Isaac
Two months ago

Olympics: Opals vs Puerto Rico, 2 August 2021

Opals need a 25 point win to get through. Game starts in about 20 minutes.

Puerto Rico got thumped in their first game, 55-97 against China. Then lost 52-87 to Belgium.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Talbot looks to have a serious injury.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Disgrace ..

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Yikes

Horror start

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Before game Opals had +35 handicap line on Sportsbet

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Do these uniforms slow them down or something?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Hilarious d , sandy can F off

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I've seen street ballers defend better than this.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

My god we are shite

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FSTOS  
Two months ago

Our on ball D is.....well it is closer to isn't.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

PR win their first 1/4 of tournament. So many dumb plays by opals.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Can only LOL at this point

I do get how this situation would mess with your head, but we showed a complete lack of respect defensively and paid the price like we deserved to.

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Wang whipper  
Two months ago

I can't believe how poor we’ve been

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Before game Opals had +35 handicap line on Sportsbet

Most books had Opals to win outright at either 1.01 or no odds offered.

This could be like Athens 2004 when Puerto Rico's men beat USA who were at the same odds.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Terrible

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Opals looking like a Div 4 Social League team. One of the players on the other team is 4ft tall. Can't they capitalise on that?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Do Puerto Rico need to win by 25pts to advance?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No they need 70+

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

PR need to win by 85 to advance.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Puerto Rico need to win by 84 it's a seems a possibility

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Isaac  
Two months ago

Have to admire PR - not exactly playing like they're going to hand over a 25 point lead for nothing.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

At this point I just feel bad for everyone involved in this Opals campaign. They were the strong second favourites going into this tournament.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Cleanout

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Wang whipper  
Two months ago

Here's our big tactical move - playing Tessa Lavey

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

What an absolute farce the last 3 years have been.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Hard to believe someone could be worse than Joyce.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Love or in most people mind hate Cambage, she covered up a lot cracks. We are still a chance here but don't deserve to go further.

Full rebuild is required.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Equestrian > Opals

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lol 7 has decided to replay bloody equestrian.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

My goodness, old slo n stupid.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Channel 7 have had enough of this crap.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Rather watch posh twats horse jumping than this crap

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lose today. 16-11 as hc

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tolo playing the cambage role

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Is it just me or does George look like she doesn't want to be there?

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Wang whipper  
Two months ago

Who's this gumby commentator? Toolo and Leavey FMD.

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Isaac  
Two months ago

Bro Deli's sole advice in breaks appears to be "rebound".

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Fired from opals and Phoenix before end of year

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Lol 7 has decided to replay bloody equestrian.

It's actually live. Predictably they would never dare preempt the Matildas.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Matildas are playing a Semi Final, going for gold. Opals can't win a game. There's a big difference.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Toolo will need 40 just for us to win. Forget the +25

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Lol 7 has decided to replay bloody equestrian.“

Perhaps log into 7+ and watch the basketball live and uninterrupted. It's as easy as posting a complaint on this forum and can be done on the same computer.

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Wang whipper  
Two months ago

This could be Bro Delli's last game in charge

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Bro Deli's sole advice in breaks appears to be "rebound".

If there's one positive to take out of this failed campaign it's the Bro Deli meme.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Perhaps log into 7+ and watch the basketball live and uninterrupted. It's as easy as posting a complaint on this forum and can be done on the same computer."

Maybe it's 2021 and I'm on my phone and don't want to listen to the old Grandpa from Nevada?

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Loungefly  
Two months ago

We all know Liz pulled out at the last minute but As a coach if you don't have a contingency plan you shouldn't have the job. They should be prepared if Liz or any other player went down with an injury to adjust the game plan.

Feel bad for the team out there busting their asses but they're running around like headless chooks because of the coaches failings

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

It's back on 7mate.

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Doggr  
Two months ago

Why isnt Smith playing at all.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Never does under sandy.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

-8 need +8

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Maybe it's 2021 and I'm on my phone and don't want to listen to the old Grandpa from Nevada?

I had him pegged as an old uncle from the Midwest but that also works.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Looking forward to the excuses from sandy postgame.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

It's the woman commentating on 7+, not the dude

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Half way there!

