Luuuc
Two months ago

Wildcats @ Hawks

Not only is Illawarra the only team that Perth has failed to beat this season, we have not even come close:

Round 10: Hawks 100, Cats 82 (Cotton 7 pts @ 1/9)

Round 17: Cats 77, Hawks 95 (Cotton 13 pts @ 2/12)

So still incentive for the Cats to give this one a proper crack despite it being highly unlikely to affect our place on the standings.

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Drexler  
Two months ago

Being swept by the Hawks this season will pretty much prove there is no actual effective plan B for the Cats offensively - though last game showed promise with so many in double figures.

Hoping that when the obvious happens and Cotton gets locked down they don't try to run 10 more unsuccessful plays through him, get stuck in a 20 point hole and only then decide its time to try something else.

Cats by single digits!

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

I think cats can get this if all are on board. They just have a better roster. Usher who was totally average has been very good lately and will take pressure off Cotton. This could be decided in the five spot, if Pinder and Sarr play their best they should be to good for Froling and Peatling. Hawks have got big advantage in the four spot with Clark but nowhere else. Cats by 12.

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Tomdelonge2  
Two months ago

How will the Cats play their final 2 games on the road? Surely they can rest a player or 2 over this round?

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Drexler  
Two months ago

I predict Okwera, Henshall, M. Harris, Zunic, Russo-Nance & Andrew will be rested just for something different!

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Drexler  
Two months ago

I predict Okwera, Henshall, M. Harris, Zunic, Russo-Nance & Andrew will be rested just for something different!

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LV  
Two months ago

This game will reveal how serious a contender the Hawks really are.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Haha I reckon you're not far off the mark, Drexler.

Given the very large break before the playoffs begin for Perth, there's not a lot of reason for them to do much in terms of resting players.

I'd guess they'll be pretty keen to win this one and will treat it basically like any other game 1 of a Thursday-Saturday road double.

It would be nice to see some load management for Cotton & Wagstaff but I'm not expecting to.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Is there anything to play for, or not? I thought looking at it that a 2-0 Perth weekend and an 0-2 Melbourne weekend would see them swap spots?

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LV  
Two months ago

It's possible but would require United to lose by a decent cumulative margin and Perth to win by plenty.

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LV  
Two months ago

There would need to be an overall swing of approx 70 points

So Perth wins by 30 and 15, and United loses by 15 and 10. Or something.

Not gonna happen

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Sebastian  
Two months ago

If Melbourne lost both games by 20 and Perth won both games by 20 Perth would move to top spot by 0.34% (105.44 - 105.10). Throw your hard earned on that multi

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LV  
Two months ago

Well, United hasn't lost back-to-back games all season, so that would be throwing away your hard earned.

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Sebastian  
Two months ago

If it wasn't obvious I was being facetious

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koberulz  
Two months ago

I thought Perth had the higher percentage, I must have misread it. Or the ladder I saw had them backwards, which with the NBL is always possible.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Early days but Cotton and cats have worked it out.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Ushers improved so much since seasons start.

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Kruger  
Two months ago

FFS commentators. Is Cotton the only player on the court

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

FFS Cats. Are the Hawks the only rebounders on the court?

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LV  
Two months ago

Usher shot 35 in his first game.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Perth got stop the O boards, Sarr positioning around the basket is horrible, got box instead just swatting your arms around.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

35 yes and then went shit, his team work and defensive improvement is immense..

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Ben  
Two months ago

Why are the Hawks still wearing those shit awful DC jerseys. Are they seen to be the 'lucky' set? Looks amateur.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

It's a burning question right now.

Did they have a laundry mishap?

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MaxM  
Two months ago

Cotton didn't touch the ball for about 5 minutes of that second quarter - Tai Webster been so poor imo.

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Knockdown3  
Two months ago

Gary Clark *always* gives excellent interviews.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Neither side are winning anything playing D like they are. Sarr and Pinder should play some minutes together, the four spot looks weak for cats. Clark is keeping hawks in control plus there ability to crash the boards.

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Feels like our hearts are just not quite in this one.
Maybe if it's still close in the 4th the competitive instincts will take over.

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MaxM  
Two months ago

Cotton is clearly fired up yet no one wants to go with him. Tai and Doolittle look so flat.

Don't understand why Pinder played 6 mins in the whole first half, though he does have 2 fouls i guess

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Anon  
Two months ago

Ben clubs can request which uniform they wear. They are winning, they'll keep wearing them.

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Screeningnick  
Two months ago

You won't win a championship with Tai Webster.

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

That's no fun, I'm going to go with Big Joe using the wrong cycle or detergent.

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MaxM  
Two months ago

Tai Webster wants to talk shit yet he's playing his worst game of the season

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Anon  
Two months ago

Pinder gets a foul for reaching around on a bad post entry pass, but Frolinng can moving blind injure a player on a screen and it's not a foul.... Ben 10 as well, on the rim, very minimal contact but look at how he fell its dangerous its a foul, no call. this league and its ref's, no idea

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Six scouts in the stadium, I'm not certain they would to impressed by Sarr produced today. Commentary is horrible, why are current players on commentary.

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Kruger  
Two months ago

Hahaha Anon learn the rules , no foul on Froling

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Dafence  
Two months ago

Mastercoach JR: "we don't need to work on our weaknesses"

At 3 QTR time:
Hawks 46 rebounds
Wildcats 23 rebounds

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Anon  
Two months ago

Can see Webster come over the back for the lose ball, can't see wagstaff get crushed right before....

