R17: Hawks v United
This is a game that all Sixers fans will be watching, and it's on FTA TV, so a good night for a pizza and beer - is there not a good night of the week for that?
United are in a hunt with the Sixers for 4th spot and will be looking to pinch that spot back with a win over the unlucky Hawks tonight. They have beaten the Hawks 2/2 so far this season but are 4 and 6 on the road and are 3 and 3 on Friday nights. With Lucas Walker still out (test?), it doesn't sound like much, but he just offers them an oomph off the bench the Hawks lack.
The McRae-Ervin tussle will be one to watch, but the teams don't actually matchup too badly with a few tight one on ones.
McRae v Ervin
Dennis v Martin
Kickert/Worthington v Forman/Coenraad
Barlow v Davidson
Tomlinson/Corletto v Carson/Demos
Odigie v Hill
MacMillan v Nevill
Patton v Ballinger
My score predictor is telling me an 83:81 win to United. With Walker out and the Red Fox drawing up plays to keep his home crowd happy, I am thinking the Hawks might have a late run in the fourth and come in like a Kiama wave and blow them away. Hopefully the Hawks haven't forgotten how to close out a game.
Hawks to pip United.