Lovebroker
Last year

Adelaide @ Perth - Friday 03/12/2021

This game is now doubtful given WA just made SA arrivals do 14 day quarantine.

https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/western-australia-will-force-south-australian-arrivals-to-quarantine-for-14-days/news-story/3428cc4ee808fca99f18854c4a315ca7

What magic can the NBL conjure up this time to keep the fixture rolling?

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koberulz  
Last year

You act like this sort of thing is unprecedented.

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Anonymous  
Last year

They are flying from Tasmania. No issue with this game

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Anonymous  
Last year

"They are flying from Tasmania. No issue with this game"

Are you sure about that

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Anonymous  
Last year

#524 yes

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Another Anon  
Last year

If they are flying direct from Tassie then it should be ok:
https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-controlled-border
( as of Sunday 10am AEDT)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Could probably add Adelaide vs Illawarra on Sunday to the list of games in doubt, the Illawarra players without Covid don't get out of isolation until Saturday.

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Grovermister  
Last year

the illawarra covid cases were false positives....pretty sure i read that somewhere...

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KET  
Last year

Yup false positives

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LV  
Last year

WA is dragging the chain, people will be having booster shots by the time they open the borders.

SA opened up last week, way to go.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Both games going ahead

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Grovermister  
Last year

SA never really opened up... only 8 LGAs out of over 200 from nsw/vic could enter SA without requiring a covid test... hardly opening up...

we need to all move on and learn to live with it... like NSW/VIC have...

it is a constantly evolving pandemic and we need to adapt accordingly...

wait until 90% double vaxxed then move on....

but i digress...

(Strange how here in vic we have more freedoms than SA....)

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AyJay  
Last year

Can anyone tell me if there is a free to air coverage of this game or an affordable stream like NBL TV or are we returning to the days where I can be a gold member to go to home games but can't watch the away games without needing a second mortgage. Cheers all.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Just get Kayo you tight ass

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Grovermister  
Last year

kayo is resonably affordable

NBL youtube channel is also a thing

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Anonymous  
Last year

I spoke to JVG at the Blitz and he told me that they were leaving the Blitz and going to Perth to wait for the seasons start. So no biggie.

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Craig  
Last year

AyJay I am pretty sure that Kayo you can get 3 months for half price? dont quote me on it though just something I heard someonemention. Also best way to go about it is sign up and get a friend to share the account if the $25 is too steep monthly. That way you are just paying $12.50 a month and can cancel the account as soon as the season is over.

If you keep Kayo for 12 months its just $5.80 a week, or 1 take away coffee a week, putting it in perspective not that much. Hope this can sway you to buy Kayo and enjoy all the sports on offer... its more than just NBL you get NBA, F1, AFL etc.

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Perthworld  
Last year

You can get Kayo for $2.50/month for the first two months.

https://www.hoops.com.au/forum/49485-kayo-sports-cyber-monday-promotion/

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Anonymous  
Last year

"Strange how here in vic we have more freedoms than sa..."

That's fantastic, how many months did you spend in lockdown genius?

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KET  
Last year

"If you keep Kayo for 12 months its just $5.80 a week, or 1 take away coffee a week, putting it in perspective not that much."

That kind of reasoning leads people into debt traps - nothing more irritating than hearing that breakdown when buying something.

Question really is can the person afford $300 a year or ~$150 half the year/season cost in addition to whatever other costs they have.

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Craig  
Last year

KET, pretty sure if they can afford gold season membership to watch the Cats play then $12.50 a month or $25 a month isnt going to cripple them.

Further to my point, Kayo has no lock-in contract, so if you are struggling to make payments you cancel... if they are going to be facing debt traps then the decision on signing up to a cancel anytime sports streaming service isnt really the problem is it?

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RobT  
Last year

For the audience we are addressing, on this subscription issue, comparing it to cups of coffee is irrelevant. eg., I buy around 6 or 7 coffees a year.

When Foxtel was the only way of seeing games regularly, I had Foxtel just to get it. Think I paid $75 or $85 pm. In them thar days, I would go to many bullets games.

Attending 1(live) game per month cost me more than my monthly sub, and I could watch every game, everywhere, in the comfort of home.

