Two years ago
Sydney @ Perth – Friday 14 December – 6.50pm AWST
Forecast - Min 21. Max 36. Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h shifting south to southwesterly during the day.
The biggest game of the NBL season.
Attendance prediction: Sell out.
The number third seed Sydney Kings (7-4) take on the first place and league leading Perth Wildcats (11-2) in an epic grudge match following their closely fought Round 8 clash, which saw the Kings come out victorious (77-72) against a Perth Wildcats team missing reigning MVP Bryce Cotton.
Following a lackluster performance in Sydney, the Perth Wildcats will be looking for revenge against the huddle crashing Andrew Bogut and his Sydney Kings.
$500 poorer, Gleeson will undoubtedly be giving his players the extra push this week to make up for their terrible shooting display last week.
After one week off, you could say the Kings are the in-form team at the moment, taking out two gutsy wins in Round 8 – but will they be able to handle the bright lights of RAC Arena and some old fashioned Perth home cooking?
Our tale of the tape
Kings - Perth
2 NBL MVPs 1
1 NBA Champions 0
0 Damian Martins 1
1 League Poster Boys 0
0 Red Army's 1
0 Fines this season 1