How tight is the NBL ladder?
Completion of tonight's two games (Cairns vs Sydney and Perth vs Melbourne) could change the standings quite dramatically.
If Cairns win, in the game between first and fourth, they will move into second on the ladder. If they lose, they will probably slip to last. Sydney will remain on top, either way.
Perth vs Melbourne is last vs second last. If Perth win, they could move as high as second (it would take a mighty thumping of Melbourne, in the order of 32 points), more likely third or fourth. If Melbourne win, they could move to second (they would need to win by about 15 points.)
Doomsayers of any team, this year, beware!!!