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36ers go down fighting in Manila

In: NBL — Saturday, 24 Aug, 2019

THE Adelaide 36ers went down fighting 83-92 last night in Manila to the Philippines' national team in Game 1 of their two-match "friendly" series which still sits uncomfortably with most Aussie basketball fans.

Aug 24

Boomers-USA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 23 Aug, 2019

HOLDING firm in front of a record Australian basketball crowd of 51,218, the USA took its unbeaten record over the Boomers to 26-0 with an impressive 102-86 victory last night in Melbourne's Marvel Stadium.

Aug 23

On a hiding to nothing, or destiny's door

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Thursday, 22 Aug, 2019

THEY swagger out onto the court in their garish red, white and blue uniforms, spinning balls and turning heads with their silky skills and cocky confidence.


Aug 22

Patty, Joe show who they are

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Wednesday, 21 Aug, 2019

FORGET the basketball for a minute - even though it is what's allowed them to do great things - but Boomers triple-Olympians Patty Mills and Joe Ingles are far more than a pair of Aussie sports jocks.

Aug 21

Nothing means anything anymore

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 20 Aug, 2019

THE excitement is real but the build-up to the FIBA World Cup could not be much worse for Australia's Boomers, where management has been the architect in the decline of this team's expectations at an unfortunate time where nothing anyone says has any real meaning anymore.

Aug 20

Opals wait on WNBA for Asian Gold quest

In: WNBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 19 Aug, 2019

FOUR players will be omitted from the current Chemist Warehouse Opals squad for the 2019 FIBA Asia Cup but where teams sit in their WNBA playoffs will have as big a bearing on selection as form or reputation.

Aug 19

FLASHBACK 130: April 12-15, 1974

In: Flashbacks — Sunday, 18 Aug, 2019

*FLASHBACKS, my irregular "lucky dip" where I just reach into my drawers of old Australian basketball stuff and transcribe or post whatever I find for you.*

Aug 18

Their turn to be Canuckleheads

In: Boomers & Opals — Saturday, 17 Aug, 2019

BACKING up from a disappointing 90-70 loss to Canada last night, the Boomers tonight attacked defensively, unearthed another diamond in Jonah Bolden and got the job done 81-73 at Perth's RAC Arena.

Aug 17

Nurse's surgeons euthanise Boomers

In: Boomers & Opals — Friday, 16 Aug, 2019

AS tempting as it will be for some pundits and fans to heap scorn on the Boomers for their 70-90 loss to Canada in Perth tonight, truth is it was an overdue reality check.

Aug 16

AIB history with Hawks showdown

In: Boomers & Opals, Misc — Friday, 16 Aug, 2019

IT'S a massive week coming up for the Australian Indigenous Basketball's All Stars, with more ground-breaking to come next month in their historic first-ever match against an NBL team.

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