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Brad&Boti: C'ship Round-Up, Opals, Boomers, Case!

WOW! Just wow! Both Brad Rosen and I leapt off our respective couches when Jack McVeigh nailed that match-winner to give Tasmania Game 3 of the NBL Championship over Melbourne but for our Brad&Boti podcast, we didn't forget Game 2 or the Opals and Boomers.

But first, those JackJumpers fighting back from 40-55 down to beat United and level the Grand Finals at 1-1 was certainly worth revisiting because Sunday's Game 3 drama would not have been the same without it.

And what drama it was too, Scott Roth pulling a couple of big moves with his "small ball" lineup that forced Dean Vickerman to match up or risk unheralded Majok Deng ripping apart the best of his plans.

Melbourne had the match won but Matthew Dellavedova, trying too hard to be all things to all people, dismissed Ian Clark as the potential inbounder on what would turn into the game's decisive play.

Instead of a safe pass, Delly then tried to make a near impossible one to Chris Goulding, being doubled on the sideline and instead, turned the ball over.

 We watched in awe as not only did Milton Doyle save it over the baseline, but get it to McVeigh who homed in on the basket and drove with clear and present dangerous intent. What a shot!

Not even AFL star and three-time Richmond premiership forward Jack Riewoldt could have predicted that ending but, in fairness, Jack, after Tasmania lost Game 1, told anyone prepared to listen that regardless, his state's Jackies would win it all in four.

Who knew it would be Jackie doing the ultimate Jackies' damage and making the other Jack's bold prediction now appear a premonition?

How long will we continue to under-estimate these JackJumpers? Is it just a Tasmanian thing? If so, we've got to learn to get over it.

And so will Melbourne if they want to extend this to a Game 5 on Easter Sunday.

My "Nagy Nasty" and Brad's "Rosen Rattler" slightly overlap and we review the Olympic "Groups of Death" for our Opals and Boomers. (Groups of Death is such a cliche. Every national team is in just such a group.)

Find it all by simply clicking on this link, or continue to your user-friendly podcast providers such as Apple. And speaking of user-friendly, we also have a big shout-out to the legendary TV caller John Casey. Why? Tune in and find out. Here's that short-cut link again!

Mar 26

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