Sydney unfortunately seem to lack a game plan. If not for Randle's individual brilliance making up for Sydney’s stagnant offensive scheme, I think it could have been worse. I think it was Carfino who mentioned that the Sixers seem to have control, even though it was tight on the scoreboard, and I agreed with him them, even when Syd pulled away, as you had to assume they would revert to the mean eventually (Adelaide helped by taking some poor shots themselves during that run, and not picking up guys in transition).
D.J. was a bad match-up for Bogut, as you would expect - a mobile big causes some headaches for slower paced big men, and Gaze’s PnR defensive scheme has always been poor because of slow footed centres he tends to employ (Maric, Humphris and now Bogut). It’s no wonder Adelaide have 10 straight over them with their uptempo style that exposes Kings poor transition D and lack of bigs able to defend out to the perimeter.
DeLeon is a worry though. His misses were bad, contested shots in the half court. They were far better off with Sobey as lead ball handler because he either attacked the rim, or played a good two man game with D.J. I thought Drmic bounced back with his activity nicely in this game, despite still not finding his shot yet.
Gaze’s body language when the writing was on the wall was horrible too. I love the bloke, as a player and personality, but as a coach you can’t live and die with every game like that. Joey might be animated (to put it nicely) but he always seems to have his players back. Gaze appears to be telling his guys that they’ve caused him grief.