Sixers v Breakers 23rd Feb
What a Heritage Round game this will be. Breakers with an insipid performance against the Gongers on Friday night will either hit back hard, or curl up into the foetal position calling for mummy to make it all better. I'm expecting them to hit back hard! And why not. They are still in the hunt for 4th spot.
The Coopz videos of the 98 season during the week have been great and have been the entree of freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters leading up to the main meal of exotic hand reared, hand massaged beef served on a bed of potato mash. Let's hope the current Sixers summon the ghosts of the past to this game. It's great to see some of them running around in the pre game. For some who couldn't make it I find drawing a pentagram and saying their name backwards three times does the trick.
I think the Breakers and Sixers match up very evenly and so this game will be won on perfect execution of perfect plays. As you all know, I think Creek > Abba so that's one spot I can tick off. The Peach-Vukona arm wrestle involves two of my favourite players and neither likes to be pushed around. Wilkinson has been the danger man for the Sixers, but if DJ is switched on in D that matchup will be tighter than a shirt dress on a cheap hooker. Guardwise the effervescent Johnson will definitely test Gary Ervin.
There will be a bit of emotion at the start so expect the Breakers to foul hard early and bomb down a few 3's to try to get control of the game and nullify a noisy crowd. I think all the Sixers need to do if the Breakers are in control is look at the 98 team in the bleaches and summon the 6th man to the court.
Sixers in what should be a great game of basketball.