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twenty four  
Two months ago

Bro Deli has looked very stylish on the side lines, so has done some good this campaign.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

+9 fourth quarter needed.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Some energy

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Isaac  
Two months ago

They are going to get close, but just miss it, I suspect.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

-1 need +8

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

So is it +8 as we win on tie-breaker?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

If we get through, who exactly could we beat.

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twenty four  
Two months ago

Poor team struggles against defensive pressure and good offence.

Shock horror.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No one.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Fourth quarter on 7HD now.

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

C'mon Opals

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

bec allen is killing australia, turnovers, missed block outs, missed shots

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Rebounds killin us.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Still very gettable from here

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

+2

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Playing with more intensity and urgency in this match, which is good.
Should have played like this since match No 1 .

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

That may be a crucial airball.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Settling for 3s

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Doing our best to brick this game away from the perimeter when our regular offence is functioning just fine

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Over now, 9 points in 4 mins

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

The tatted up one who looks like an ex-con is killing us.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Didn't play like this for 14 qtrs

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Isaac  
Two months ago

They are literally playing to spoil the Opals' plan. Tightest 20ish point game for a while.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Of course they are, anyone would. Set goals for ya team.

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Tricks  
Two months ago

Watch us win by 24

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Still on.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

24!

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tess Lavey welcome to the big show

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Well they're certainly keeping it interesting. LOL.
Quite a game.

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Doggr  
Two months ago

Let's go girls

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Anthony  
Two months ago

I don't think I have seen as poor shooting opals team in a very long time.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Weird pass-the-parcel stuff there but it somehow worked.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Bloody hell.
Below the target and no one wants to take the shot.
You're killin' me, Opals!!!

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

You would think motivation to get to 25 would be greater than P.R. trying to stop Opals from getting 25

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Just of note, I think 24 ties us with Canada, then it goes to FIBA ranking where we're higher than Canada.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

what happens if 24 points

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

We did it!

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Man.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That was a farse.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Haha, these PR pricks went for a three at the end of course.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

wow well done Opals.........

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Draw in half an hour.

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Tricks  
Two months ago

Thank fuck for that.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

The commentator has no idea the margin matters.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Oh my, if only they had a decent coach and left a few of the spuds at home.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Nothing but respect for Puerto Rico. Good on 'em.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Puerto Rico still foul with
26 points down and 8 seconds left. What is going on ? What can they gain ?

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Big Ads  
Two months ago

How that last 3 didn't go in to result in a 24 point win. Farrrrrk, talk about just getting in by the skin of their teeth.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

"Just of note, I think 24 ties us with Canada, then it goes to FIBA ranking where we're higher than Canada."

I was wrong, goes to points for, Australia would've made it anyway.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Cambage is crushed right now.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

F***ing surely want to elimate Australia. What is the point ? They can't progress to the next stage anyway

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Imo ref were very helpful down the stretch as well.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Canada be pretty crushed too.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Thought that last shot was going in by them.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Canada offered a cash bonus to the Puerto Rico if they got the job done. They were devo lol

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Need that 4th qtr effort every qtr

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

PR tried to get Canada in with the intentional foul at the end.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Tess Lavey - Thank you !!! - 19 minutes +26 plus/minus....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

How bad was the commentary?

Whooping it up after the game is a bit silly. Quarters is the bare minimum for this team.

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Isaac  
Two months ago

They did it. Horror start. A lot of rubbish play. But they did it.

Heroic from Tolo (26 and 17 off the bench) and George (19/7/5).

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Puerto really tried hard to prevent Australia winning by 25 points. What can they gain from this ?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Lavey should've played in the China game

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

hopefully China or Spain

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

782 any team should be fighting in that situation.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Spain, US and Belgium are probably the standouts. If we draw China, Japan, Serbia, have a chance to progress.

They played Tolo and George more than Ezi today. Maybe that's what they should have been doing all this while. Lots of pressure when Ezi starts.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Maybe Opals will get the easier bracket of the random draw. Hey, it worked for Germany in the men's.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

They played for their FIBA continent (region). If it's under 25 Canada get in (America’s). Not too hard to work out

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Spain or USA coming up.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The odds slightly favour Opals having to play USA

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

At least we beat them in the exhibition game.

