Luuuc
Last year

Kings vs Wildcats, 7/1

8:00pm AEDT
5:00pm WA

I wasn't feeling optimistic about this game, and then Luke Travers was ruled out with illness.
So now yikes.
Show us what ya got, Tai.

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Dunkman  
Last year

I can't see any result but a kings win, cats will be competitive, fall away at back end. Kings bench led by Glover, Bruce etc just better than cats, starters other than Cotton are only equal or inferior. Can Cotton and the Webster brothers do something extraordinary, let’s hope so, just don’t see it.

Sydney buy 15.

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Jack Knife  
Last year

Unfortunately I can't see the Cats getting the win. Looking forward to seeing T Webster. Travers is a big out. Sydney will just have too much firepower inside and outside

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

If Perth can find Thomas inside, and he can find shooters outside, the Cats will run up a big score and give themselves a chance, but their interior D needs to lift to keep Kings to something beatable.

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Basket 91  
Last year

Perth have the firepower and top end talent to beat Sydney.

However can they get stops? Will be harder without Travers.

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Sebastian  
Last year

My feeling is Perth will be fatigued. They have been away and on the road since Boxing Day most recently did the hop down to New Plymouth. I can't see them getting the Kings here.

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Crazy8  
Last year

Sydney by 30......

....rebounds

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Penn Alcolon E  
Last year

Anytime you contest a jumpshot, it's imperative to land sideways if you’re going anywhere near where the shooter is taking off. It’s called landing space and if you invade it, it’s a foul. Some leagues are even more strict and would call a foul plus a T. Some would merit you an ejection. I go with ejecting players for that infraction.

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Jimmyhooper15  
Last year

The Webster brothers need huge games to offset the offensive load that will be on Cotton for Perth to have any chance. Without Travers and being road fatigued I can't see this being all that close.

Sydney by 15

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Anon  
Last year

No Aussie starting in a non nz team in the Nbl. Can't be too many games where this has happened before

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Anon  
Last year

Fucking joke, no foul calls on Sydney, then off the ref instead if out of bounds and another sydney basket and more free throws. Kissed on the dick as usual sydeny

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Anon  
Last year

The commentary seriously, Sydney has had a few lucky breaks and Perth has missed a heap of wide open shots, let's not act like Sydney is untouchable, if Balnchfield could be remotely serviceable... manek missed two wide open threes...

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Gus3232  
Last year

I'd be more concerned about how everything went to sh*t when the bench came in for Perth. Norton and Blanchfield are barely worth more than a state league player at the moment.

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Jatz  
Last year

Rillie on a behaviour warning already. Cats bench poor.

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Anon  
Last year

Potentially an offensive foul?? Could the commentary be any more bias???

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Jack Knife  
Last year

That would have to be the worst few minutes Norton has played this year, and that's saying something

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Luuuc  
Last year

Big call considering how bad his whole season has been

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Anon  
Last year

Anon you're talking like blanchfield has been serviceable this season

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Dunkman  
Last year

Cats fans just remember Blanchfield has two more years on contract and Norton one.

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Anon  
Last year

Perth can't get a call, cooks dribbles straight at the defence, foul...

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Dunkman  
Last year

9 all till the bench came on, it's obvious what’s wrong with Perth. Can Hooley stop licking the arse of some players and just commentate.

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Jatz  
Last year

Stop the fight.

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Anon  
Last year

Simon running away from the ring, throws up some bullshit, foul. Does sydney really need more help? Surely not

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Anon  
Last year

Another drive, more Sydney free throws... where is Harris??? Blanchfield has to go surely

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Anon  
Last year

Wasn't a foul? Oh right wrong jersey

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Anon  
Last year

Why is that an and 1 thomas was literally standing there not even contesting!! Again does sydney need more help?

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Anon  
Last year

Couldn't find a call on Sydney, multiple opportunities, walton straight through norton, foul on perth, this is a fu king disgrace

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Cooks destroying Manek. Why stick with single coverage?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Wildcats are the disgrace.

Cats fans just remember Blanchfield has two more years on contract and Norton one.

Thanks, I'm back from vomitting after reading that.

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hoopie  
Last year

Perhaps Wagstaff, Norton and Blanchfield need to be persuaded to retire at season's end 'for the good of the team’!

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foursquare  
Last year

Anon - why don't you tell your team to stop hacking up 3 point shots on every play instead of whining about the fouls.