If Kayo is too expensive for you, halve the price by going with a mate (yes, legitimate option).

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Grovermister  
Last year

ANON #877922

I'm regional Vic so not many....

point still stands that here in Vic that still have consistently over 1000 cases a day and we currently as of right now have more freedoms than SA

simple fact

stop living in the past

most states have moved on and it was simple an observation

*shrugs*

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AyJay  
Last year

Thanks all. I'm not a tightass btw. Just a pensioner with no super and still with a mortgage for the usual reason. Not complaining about pension either as we live in the best country in the world. Just need to be very careful manageing budget.

I have always believed that NBL should always be free to air in the interest of attracting childrens to basketball. History shows clearly the affect of limiting that exposure. Its all about the short term profits I guess. Particularly during covid complications.
Cheers all.

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Grovermister  
Last year

They do have some games on free to air

as has been the norm the last few seasons

not in prime time though

plus i think you'll find that basketball is definitively one of the top 5 most participated sports by kids

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Anonymous  
Last year

"its just $5.80 a week, or 1 take away coffee a week," Man you are being robbed!

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Perthworld  
Last year

When Foxtel was the only way of seeing games regularly, I had Foxtel just to get it. Think I paid $75 or $85 pm. In them thar days, I would go to many bullets games.

We have it so good nowadays in respect to broadcasting. It wasn't that long ago when paying $80/month for Foxtel got you only two NBL games a week - Big Wednesday and Saturday night.

Who else remembers the NBL's first attempt at online streaming? $5 per game PPV on rivusTV which would usually buffer so you had to nag them for a refund credit which would usually get denied. The good old days.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Some off us just don't like giving money to Murdock for anything on principal. There are ways off watching by not paying.
Sports should be on free to air as promised by mr Howard, if commercial channels don’t want it I’m certain that abc or sbs could find a place for them if funded properly.
I will not pay to watch sport, I can certainly afford it, it’s my principal.

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Perthworld  
Last year

constantly buffer*

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KET  
Last year

" I will not pay to watch sport, I can certainly afford it, it's my principal."

I will not pay taxes because it’s my principle. Everything should be free for me. Mr Howard why is this not so?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Principal, principle, Princepal (Singh).

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Anonymous  
Last year

I've paid plenty of taxes my friend, I just believe sport was always free and still should be. Again it’s my choice, will be interesting to see if the nbl lose some viewers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

NBL don't need cheap charlie's like you watching it's product.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Quality of a professional sport largely based on the tv package they have. A cheap as chips free to air package would mean a lower quality on the court, and would result in a downward spiral for the league.

A big free to air package like afl is based on the revenue they can generate from advertisers. Even now tv packages for afl mean you need fox/Kayo etc to see most games each week.

In the states it's the same. Worldwide it’s the same.

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Anonymous  
Last year

We could have no pay tv and be like the Australian Baseball League. Totally amateurish and irrelevant in the Australian sporting landscape

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Anonymous  
Last year

To be fair there are issues and reasons not to pay.

For starters Kayo is co-owned by News Ltd. One of, if not the most corrupt company in the world.

This same company does deals with local sporting bodies to stream community sport, if you click a few boxes to become a paid up member (after a free trial) but to cancel you have to call and go through a long process. If you get thru. It's predatory behaviour which is borderline illegal.

Its what the Saudis are doing with the EPL. Hardly someone to be compared to.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Michael Frazier has been ruled out with a leg injury. Matt Hodgson is in doubt. With Blanchfield and Norton already out, the Wildcats looking a bit thin tonight.

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36ers without Sunday Dech though, so expect Cotton and Law to get 60+ between them.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I pay to watch European basketball, not owned by Murdock, I'm now a premier league watcher, since Murdock lost the rights to Optus. I’m a community person and enjoy helping out, as I said I chose who I give my money to.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Can I suggest a VPN and watch on the NBL's YouTube channel or a Fetch subscription to pay $6 a month to pay Malaysian media moguls instead?

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Bol  
Last year

Doesn't NBL have a twitch.tv channel anymore???

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Perthworld  
Last year

Not anymore with the new agreement.