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ME  
Two months ago

Cayla George was carrying on like a banshee. I can understand a roar or two, but she kept doing it to the point where it starts to look like a mental condition.

Anyway, good on them for getting the job done. It seems like PR were trying to steal qualification from them by the late fouls just to make sure they didn't get that one over them. I still don't see what this team is going to do moving forward. I don't think they're very well coached at all. But hey, they may well put themselves in the top 4 somewhere somehow. I don't overly see it with Brondello behind it all but hopefully they do medal without Cambage.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

We were better off finshing with 2 less ponts, likely play China again.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

I think not making semis means brondello should go.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

That win certainly saved sandys job and overshadows how bad we have been.

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Michelle  
Two months ago

I haven't been a fan of Lavey and couldn’t justify her selection again for these Games however she stood up tonight and played some amazing minutes. Hard defence which caused some stoppages. A shame we don’t have Whittcomb playing instead of Mitchell. Well done to the Opals and having that fighting spirit.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

In the other Puerto Rico games they played the bench a little and rested their starters, in this game there were a couple of PR bench players who didnt even hit the floor, and their best player played 39.5 mins

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

ME, KG is living her dream. Who are you to say how she can or how she can't react? She played awesome and can quiet frankly carry on how she likes.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Draw to be held in 15 minutes.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

KG's mental is way better than Cambage mental

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mitchell defensively is so bad, no way the coach keeps her job unless they play for gold.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

KG?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mitchell's offence not that impressive either. She mostly puts up outside shots. Not enough drive.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's usa or Spain on fiba Twitter


We can beat Spain if you stop their great ball movement.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Mitchell was done after 18 WC,ms he stayed on via friendship not form.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Kayla George I presume

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Anyone find it funny that sandy picked smith at 8 in the draft and not Ezi and now look. Smith dnp for Phoenix or opals.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Why even take Madgen or smith....

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The balls are ready

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Australia v USA

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Drawn out in first. Damn.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

China v Serbia

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's the USA

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Well, that's what you get for scraping into the quarters.
Bummer.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

japan v belgium

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

spain v france

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Aus vs USA - usa
Serbia vs China -55/45
Japan vs Belgium -55/45
France vs Spain -50/50

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Close games

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Yikes

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

aus v usa crosses over with china and serbia.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

note if Australia had of beat China on the buzzer, still would have finished 3rd and played USA.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

2 pts less against purtomrico and we face Spain.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

I don't think that's how that works. It goes by a draw, not by seedings.
2 points less and we're still one of the two lucky 3rd-placed teams, and have the same probabilities in the draw.

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twenty four  
Two months ago

"They played for their FIBA continent (region). If it's under 25 Canada get in (America's). Not too hard to work out"

Just because Gaze said it, doesn't mean it's true. I doubt they care much about Canada and were just trying to spoil the party because why give it to us easy?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Down by more than 20 points with no chance of winning, Puerto rico played like thier life depends on it in the last 30 seconds. HAVE CANADA BRIBED THEM?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Puerto Rica players are jerks.
Trying to outscore Australia in the last 4 minutes so Australia can pack their luggages and go home with them. Puerto Ricans are So f***ing mean.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Anyway,coached team would do the same.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Not sure why they play with such little effort in the first 2 and a 1/2 qtrs.

Should Lavey start?, was playing good d, pushing the ball too.


Lavey
Ebzery
Allen
Magbegor
George

Mitchell
Madgen
Ohea
Blicavs
Tolo

Smith ? injured
Talbot ? Injured

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Why are people surprised that a sports team tried to sport well in a way that prevented the other sports team from sporting as well as they wanted to sport?

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proud  
Two months ago

I have no issue with how George reacted afterwards as that was a passion that we expected to see from the Opals this Olympic campaign and we have not shown it, I hope that that is the turning point.... it wasn't that long ago that Opals beat America so we came in expecting far more than what we have seen

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JB  
Two months ago

Why are some people upset that PR did not just lie down and take the beating Australia needed to qualify? You want to see Aussies show some heart, maybe other countries like that too? Plus it's actually more respectful to the spirit of the game to try and make the Opals earn it.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

You can't take the exhibition game all that seriously, the USA team was partying the day before and the day before that they were playing against the wnba all star team.
Also,
We have no Talbot who was a big contributor on both ends in that game.

