Jack Toft
Two months ago

SYD v NZB Feb 25

We haven't seen much of the Breakers this season and they have become the lost tribe of Israel wandering the Australian desert living off of honey and whichity grubs. With only one lonely win this season, they really need a win to lift their spirits and keep them in the running this season. The Kings (of their own Domain) are showing us how tight this season's contest is as they bob around mid table.

Kings to remain Masters of their Domain with a hard fought win... NEXT!

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Mystro  
Two months ago

Going to be hard for NZ without Loe & Patterson.
Will need a huge game from both Websters, Abercrombie, Delaney & Iverson.

NZ may be due a W though.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kings are competitive but no certainty to win this, on the other hand nz have not looked like winners. If nz guards turn up and play team as well as actually make a few baskets this could get interesting. Kings have some players who don't defend to well, the battle of the two fives could be interesting as both get into foul trouble a lot. Tai v Casper will decide this though and I think Casper has the goods. Kings by 3.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Patterson wasn't a factor last time and it was close. It will be interesting if Iverson continues to improve. If he does and stays out of trouble, the Kings may have trouble containing Webster. This is too close to call.

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Mystro  
Two months ago

10-2 run to Nz to start.
Iverson looks like he's playing with children in the paint.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Jordan Hunter is one of the worst players the NBL has ever seen.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

I wouldn't go that far but still struggle to see what the Kings saw in him to give him a 3 year deal.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kickerts one of the best 3 point shooters of all time & Sydney keeps running plays for him in the post...

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Mystro  
Two months ago

Iverson could be a problem for a lot of teams now he's finding his feet.
Corey has been on fire and they’ve all been moving the ball around.
Galloway looking pretty good for a DP out there blocking shots and getting to the rim.

Now to see if NZ can keep it up.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nice challenge :)

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#297 Hunter has 11 points in 6 mins a perfect 4 from 4. Did he steal your girlfriend or something?

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

NZ 5 fouls in 3mins 20 seconds????

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

#297 I think you meant to write "Dan Trist".

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FSTOS  
Two months ago

Sham ir getting found out.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

I'm not sure which is a bigger douche of the two Coreys.

Webster trying to lose the game by playing hot-head hero ball, Williams trying to lose fans every time he opens his gob.

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Mystro  
Two months ago

Hahaha and no they couldn't. 20 point swing in the second quarter and Sydney lead by 10 lol

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hunters really making me eat my words

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

> Hunters really making me eat my words

Please...no need.

When your opponent is Colton Iverson or Galloway Ben Allen would go into Beast mode as well.

Is this Shamir's game plan? Let the Websters put up 5 - 25?

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Jay  
Two months ago

Out of 39 fg the Webster brother shoot 25 in the first half..how many they will shot for the whole game??

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Old Mate  
Two months ago

NZ are a rabble, their head coach (or whatever title he goes by) has no idea.
He does know you're allowed to call a timeout when you’re getting you’re arse kicked doesn’t he?
And imagine coaching the Webster brothers, I think the term is coach killers...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Moller is plus 18, next best Casper plus 8. He plays defence, boxes out and low and behold the game changes.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Yeah Moller is seriously under rated.

On another note since NBL Cup games are hosted at a neutral venue can viewers in every state claim the free cheeseburger?

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Jick  
Two months ago

The Webster boys keep throwing up junk

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FSTOS  
Two months ago

Truly awful. Gutless and leaderless. Feel sorry for Abercrombie.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Cheeseburgers are for every state.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

I wouldn't feel too sorry for him they keep throwing contract extensions at him all the time and he signs em.

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GordonG  
Two months ago


On another note since NBL Cup games are hosted at a neutral venue can viewers in every state claim the free cheeseburger?


Apparently if your State has an NBL team, yes.

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Old Mate  
Two months ago

Perthworld, you misspelt overrated with Moller...

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Can we please give the Breakers some alcohol to take back to the Hotel so they don't have the steal it this time?

Cuzzy Bros need it bad.

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Mystro  
Two months ago

Breakers need a leader.
Someone to grab the team by the scruff of the neck and steer the ship in the right direction.

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Jick  
Two months ago

Vasiljevic is a fine player

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Someone to grab the team by the scruff of the neck and steer the ship in the right direction.


Yeah...someone like Glen Rice Jnr.

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LoveBroker  
Two months ago

Vasiljevic is a fine player


Please don't be unfaithful to Cam.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Did anyone think that the Breakers would be at the top of the table being affectively living in permanent quarantine? Other teams can go home to their family's, home courts and they are stuck here but still putting in. I say well done.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

At least Tai passes the ball. Corey is a black hole.

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Jick  
Two months ago

NZ were dire. Sydney lost interest in the third quarter, could have embarassed them.

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Anon  
Two months ago

How bad must Trist be not getting time on the floor in a 20 point blowout?

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Old Mate  
Two months ago

Mystro, the leader should be the guy that didn't call a timeout in the 3rd quarter until it was way too late!

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Mystro  
Two months ago

It's fast becoming a train wreck.

