Tippett is doing exactly what I wanted her to. Driving hard and drawing defenders which leaves Bassett in a one on one. With Watson and Scherian hitting circle edge they have a quick feed into Bassett on the one on one.
If I was NZ I would move Langman back to WD. Langman’s feeding has been way too hesitant and moving back to WD she would pick up ball and drive through court to set up their attack.
I for one am happy with the contact and obstruction calls against Rore. She always has her hands down and holding the player behind her. That is holding.
NZ is not out of this game. Australia has regularly choked leads and they continue to turnover a lot of ball in attack; Bassett has 5 turnovers herself. NZ need to fix their midcourt and take advantage of that.