Birthdays

Welcome to NettingChat! Feel free to participate in our community!

ation of New Zealand in the final game of the round. So far this season | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
jcy
jcy Apr 8
Crestfallen senior Warriors players have expressed their bitterness at facing a fifth consecutive season without finals football. Nike Shox Canada Clearance .The Warriors went into Sundays match against Wests Tigers knowing only a win would do to keep them in the finals hunt after back-to-back losses to Souths and North Queensland.However a disastrous final 10 minutes, in which the Tigers steamrolled a pliant Warriors defence to bag three tries, condemned the side to yet another early off-season.The 36-24 defeat was particularly hard to take for five-eighth Thomas Leuluai, who will depart the club after next weeks match against Parramatta.He struggled to find the words to sum up his misery.I havent felt like this after a game for a long time, Leuluai said.All credit to the Tigers but I think we lost that one ourselves.Skipper Ryan Hoffman echoed his five-eighths remarks, saying the Warriors had beaten themselves through porous defending.The team had been gifted a path back into the top eight after the Titans loss to Penrith on Saturday and failed to capitalise.We lapsed and didnt have that desperation on the tryline, Hoffman said.We didnt make the Tigers work hard for a lot of tries.We had an opportunity and we didnt want to grab it with two hands.Veteran winger Manu Vatuvei said he felt blank after the siren, knowing his side had thrown away a chance at victory.All that was left to do was put in a good shift for the fans in next weeks dead rubber.All you have to do is look at the video to see what went wrong, Vatuvei said.It comes down to little areas, errors and stuff, Ive made a few errors out there.Im just gutted at the moment. Nike Shox Canada Online .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Nike Shox Clearance Wholesale . Calgary scored on the first shift, and Michael Cammalleri scored twice as the Flames cruised to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. http://www.cheapnikeshoxcanada.com/ .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. Round 7 was a see-sawing affair that saw two sets of back to back games. The top of the table Sydney Kings and Perth Wildcats split their games while the New Zealand Breakers and Illawarra Hawks also split theirs.Home court advantage was a big factor this week as five of the six games fell to the home side; Adelaide were the only side not to deliver in front of their home crowd.Melbourne finally returned to the winners list with the return of star guard Chris Goulding, as well as welcoming in new import, Casper Ware.Unfortunately, the action wasnt exactly edge of your seat material as only one out of the six games was decided by single figures.So who and what stood out the most during round 7?Hot StartsJumping out of the blocks and getting a quick start against your opponent is crucial in games of basketball. It puts the opposition squarely behind the eight ball and can force them to throw away the game plan in the hopes of getting back into the game.Every side that won the opening quarter this round won the game.Brisbane stunned Adelaide, hitting more threes in the opening quarter than Adelaide did for the entire game. New Zealand flew out of the blocks and scored the opening 12 points against Illawarra in their opening game; a deficit that was to great too overcome.Welcome ReturnChris Goulding finally pulled on the United jersey again and it couldnt have come at a better time for his side. United had lost five straight since Goulding went down with his ankle injury against the Brisbane Bullets in round 3. Squaring off against the Cairns Taipans and hoping to get off the bottom of the ladder, Goulding was firing on all cylinders.Finishing the game with 30 points and an incredible 8/12 from beyond the arc, equalling the United record for made threes in a game. Hitting big shot after big shot and carrying his side over the line.Problems at HomeHome court is supposed to be your fortress, a place where you can impose your will on opposing teams. Nike Shox Cheap Wholesale. Unfortunately for Adelaide, their stadium has effectively become a home away from home for opposing teams.Adelaide have now lost their last four games and more importantly their last two games have been at home. To add some salt into the wounds, theyve lost both games by double digits.The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one, Adelaide need to recognize that they have a major problem on their hands.Johnny FlameWith 7:19 left on the game clock in the fourth quarter and the Kings down by 15 points, they were screaming for answers; thats when Brad Newley caught fire and morphed into Johnny Flame.In the space of 2 minutes and 44 seconds, Newley hit four three pointers and brought the Kings to within 4 points.Running around screens and hitting from all around the arc, Newley was simply unstoppable; ultimately finishing with 34 points and hitting 7/10 from deep. Sadly for the Kings, it wasnt enough as the Wildcats ran away with the contest.BlowoutsRound 7 saw the biggest average winning margin of any round so far this season, eclipsing the round four average of 12.6. With only the one game decided by single digits, the average margin of victory over the weekend ended up a whopping; 15.5 points.Illawarra helped this margin with their 31 point decimation of New Zealand in the final game of the round. So far this season there have been two games decided by over 30 points and Illawarra are responsible for both.There have been 42 games during the 2016/17 NBL season with the average margin of victory sitting at 10.47 points. Whilst the competition has been hotter than ever, the games are unfortunately reflecting a more one-sided affair. ' ' ' 

Birthdays

Welcome to NettingChat! Feel free to participate in our community!