NBL: Breakers and stuff



  • Watched the last qtr of Breakers v Cairns just now.

    Awesome finish.

    Lead changing hands right through the last qtr.

    2s left scores tied at 70 Breakers in bound for a turn around jumper 3 points and nail it.

    Funny finish as Taipans throw in and dude nails a goal from basically under his own net.

    Crowd goes wild.

    Goal is wiped out. (Would have tied at 73 ... pretty sure it would have only been worth 3 ... probably deserved 5...)

    Breakers now have a 6 win streak.

    Not up on the subtleties of bball (don't ask me what a Point Guard does ... ) but enjoy games like that.



  • Henare has he team playing like a team rather than relying on one or two players.

    We looked a little jaded tonight, but loved that we scrapped out the win.

    Weโ€™re on a good streak at the moment after a somewhat scratchy start.



  • Henare's first win over the Taipans (0-5 before this game). I will have to watch the highlights.

    I did watch the Breakers-36ers the other night - a good game. Both imports are impressing now, and there is a nice balance to the team.

    The first clash with Perth will be a doozy.



  • @bovidae I agree, both imports are excellent. I can't remember the last time we've had two import guards but considering the way the game has gone it is working out great



  • @bovidae said in NBL: Breakers and stuff:

    Henare's first win over the Taipans (0-5 before this game). I will have to watch the highlights.

    I did watch the Breakers-36ers the other night - a good game. Both imports are impressing now, and there is a nice balance to the team.

    The first clash with Perth will be a doozy.

    You'll love the ending to last night's game.



  • 88-84 to the Breakers over Perth in this rivalry. Rd 2 is in Perth on Sunday.

    40 bench pts for the Breakers.



  • @bovidae said in NBL: Breakers and stuff:

    88-84 to the Breakers over Perth in this rivalry. Rd 2 is in Perth on Sunday.

    40 bench pts for the Breakers.

    Was a great game given Perth made runs and we were able to stem the flow.

    The first unsportsmanlike foul on Mika was one of the worst calls I have seen.

    Our second unit with Illi, Penney, Lowe, Delaney have stepped up this season. Lowe isnโ€™t just settling for 3s and has improved his rebounding.

    The Sosa ankle breaker, step back 3 on Damian Martin was a highlight ๐Ÿ™‚

    Would be great to get a win in Perth.



  • @act-crusader

    Ili especially. He now has a consistent outside shot which means the opposition needs to guard him and he wants the ball down the stretch. He made those crucial FTs vs the 36ers too.

    Yeah, Mika got pushed in the back and fell. I thought that ref was wanting to keep Perth close, but there were some other strange non-calls later in the game.

    A win in Perth would be great, it's almost a free game after taking care of business at home.



  • @act-crusader I hope they let Martin on the plane home in his injured condition ๐Ÿ˜‚



  • I didn't realise Matt Knight has retired. Breakers enemy number one when they play but a great tough player who had a great career



  • Breakers going toe to toe with Perth at the Jungle. Heading into Q3 it's 49 all



  • Breakers win. Total team effort, ili nails the coffin shut with two buckets and an assist in the final 90 seconds while Henare sat his starting point guard Sosa. Playoff intensity basketball early in the season, just your typical Breakers Wildcats game. They are missing Matt Knight big time



  • JP Tokoto was having a huge game but was largely a one man band until Cotton started firing in the 2nd half.

    Ili again makes some big time plays down the stretch. Sosa was stinking the house out, but DJ has his second MOTM performance.

    Pledger was huge on the boards and Mika set the tone early with his play from both ends.

    Good to see Loe hit from deep. Penny was being bullied on D, but was hitting some huge shots in tight spaces.

    The bleating by Wildcats fans on Facebook after the game made the victory all that more sweeter.



  • The Blackwells have been superb owners.



  • @bovidae I hope this doesn't spell the end of what has been a golden period for the club. New owners will probably mean new ideas, some of which may be good, often bad



  • I am sure they will only sell to investors with similar values and they (the new owners) wouldn't want to change what currently works. New investment should mean more opportunities and hopefully more bums on seats.



  • @bovidae said in NBL: Breakers and stuff:

    I am sure they will only sell to investors with similar values and they (the new owners) wouldn't want to change what currently works. New investment should mean more opportunities and hopefully more bums on seats.

    You never know though. Many a US pro franchise has been bought by owners with good intentions only to flame out due to incompetence and a refusal to allow experts to do their jobs. The Brooklyn Nets and the Sacto Kings spring to mind



  • This is the best place for this story.

    I spoke to KIrk a few times in Indy 2002 and used to be able to watch him play live when the Badgers came to town. His stats indicate what a great NZ hoops player he is.

    It would be great if the Breakers could somehow win another NBL title this season but that will be tough from the 4th seed.



  • @bovidae In part they are the 4th seed because they wanted to face Melbourne. I hope they can do it one more time



  • @canefan

    Except the streak is now with Melbourne and some of the key Breakers' players have been inconsistent recently.

    As I said last year, anyone but Perth. ๐Ÿ˜‰