What does the Boomers' first defeat against …

PERTH - What is the meaning of one solitary warmup game? To be even more specific, what are the implications of the first practice outing, for a group of hyper-talented athletes who haven’t played together in almost three years? These are the questions hovering over the Australian Boomers, following the disappointing start to their World Cup preparations in Perth on Friday night. Those with a vested interest in the Boomers' success will certainly hope that both questions can be dismissed, and the results of a disappointing 90-70 defeat to Team Canada quickly become an afterthought.

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