Luuuc
Two years ago

Taipans vs Wildcats

Monday 10/10/22
6:30pm Qld
7:30pm AEDT
4:30pm WA

Cats will be without Thomas (ankle) and Webster (family reasons)

It's NBL game No. 350 for Todd Blanchfield

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Jimmyhooper15  
Two years ago

This has taipans upset written all over it. Given perths travel issues and lack of depth with two key cogs out. It's going to take a monster Cotton game and Manek and blanchfield finally contributing on offense to pull it out

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mball  
Two years ago

Great milestone for Queenslander Blanchfield.

Taipans still without Lay Mayen. Taipans should be able to get this one.

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Mystro  
Two years ago

If Taipans can continue their hot shooting form they will probably walk away with an upset W especially with the Wildcats shorthanded.
If Perth can put some pressure on Cairns shooters and win the rebound count I think it will go the Wildcats way.

Should be a good game either way.

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

Tough ask for the Wildcats, play in Perth on Saturday then travel to Cairns to play two night later, two key men down. Would be a hell of a win.

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LV  
Two years ago

Taipans travelled to Melbournem they've done more travelling than the Wildcats over the past few days

With those outs, I'm tipping Taipans for the win. Will be a nice 3-0 start and they're putting themselves in the box seat to be this year's surprise packet

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Dunkman  
Two years ago

Travers to stand up, should lead Perth to narrow victory. This will be a good test for Rillie, cats still strong enough to get this.

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

"Taipans travelled to Melbournem they've done more travelling than the Wildcats over the past few days"

They've done significantly less travel during the recovery period post-game, that is a significant factor. Travel post-game while bodies are fresh isn't as detrimental.

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LV  
Two years ago

Melb to Cairns is 3hr 20min and Perth to Cairns is 4hr 10min

More like 5 hours vs 6 hours if you factor travelling to airport etc.

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JoelMVP  
Two years ago

Taipans get this.

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

Perth to Brisbane is 4.5 hours, layover, then another 2.5 hours to Cairns. It's a massive trip and will definitely have an impact. Equalled partly by the Taipans traveling home, but not to the same extent.

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Big Fudge  
Two years ago

Cairns to win this one comfortably, still not convinced Perth are any better than last season.

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LV  
Two years ago

Oh right, if they stopped in Bris it's obviously a huge trip

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

I'm assuming they did. That's usually been the case over the years, but don't know for sure in this instance. A direct flight would definitely be a bonus!

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Dunkman  
Two years ago

I really liking the Monday night games, hope they stick with it.

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Sebastian  
Two years ago

If they can they go via Alice. Jetstar is the only direct flight from memory

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Pinder over 7.5 rebounds is a gift

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

I really liking the Monday night games, hope they stick with it.

Ditto, although I'd be an even bigger fan of them if all the states were on the same page about daylight savings.

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Big Fudge  
Two years ago

"Ditto, although I'd be an even bigger fan of them if all the states were on the same page about daylight savings."

Agreed - loved when we had it in Perth for that very short time.....

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MACDUB  
Two years ago

Honestly, sick of Cotton jumping so far forward on his jump shot.

If I stay in my cylinder defensively and you enter my cylinder; then how is that my fault. Its ridiculous. Dude jumps about 2 foot forward.

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Jacket  
Two years ago

3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3
LOL thats all this sport has become.
Out of 42 shots attempted so far, 24 have come from beyond the arc.
This league is slowly becoming a joke like the NBA.

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JoelMVP  
Two years ago

Cairns are a lot worse than I realised. So are the Jackjumpers and Phoenix come to think of it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Not wrong Jacket.
Basketball isn't the same sport I fell in love with in the 2000s. Super nostalgic for that low post, physical game

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Jacket  
Two years ago

So funny how NBL teams are completely copying NBA teams where all what teams do is jack up 3s every 5 seconds.
It was only a matter of time.
There is a reason why ratings have been falling in the NBA.
Danger for the NBL whose ratings are already very ordinary

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Ben  
Two years ago

Not feeling this dude who's doing the play by play. Is this one of those new AFL crossovers?

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Jimmyhooper15  
Two years ago

As I said earlier.....Blanchfield and manek need to fire and Cotton needs a monster game. Well there you go…

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LV  
Two years ago

What's the NBL record for 3s in the 20 minute era?

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Jacket  
Two years ago

LOL Cairns had 36 shot attempts, 20 of them were from 3 LOL

How is the analytics working out for you Cairns?
Clowns

Analytics is the biggest con job ever sold to professional teams.

GM's and coaches are some of the dumbest human beings on the face of the earth.

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LV  
Two years ago

40 minute*

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Jacket  
Two years ago

The sport of basketball has become so much about luck.

All teams are doing is launching it from 3, if they fall they are unbeatable.
If they do not, then they are no chance.

There seems to be no more middle ground.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Where are those panic merchants who wanted Blanchfield dumped from the starting 5?

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Well this game is a blowout, so why not have the conversation.

What would you do to disincentive the 3pt shot and incentivise the 2pt shot?

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Dunkman  
Two years ago

Cotton is allowed to jump forward, the way to stop it is mark up tight, then he goes around you. He got hit by players jumping into him, and yes at times he milks it.
Cats are back.

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Jacket  
Two years ago

Manu, nothing wrong with the 3 point shot, but all i want to see is balance.

Analytics has killed the sport.

Most games are nothing more than glorified 3 point shooting contests.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Yeah agree with all of that.

But how do we change it, ladies and gentlemen?

