R16: Hawks v Sixers
Well....another massive round in NBL and it all starts tonight when the Hawks host the in form Sixers, complete with DJ.
These two teams met on Sunday in Adelaide in what was a typical gutsy game by the Hawks. Down by 12, they fought back hard but couldn't quite get the W. Their ladder position does not compliment the capacity of their skill set. They are playing more like a top 4 team at the moment than the Wildcats. They are a dangerous team that must be respected. However, they have succumbed to the role of ultimate wingman this season. Providing just enough resistance to entertain fans and make a game of it, but then letting their mate go home with the win. However, every so often the wingmen don't go home empty handed or with the DUFF.
The Sixers are playing with confidence and the inclusion of DJ back into the lineup will make this team more difficult to control than trying to grab an eel and shove it in an onion bag. Last game the Hawks ran the old pick and roll very well to get the mismatch in the key. Can anyone explain to my why Luke Schench is guarding Ervin at the arc, while a Sixers guard is guarding Luke Nevill in the key?
What great planning to organise the Sixer's Fans road trip this weekend. They will be the first to see DJ play live. I guess after a few beers they can also go to Gordie's and create a bit of mischief by ringing his doorbell at 2 am in the morning.
Overall, this will be a great game and is on TV so grab a six back, a pizza and settle into the couch for some great basketball. I wouldn't be a fan worth my weight in gold if if didn't tip a Sixer's win and tonight I think this arm wrestle will be a classic game resulting in a Sixers win.
Let's Go Sixers, Let's Go!