Jack Toft
Years ago

R12: Kings v Breakers

What a feast of sport there is on Boxing Day. Cricket, Open Water Yachting, even the contact sport of post Christmas sales - they all pale into significance when it comes to NBL action and tonight the Violet Crumbles host those Breakers in what should be more exciting than the kids v parents backyard cricket game, and louder than your Uncle's Hawaiian shirt on Christmas Day.

The Kings played valiantly without Childress last game and looked for a hero to step up. That man was Jason "Gun Holsters" Cadee. It didn't quite get them over the line in that OT game, but with Childress still 50/50 today, someone will need to take on Jackson and that will be a true test for JC tonight.

The Breakers had a shocker against Cairns last game not getting a single 3 (0/17). Corey Webster taking a trip back to U14 shooting 1/13 and Rhys Carter 0/5. I expect a dose of Christmas pudding should give them the strength to bag a few more than that tonight.

The Breakers are on top for a reason and when it comes to beating Aussies at sport, it's a national passion. Not even an underarm ball can stop our Kiwi Kousins today who should take advantage of a Childressless Kings.

Breakers by about 12

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LC  
Years ago

A feast of sport after a feast of Xmas day culinary delights!

Can the Breakers bounce back against a Kings team on a roll (minus the Childress-less team vs Melb).

I think if Childress plays, the Kings will win by 3.

Preview: Santa brings the NBL to Sydney as the Kings clash with the Breakers in the kingdom

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fstos  
Years ago

Word elsewhere is that Childress is out.

You would expect that the Breakers will dominate the Kings all over the court. Player for player they are better to far better in every position.

Kings were impressive last week though.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kings are doing a good job getting Madgen open looks from behind the 3pt line instead of all the contested mid range stuff off curls.

Garlepp is doing a great job of driving slowly to the basket and drawing fouls.

If New Zealand make some 3s they should be too strong (assuming Childress is out).

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threat993  
Years ago

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kings looked like a team playing without the best player in the history of the league for the first half tonight (minus 2:50 when Ced Jackson got subbed out).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Kings are too soft inside even more so without childress. Wesley and ibekwe murdered them.

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LC  
Years ago

Kings got smashed in the first half - that first half was one of the most one-sided in the NBL this season.

Breakers take down Kings in Boxing day battle

With star player Josh Childress on the bench nursing a strained hamstring, the under-strength Kings were forced to start a smaller lineup - One the Breakers took advantage of, controlling the glass and claiming an absurd 13 offensive rebounds. After falling behind by double digits early, Sydney struggled to get back into the contest, never threatening to actually win the game.

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

The Kings comeback was deceptive, primarily due to NZ having a shortened bench through injuries to Jackson, Carter, Vukona and Pledger. Looked strange at one time to see NZ bench with only 2 players on it.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Kings really need to have some better guys on the bench - not going to get it done with son of j and k white -

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Nathan of Perth  
Years ago

Assuming those injuries will be right to play next round?

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Dazz  
Years ago

It's sometimes hard to judge teams from game to game, I suppose that keeps it interesting.
Any team will always miss a player of Childress' calibre, however I thought they did a better job of covering it against Melbourne.

The Breakers are starting to look really formidable.

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Tim Duncan  
Years ago

"Kings really need to have some better guys on the bench - not going to get it done with son of j and k white"

Agree, Joyce has basically taken White's minutes now, but can't find a way to contribute.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The formidable breakers should have buries a Childress Kings by 20+. Hardly formidable at all IMO. Just a W they should have always got.

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Mystro  
Years ago

Like Melbourne did last round Anon?
Remember it was supposed to be Perth, Melbourne and then daylight and NZ weren't even tipped to make the 4 by most on here yet they should have won by 20 in a game they were always supposed to win according to you?

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