R3: Kings vs Breakers at NSEC, Oct 21
The Sydney Kings (1 & 2) head into the NSEC Wednesday night to face the NZ Breakers (1 & 3).
NZ had a spanking from the Hawks in round 2 as did Sydney and then the Breakers lost a narrow one to Perth while the Kings also dropped a close one with a loss to Townsville.
Corey Webster's return will be a huge boost for the Breakers and he'll be full of confidence.
Question marks still surround Alex Pledgers feet after some discomfort and Mika Vukona's calf injury. Alex Pledgers size and defensive abilities would be pretty handy to try and negate Julian Khazzouh's offensive influence.
Charles Jackson showed some promising signs defending Perth's Front Court but unfortunately Julian Khazzouh's skill set in the paint presents a whole different bunch of issues that he may not be ready to deal with. If he can it will go a long way towards winning the game for the Breakers.
NZ will badly want to win this game on their beautiful home court if they want to have any hope of resurrecting their season.
NZ by 7 for me.