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SmallieBiggs  
Two years ago

@Jacket, I'm not saying you are completely wrong here, yes some teams fall in love with the 3 too much, but I think there is room for analytics. Proper analytics highlight that attacking the rim is the most valuable shot to take, with threes coming close to that. I don’t necessarily believe it is ruining the game or anything. If you have great shooters, what’s wrong with making the 3 ball a weapon? Not every should follow this game plan though.

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KET  
Two years ago

You'd need to incentivise defence at the perimeter by ensuring they aren’t short handed if they don’t clog the key.

Which is the opposite of what the nbl is doing.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Let's have a 'designated defensive player's sitting on the sidelines, who only comes on when their side is defending.

So it's 6 on 5.

They sprint onto the court as soon as the opposition grabs a D board or their side turns it over.

Have a designated 'super sub' ref who monitors only these 6th men. We're creating jobs here people. Can't see a problem with this.

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LV  
Two years ago

Not watching but have they mentioned the record

Must be closing in

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KET  
Two years ago

Haha reminds me of watching handball where they can swap out the keeper for a regular player but they have to sprint so fast to get off the court to do it right that it's comical

I think if your shooting badly from the outside you have to make the adjustment and work closer to the basket instead of jacking up triples.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

What's the problem exactly?

Cats are shooting unusually hot and have 90 early in the 4th. 17/31 from 3 is not typical Cats (or anyone) though.
Meanwhile the Taipans are obsessed with chucking up threes regardless of situation and it is doing them no favours. I don't think losing basketball is going to spread like wildfire and become the norm.

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Dunkman  
Two years ago

Cats shooting so many threes because Cairns defence is so bad and no pressure. Cairns not making many threes because cats playing D and all pressure on cairns to make the shot.

Still enjoying Monday night bball.

I'm looking forward to kings cats, hopefully soon.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Make threes worth 2.5 instead of 3. Only way to fix it.

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KET  
Two years ago

This is as open as the nba. Thumbs down.

Thumbs up for Monday night nbl though

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

More than one way to skin a cat, Kobe

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

More than one way to skin a cat, Kobe

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Perthworld  
Two years ago

The only direct flight to Cairns from Perth is a Jetstar one which is a red-eye so the Wildcats definitely wouldn't be flying on it.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

KET, you're right. Let's get a goalie in who sits on top of the backboard with a metre-long stick (exactly 100cm regulation length), and he just whacks away. At anything and everything. Face and eyes off limits though.

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Jacket  
Two years ago

@SmallieBiggs

"If you have great shooters, what's wrong with making the 3 ball a weapon?"

And this is my main gripe, many teams, especially in the NBA do not have great shooters yet they still persist.

Teams should be playing according to what skill set they have. Teams have been conned into thinking they have Curry and Thompson in there team.

Analytics is the biggest con job ever sold.

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koberulz  
Two years ago

Analytics is the biggest con job ever sold.
You have evidence to back this claim, I'm sure.

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KET  
Two years ago

Manu, now we're talking

NBL hope you’re reading this

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Jacket  
Two years ago

@koberulz, look at the NBA, every single team is taking a crazy amount of 3s, the only issue is, there are only so many great 3 point shooters.

Previously, teams used to play to there skill set.

The one size fits all does not work.

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KET  
Two years ago

Whoay, what's with the Dominic Perrottet’s son hosting the NBL coverage?

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Dunkman  
Two years ago

Joel pederson did a good job calling, actually a nice three in the studio.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Teams get one powerplay per game. T-shirt cannon from the mezzanine level, fired by the team's mascot. Jobs jobs jobs!

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Jimmyhooper15  
Two years ago

Perth and Sydney make two loud statements this week. Adelaide looks to be the other top dog. Looking like a three horse race for the title.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Jimmy, mate we are two rounds into the competition with plenty of injured players.

SEM will be at the pointy end. Brisbane will get their shit together, and United has the coin to make personnel changes in a hurry.

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Jimmyhooper15  
Two years ago

SEM won't be in it with Mitchell as the coach and end of games issues Melbourne lacks shooters outside of Goulding .they are currently looking for a big man to start. That’s not going to solve that issue.

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Another Anon  
Two years ago

I'll put my hand up regarding Blanchfield. He was 2/14 grom the arc this year before tonight (and the same during the blitz). After last season I thought he was getting on and his form was gone.
So well done Todd nice way to celebrate 350.

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Manu Fieldel  
Two years ago

Jimmy, I reckon SEM's pure talent will make them a clutch team. Browne can create off the dribble as good as anyone.

Yeah Melbourne has too many holes in the roster actually.

Brisbane will be fine.

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GordonG  
Two years ago

Was like a Crocodile invasion in there tonight

Rillie
Kelly
Blanchfield
Norton
Djeric

I think that's all :)

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

I reckon Melbourne would love Rashard Kelly, he's the type of all-court big they need and were probably hoping to get in Caroline. A prime Gary Wilkinson + defence would also get them on the right track. That's not easy to find though!

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LV  
Two years ago

Humphries hasn't been quite what they hoped

Its looking like the only way they'll compete for the title, is bringing in someone like John Mooney or JLA, or someone of their ilk

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Anonymightymouse  
Two years ago

Where is JLA?

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LV  
Two years ago

China on big dollars apparently

Mooney is in Japan.

Quality bigs are hard to find.

Just hard to see United going anywhere with stick figure Okwera, almost 39 year old Barlow and Mason Peatling (once he returns from knee surgery) as the only 5 men other than Humphries. Those guys should be playing 4.

Even with that improvement they need Ili back too.

Not looking good for United, but they've had a good run these last 5 years

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