Jack Toft
Last week

Brisbane v SEM June 8

Well it's here, the last minor round game and the table is not yet fully decided.

Sydney would be praying for a good win by the Bullets, a very good win. They could steal 4th. A SEM win wold see everyone's second team drop to fourth.

It's been an even series at 2 all, but SEM have more skin in the game and should arrive to this game more determined to win than a Scotsman collecting a debt.

SEM to finish the season in third spot.

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Johnno  
Last week

surely brisbane win by 80

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LV  
Last week

Massive game

From the perspective of United, I really want SEM to win. A semi final series with them is the biggest threat to United's title chances, as they could feasibly shoot the lights out twice in 3 games. Lots of weapons- Sykes, Gliddon, Adnam and Brokehoff can all either shoot the ball really well, or are just good scorers, or both. Then Creek does a bit of everything and Wetzell has a decent low post game.

From the perspective of a basketball fan, if United do in fact win their semi, a United vs SEM GF is a better proposition than United vs Perth. Based on recent results and the absence of Cotton, a United vs Perth GF wouldn't be great basketball. United has won 5 of the last 7 vs Perth including the last 3 in Perth, and several of those were comfortable wins. A healthy United would likely sweep, at worst 3-1, and Perth's best chance would be playing super scrappy basketball and hoping United throws it away. Not great to watch. Whereas SEM and United have had some cracking games this season, and SEM have proven they have the firepower to challenge United's defense.

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LV  
Last week

"A semi final series with them is the biggest threat to United's title chances"

And injuries of course. That's the other big threat for United, as per any sporting team anywhere

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LV  
Last week

" if United do in fact win their semi, a United vs SEM GF is a better proposition than United vs Perth."

And Illawarra who United have owned this season.

If United's in the GF, we should all want them playing SEM- it would be better to watch and more chance of going to 5.

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Anonymous  
Last week

You are such a bore LV.

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Giacontigers  
Last week

Melbourne versing Illawarra would be just as exciting. I've been to all five Throwdown games this season. There’s been 3 out of 5 which weren’t as exciting as it should of been. United has only owned Phoenix when Phoenix are vulnerable etc. injuries.

Phoenix are always up and down. You don’t know which Phoenix team will show up?

I have noticed Cam Gliddon injured. Phoenix have not been great without Gliddon. But if they do get the job done tonight they should beat no Cotton Perth team in the semi-finals. Would not be surprised if Brisbane win but it would suck for all Melbourne teams if they do finish in 4th place. No crowds for one series would be bad but who knows. Grand Final could be the same?

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LV  
Last week

The interesting thing about United vs Illawarra is Vickerman mentioned the Gong as a possible semi final venue.

I wonder if UTD is waiting on tonight, and will play home semis vs SEM in Wollongong but at Qudos if they're playing Hawks

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Anonymous  
Last week

Qudos too expensive for the crowd they won't get

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AngusH  
Last week

Bullets by 81.

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Kb_24  
Last week

Anyone knows if mechado assist king nbl 2021..he has more assist than giddey..

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Anonymous  
Last week

Brisbane, no chance, to many average players. SEM by 12.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"I wonder if UTD is waiting on tonight, and will play home semis vs SEM in Wollongong but at Qudos if they're playing Hawks"

Logistically it would make sense to play all games in Illawarra if Melb plays the Hawks.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Any word on preliminary semi-final dates or do we wait after tonight's game ends?

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Anonymous  
Last week

Perth hosts game one on Thursday.

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woody  
Last week

If there are Playoff games at Qudos will we be able to attend do you think?

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Perthworld  
Last week

Perth hosts game one on Thursday.

Thanks.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Citation required.

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Zodiac  
Last week

The MVP chants go up for Sobey as he passes Cotton for leading total points scored for the season.

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Anonymous  
Last week

How many less games did Cotton play?

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Anonymous  
Last week

The refs are at an all time low with these shit foul calls

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Anonymous  
Last week

Flop Sobey, or mr elbows.

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Anonymous  
Last week

The MVP chants go up for Sobey as he passes Cotton for leading total points scored for the season.

Oh dear...

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Anonymous  
Last week

Where's Gliddon?

Drink whenever someone says "leads from the front". Cringe worthy stuff.

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Anonymous  
Last week

He and his wife had a baby so he is NA

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Anonymous  
Last week

Does that mean he'll miss the playoffs? Assume he's stuck in Victoria, will any state let him in without quarantine?

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LV  
Last week

Brisbane getting all the calls

Hodgson just knocked Sobey over and they find a foul on Broekhoff

That said, Creeks tech was unforgivable

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Anonymous  
Last week

Oh here we go.... Blaming the refs again.

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Anonymous  
Last week

The refs gifting this to Brisbane. Drimic and Sobey must have wip lash at end games how many times there heads go back.