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Doolittle injury doesn't look good for cats fans. On this performance neither side can win the championship.

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Anon  
Two months ago

Was Feoling stationary? Pretty sure this league tried to suspend wagstaff for a hit that wasn't anywhere near as blind

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

You won't win a championship with Tai Webster.

or John Rillie.

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Anon  
Two months ago

But Pinder " stepped across and dropped his shoulder" on his illegal screen. Must have hit the opponent so hard,that's why they are off in a sling..

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Patty"TheGOAT"Mills  
Two months ago

Wildcats can't beat Hawks in the playoffs.

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Tomdelonge2  
Two months ago

Injuries. They simply shouldn't have played. Very poor

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Anon  
Two months ago

If hawks beat JJ's in the play in, we could see JJ’s v Illawarra in the GF with both lower teams having the wood over the higher team

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MaxM  
Two months ago

Justin Robinson is a grub

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Anon  
Two months ago

How the fuck was that a foul on Harris? Clark kicks his legs out Nd nothing. And people say Perth gets calls. Wow

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Dafence  
Two months ago

Masterclass in incompetent coaching

1. Run Cotton to the ground
2. Get Doolittle injured
3. Rebounds are overrated
4. No matter what, shoot a 3

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Kruger  
Two months ago

Pinder and Webster are grubs

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Luuuc  
Two months ago

Wild Kyle wasting NO time

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Patty"TheGOAT"Mills  
Two months ago

Froling and Pinder should not be selected as Boomers.

They have no advantage whatsoever in FIBA Ball.
Players who must only play in the league

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Anon  
Two months ago

Blow out and Pinder drops an elbow I Olbrich. There is the sign the ref's have lost the game. Commentary no balls to call it, it's frustration because the ref's have called the game one way, and it's cost perth injuries

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Drexler  
Two months ago

The ability to adapt and switch tactics during a game is essential. This seems to be beyond Rillies comprehension at times. Same old same old isnt working ahginst this team at all learn that if you're going to learn anything!

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Ben  
Two months ago

Man this playoffs race is insane!

If only there was something like an app where I could input all my predicted results for the round which would then return final standings based on my predictions!

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Anon  
Two months ago

Ben there is. It's called the ladder predictor

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Pinder, one rebound, 10 points of which 6 were from the three point line, not good certainly for a five man.I was very confident that Perth could go close to winning the championship, take a miracle now.

Tatum is a wizard and his assistants obviously scout very well. Clark is in the top few imports in the league. Congratulations hawks.

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Tomdelonge2  
Two months ago

Whats wrong with Cotton?

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LV  
Two months ago

Hawks will keep 4th, almost certainly

Unless they lose AND NZ wins both AND makes up a 26 point gap

Eg Illawarra loses by 15, NZ wins by combined 11.

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Tomdelonge2  
Two months ago

SARR not worth 2bob

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Sebastian  
Two months ago

Anon should apply to be the Europcar spokesman hahaha

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Perthworld  
Two months ago

Masterclass in incompetent coaching

1. Run Cotton to the ground
2. Get Doolittle injured
3. Rebounds are overrated
4. No matter what, shoot a 3

BuT tHeY'rE sEcOnD oN tHe LaDdEr.

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MaxM  
Two months ago

Yeah cause JR personally hurt Doolittle's shoulder did he?

Every single timeout the sideline commentators reported that all JR was saying was "REBOUND".

Cotton is nowhere near being "run into the ground"

And Perth shot the same amount of threes as Illawarra.

Couple donuts in here.

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LV  
Two months ago

This result has clarified a lot.

Hawks will keep 4th unless they lose to United AND NZ wins both games AND NZ makes up a ~26 point gap. If that happens NZ finishes 4th and Hawks finish 5th.

Sydney must beat SEM. If they win, they *likely* make the play-in, if they lose they're out unless NZ loses both.

If NZ wins both they will finish 5th. Unless they make up the 26 point gap on Hawks, combined with Hawks losing and NZ finishes 4th.

NZ could be tied on W/L with Sydney IF they both finish on 12 wins (both lose their games) OR more likely, both finish on 13 wins- NZ wins 1 of 2, and Sydney wins vs SEM. Then it'll come down to percentage. Their percentage is very close.

There's so many possibilities. It's great.

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

Watching the press conferences, the hawks come across as very humble and the cats not quite so.

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Drexler  
Two months ago

Rillie & Harris took accountability on behalf of the team for the loss in the presser. Repeatedly deflecting the same ad-nauseum pointless hypotheticals from reporters would certainly get tedious by round 20, got no problem when they do that!

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Dunkman  
Two months ago

If they are fed up answering tedious questions, send someone there who is not. Every coach and player is in the same boat, it's part of being a professional sports person. It just looked like arrogance. Each to their own though.

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Big Fudge  
Two months ago

Well in good news for Cats fans Doolittle is good to play tomorrow night.

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koberulz  
Two months ago

Perth Wildcats lose to Illawarra Hawks as N-word appears to be directed towards Tai Webster in the NBL

The NBL will wait to see if the Perth Wildcats lodge a complaint about a racial slur which seemed to be directed towards star Tai Webster during their 108-92 loss to the Illawarra Hawks on Thursday before deciding what to do next as the club holds its breath over a shoulder injury to import Kristian Doolittle.

The television broadcast clearly picked up someone saying "go sit down n—" after Webster fouled out of the game with just under seven minutes remaining at the WIN Entertainment Centre. A replay of the foul was being shown on TV at the time of the comment which could have been picked up by multiple microphones. Webster is from New Zealand.

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