Jack Toft
Last month

Cairns v New Zealand Feb 6

Bottom two teams clash tonight. Cairns are stumbling through this season like a drunkard walking through a blackberry thicket. They just can't seem to get it to work.

New Zealand skipped the plane to Perth after a "mystery illness" with 10 of their players. I didn't know the tap water was that bad and there's a reason why you don't for a second pie floater after winning at the Casino. Still, some people will do anything to get out of going to Perth. Although the one star reviews of that alternative vegan curry restaurant using roadkill indicates art this "mystery illness" could be.

We haven't seen a great deal of the Breakers so far on their magical adventure. Don't know what they have been doing apart from receiving messages of support from Jacinta and making TikTok videos in their hotel rooms. With Cairns already 6 games down, getting the W for them is a matter of urgency. When these teams fight over that W like a wishbone who will win?

Cairns have been tucked into bed at night by their mums, whereas the Breaker Boys are getting tucked into bed by Dan Shamir who tells scary bedtime stories. My tip is for the Snakes to get that wishbone.

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orbit  
Last month

NZ will win easy as Cairns only have 3 eligible players as Lamar Patterson has eaten them. With brekky & lunch still approaching today there's a good chance this one will be called off!

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Zodiac  
Last month

Patterson coming off the bench today, did I hear that right?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Delaney pushing on defence already, hows he get away with it. Homicide saying cairns missing DjKennedy already. Heal , Russel and homicide mute on.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The best thing about this season as a NZ fan is not having to listen to Australian commentary on any Breakers games. The NZ Sky commentary team is easily the best in the NBL.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Wait, so you get NZ commentary for every Breakers game on Sky this season? Must be nice.

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Jack Toft  
Last month

Air ball Patterson

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Perthworld  
Last month

Homicide saying cairns missing DjKennedy already. Heal , Russel and homicide mute on.

I've had it on mute the entire time. Whatt an absolutely sickening lineup.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Lamar Patterson is a tough watch. Jerrick missing makes it very hard for Cairns. Corey can't get going otherwise we would be well up. Newbill was the glue

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Wait, so you get NZ commentary for every Breakers game on Sky this season? Must be nice."

Yes.

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Da_Answer  
Last month

Dang! Far too much Dwayne Russell, not enough John Casey..

Pro Tip: If you sign up to twitch you can watch the commentary version free in HD (still has in game sounds)!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes went to mute after the dj Kennedy comment, Heal never shuts up. Nbl you're letting your product down.

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Jatz  
Last month

Another NBL game with crap referees. Fouls called that could be let go. No calls on bad fouls. Close your eyes & have a guess!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Scott Machado should be the MVP. The way he carries this team is amazing.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Pro Tip: If you sign up to twitch you can watch the commentary version free in HD (still has in game sounds)!

I do this when streaming. It's actually setup as a clean feed for fans to do their own commentary but I've never seen anyone do so.

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Anonymous  
Last month

This will be a long season for the Breakers. They're getting nothing from their imports, and with no homes games it’s going to be incredibly tough.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Was expecting to see Patterson have shed some more weight by this game but he's clearly not working hard enough between games or he’s feeding his face. Sounds mean but damn he’s carrying some weight. It’s embarrassing for a supposedly top tier import

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Anonymous  
Last month

Breakers shooting has let them down. They've had enough chances.

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Crackers65  
Last month

Just tuned in, can't believe the size of Patterson. How good would he if he ever got in shape?
I suppose this is why he is such a journeyman.

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Jatz  
Last month

Taipans looking to grab defeat from the jaws of victory! Up 76-75 but poor shot selections the last few runs on offence

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Perthworld  
Last month

Fatterson has awoken!

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Jatz  
Last month

Machado throws the ball away. Great early. Poor the last 5 minutes. Costly. Breakers in the box seat. Ball with 27 seconds left

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns are so frustrating...
They keep turning the ball over!!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

How does patterson get freethrows for a foul on Kenny when there was surely more contact on machado the play before? Its just obviously not consistent.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Noi turned it over so many times at start 4th trying to win the game. Machado was fouled but just threw it away. Patterson has always been faterson but is looking much better.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns in trouble for sure this season.

