Two years ago
Adelaide v Brisbane Nov4 Game
A long time ago I went to Carnegie's Deli. I ordered a Reuben sandwich and ate pickles. It was a good Reuben. On Thursday night the Sixers had a bad Reuben. Reuben Te Rangi. You would have thought a guy had averaged 3 point 9 points per game in his career would be happy with that, but no, he decided to drop a lazy 29 points and lead all scorers. He’s a bad Reuben, a naughty Reuben in Sixers fans eyes.
What’s he trying to prove? Oh, I know, fast forward a few years, he’s tucking his son into bed and his son says "tell us again about the weekend you tore the Sixers a new one Dad!" “Well it all began on a Thursday night when I dropped 29 on them, and then to show them it wasn’t a fluke, I went to their home court and dropped another 29 on the Sunday. Made their team look like stooges”
The Suxers don’t need to be the subject of bedtime stories.
The Drim did a good job scoring last game, but Mika Vukona did a job on him opening up his noggin and massaging his brain. That’s something he’ll have to watch today.
That game was very much a game of halves and the Sixers scored only 37 points to 48 in the second half. That’s a slight improvement from 34 to 59 in NZ, and 28 to 31 in Melbourne. No doubt that’s something the Sixers coaches will be working on. You can’t expect the win games in the first half and then cruise in the second half, very few teams can do that.
But let’s get back to Reuben, and not the sandwich. So far this season he has not had a game in single figure points, only Cam Gliddon can claim the same. So I’m hoping basketballer Reuben isn’t like the sandwich and repeats.
This game is the Sixers to lose. They need to play the full 4 quarters and not let the Bullets rattle them.