Adelaide v Illawarra Dec 9
Probably the game to watch in today's trilogy of terror. Illawarra buoyant after a win over the eternal bridesmaids Cairns, are level on the table (5 & 7) with the mighty Sixers.
The last few games these teams have played have been high scoring, but let's talk about the elephant in the room. There has not been any love lost between these two teams with niggly incidents marring the matches, and today the refs would be well advised to keep a lid on the game early, so expect a lot of soft calls from the refs to signal their intention.
In other big news, the value of the catering contact at the Arena has plummeted next year when Phoenix start playing Adelaide. Yep, you won't be able to buy hot chips because Mitch Creek will bring enough for the crowd.
But back to the game...Adelaide with fresher legs should be in the box seat with this one. Home court advantage also a factor with the Hawks having the bunk together for two nights this round. Hopefully they had enough time to duck home to get a change of jocks and socks.
Looking forward to another high scoring game. Sixers