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LV  
Last week

SEM need Gliddon back. Without him I don't think they'll win either semi

Matchup wise I think SEM might struggle with Mooney and Magnays size and rebounding. Brisbane is killing them on O glass and Perth could do likewise

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Anonymous  
Last week

United v SEM it is.

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Anonymous  
Last week

24 fouls to 12

I'll just leave this here

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Anonymous  
Last week

If only Patterson could turn up and play like this all season, Brisbane are so much better when the ball is in his hands and dictates where the ball goes.

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Zodiac  
Last week

Tanking for United?

Perhaps SEM would rather play United in neutral territory than Perth in Perth. They played well against United this season.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Especially when they're getting every call

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Anonymous  
Last week

SEM should count themselves lucky to be in the finals anyway. They are one missed layup by Wagstaff from finishing fifth. They're not that good.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I hearing United are in Cairns at the moment

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LV  
Last week

United stylistically is more like SEM and less like Brisbane or Perth, so it'll be a like for like matchup

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Perthworld  
Last week

Great, Wildcats draw a harder team in the SF now.

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Zodiac  
Last week

All three United/Phoenix games in Sydney starting Friday night.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Lemanis goes out a winner, congratulations.

Mitchell and SEM make finals second season in, congratulations as well.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Great, Wildcats draw a harder team in the SF now.

Um that's what happens when you finish second in a four team finals format...

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LV  
Last week

Well, this brought the exciting series forward

If SEM can shoot the ball well, they'll cause problems for anyone including United

Hawks and Cotton less Perth hold zero fear for mine. A healthy United should sweep either of them. Maybe 3-1 if Harvey and Jessup go nuts or United drops the ball and coughs up a few turnovers against the pressure of Norton and Perth. But a healthy United wins either series comfortably, they won't even need to be anywhere near their best to win either

But SEM will push us- if they get their confidence up and get on a roll. Quite possible.

And I assume Being in NSW gives Gliddon a better chance of getting an exemption than say, WA would've. They do need him to challenge United.

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Zodiac  
Last week

I wanted to see United/Phoenix in the GF because SEM are the only genuine threat to United this season. I also didn't want to see Perth or Hawks in the GF because neither of them could compete with United.

Hopefully SEM do us all a favour and knock the 'chosen ones' out in the SF.

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Anonymous  
Last week

Stop complaining you bunch of sad sacks. We are lucky to have had a complete season so shut up and enjoy the finals you scum bags!

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Anonymous  
Last week

On that effort SEM will get swept

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koberulz  
Last week

Phoenix winning their semi is the only chance any of the playoffs are interesting, but even then that semi will be played in a lockout so who gives a shit?

I'm just done with this season. Every result is the least dramatic one possible, it's June and there's other shit on...just give United the trophy and piss off.

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Anonymous  
Last week

They will allow a crowd for the series

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Anonymous  
Last week

Brisbane want get Law back, keep Patterson and BJ if it's three imports. Obviously Sobey and Drimic, Harrison still there, good start for a next coach.

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Anonymous  
Last week

"I wanted to see United/Phoenix in the GF because SEM are the only genuine threat to United this season. I also didn't want to see Perth or Hawks in the GF because neither of them could compete with United."

I like how you said "also" and then said virtually the same thing as if you had another great point to make.

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Anonymous  
Last week

I apologise KR you are correct

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koberulz  
Last week

KR you are correct
The least necessary phrase in the history of Hoops.

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LV  
Last week

SEM have genuine fire-power.

They've proven this season they're capable of rolling with us.

And best of 3 leaves minimal margin for error.

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Anonymous  
Last week

So is it with fans or no fans? Either way, both Melbourne teams have had plenty of experience playing in front of no fans this season

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koberulz  
Last week

No fans, as I said.

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LV  
Last week

But I agree, on tonight's effort SEM will get swept without a doubt.

But playing United means SEM has an extra day rest. Travelling to Perth tomorrow would've been a nightmare for SEM. They mightve been cooked.

I expect a cracking game on Friday. Shame its in Sydney.

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Anonymous  
Last week

#098 losing 3 of their last 4 says different

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Anonymous  
Last week

"SEM have genuine fire-power.

They've proven this season they're capable of rolling with us."

Which players were missing from each game they played due to injury?

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LV  
Last week

[Which players were missing from each game they played due to injury?]

Lots

In most of the 5 matchups one of Sykes, Creek and Gliddon were missing or barely playing (Eg Sykes missed one and played 9 minutes in another)
Plus of course Broekhoff missed the first couple. Gibson also.

United had some outs too but overall SEM has been missing more compared to the teams that will front up Friday.

I assume Gliddon plays since the border not closed anymore.

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Perthworld  
Last week

Um that's what happens when you finish second in a four team finals format...

Congratulations on missing the point.

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