Should Jawai travel to NZ?
Just to continue on the discussion started by Heal & Rucker...
A well-rested Jawai was almost unstoppable early on.
Then he pulled up sore again, and his output tapered off.
It was suggested (by Heal IIRC) that Perth should rest him for game 2, play Jervis and leave Nate in Perth, so he'd be ready for game 3.
Normally, this is the kind of crazy shit that I come up with, but the more I think on this proposition, the more its starts to make sense.
Perth would love to win in 2, but what are their chances? I can't recall when they last won a game in NZ. Plus we know that Nate can't backup in 2 days, especially with the trip to NZ, without a medical miracle. So realistically this is going to come down to game 3.
There's still plenty of potential upside in the Cats. Their two top scorers were very quiet tonight, as was Jervis.
For mine, it comes down to this: Do they think they can win G2 in NZ? If so, throw everything at it. If not, resting Jawai might be a very smart move.