, will be shown up over 5 games.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

"His fascination with getting contact is becoming sickening."

He's clearly being coached to play like this by the Wildcats, it's become an increasingly important part of his game the longer he stays.

Who knows, in another two years's time maybe he'll go "Full Wagstaff".

(you never go Full Wagstaff)

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