Sixers v United, Dec 23
It's Christmas time and the NBL is handing out the presents.
After a great start to the season going 9-0, United have lurched from disaster to disaster as if the rest of the NBL have worked out their game plan. Their last few games have been less than convincing culminating in the Kings opening a big can of kick-ass last round. Sydney by 15 - really? Jason "pistols" Cadee scoring 28 and Tommy Garlepp running amok like a giraffe in a china shop.
The Sixers had a break last round so had plenty of time to look at the videotapes over a beer and pizza at Joey's. Cheeky has reportedly had surgery for appendicitis and I'm sure there's more than enough female Sixers fans offering to take him round a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup to help in his recovery.
With Creeky out, that's a big opportunity for Nathan Sobey to step up.
United are looking fragile and shaky, particularly away. They will need an exceptional first quarter to silence what is likely to be a large parochial crowd of Croweaters looking to Kick a Vic, or at least Boo Bad Boy Bubbles if he flops.
Sixers by 6