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Jack Knife  
Last year

Tasmania must be thanking their lucky stars that the wildcats matched their offer to Norton

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Anon  
Last year

Norton on cooks, looking good for a minute. Bring Blanchfield on to guard him, scores in half a second.

10 extra freethrows for Sydney, might be more of an entertaining game if it was called fairly. Sydney obviously better but, they are getting everything going there way. See ref assist for further evidence

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Jack Knife  
Last year

Norton and Blanchfield need to become the most expensive training players in the history of the NBL next year otherwise it will be another year in the wilderness

On the upside Tai Webster looking good

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Ben  
Last year

Had a strong feeling the Kings would be doing it easy against Perth, but not this damn easy.

Hard to not see them in the GF series. Against NZ?

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Bol  
Last year

This is like watching the Harlem globetrotters. The kings already showtime in the first half. Perth standing around starstruck. Not many can stop Cooks but Manek is useless on D. His footwork is about 2 seconds slower than everyone else

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Dunkman  
Last year

Blanchfield just stepped out the way on cooks lay up just before halftime. Cats player wise are nearly in the same boat as Brisbane, sorry PW but they are woeful.

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Diop Kick  
Last year

Is blocking out on a rebound a foul or are you meant to know it was a pass instead of a shot, so you can't blockout

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Anon  
Last year

Really Webster went further under than the offence went over? Surely that attenpt was not there, hardly a tunnel. Just imagine if the ft count was closer, as it should be...

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Anon  
Last year

Seriously can someone please get of Sydney's dick, walton made a shit move and got bailed out

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Anon  
Last year

Perth gets a call, on the floor

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Anon  
Last year

Miss Suarez blatant travel and 1 sydney

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Perthworld  
Last year

Wildcats are finishing in a well deserved 7th, perhaps even 8th spot.

Don't be sorry for me, feel sorry for Hutchy and co. for blowing their dough on not one but three basketball clubs in a sport they have no clue about.

I bought extra tickets for the 20th so that my guests at least get to see one good team out on the court.

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Anon  
Last year

Perth needs to stop standing upright amd trying to lay defence just shove people to the ground at this point, reset what a foulnos in the ref's mind cause breathing leads to kins free throws

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Anon  
Last year

Another missed travel, and 1 Sydney

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Anon  
Last year

No one fouled thomas? Sure

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Anon  
Last year

Jesus, 3.00 left on the clock, was that a foul on Webster? Are we calling that every time down the court???

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Hunter with a Larry Bird.

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Anon  
Last year

Manek screams at ref, no call on cooks, hunter runs through Harris, no call. Like what do you need. Just give me a refund on my membership and give sydney the title. It's like that

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Anon  
Last year

Oh cooks has the ball must have got fouled

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Anon  
Last year

Anon, do you watch the game or just spend time on here typing bs.
Between you and jacket I don't know who spits more bs

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Dunkman  
Last year

Anon, settle down. Other than a few players Perth are woeful.

Agree PW probably miss finals.

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Anon  
Last year

Another shooting foil...

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Anon  
Last year

That was not a charge, ffs wagstaff was proud of that one. Oh did syndey get another call

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Anon  
Last year

Webster gets checked dribbling the ball, stumbles almost falls over throws a turnover, no questioning by the commentary, sydney hits a three the other way. Is anyone actually enjoying this or are we just buying the narrative Sydney is fucking untouchable. It's a disgrace and an embarrassment for the league, but no one will call it out cause it's happening to Perth

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Anon  
Last year

Thomas on the ground after the layup, no foul

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Jack Knife  
Last year

Anon, you may or may not be right on the fouls, but the bigger picture is that Perth has a number of players that are not up to NBL standard. Sydney are a class above and even if the reffing was in Perth's favour, I doubt they would be competitive against this team

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Anon  
Last year

Oh absolutely Sydney are a class above, and are getting max out of everyone and yep Perth have big problems as there Aussies are below avg. But the way that game was officiated ruined any chance if a game, the failure if the commentary to do anything other than enjoy Perthbgetting dismantled legitimately and by the ref's is not good for the league.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

Perth with no bench tonight other than Harris. With Travers back they need to go with a majority seven-man rotation then use Norton, Wagstaff and Majok for spot minutes when match-ups allow.

