For a team tipped to be run away premiers, NZ have had an unsettled start to the season and are 3-3, same as the Sixers. With Penney making a tentative return tonight, Burston out, ordinary road form by the Sixers, road wins hard to come by and a noisy parachioal Kiwi krowd, how do people rate our chances?
What do we need to do to chalk up a W in enemy territory?
Looking forward to some good matchups. Holmes-Foreman, battle of the guards.
Things to watch:
* Keyways - they seem to be slippery. Last couple of games we've had players slip as they are going for drives into the key. How many will slip tonight?
* "The Noize" - if you're watching the game via Rivus, look for two overweight, middle aged men with wigs banging drums behind the Sixers bench at time outs - they are annoying!
* Three pointers - Breakers luv 'em. They set up around the perimeter and spin that ball until one is free, then up it goes. They are 60/163 and we are 41/123. With the Sixers being smaller on court, will they keep on chucking up 3's, or will they feed?
* "Hill Billy factor" - he grows an extra leg when on the road - hope he's on fire.
I think this will be a tough game tonight, with a scoreline likely to be 89:77 in favour of Breakers, unfortunately.