GordonG
Last year

Taipans v Jackies 9/2

Well here we go with the new-look format. Should be interesting...

Both teams with big "outs", both the same injury, both operated on this week. Did someone say basketball is not a contact sport?

Not predicting anything.

A Thursday night game in a school week with increased prices may see a less than full house, but hope not.

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Perthworld  
Last year

A Thursday night game in a school week with increased prices may see a less than full house, but hope not.

At least your playoff game doesn't start at 3:30pm local time.

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Anonymightymouse  
Last year

Semi-finals often have low crowds due to lack of time to market the game, but hopefully the big crowds from the second half of the season carry over this year.

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Ben  
Last year

Can see this one being low scoring and close. The Jacks will miss Maggette more than the Snake will Keanu. Cairns by 6.

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Bill on the ball  
Last year

I think cairns will lead big by 3rd qtr.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Steindl officially ruled out of this one

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Dunkman  
Last year

Cairns should get this.

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Dunkman  
Last year

Refs in previous game far better than these three, they just blowing it and getting it wrong a lot.
JJs so well coached and disciplined.
Cairns going to have to work hard to win this in the last.

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LV  
Last year

Not the end of the world for Cairns

They'll back themselves against Perth after last Friday. And if the regular season's any indication, they match up well against Sydney.

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Dunkman  
Last year

McCall is a very good player but got stop turnovers and cheap fouls. Roth is a marvel.

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Dunkman  
Last year

JJs just far too good. Cairns coach of the year had no answer.

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Scout  
Last year

Love fn love my JJs

McCall gotta stop flopping.

Next man up Jackjumpers, White / McDonald


Doyle

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Jatz  
Last year

Cairns gone in 2

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Luuuc  
Last year

Quality win by the JJs

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Scout  
Last year

Milton Doyle


Silk

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Scout  
Last year

hope Cairns get through to play Sydney and give em a shellaking

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orbit  
Last year

NBA scouts gotta be keeping tabs on Doyle. He's special!

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Twinkletoes  
Last year

Very disappointing result last night. Tassie were just too good on the night. The Taipans have tended to play better away from home this season. Forde commented after the game that he felt the Taipans played tight. One thing Tassie had on the Taipans coming into the game was they had been in the playoffs last season whereas it was a new experience for the Taipans.

They didn't have a great preparation for the game having spent a full day last Thursday getting to Perth and a similar amount of time (10 hours) getting back to Cairns on Saturday then most of the team flew to Melbourne on Tuesday then back to Cairns on Wednesday. Losing, thus not having to fly to NZ today or tomorrow may not be such a bad thing for them however they will have to improve greatly on last night's performance to trouble the Wildcats.

Whilst the Taipans beat the Wildcats in Perth a week ago, I doubt the Wildcats are going to take a win for granted on Sunday (like they seemed to last week) and they won't be too worried about playing in Cairns given they have beaten us by 20+ points here, twice already this season.

I think it's going to be a tough game to win. Hopefully the Taipans can regroup, freshen up a little and put in a good performance. The Wildcats are certainly beatable however the Taipans will need big games from everybody to accomplish that.

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