Jack Toft
Last month

Cairns v SEM Anzac Day

WOW! Who would have thought this game would be a key banger!

SEM - A win, a good win, could seem them jump back into 3rd.
Taipans - A win sees them have more wins than the Breakers and really puts a bit of curry on the tails of those Kiwis.

Cairns took care of the Breakers a few days ago and SEM were the first casualty of the Kings this round, to slump to three losses in a row.

Could the Snakes go into this home game as favourites?

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Perth fan.  
Last month

SEM to break their losing streak today.

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Anonymous  
Last month

SEM in a close one, looking forward to see if Dufflemier can play that well again. Creek to start and go big time, no one from Cairns can stop him.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Viceland is airing what looks like a replay of the Wagstaff missed layup game in lieu of today's cancelled fixture. Who knew SBS were also Wildcats haters!

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koberulz  
Last month

It's the win from the week before.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Creek starting :)

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Perthworld  
Last month

It's the win from the week before.

I stand corrected. That's nice of them.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

That's ok Perthworld people like us make mistakes that's why it's great to have Koberulz and his intelligence to correct us when we are wrong.

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mitchrulz  
Last month

cruize control this game

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Anonymous  
Last month

koberulz living rent free in the minds of so many

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Anonymous  
Last month

Back to eight points.

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mitchrulz  
Last month

disengage cruize control
time to pull fingerz out

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Rent free. That's ok I wouldn't pay that prick.

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koberulz  
Last month

That's not how rent works.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nice work Einstein. Such a douche

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Lovebroker  
Last month

Cairns are trash.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Who do you "support" lovebroker?

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MACDUB  
Last month

I know there's other external factors (e.g. Covid), but the standard of the league has been really down this year - admittedly, it has been a tough watch in some games;

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koberulz  
Last month

It was great early, but it's seriously dropped off since the Cup.

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Lovebroker  
Last month

It is when you recruit an overweight import and your centre can't be f##ked staying with the team.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The entire league is fatigued. It was bound to happen

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Poor Cotton definitely fatigued

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mitchrulz  
Last month

frivolous law suits not helping keep best players on the court

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Anonymous  
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LV  
Last month

How good is SEM

No Sykes, no Broekhoff, no worries, 20 point win in Cairns

Cairns won't win many games with their current team though.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Aren't you a Melb United fan?
No Oliver, Deng or Noi for Cairns.

Good to see Creek back in starting line up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Creek fans don't mind a bit of abuse.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"The entire league is fatigued."

Looks like it. I don't think the problem is the number of games played, though - even with the shortened roster. It's more likely to be the number of games most teams have had to play interstate (or overseas in NZ's case).

In 2019-20, each team played interstate/overseas an average of ~13 times each in 19 weeks of the regular season - less than once a week. This season (so far), the non Melbourne teams have played interstate/overseas an average of ~16 games each in 14 weeks - more than once a week, on average.

While it's possible to adjust training and practice to manage the impact of playing a few more games, you can't really adjust for the impact of extra interstate travel and time away from home, of that order.

By way of comparison, Melbourne teams have traveled interstate for 15 games between them this season - so about once every second week for each of them.

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koberulz  
Last month

That completely ignores that there was no travel for anyone throughout the NBL Cup.

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Perth fan.  
Last month

Koberulz is actually correct.

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Luuuc  
Last month

It seems like not travelling agreed with high scoring.
Team points per game was at its highest for the season during the cup, dropped off immediately after the cup was decided, and has yet to return to pre-cup levels

Average team totals (including OT) by round:



(I'm not saying that high scoring = high quality, but I think it does affect the overall perception when the average is 80 and you're regularly seeing numbers in the 60s)

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Zodiac  
Last month

Playing on the same court with the same rims 8 straight games probably had something to do with it too.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I think the fatigue is more based around players started preseason at the same time as usual, however the season should have finished between 1 and 2 months ago (March if a play off team or February if not).
Yet this season, the teams still have 10-18 games to play and the players have hit the wall, for those who started preseason in April it has been non-stop for 12 months already.

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