Two years ago
GF5: Melbourne vs Adelaide, Mar 31
The last hooray of this season is here. Regardless of who wins this GF series has had it all and been very entertaining. Ejections, thrills, spills, injuries, disciplinary findings, dunks, jams, flops, techs. It's all been there and it's been wrapped up nicely like a prawn wrapped in a piece of bacon....oh, you can't tell me that isn't heaven on a stick.
So, let's get down to this game. While Melbourne would have like to have this one tidied up in 3 in time for the team to spend Easter finding Easter eggs (non halal ones of course) with their family, or however they want to spend Easter. The fact is they haven't been able to subdue a rampaging Sixers team.
We all know how both teams play. Sixers have a very fast transition based play, driving into the key per play with the intention of scoring. That’s why they go to the free throw line so often. Melbourne rely more on slowing it down around the key, getting the extra pass in and creating the mis-match on "Daniel" Boone when they chuck up a three. Somebody trade in his skull cap for a raccoon skin hat.
So what are the known, knowns of this game:
Sobey will be booed by Melbourne fans
Shorter will flex his muscles
Hodgson will get called a foul for a clean block
Chill will be rocking it on the sidelines looking cool in a suit
Prather will be slick and clean to the basket
Ware will try something fancy
Vickerman's face will crack if he smiled
Joey's only comment will be "we'll do out best"
Boone will bring a tent to the key
There will be “issues” surrounding CG43 that won’t be his fault
Sixers will win by 3