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Bol  
Last year

The pain

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Anonymous  
Last year

Nothing changes in the jungle, Perth is Perth, Adelaide looking good but Perth just better. Law and Cotton will be unstoppable, Norton, Hodgson and Blanchfield not playing, when there back look out.
CJ looking like an excellent choice, there team will be knocking on the door for finals and could well make it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

My god Vic Laws jump shot is beautiful. Didn't get to see much of him before his injury last season but looks good tonight

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AngusH  
Last year

Debut to forget for Dufelmeier so far.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Vic Law is a beast

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HoldenV8  
Last year

This is why I hated Adelaide being undefeated in the Blitz. I just couldn't shake the feeling that we'd struggle to back that up in the actual season.

4th period now, Perth in front by 11 and Adelaide is resorting to trying to look for 3's just about every time now. They're hitting 2's, but they've gone cold beyond the 3 line.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Vic Law was always going to feast. I don't think anyone expected this much though.

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AngusH  
Last year

Why is Mojave King out there at this stage of the game. Competing with Dufelmeier for worst Sixers debut.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Still got it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Humphries will need to improve a lot on tonight's performance, Hannah as well. Sixers got make sure they win at home not lose to lower sides and could play finals.

Morrison was like Gleeson on the side lines for a while, Perth look great already, injuries and Covid only thing that rocks their finals campaign.

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HoldenV8  
Last year

Sloppy last half from the 36ers. Perth were also a bit sloppy IMO, but obviously less so to draw away by 12 in the end.

Vic Law is an early MVP candidate. Can he keep up the pace??

Perth are going to be tough to beat again, especially when they finally have a true centre out there (Hodgson won't be injured all season).

Adelaide were 3/21 for 3-pointers. But that's often what happens when you get behind on the scoreboard, you start putting up bombs and hope some hit. Most don't though.

As an Adelaide fan I love DJ, but damn if he isn't just about the slowest centre in the league. Still bloody tough to stop though.

After the Blitz, I feared Adelaide would come crashing back to earth, and they did. Tonight at least.

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Bol  
Last year

Did Frazier play?

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Full stop guy  
Last year

Tough first up game. Travelling from Tassy. Dechure out hurts sixers. Class performer. Sixers to bounce back. Too much talent. Need to get feet on ground and consistency. Been very unsettling prep. Away from home.. stay true sixers.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Geez... Cats game threads are really short when Gleeson isn't around huh

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HoldenV8  
Last year

On the travel from Tasmania thing, Perth had to do that to so no real advantage other than they were actually going home.

Perth had the better of it tonight, but we'll see how Adelaide come up against Illawarra on Sunday.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where can we watch a game replay?

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anon  
Last year

Scomo showing positive signs and at one time reached Trevs decibel and pitch levels. Should be right up to speed within a few weeks.
I hope coaching Sixers isn't a death sentence for CJ's coaching career. His composure is admirable but needs to get into a bit of screeching.

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Bol  
Last year

I miss the sideshow of Trev and Joey!

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Shano76  
Last year

Positives for 6ers were Bairstow (first half mainly), Mccarron is a pro, DJ had moments, Withers looks good.

Disappointed in Dufelmeir, Hannahs was ordinary. Isaac looked miles off his best.

Game was there to be won but couldn't stop Law. Some of our turnovers were unbelievably stupid!

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Another Anon  
Last year

Hannahs was all lip a week ago like he was the next LeBron. Back to reality kid.

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D2.0  
Last year

No Blanch, No Norton, No Frazier, and then no Hodgson
but no problem.

Lot on faith in the DP, starting the first game of the season.

Vic Law obviously relishing putting on a show for the Perth crowd.

Good to see Travers putting in quality minutes

and nice to see Bairstow looking good and playing well. Hopefully he stays healthy.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

Both teams travelled from Tas but Wildcats get an advantage going back home.
Sixers could not get enough stops, got outscored in every qtr and was unable to contain Law, but the 3pt percentage is one of biggest reasons for the loss. 3/21 is going to always lose you games. If they were 8/21 then this game is different.

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proud  
Last year

That 3/21 is extraordinary to me as my recollections during the game was of Cotton's 3 pointers rimming out and 36ers going down the other end with Bairstow and DJ is think swishing 3s and they looked like they had the really nice rims in the first half so to hear that they hit 1 more 3 pointer for the rest of the game is crazy.

