DJ vs Boone match-up
Ultimately though, the Boone vs. Johnson match-up may be the pivotal clash.Full article
The American has been the engine room of United's championship quest, sending Melbourne to the title decider with a huge game -- including the buzzer-beating game winner -- against the Breakers.
Johnson, meanwhile, has put together his most consistent season to garner All-NBL honours that means his continued omission from the national team is as notable as it is baffling.
Thoughts on this match-up? And do you agree with author Steve Smith that it's the key to the series?
Neither of these bigs really struggles with foul trouble (both average 2.2-2.3 FPG). Johnson is the better scorer, Boone the better rebounder. Boone is coming off the high of a game winner in the SFs, while Johnson had a quiet game in Perth after 16 & 10 in the opener.
DJ's FT shooting is a key to his game, while Boone is sub-50%. Could some hack-a-Boone from Hodgson help Adelaide at all?