A win here would be monumental. We have no Cambage, no Whitcomb, no Nicholson, no heal, a poor coaching staff, a poor last 3 games based on effort, infact a poor last 3 years this program has been underperforming. We were ranked #2 after the silver in 2018. With almost a 50% win/loss rate since then, the next rankings may have us at 4-6. A home WC next year coming.. what to do...

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Talbot - word is that she has a very bad case of PLANTAR FASCIITIS .

Smith - this coach just never play her. Concerning but maybe highlights that some of the younger players , Heal included, needs to spend more time playing in wnbl to become an all rounded player, before they aim for the WNBA. Potential + a couple of hot seasons does not seem to be enough

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Not playing Smith is a disgrace, played well at this level during the World Cup when she was still at college.

Brondello has destroyed the poor girls confidence, hasn't played her at all with Phoenix coming off her missed WNBL season.

Good luck Chris Lucas picking up the pieces

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

When John Rillie & Dave Barlow never hit the court for Boomers at the Olympics, was the coach 'ruining the poor boys confidence?'

Nah, didn’t think so. Coaches want to win, if they thought Smith could help them win they’d play her. For whatever reason (we’re not there), that’s not the case. She’s a grown woman (not a girl), she’ll be just fine

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

If we end up with a result of 5th - 6th without Cambage or some of the others mentioned, I think is a fair result.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Come on #851, every player needs the exact amount of minutes. It's like everyone gets a participation medal. FFS. This is the olympics. Spots 9-12 are insurance in case things go to shit. It's as simple as that

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Nostraballmus  
Two months ago

Nowhere to hide in tournament play, teams tend to find their level across the tournament. Opals have come back to the pack with no Cambage. All the talk of poor coaching, this player/that player should've been included, injuries, tactics, bad refs calls blah blah blah. It's all stuff around the edges. Does all that turn us into gold medal material ? I doubt it. We got pounded by Belgium, lost to China (yes, it was a foul) and squeaked a win v Puerto Rico by just enough. None of that stuff turn us in to gold medal contenders here people. Will we beat the US ? You woudn't think so. But it's in our hands to do our darndest and change the narrative on these Olympics. Go you Opals !

And one more thing. What is it with the entitled expcectation that FIBA and other countries should be doing our teams favours ? And that we are always getting the rough end of the pineaple, or unfair treatment. Not getting good draws ? Teams shouldn't play games out against us ? Calls not going in our favour ? It's nauseating, like we should be handed stuff. Yuk.

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Anon9999  
Two months ago

Don't think anyone is saying Puerto Rico should’ve given us the win. Of course we have to earn it. But what’s with the bs fouling at the end of the game down 26. They literally just wanted to be scumbags. If it was the first or second game they wouldn’t of fouled, so why in the third game? Nothing to gain.

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Mike  
Two months ago

My problem is with the need to constantly play two small guards out of Mitchell, Lavey, Ebzery and Madgen. The answer would be match ups, but the issue is that outside of Lavey, the others are all regularly scored over or around. Last night's game was decided by our bigs and O'Hea. Either O'Hea or Bec Allen can play as the shooting guard, and release a spot for more bigs including Blicavs and Smith. I don't think our defense gets hurt.

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Nostraballmus  
Two months ago

Scumbags, real nice. And we wonder why they didnt want to do us any favours.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

It's clear this team needs mass exodus. To co pete goi gnforward we need new coaching staff and new players. We have nomsuperstar anymore, has to be done as a collective

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

A loss would have guaranteed change... would have been better to be humiliated and change occur than to gom1 more game and get beaten saving several lost causes.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No Surprise with Allen and Ebzery spending more time on the pine we did way better. Players that only see the ring like these girls are not going to get you too many wins at this level. I loved Laveys game she bought speed and some defence that Mitchell hasnt been able to do. Hope she starts in next game, her not playing hardly in the first two games when Mitchell stank defensively is a poor reflection on the Coach

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

17 wins
9 losses

65% win record for sandy, 63% if they lose tomorrow.


