Earlier this year
R15 Sixers vs Breakers
Another Sunday game which means I can see the game live and then go home to scrutinise all the dodgy calls afterwards on the recorded game if it's a loss, or relive the victory. It's Heritage Round too and while some fan scrounge a thrift shop for some threads to look awesome, I just go to my wardrobe.
Every game from now on is a must win game for the Sixers as they hunt the Hawks and this game carries particular weight. Up by 21 last time, the Sixers couldn’t handle the full court pressure applied by Breakers. It was like watching a Sturt vs (insert any lower ranked club) U12 game. To be a serious finals contender, the Sixers must make the Breakers pay and win this game. Ideally, with a bench clearing and Pero getting minutes in double figures.
Can they do it? We all know Cedric "The Sixer Slayer" Jackson is the man to control, but controlling him is as dangerous as flossing the teeth on a hungry croc. I think the Sixers put their eggs in one basket last game by giving the main defensive role to Gibbo, which I believed distracted him from offence. A reckon a Trent Ormond-Allen type move by Marty might upset the thinking of Andre and turn the game the Sixers way.
Abercrombie has been well held in the previous games but without Creek to slow him down, could be as dangerous as a firebug with a box of matches on a 42 degree day. Hudson had a season high harvest of 23 points last game and poses as another problem child in a team more difficult to control than a detention class at Hackham High.
Sounds like a pizza and video night for the team at one of their bachelor pads might be a good Friday and Saturday night. It worked last time, so stick to the winning formula.
Go you Sixers !