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Asia Cup: China syndrome in Opals meltdown

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 30 Sep, 2021

SHOOTING a lamentable 34 per cent from the floor and belted 47-30 on the boards, Australia suffered a second-half meltdown against China at the Asia Cup to lose 64-82 in Jordan to one of the genuine Gold Medal fancies.

Sep 30

Asia Cup: Opals flip the script

In: Boomers & Opals — Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2021

FROM the moment Opals captain Sami Whitcomb came down the floor and opened Australia's Asia Cup contest against Philippines with an all-swish 3-pointer, everyone in the venue in Jordan knew the script was about to be flipped by the Aussies.

Sep 29

Asia Cup: Opals make tapas of Taipei

In: Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 28 Sep, 2021

NO-ONE expected Chinese Taipeo to show the pluck it did, jumping Australia's reburbished Opals and forcing them into a much tougher fight than expected before they prevailed 76-65 overnight in Jordan to open their FIBA Asia Cup campaign.

Sep 28

Seattle Times: LJ 'feels so lucky'

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Saturday, 18 Sep, 2021

OUR U.S. correspondent BOB CRAVEN is a native of Seattle where Lauren Jackson was a WNBA superstar with the Storm. Bob's sent along this article by PERCY ALLEN of the Seattle Times, celebrating Lauren's elevation into the Naismith Hall of Fame.

Sep 18

B&B: Probing basketball's "mystery man"

In: Boomers & Opals — Thursday, 16 Sep, 2021

WE may have noted his appointment but it wasn't until Brad Rosen and I sat down to talk with new Basketball Australia CEO Matt Scriven for our latest Brad&Boti podcast that we learnt of his extensive business background and his time in the SEABL as a player.

Sep 16

Bruton on Sixers' short list

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 7 Sep, 2021

READY for an NBL head coaching opportunity after being overlooked for the obvious gig in Brisbane, former Bullets assistant CJ Bruton has firmed as the main target of the Adelaide 36ers for the 2021-22 season and beyond.

Sep 7

B&B: 36ers coach revisits his past

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Monday, 6 Sep, 2021

ADELAIDE 36ers are in the market for a new NBL coach, so Brad Rosen and I tracked down Scott Ninnis, who won two championships with the club as a player and returned as head coach for two years, to hear what he had to say on our Brad&Boti podcast. We went down Memory Lane as well as a stint in the present.

Sep 6

B&B: Mitch on why he's a 36er, and much more

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 24 Aug, 2021

PODCAST partner Brad Rosen and I put NBL championship point guard Mitch McCarron through the "griller" in this week's Brad&Boti session, exploring a basketball journey which now brings him to SA and the Adelaide 36ers for the next three seasons. But he's already been to more interesting places than you'd ever guess.

Aug 24

B&B: CG43 adds a maiden medal to the resume

In: NBL, Boomers & Opals — Tuesday, 17 Aug, 2021

UNLESS you're a Melbourne United fan and you've loved him for years, dual-Olympian and now Bronze Medal winner Chris Goulding can be a polarising yet compelling character. But as Brad Rosen and I found for our Brad&Boti podcast, winning the Rose Gold in Tokyo hit the spot for CG43 as it did for every Aussie basketball fan.

Aug 17

Bob's Corner: Ezi on a roll

In: Boomers & Opals, NBA — Monday, 16 Aug, 2021

BOB'S CORNER: Our very own US correspondent and one of Australia's first American imports way back in the Sixties, Seattle-based Bob Craven, is back with updates of how our Opals star Ezi Magbegor is travelling in the WNBA, the latest on Patty Mills and so very much more. 

Aug 16

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