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Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

Best of 3, first in Melbourne tomorrow night. Shame it clashes with the NRL game. Centrebet have opened Australia -10.5 for G1.
Will see If I can find a preview on the net later and will post it, as well as any wager/s I make on the game.
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Looking forward to seeing some basketball in the local scene after a long time. Also to watch guys like Andersen coming back to play for the national team, long time coming.

Should be a good series
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The Tall Blacks kick off their three-game Olympic qualifying series against the Australian Boomers in Melbourne on Monday night in a positive frame of mind.

Although New Zealand has won only five of its last 14 games, coach Nenad Vucinic said his players were as ready as they would ever be.

With mixed form in past weeks, three of the Tall Blacks' five wins were against Venezuela. They also had wins over Slovenia and Croatia.

Vucinic said he was happy with the way his side had been playing taking into account the crammed schedule across four different countries.

The biggest revelation over the past few weeks has been point guard Kirk Penney, who has been a consistent top scorer.

And to get past the talented Boomers line-up, Penney will have to be on song again - with a lot of help from his team-mates.

Despite the lack of wins lately, the extra court time will have at least given the Tall Blacks a chance to gel as a team.

And with Vucinic taking over from Tab Baldwin in the head coaching role, that time may have been extra valuable for players to familiarise themselves with new systems.

The Boomers are always a tough side, and the Tall Blacks may struggle to compete with their size and athleticism.

Led by the classy Sam Mackinnon and with clutch players like Brad Newley and Darnell Mee bolstering their ranks, they will be a huge step up in the Tall Blacks' campaign.

The Kiwis arrived in Australia on Friday and are confident of putting in a strong effort.

The most worrying concern pre-game is Tony Rampton, who has picked up an abdominal injury. He is expected to be ready for Monday night.

Tall Blacks squad:

Mark Dickel, Paul Henare, Phill Jones, Kirk Penney, Lindsay Tait, Paora Winitana, Dillon Boucher, Craig Bradshaw, Pero Cameron (capt), Casey Frank, Mika Vukona, Tony Rampton.

Boomers squad:

David Anderson, Wade Helliwell, Russell Hinder, Luke Kendall, Sam Mackinnon (capt), Darnell Mee, Patrick Mills, Brad Newley, Damien Ryan, Glen Saville, Jason Smith, Mark Worthington.

FIBA Oceania Championships

August 20
Tall Blacks v Australia, in Melbourne (9pm NZT)

August 22
Tall Blacks v Australia, in Sydney (9pm NZT)

August 24
Tall Blacks v Australia, in Brisbane (9:30pm NZT)
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Just a small play for me tonight. Will likely bet bigger on G2 & 3.

Australia -8.5 (-125), 0.5 of a unit.
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Just a small play for me tonight. Will likely bet bigger on G2 & 3.

Australia -8.5 (-125), 0.5 of a unit.
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Pretty ordinary game I thought, final margin of 12 points I thought flattered NZ.
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

Any thoughts for tonight's game?

Australia 1.19 (1.90 -9.5 and 2.10 -11.0)
New Zealand 4.75 (1.90 +9.5 and 2.00 +8.0)

Can anyone tell me why all three games are being played in Australia?
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Any thoughts for tonight's game?

Australia 1.19 (1.90 -9.5 and 2.10 -11.0)
New Zealand 4.75 (1.90 +9.5 and 2.00 +8.0)

Can anyone tell me why all three games are being played in Australia?
Dave is in the best position to say what may happen tonight given his knowledge of the NZ scene. I caught a little bit of the second half of game 1 and the Kiwis were flat out awful, Boomers tbh didn't play too well IMO.
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Can anyone tell me why all three games are being played in Australia?
I believe its because Australia has the higher ranking in Oceania, but stand to be corrected.
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Couple for me tonight :


Over 149.5 (1.95) (Pinny), 0.6 of a unit

NZ +9.5 (1.90), 0.3 of a unit
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

Wanted to take both abit bigger but low limits at Pinny.
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

Also on NZ +9.5 ... expect them to push the Boomers a little closer this time...
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

what was the result of the 1st game fellas
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neva mind got it now
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

The Tall Blacks are a professional basketball team? They don't even look good enough to be an NBL team.
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Re: Australia v NZ olympic qualifying hoops series

lol can they make a FT ?
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