Two years ago
Sixers v Kings Oct19 Game Thread
Tip off at 7:50, Showing of Fox..... yah First Ever adverts.
Kings limp to the fair city of Adelaide where only the brave joke about our reputation as the Strange Murder Capital of Australia. You can joke, but you'll wake up in a barrel in a shallow grave with a fruit cake on your head.
And tonight the Kings look like they could be murdered on the dance floor that is the Brett Maher Court. Randle was the standout for the Kings last time these teams met leading all scorers, but a single swallow does not make a summer and a one man band can't win it on his own. Bogut should come back strongly this round, but in last game he was dragged around the court by a much fitter, lighter and more mobile opponent in DJ. Reckon the plan might be to keep dragging around the Bogie man to tire him out.
It's hard to see where Sydney will get their lift in this game. Watching the game last week they seemed lethargic and "uninterested". Joey seemed to have the measure of Andrew Gaze.
Obviously the game is won on scoring and the ability to stop your opponent from scoring. Biggest danger for the Sixers is when they get too confident and start their party tricks to impress the cheerleaders and the crowd. Boys, I'm sure we can get you some numbers if you are that keen.
No NBL game is simple, but the Kings seem to find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory more often than Roger Rogerson takes a bribe.
If the Sixers just keep it simple and keep the pressure on the Kings, the game is theirs.