Jack Toft
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Brisbane v New Zealand Mar 20

The Breakers beat them last time they played, but can they back it up? Brisbane will be looking to swap places with SEM and it starts this game. And talking of swapping places, Lamar Patterson swaps jerseys. Sobey would be resting his shooting hand in ice, and with the Breakers missing Corey Webster for 4 weeks, one would expect the Bullets to go in a hot favourites tonight.

Should be a great game, but in the end, this might be the Sobey show, with Lamar Patterson playing a supporting role. Breakers fans saying "WTF? Did the like navy and gold jersey add like 20 points for the cameras?"

This is the Bullets game to lose, can they manufacture a way to stuff it up?

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Another Anon  
Last month

After 2 blow-outs on Friday I just want a close one. Brisbane by 4

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Is Patterson playing?
Actually it doesn't matter, Brisbane are flying under the radar with Perth and Melbourne hogging the limelight. Brisbane are looking good for playoffs imo.

While waiting for Randolph and McDowell White NZ are undermanned.
Brisbane to win comfortably

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Anonymous  
Last month

Patterson is still injured.

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Mystro  
Last month

NZ have had a decent break so key guys like Tai Webster, Finn Delaney and Colton Iverson will be ready to play big minutes but it might not be enough with Brisbane firing on all cylinders.

Hopefully NZ can keep it close and maybe even sneak a W on some hot shooting from Delaney and Abercrombie.
Brisbane's bigs struggled to deal with Iverson last time around.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Patterson is 3 weeks and 300 burgers away from returning

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sobey, Cadee, Law & Hodgson playing?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Abercrombie also locked down Sobey.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Is that the same Trist and Kendle out there? What's Shamir feeding them, both have never looked so good!?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Cadee is the straw that stirs the drink

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Anonymous  
Last month

Froling doing good and Trist as well.

You hit a player in the head and jaw when they are up right it's a foul, but when Delaney dives on a lose ball first he gets jumped on from behind, gets whacked in the jaw and his eye is opened up that he has to go back and get it strapped it’s a jump ball. You tell me.

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FSTOS  
Last month

Iverson getting no love from the officials. Soft calls.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Something in the NBL that has never improved over the years is reffing import big men. Those calls on Iverson are terrible. I don't know if it’s possible to be any more still and vertical. It’s perfect defence. But they call a foul!?

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FSTOS  
Last month

Agree. Just fall over once you hit the big guys and it's a foul.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Luke is the worst caller, just horrible. Tia Webster is another overrated player.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Great to see the Cadee and Froling haters eat a dick.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes Froling had a great game against the weakest front court in the league where the opposition starting Center probably whistled out of the game with less than 10 played?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Eat a dick.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Luke is the worst caller, just horrible.

It sounds like a backyard job.

This is how the broadcast ended today while previewing one of tomorrow's games:

Cam Luke: "Who is going to win tomorrow?"
Homicide: "I don't know."
Cam Luke: "Seeya!"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Well spotted and a great answer.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Froling finally had a good game.

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RobT  
Last month

Any-one else pick up LP's interview, the bit where he admitted wanting to be back at Bullets but thought that it might have been next season?

Sounds like he is thinking around a couple/few years. Some how, let's keep him under lock & key in the off season. A strict diet, workouts every other day and an NBL1 North stint with Ripcity to keep him in some sort of game shape and to help the Ripcity to a chip, yea!

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Anonymous  
Last month

That elbow to Finn Delaneys head was clearly deliberate. Dirty play.

Refs consistently terrible, calling fouls that just aren't there..


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Anonymous  
Last month

Cadee and Froling critics eat nothing. They've been horrible all season. This game changes nothing other than they’re one step close to playing 20 better games and being considered good players. Whilst I’m sure it felt good typing on your keyboard you should probably crawl back under your rock.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The interesting thing was that Lamar gave an interview at all. He also looked a lot more animated and happier on the bench. How badly did his Breakers teammates rip into him preseason?

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robt  
Last month

Next Sat sees these 2 go at it again. Could be very interesting as NZ should have Randolph and WMW (still no Corey) to strengthen them.

Delaney could be missing after 3 (near) concussions during the match and after a white and then beige bandana, ended up with the prized BLACK belt of head-knocks!

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The interesting thing was that Lamar gave an interview at all. He also looked a lot more animated and happier on the bench. How badly did his Breakers teammates rip into him preseason?"

Interesting. Things have been very difficult for the Breakers this season. They don't even have a base, they’re living it hotels. And that’s before all the injuries. Maybe they felt he wasn’t committed enough? Who knows....I’ll be interested to see how Patterson goes when he returns from injury. The bullets seem to think it will be like old times but this is a different team now.

There’s talk of a travel bubble opening in April. Hopefully Breakers can return to NZ and play the second half of the season there.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Very hard fitting in nz with the ball exclusively in the hands of the Webster brothers. Delaney only has just started to play better since Corey has been out. Nz played better last season when Corey went to China. Webster's are very good players individually but I’m not convinced they fit in team that well.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the issue with the travel bubble is not all states are going to buy into it (looking at you WA) so that makes it difficult for teams coming back to Australia and where they can enter from there. Will be interesting how it all develops

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Perthworld  
Last month

We've always been the difficult ones. *blush*

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Anonymous  
Last month

Front court for the Breakers is an issue. Without Rob Loe it really only leaves Iverson, and when he gets in foul trouble then what?

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Anonymous  
Last month

You would think Rob Loe will return if the travel bubble happens and NZ can go home.

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robt  
Last month

Delaney has done well in Corey's absence but my guess is that Lowe's absence has more importance.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Re: Delaney's head knock - maybe he shouldn't have been doing a Crocodile Deathroll with the ball on the ground. That's why he got injured.

Also, that was a travel. I was there, stupid no-call.

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Bigdog  
Last month

You were there? That settles it, definately a travel then

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Anonymous  
Last month

That's a travel in the old rule, not no more, they should have left it as it was, because now a lose ball is like a ruck, everyone diving on it. Delaney got smashed illegally on the ground but they call a jump ball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

You can dive on the ball, you cannot roll over. That has not changed.

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koberulz  
Last month

You can't roll to avoid the defence, but you can roll for any other reason.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Regardless of the travel or no travel, that's not how Delaney got injured. Yes, he got a small cut above the eye from that episode, but the damage was done by Hodgson elbowing him in transition. It looked deliberate and Casey Frank was fuming in the NZ commentary. If NZ still had some enforcers, like Mika, Hodgson was in for a hiding.

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