Luuuc
Earlier this year

Breakers vs Wildcats, March 14

7:30pm AEDT at MyState Bank Arena, Hobart
9:30pm NZ
4:30pm WA

Wildcats lineup expected to be unchanged from Saturday.

3rd game in 5 days for the Cats. Need to keep our focus and take care of business.
Mentally it could see it being a challenge, knowing that after tonight we head home for a streak of 9 home games to finish the season. The bookies seem to have no such concerns.

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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

Kind of feel the same about the mental challenge... Perth minds could be on the plane flight home before the game is over. Would be great for them to finish out the away games with a win though.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

The Wildcats have not been sharing their workload around, the starters would be tired and sore by now.



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Big Fudge  
Earlier this year

LoveBroker - I actually thought about that in the Brisbane game, we have been using an 8 man rotation and Cotton/Law are playing 35+ minutes each per game. Gotta wonder if that will come back and hurt the Cats later.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Perth won the challenge last season on the road and bar from a Cotton injury, maybe would have been champions. Nine games ant home in a row will have them in a good place, won't beat kings for title though.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

I have a free night so looking forward to sitting down and taking the game in.

With a few Breakers now back from extended absences I'm hoping they make this a competitive game. Gut says this won't happen but you never know. Perhaps they can get Wetzell going inside, which would be the best advantage they can work on.

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Yup  
Earlier this year

Danger game for Perth, NZ looking good now everyone is back

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proud  
Earlier this year

I thought the lack of atmosphere could be as big an issue as workload for Perth as an empty stadium is not desirable but good start for Wildcats

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

I really like Siva, I have liked his game since watching him in the NCAA finals.

He would be good at Adelaide.

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

Siva is so good on both ends of the floor. Defensively I've not seen anyone as good as him in the NBL since Damian Martin. How many charges per game is he taking?

The Breakers offence has the players catching the ball far too high / away from the hoop. Players need to be catching the ball where they can threaten. Dieng also needs to finish his plays. Kid, you’re 6’10" - stop it with the floaters and just dunk it already.

Perth look OK. Cotton is still extremely hard to guard and when Vic Law gets going that’s keeping the scoreboard ticking over. But no one else is a threat. Breakers could steal this if fatigue kicks in and no one else contributes for Perth.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

He's Besson fire

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Narendra  
Earlier this year

Holy shit, besson's turning it on....

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

Wow. Microwave.

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Narendra  
Earlier this year

@essen x, i respectfully disagree with your opinion that dieng should just keep dunking it, there's absolutely zero skill involved in dunking. That kid is working towards developing a versatile scoring bag( unlike ben simmons) and become a more complete player in the future and he's experiencing growing pains. Moreover nzb aren't exactly contending anyway..

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

That last 3 by Besson was ridiculous.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

wildats are getting tired, starters have had so little rest.

Scomo is thrashing Cotton and LAw

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Delaney has had a poor season.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Last time the 'Cats nearly won a road triple header they lost in the final game in double overtime. Make history tonight boys.

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

I know what you're trying to say Narendra and, to some extent, agree but Dieng has to be able to take it hard to the rack from time to time if he’s going to be successful in the NBA. Giddey, Ball, Hampton and Besson this year in preseason have all postered someone. Dieng never looks likely to do that or block shots defensively. Given his length, it suggests he’s too soft.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I really like Siva, I have liked his game since watching him in the NCAA finals.

Oh wow somebody on Hoops who is familiar with his college pedigree even though we're on a basketball forum! Well that makes two of us at least now.

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Narendra  
Earlier this year

C'mon man, you play basketball to win, not to go around postering people for highlight reels, besides i'm sure he's capable of doing it , just needs to put on some muscle so that he doesnt get bodied driving to the rim...

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

He's aspiring to play in the NBA not the Euroleague!

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Narendra  
Earlier this year

And? Is there any unwritten rule that states you should be able to dunk to play in the nba? Moreover the nba has far better spacing anyway so he'll find it easier to dunk in the nba.

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

I didn't say that. My comment was in response to your suggestion that basketball is played to win rather than highlight reels.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Son of a...

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Todd WTF!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

OT baby!

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

sweet

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

I can understand Wetzell missing a FT after his minutes and heavy usage, but Blanchfield missing TWO!? If Cotton is clutch, Todd is the anti clutch.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

So we have another OT game to determine winning that elusive three game road trip. History repeating itself.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Something in OT from Blanchfield would be handy. He's done SFA tonight.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Very enjoyable game. Smart last play by cats.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Law mini beast mode.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

He has 39? Scratch that mini part.

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hoopie  
Earlier this year

The poor inbounds passing in the last seconds of regulation lost this game for NZ. Perth know how to win, and will.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

BRYCE

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Cotton buzzer beater four point play!

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

That's one point too many, Bryce.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

WTF!

Best game of the year to watch.

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Ben  
Earlier this year

Jesus christ this has been a ripper game.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

that was awesome

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Smart miss by Cotton there.

NBL history has been made - first team to win three road games in one round. Still got it.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

NZ shot-making was superb. I don't know how we did that.

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Just  
Earlier this year

That was a fun game.

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Senator11  
Earlier this year

That was the best game of the year so far!

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

Very high quality game. Some amazing plays down the stretch from both teams. Breakers unlucky, Cotton is the only player in the league who can do that.

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EssenX  
Earlier this year

Very high quality game. Some amazing plays down the stretch from both teams. Breakers unlucky, Cotton is the only player in the league who can do that.

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Manu Fieldel  
Earlier this year

That was fucking insane, Bryce's three and one got me off the couch. Hype af. Wow, that's a playoff team.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

Breakers very unlucky. They played too well to come away with an L.
Great contest.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Adelaide fans should be happy too since there's less chance of NZ avoiding the spoon now.

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Dunkman  
Earlier this year

Delaney had to pass it to Besson on their last play, Perth just know how to win. Cracking game. NZ at full strength and with home games could have had a lot more wins. Wetzel was great, missed a few lay ups that hurt.

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Yup  
Earlier this year

Comedy of errors late in the game

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fan since the old snakepit  
Earlier this year

Great game. So many great plays.

Hope Siva returns to the league next year.

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Hermann  
Earlier this year

Omg.. what an incredibly game..sixers clearly played breakers into form.. just insane game. Reminded me old sixer / wildcat games.. now want to get bums on seats that how you do it...remarkable how small things have turned both breakers and Perth season in positive. Just few games back Perth were in danger of no finals....sixers with some similuar change of fortune next season might just be on verge of greatness..heard it here firstmost..

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KWhite_Rulez  
Earlier this year

What a difference 5 days makes.

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Boba Fett  
Earlier this year

At one stage in the 4thQ Breakers were paying $5.50! :(

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Luuuc  
Earlier this year

At one stage in OT they were paying $8 but you only had around 4 seconds to get your bet placed ;)

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

Betfair had lows of 1.10 NZB and 1.14 PER (reciprocal odds being 11.00 and 8.14) before the crazy end to the fourth quarter. It made for a wild market.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

Hope you guys all made money because I am slow in reading the market code to the person in the other line, by the time I am about to bet on NZ there would be another Cotton or Law dagger.

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Perthworld  
Earlier this year

I was following the market but it's too hard to actually place a bet due to the stupid live betting laws we have in this country.

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LoveBroker  
Earlier this year

I have only done one live bet in my life and it was tedious having to call, give the code, then they tell me the odds / line has moved, I needing to accept or cancel.

As a personal rule I stay away from live betting anyway as I am afraid it leads down a slippery slope of being too caught up in betting to enjoy the game.

But not being able to do it online is silly.

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