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NBL Rd.18: Phoenix phall phlat on their phaces

In: NBL — Monday, 4 Apr, 2022

THE end of the road turned out to be in Cairns for South East Melbourne in the club's derailed quest for back-to-back NBL semi final appearances, the depleted Taipans unleashing a notorious 90-85 whack across the Phoenix's phalanx, fouling up their Final Four fantasy.


Apr 4

NBL Rd18: Tell tale round for the pack

In: NBL — Thursday, 31 Mar, 2022

IT'S not easy being green as both South East Melbourne and Tasmania JackJumpers will tell you, the two clubs hovering outside the NBL Final Four on 12-10 win-loss records, two matches in arrears of Illawarra Hawks and Perth Wildcats on 14-8. The Phoenix, with Xavier Munford in form, should make a move in Round 18.


Mar 31

B&B: Guy's 'boom times'

In: NBL, WNBL — Tuesday, 29 Mar, 2022

MELBOURNE Boomers have not only won the WNBL's regular season championship but also were the first to storm into the 2022 Grand Final, Brad Rosen and I grabbing coach Guy Molloy for this week's Brad&Boti podcast. Guy's gals will face Perth for the championship before he heads to New Zealand.


Mar 29

TOTW Rd17: Kings for a day and not jumpy

In: NBL — Monday, 28 Mar, 2022

FOR ONLY the second time this season, our erstwhile panel of B.O.T.I. judges were unable to split two teams in NBL Round 17 for the prestigious and much sought title of our Team of the Week, it last occurring in Round 7 when we couldn't split Adelaide and Brisbane.


Mar 28

NBL Rd.17: The 'nothing to lose' blues

In: NBL — Sunday, 27 Mar, 2022

TWO of the greatest finishes to NBL games highlighted the start of Round 17, a round in which the "nothing to lose" blues stung Perth and South East Melbourne in particular, although Melbourne also suffered at the hands of Illawarra. Brisbane's Anthony Drmic though had the shot of the round.


Mar 27

NBL Rd17: Semi Finals arrive early

In: NBL — Thursday, 24 Mar, 2022

IF the NBL playoffs tipped off this week, third-placed Sydney at second-ranked Perth and fourth-placed Illawarra versus league leading Melbourne is exactly what they would look like, right down to the venues. Fortunately for South East Melbourne, those games have implications that could favour the Phoenix.


Mar 24

TOTW Rd16: Back in full fight, er, flight

In: NBL — Monday, 21 Mar, 2022

PREDICTING NBL Round 16 was going to be a big one for Illawarra, South East Melbourne and Tasmania wasn't rocket science but how it turned out really consolidated the season for the three of them in their pursuit of Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. It did, however, make our Team of the Week selection easy.


Mar 21

NBL Rd.16: Hawks take flight as Phoenix phall

In: NBL — Sunday, 20 Mar, 2022

ILLAWARRA effectively put a two-game break between itself and fellow NBL Final Four aspirant South East Melbourne in Round 16, while also leaving Tasmania with no margin for error in what now looks a lost playoffs cause for the gritty JackJumpers. Duop Reath enjoyed arguably his best round in setting up the wins.


Mar 20

B&B: Lanard on the line and ready to rock

In: NBL — Friday, 18 Mar, 2022

BRAD Rosen and I have been hoping to secure this week's guest, the one and only Lanard Copeland - his #21 singlet retired by the Melbourne Tigers - for our Brad&Boti podcast since we launched, and he finally relented. Copes, the man who played NBA before creating a lifelong NBL legacy, takes us through his entire journey.


Mar 18

NBL Rd16: Big 3 to impact Top Four

In: NBL — Thursday, 17 Mar, 2022

IT'S a big round as always coming up for the NBL but three significant fixtures will go a long way toward sorting the wheat from the chaff in the run to the Final Four, South East Melbourne and Illawarra involved in two of them. One of them may well be in the doghouse before Round 16 concludes. 


Mar 17

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