R6: Melbourne v Cairns
The return of midweek basketball sees United host league leaders, Cairns. These teams met in R1 when Cairns gave United a shellacking on their home court. Wilbekin was on fire and on the return game in R2 the result was the same.
Melbourne are languishing at the foot of the table, providing a shoulder for Wollongong to cry on, and will need to pull a major rabbit out the hat to stop these Taipans from sealing the first head to head of the season.
The Taipans had a hiccup last game, but are certainly providing the incentive for teams to hunt them down. Wortho and Tomlinson are reported to be back for United and with the NBL competition tight this year, United will be looking for a win to keep their season alive.
Whatever Fearnie has been drinking in the off season, better bottle that for the other NBL coaches. He is the Mystro conducting his orchestra with a piece of sugar cane and they are signing better harmonies than the BeeGees. Hard to see them ruin their perfect on the road record.