The talk of King starting even with Dech out was definitely all talk.

Law was incredible and along with Cotton I was thinking back to the days where you were hoping to see the imports take most of the shots (thinking 80s and 90s) as Law seemed to be doing everything right and you knew that Cotton's time would come if he needed to take on more responsibility but in truth the scoreboard probably afforded him to take a backseat.

Kevin White had 3 tremendously sloppy turnovers yet the Wildcats had 9 total for the game so that is a great upside and shows Zunic can build confidence as he earns more trust and good on him too.

That turnover from DJ where he got into the key and threw the ball over his head behind him and out of bounds was hilarious moreso for the fact he's had so many coaches whilst in Adelaide and he doesn't have a coach (as of yet) that will completely lose their shit over such a all risk no reward play.

Jook was very good but twice he didn't communicate with Law on rebounding opportunities that led to Adelaide possessions so we definitely need that worked on.

Really wanted to see more from Dusty Hannah as I put him in my fantasy team ahead of Tahjere and thinking his game looked quite underwhelming, but he has another game Sunday to rectify that.

Money making Mitch is such a bloody sensational player and exactly the type you'd want in a Boomers camp (not my choice if he makes the team but his involvement in camp will only benefit the team) as he is taking his game from strength to strength and he will have triple doubles this season for sure

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KET  
Last year

Missed the first quarter, who started for Adelaide?

Duffel I feel like the problem with him will be where Adelaide are down he'll look like he is forcing it, which he did. When Adelaide are doing well he’ll look aggressive. One of those scenarios where everyone looks bad or everyone looks good depending on how the game is going for the team.

Hannahs will either be an X factor that is hot and cold (cold lastnight), or he will be too small/struggle to make space for his shot and end up not being effective.

I don’t think Adelaide come in with highly rated imports in comparison to the rest.

We need Withers to play starters minutes, we need King not to play substantial minutes when he’s not effective. We can’t just be a development club, bias needs to be to winning.

Bairstow looked good - happy with what I saw. Still need a backup defensive import because Humphries will get in foul trouble bailing DJ out.

I expect Humphries will take a little bit of time to get match fit

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Pug  
Last year

I can feel another coach sacking coming on

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Anonymous  
Last year

Is Sotto really injured or just out of the rotation?

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LV  
Last year

Law might be the best teammate Cotton's had on this side of the pacific

Scary for the rest of the league.

2 genuine studs. A bunch of experienced role players- Blanchfield, Norton, Hodgson, White, Wagstaff, Majok.

Then Travers with real potential. And Frazier.

Good continuity- Norton, Cotton, Blanchfield, White, Travers, Wagstaff, Majok who didn't play but was in the system. More carry overs than most teams.

I like their roster. The never ending streak should continue.

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Anonymous  
Last year

So despite not even watching a second it's like deja vu all over again. This just an observation after the first game.
Perth get written off preseason and rumours of the streak finishing. Then they add the perfect offsider to Cotton in Law, and room for another import. Aussie contingent solid, will challenge for title again.
Everyone gets excited about Sixers preseason. But no doubt the imports will be on the hot seat yet again. Humphries playing limited minutes because he's more fragile than KR ego. How long will CJ last until the next excuse for sacking a coach comes around whilst Joey and CH can afford to relax in Adelaide running some local basketball programs. Maybe CJ had Petty doing the Law scouting report.
Sotto is going to have to be freaking good, but not holding breath on that for sure.

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KET  
Last year

A lot of us have Perth in finals, and a lot of us cautioned that preseason means nothing, and a lot of us had 36ers 6-8th.

I don't think there’s anything particularly surprising except perhaps Law being just that good and Bairstow actually looking decent.

Law was awesome - I do expect Perth to be good again this year and obviously they’ve got plenty of talent that was missing last night.

Perth didn’t play well last night and probably any side that is genuine on making the top 4 would have won that game.

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sixtiesrockstar  
Last year

Having Law alongside Cotton is dangerous. Will allow Blanchfield to come back and just find his feet in no pressure role. Law now reminds me of Willie Farley, packed house and loud fans, all there to watch him put on a show, and did he deliver or what.

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