83-93% record
Stirling
Maher
Graf
Joyce

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

So Sandy with the services of the 'best player in the world' did worse than Joyce? LOL

Could someone with a better memory than me compare the Opals at the start of Sandy’s reign with those at the Olympics in the various areas of the game? It’s easy to take the simple stat of wins and losses, but is that because we got worse or the rest got better? And if the rest got better, why or where?

My gut feel is

Worse
- defensive rebounding
- defending the screen
- offensive structure guaranteeing a good shot
- ball movement
- full-court defensive pressure
- passion and aggressive defense
- 3-point shooting (apart from O’Hea)

Uncertain
- guards penetrating and finishing at the basket
- mid-range shooting
- squad depth and experience
- height in our bigs
- bench points
- offensive rebounding
- speed down the court on offense

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Squads since sandy took over....

Spain World Cup 2018 - silver
(Mitchell and mansfield injured late, Ebzery and Madgen replaced them)
PS5 - Ebzery, Talbot, Allen, George, Cambage
Subs - Lavey, Whitcomb, Madgen, Ohea, Smith, Magbegor, Bunton
Nigeria win
Argentina win
Turkey win
China win
Spain win
USA loss

Home Friendlies 2019
PS5 - Mitchell, Ohea, Allen, Magbegor, George
Subs - Seekamp, Ebzery, Nicholson, Talbot, Blicavs, Garbin, Bishop
China win
China loss
China loss (behind closed doors)

Asia cup 2019 - bronze
PS5 - Mitchell, Ohea, Allen, Magbegor, George
Subs - Seekamp, Ebzery, Nicholson, Talbot, Blicavs, Garbin, Bishop
Phillipines win
New Zealand win
China loss
Chinese Taipei win
Japan loss
South Korea win

Asia Olympic qualifiers 2019
PS5 - Mitchell, Talbot, Allen, George, Cambage
Subs - Lavey, Ebzery, Madgen, Ohea, Garbin, Magbegor, Tolo
Chinese Taipei win
India win
Japan loss

World Olympic qualifiers 2020
PS5 - Mitchell, Talbot, Allen, George, Cambage
Subs - Lavey, Ebzery, Nicholson, Blicavs, Smith, Magbegor, Tolo
France loss
Puerto Rico win
Brazil win

Las Vegas exhibition 2021
PS5 - Mitchell, Talbot, Allen, Magbegor, George
Subs - Lavey, Ebzery, Madgen, Ohea, Blicavs, Smith, Tolo
Cambage cut after nigeria game, Blicavs in.
Nigeria win (behind closed doors)
USA win

Tokyo Olympics 2021 -
PS5 - Mitchell, Talbot, Allen, Magbegor, George
Subs - Lavey, Ebzery, Madgen, Ohea, Blicavs, Smith, Tolo
Belgium loss
China loss
Puerto Rico win
USA ?

Record since 2018
17 wins 65%
9 losses 35%

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Madgen and Whitcomb replaced mitchell/mansfield. My mistake.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

We've lost to since 2018

China 4 times
Japan 2 times
USA 1 time
France 1 time
Belgium 1 time

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

No changes when facing Asian nations to go smaller and more mobile.
From Asia cup to Asia qualifier with no change in the backcourt, motohashi conti Jed to destroy Mitchell and other guards.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

So basically we can beat China with Cambage but not without her. So our forwards can't cope with their forwards and our guards aren’t quick enough to cope with their guards. They’ll also be part of a better structure, having spent more time together.

How many players did we have in the WNBA or Europe in 2018 compared to now? Is that a factor?

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Nothing has changed apart from smith and Magbegor getting drafted into wnba
Wallace, heal also drafted in during the last 3 years.

Mitchell, Whitcomb, Talbot, Allen, smith, Magbegor, cambage remain in wnba

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Its pretty clear we need to cut any player older than 21.

The likes of Tolo and O'Hea just aren't good enough!!!

I'm so angry right now, I'm going to post on this same anon account 20 times over the next few hours!!!

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