Two years ago
Brisbane v Adelaide Nov1
Plenty of action on and off the court in Brisbane who are looking to re-invigorate themselves.
This will be a "push me-pull you" round for these teams. One game tonight in hot Brisbane, and then another one later this round in hot Adelaide, maybe with a new import for BrisVegas.
The Bullets with plenty of ex Sixers and Breakers making them the "John West" SixerBreakers.
This game will have a lot of very interesting matchups and it will be up to both coaches to squeeze the advantage where possible. Hodgson and Vukona will certainly trouble to more agile DJ, Wiley and Froling. Sobey and Deleon will battle wth the slower Gibson and the "slippery customer" in Cadee (sorry they're not my words. At the Sixers Season Launch some years ago when Cadee first joined the Sixers, Marty Clarke described him as a "slippery customer". I am just reminded of that comment and chuckle)
Deng and Te Rangi are the wildcards for both team. When Deng catches fire not even the FDNY can extinguish him, but he can overguard the cut and get caught on the back cut. Te Rangi seems to be the one who quietly steps up when necessary so keep an eye out for him.
Will certainly be an interesting game and series. The "John West" SixerBreakers, aka Bullets, will be a man down but this is probably an opportunity for someone to step up. I'm thinking with all the interruptions to the Bullets, the Sixers might just squeeze a W tonight.