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Peter  
Two months ago

Both Websters travel most times they start dribbling with a defender anywhere near them aswell

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Are Breakers getting a replacement for Patterson or Loe? They lost 2 of their main players surely they must replace them...

Anyway, Dan Shamir can go. I've seen enough.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Shamir is not very good but this roster is not good

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

These are good players, it's just not the right mix.

Breakers should have sat this season out. No home games, on the road for months, living in hotels...it’s too much and it shows.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Vasiljevic could be a good replacement for Goulding in the Boomers as early as 2024 if he keeps up the good work. Great shot and lots of heart.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nz lead by 10 @1/4 time, Moller no minutes, starts the 2nd after not playing in the first, plays just over 5 minutes in the second and Lo and behold kings up by 8 when he goes to the bench. An 18 point turn around, now I know there are a lot haters on here but when I coached basketball, getting your hands in the lane, playing defence and boxing out were required for teams to win. Maybe the game has changed and it's not what’s wanted any more but I’m certain other coaches would like that on their team.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Moller had one good game. Settle down.
Look at the stats, he is minus for the whole season so far.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Kings were undefeated to start last season until Moller went down injured. It's not just one game.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Moller's been playing all season and the Kings have been below .500 the whole time.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Moller has been getting bench minutes with dp and bench guys, stats don't always tell you everything, as punter said previously you need guys that compete, his screens free up Casper.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

Stop the excuses he's been getting bench minutes because he's not starting standard.

Stats don't tell you everything? Well stop banging on about this guy's +/- last season then.

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Bigdog  
Two months ago

Iverson goes for 8 and 6. Yep fantastic.

Its a train wreck.

Did Abercrombie play?

I've been advocating Corey start, that worked well. The only posit I can think of.

Yep a lot of junk. Do they have an offence?

Keeping weeks instead of Ili haunting them.

Daniel Trist. Don't get me started.

Last thought. Who is the plonker sticking up for Shamir saying the squad is no good. Who do you think put the squad together?

Final last thought. Delaney at center. Oh boy.

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Dione  
Two months ago

It was always going to be a tough and difficult season for NZ playing away (not to mention some unfortunate injuries), but boy they are not showing much heart or resiliency.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I didn't say anything about his plus minus, some other punter did, I just like the way he plays.

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Dione  
Two months ago

Moller plays hard - always hustles, crashes the boards, and engaged on defence. Obviously some holes in his game on the offensive end at this level (if he could only develop a reliable 3), and not the greatest length, but as an energy guy off the bench he's great.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"It was always going to be a tough and difficult season for NZ playing away"
No, they always play away now. So it's not tough or difficult, it's called their job.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yep, and their job is tough and difficult this year due to them being away from their families the whole time, and having to live under bubble rules and barely leave their hotel.

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Mystro  
Two months ago

Anon 410, you're living in a fantasy if you think living in another country under isolation rules isn't difficult.
No other team in this league has to deal with the same adversity NZ do, not even close.
I for one appreciate that they were prepared to go through this so I can watch the team I support in this league play, even if they are just making up the numbers and getting spanked each game.

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LV  
Two months ago

Injuries really taking a toll this year

Cooks, Martin, Patterson, Loe

Some really good players missing from this game, also CG and Ili from the other game. Seems like more teams are more injury affected than normal.

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Mystro  
Two months ago

I don't think Loe was injured, I think it was related to his new born baby.

Add Corey Webster to that list LV

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

According to Boti's latest write up:

"While there is good reason to feel sympathetic to the Breakers' plight, in lockdown in Oz for this entire season, missing family and now also releasing import Lamar Patterson"

"IT honestly breaks my heart to see a team of such talent as New Zealand struggling so much with their unavoidable COVID-19 driven circumstances this season. With Lamar Patterson gone, sometimes it can be a case of addition by subtraction but it's still difficult to see them beating a steadily improving Sydney"

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AngusH  
Two months ago

"IT honestly breaks my heart to see a team of such talent as New Zealand struggling so much with their unavoidable COVID-19 driven circumstances this season."

That sums it up for me, I don't get any enjoyment beating NZ this year. I feel really bad for them all.

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Perth fan.  
Two months ago

NZ have copped the worst deal by a mile.

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Tom  
Two months ago

I don't think any team in the league can afford their PG and their SG take 60% of their shots. Corey can wheels. And deal a bit, but not with Lusaka hounding him. He took that too personally.
Tai is an enigma. He gets to hoop well but he is not a good outside shooter. He is erratic and plays like it is a scrimmage.
Finn and Abercrombie have to get involved esp Finn in low post.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Breakers look very dispirited, it's a tough ask but, doesn’t seem there is a lot pride in their performance though. Near favourites at seasons start to spoon. Webster’s are hogs, never seen a shot they don’t like.
Is the coach contracted for next season?.

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Samson  
Two months ago

It is difficult for the Breakers, no denying it, but all the teams atm, except Melb and SEM, are in the same boat and playing with heart has NOTHING to do with living away from home.

I'd really like to see the following lineupZ

T Webster
Weeks
Abercrombie
Delaney
Iverson

Corey can go, has no heart (well it has always looked like that anyway) is selfish and is all about him


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