Joey Wright calls out DJ & Shorter
SATURDAY night at home against the Sydney Kings will reveal whether the Adelaide 36ers are going to capitalise on the team's undoubted talent and depth, or whether it may just crash and burn this NBL season.
Expected to bounce back at home after a losing road double to New Zealand and Melbourne, instead the Sixers collapsed in the last quarter, bamboozled by Illawarra’s defensive zone tricks, traps and treats, outscored 33-15 for a rousing 96-87 Hawks win.
While that success you would expect should springboard Illawarra to further gains, Wright post-game singling out import playmaker Shannon Shorter and longtime defensive liability Daniel Johnson as players needing to get with the program was a calculated gamble.
At least something is happening that fourth quarter against the Hawks was humiliating.
I still don't know how it's possible to be up by double figures going into the start of the final quarter on your home court and to then lose by double figures.