When Sydney get hot from outside they are very hard to stop, but Perth do find it hard to stop most teams, they are very reliant on their shooters hitting.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Perth didn't get dismantled by the refs, they don’t play D. Manek you can add to the locals that are not good. Websters, Cotton, Thomas, Harris did fine, the rest not up to it. Blanchfield has only ever played well under Gleeson, the rest of his career is average.

Players like Glover, Hunter, Noi, Bruce will probably get offers from rival clubs in the off season. Whether they can produce for other teams what they do for Sydney will be interesting but all have starter quality.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Have a look at the plus, minus of the kings bench, it remarkable. Will the kings be able to keep Cooks if he doesn't make the nba, some of the big euro clubs will be looking.

Interesting times ahead, as Lindsay Gaze said the nbl is on fire. You want to win, get a balanced roster and spend big.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

There's nothing special about the way Noi, Bruce and Glover are playing. They're doing well in their roles - far from special. Totally different thing when you ask those guys to step into elevated roles in a team with fewer ducks in a row than Sydney

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Bol  
Last year

Sydney are stacked with so many weapons and were very impressive. Perth equally as poor. Will Mills bite the bullet and replace Manek or waste another year. Defense wins championships they figured that out 5 out of 7 years. It was in their DNA. Gleesons non negotiables were rebounding and taking care of the ball. Too many bone head turnovers now and no one can even box out and clean the glass. I miss guys like Dillon boucher and matty knight. Unsung workers doing what needs to be done for the team. Good job Danny Mills and keep recruiting more offensive players and they might finish 7th instead of 8th

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Anon  
Last year

Oh don't get me wrong, Perths roster is not great at all. Who was Mills bidding against when he gave Blanchfield a 3 year deal? Prettys sure the coach could do a better job of recruiting.

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Sebastian  
Last year

Anon, 18 fouls to 21. Horribly lopsided.

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Anon  
Last year

Seb, where were the fouls, what did they result in? 32 fta to 14, perth put just as much heat on the rim

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Dunkman  
Last year

Hunter, Glover are starting in a few rosters in the league, Noi possibly as well. Bruce is playing better than Mccaron for probably one third of the money.

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Jatz  
Last year

Cooks ain't making the NBA.

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AngusH  
Last year

Perth do not put nearly as much heat on the rim as Sydney. Not even close.

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Sebastian  
Last year

When you shoot 36 3PA you will never win the foul count or the free throw count.

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Anon  
Last year

When you remove both teams 3pa from fga it's about even, so not sure how you can argue theuvdidnt put as much heat on the rim

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Dunkman, I'd definitely start Hunter in Perth, Adelaide, Tassie. He's probably the best local centre outside of Pinder and Froling, and like JLA, is ready to explode when given a bigger role. I'd pay good money for him.

Bruce is the ideal bench PG, nowhere near starting capacity in this league.

Noi will never start in the NBL pending injury.

Glover probably not because the overall perimeter talent in the NBL is amazing.

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Sebastian  
Last year

Shot chart will show mid range jumpers compared to rim hits

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Dunkman  
Last year

Manu.
I'd think cats would be happy to swap Blanchfield for Glover and yes I know Blanchfield isn’t starting but imo Glover would star there and Brisbane, Illawarra as well.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I was out so didn't get to see the last 3 quarters of the game.
Judging by the comments in here we would have won by about 20 if it hadn't been for those rotten biased refs.
Unlucky, Cats.

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Crazy8  
Last year

MVP

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AngusH  
Last year

Anon, look at a shot chart and you'll see that not every 2pt shot is equal. The Kings shoot very few midrange 2s, and not so many 3s. Most shots we take are in or around the paint. That's why we get to the line so much. It's Morey-ball.

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Manu Fieldel  
Last year

Dunkman, Glover is in the best half dozen Aussie 2/3s but it's a spot so commonly taken by imports. Would have to be situational. Wish he didn't leave the Hawks because he was building into a great player. For his sake I hope he doesn't stay in Sydney.

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Jimmyhooper15  
Last year

With Travers back Tai Wbbster will be the sixth man spark plug Perth needs. Nonetheless they can't have Manek shooting that badly against the likes of Sydney. He needs to be better.

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Ballman  
Last year

The losses against teams like Bullets will likely have a much bigger impact to the cats final chances. With their run home looks like Cats will miss finals two years straight.

Hopefully this year there is a clean out of the Aussie contingent and renewed focus on quality big men / imports.

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