ADELAIDE is confident a trio of 36ers players affected by gastro in their NBL Grand Final opening-game loss to Perth will be fit for Friday night's must-win Game 2 at Adelaide Arena.
Mitch Creek, Rhys Carter and Brendan Teys were affected by a bug in the 24 hours before the 92-85 loss at Perth Arena.
Creek was the worst hit and played only four minutes, failing to register a stat other than committing two fouls.
Carter was able to contribute at various times, while Teys had a good night, scoring 14 points — nine of them to help keep the Sixers in the contest in the opening half.
"They better be,’’ Adelaide coach Joey Wright joked when asked if the trio would be right for Friday night.
“We had a couple of guys come down which really affect our rotations on our bench.
“It’s a bit disappointing but it happens."