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Jatz  
Last month

Machado in the end poor game management cost Taipans the game. Poor passing, options & shooting in the last 5-6 minutes. Breakers a good comeback & in the end deserved the win.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow, amazing. Can't believe Cairns threw that away.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Credit where it's due, Patterson was big in that last quarter.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Trist being not available last few games cost breakers big time. :::))))

Cairns must be pulling there hair out, have been in every game but chuck it away,

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Cairns second favourites at start of season look terrible. Only Machado and Oliver contributing. Noi and adel huge disappointments. Huge choke job today

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Anonymous  
Last month

Relying on trist? Never.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yinka I think you meant Deng instead of Adel.

I don't think either Machado nor Oliver can be excused anymore. The whole team needs to have a look at themselves. 11 points up and lose by 6. It’s just not good enough.

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Anonymous  
Last month

On behalf of all Cairns restaurant owners can the NBL turn Cairns into a hub for the NZ Breakers. Patterson has single handedly kickstarted our post COVID economy.

On a side note, when is Kelly posting his Coach of the Year award to Newbill in Japan???

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Anonymous  
Last month

Machado trying to do to much, Noi should have not listened to those nba calls, when his threes not dropping there's not much else. Coach Kelly putting kenny on Patterson late was certainly no coaching master stroke. Cairns are done with two of the best players in the league, I’d say Noi and deng would be on reasonable money but it falls away after that. Nagati was very reasonable today though.

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Anonymous  
Last month

^ Djeric has been playing well. They did miss him today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cairns 4 coaches walking around with notes . Gleeson Goorjian don't have that shit . Noi deng overated poor defenders both not strong enough .Kenny =hack . Not sure Kelly is any good very predictable down the stretch out coached late

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Anonymous  
Last month

Can't believe Iverson was an nba draft pick, suddenly Sixers imports don't look as bad!

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Anonymous  
Last month

The next game could have huge ramifications for the season. The Breakers could be .500 and Cairns may never recover.

Breakers bought 7 days extra time and 0 games against Perth. I am sure that is Matt Walsh getting crafty and it worked. Given how the Breakers only shot 42% from the field at 31% from 3, Cairns fans were lucky this wasn't a blow out.

I don’t understand how people don’t understand the role Iverson has been assigned. Watch Patterson’s highlights and Iverson gets him going by creating a lot of space.

Breakers have a lot of upside given that C Webster, Patterson, Loe and Iverson still have a lot of improvement.

Lastly, Patterson: 22 and 5 in 22 minutes in the condition he is in. If this guy could turn up in shape for once he’d be 30, 5 and 5 and MVP no questions asked.

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Isaac  
Last month

Is Cairns missing anyone? That bench is very thin.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Is Cairns missing anyone? That bench is very thin.“

Djeric is injured.

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Anon  
Last month

Is Cairns missing anyone? That bench is very thin.

Jawai ain't thin

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Perthworld  
Last month

As reported by GordonG in our very own injury thread on here.

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Anonymous  
Last month

He turned up in shape. Round is a shape!

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Blah  
Last month

I was there and honestly thought we (Taipans) could've gotten this one. I think the Taipans were very tired by the end of the third quarter but the crowd was on fire tonight, something I haven’t seen since last year. You know a crowd can will a team for a win especially Taipans. It started to go really bad when Machado had the bizarre throw of the ball into the centre of the court. The major blow is losing DJ but it got worse tonight with no Mirko. Personally I think it may have something to do with them and the pop up stadium. Once we go back to the Convention Centre, it might settle them. The stadium issue been highly disorientating as a fan, it does not flow as well for the crowds, maybe the same for the team.

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Blah  
Last month

Also I should add there's also been some funny calls against is this year too.

This game was very sad. I just feel so sad.

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Anonymous  
Last month

> I do this when streaming. It's actually setup as a clean feed for fans to do their own commentary but I've never seen anyone do so.

A Japanese dude has started doing commentary in Japanese for United games, he had about 100 viewers last night

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Perthworld  
Last month

That's pretty cool. Have you ever seen anyone do their own English commentary?

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koberulz  
Last month

Derek from OzHoops does some games. NBL Pocket Podcast as well.

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orbit  
Last month

'On a side note, when is Kelly posting his Coach of the Year award to Newbill in Japan???'

It's DJ Kennedy - get it right champ! LOL

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Anonymous  
Last month

Um, no it's Newbill

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not in homicide call, it was Kennedy.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Wow! Lol homicide, smh

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Perthworld  
Last month

That was a classic Homicide call yesterday, along with Dwayne saying it was a five point margin at HT when it was clearly three. Dumb and dumber.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The three commentators were horrible. So much better today's game commentary.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Goorj staying in this zone. If this was cairns or Sydney everyone would be carrying on about the poor coaching

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