Luuuc
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WNBL Round 4

Slightly unusual round with a Thursday game instead of Friday


Wed 7:00 - Southside vs Perth

Thu 7:00 - Adelaide vs Townsville

Sat 6:30 - Bendigo vs Sydney
Sat 6:30 - Perth vs Townsville

Sun 3:00 - Melbourne vs Canberra




All times local.

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Wnblfan  
Last year

The two Perth games are the highlights for me!

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Luuuc  
Last year

Our record so far needs to be taken in context, considering all 3 games so far have been at home, and against bottom 4 opponents.

Gorman & Ciabattoni (and to a lesser extent, Hannan) all being unavailable tonight doesn't bode well for a competitive encounter but I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised.

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koberulz  
Last year

"Both sides have personnel issues coming into this one. Perth are missing several players, while Southside have their full roster."

Uh, what?

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Cool Howie  
Last year

Aari McDonald has a BAG.

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Footloose  
Last year

Well, that ending was unexpected

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Baller23  
Last year

What a comeback from a pretty poor start from the Flyers! Perth have a quick turnaround to play Townsville now. No doubt that will hurt.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

I don't recall seeing so much zone played in a single professional game before.

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Baller23  
Last year

That's true. But the aim of pro sports is to win so credit to that. And Perth could not shoot their way around it. Southside are HUGE. Coach from Perth would be bleeding to have thrown away a 20pt lead.

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Bluey  
Last year

watch any Miami Heat games PlaymakerMo? New Zealand Breakers?

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

I wasn't criticizing the use of zone, but rather found that noteworthy in a game where both teams scored 90+ and it was the dominant strategy of the second half.

I have Bluey. Did you watch the game last night that's being referred to?

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Luuuc  
Last year

That was a heartbreaker. Loved the way they went about it, and it would have been great if they'd been able to hang on and get that W. Unfortunate time for Atwell to go 1/8 from 3.
Very happy to see Goodchild step up after a quietish start to the season. More of that please! Also nice to see Potter finally stay out of foul trouble. Much easier to get points & boards when you're not on the bench I reckon.

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Bluey  
Last year

yes I did PlaymakerMo, thought it was an odd comment considering the amount of zone being played at the elite level these days.

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PlaymakerMo  
Last year

Hopefully my explanation cleared up any confusion you might have had. It is an uncommon strategy to see both teams play zone for almost an entire half.

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Wnblfan  
Last year

Would love this to be a breakout season for Goodchild. Right call for her to land with the lynx this year

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Luuuc  
Last year

Bendigo gets it done against Sydney despite Griffin being out. Very nice effort.

George in this game overtook Sporn to become the league's all-time leading rebounder.
Must be getting close to #1 in all-time sooking as well.

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AJ16  
Last year

I get the WNBL is run on a shoestring budget but are there any outside the box solutions to improve attendance and engagement?

Bit sad the lightning playing in front of a few hundred people (and in a 7000+ stadium).

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SamCro  
Last year

Luuuc - I think George is already there as biggest whinger & sook in the WNBL! Her use of her elbows is borderline dirty & at some point she is going to cause serious injury to someone.

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SamCro  
Last year

Very, very strange rotations by Petrik with the Lynx, you have a very hot Attwell in the first half sitting for majority of 3rd Qtr when Fire go on a big run! McDonald having a MARE & just flat out stinking & refusing to use her right hand, Maley back to taking ridiculous & self serving shot selection.

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Cosmo Spacely  
Last year

Maley is completely reckless only a matter of time before she really hurts someone badly.

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Tired Weevil  
Last year

Nice to see Bendigo get the win. Suffered through the Montesano squawking, only to turn the Perth/Townsville game off before it even started - are they seriously struggling for commentators so badly that they'd stick her on a double header? She is absolutely intolerable. Just get Cole to do the games on her own. Even Jenni Screen would be easier to grit my teeth through.

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Footloose  
Last year

I actually thought Montessano was noticeably keeping it a bit more low key than she normally does. Cole is excellent & I thought they did a great job

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By the sea  
Last year

Can't watch Townsville games without noticing Steph carrying the ball. No wonder she gets past defenders. Can’t Unsee it now ☹️

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DMc  
Last year

I didn't watch last night's game, but Steph actually got called for a carry in each of the 2 previous games (and seemed surprised for some reason!). I've never seen her get called for it before (even though it is painfully obvious to see), so I wonder if the refs have actually been instructed to start calling it?

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Frog39  
Last year

Don't have a problem with the commentating, I feel like some people are just obsessed with it. Agree Petrik rotations weird, for example playing Maley as much as he was. She was forcing way too much and he never took her off. She's also become obsessed with the refs this year even though she herself fouls constantly and is so rough. Ari majorly exposed for lack of right hand game. Atwell the clear highlight for Lynx.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

Montesano is an instant mute for me - just painful.

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Wang whipper  
Last year

I wonder what's going on with Maley. A couple of seasons ago she was killing it and was the clear MVP. Now she constantly looks frustrated, takes lots of bad shots and is a flagrant foul waiting to happen.

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SamCro  
Last year

Reid has been getting away with blatant carrying of the basketball for at least 2 years now, she also doesn't get called for a lot of excessive physical defense on opposing PG’s, especially the way she extends her arm bar on the PG’s hip which gains an unfair advantage. I’m telling you, watch closely...

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Luuuc  
Last year

Agree Petrik rotations weird, for example playing Maley as much as he was. She was forcing way too much and he never took her off.

Front court rebounding options are pretty limited when Potter is sitting with foul trouble (i.e. in nearly every game)

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Grimace  
Last year

Maley is captain this year, she's supposed to talk to the ref's and given the crowd reaction to the refereeing last night it's not surprising she was in their ears. Whitcomb was the same as captain last year.

The standard of refereeing at lynx games has not been great for a number of years and I'm surprised that there haven't been more issues. I have seen a few occasions where contact has been let go so much that it either results in injuries or players getting upset when things that haven't been called all game get called in the 4th.

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Sebastian  
Last year

Perth fans upset with refs...unheard of lol

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SamCro  
Last year

We get it Lori Chizik, you're a big Alex Sharp fan! Please talk about other players on both sides!

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Weedy Slug  
Last year

Game was all over the place, pity Canberra could not get a win.
Veal might get moved on after this season if things don't pick up.

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By the sea  
Last year

Alex Sharpe terrible.
Melbourne and Canada grest.
Ref ruined a great finish with a uncalled for whistle.
No understanding of the game situation.

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Wnblfan  
Last year

Gallant effort from the Caps. Pity it slipped away, but that's inexperience and being a couple of players down for you. It is a good thing for the league that the team on the bottom can push the top team to OT.

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Frog39  
Last year

I realise Maley is captain, but she isn't talking to the refs on behalf of her team. She's complaining to the refs on her own behalf every time she is called for a foul (after blatantly fouling). I still think she's a good player, just noticed more frustration and poorer shot selection this year. I'd say she's feeling pressure on her performance, as everyone who has had some good seasons tend to feel. I also think once players have a few good seasons other teams and coaches tend to learn how to guard them better and know their game a bit more and it becomes more difficult to continuously be dominant. I'd say she's just feeling the frustrations/pressure, which is understandable.

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koberulz  
Last year

Commentary spent a lot of time discussing whether Sharp got that shot of in time considering it didn't even go in...

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