R19: Sixers @ Cairns
Cairns pipped the Kings at the post last night and having to back up for a game tonight might be the telling factor. Jamar Wilson is a dangerman and Wollongong is the only team who has kept him quiet this season. Shane Edwards is the other Taipan who is a ticking timebomb so Sixers fans will be hoping that Marty cuts the green wire... or is it the red wire.....
The Sixers are without the services of Schensch, who has been replaced with Jan. No doubt he'll be looking to add to his 81 secs of court time as 81 secs of playtime is not long enough. Pero should see some extra time tonight as well. On a dream team point per minute, he's actually doing very well. If Marty's offensive plays are so hard, maybe they could just ink them on Pero's arm so he remembers.
This season has been tighter than Tony Abbott's budgie smugglers and so incredibly Cairns still has a very slim chance of making the four. However, this game is effectively the game for the wooden spoon as even if there's 4 or 5 teams on equal wins, many of those teams have the split on the Sixers. The Sixers could still make the four, but that would require them winning 7 of their last 6 games.
This has the potential to be a great game and if the Sixers can hold their composure in the first half, stand a great chance of launching the spinnaker in the fourth to get a much needed road win.