Two years ago
GF Series - Perth v Melbourne Game 1
There's only 3 to 5 games of NBL left this season. It would be difficult to find an NBL fan to acknowledge these are the best two teams here. Even Homicide Williams would agree.... now. I guess he had to take his frustrations out on someone, eh Jase.
Perth finished top and go into the series with the number 1 ranking. Melbourne finished #2, which is typical for most Victorians trying to keep up with Sydney siders. After knocking off Sin City, they head across the Nullarbor to face the Cats, who have sharpened their claws.
Perth are looking for Championship number 9. They need to stop soon or else Perth fans will be taking off their shoes to count them all. Rumours a plenty that Sydney are chasing Trevor G, but he might have found his G spot in Perth. In 6 seasons, they have 3 flags, been in SF twice and now we have to wait for season 6 for the final tally.
Greg Hire is hanging up his boots at season end. He may have found his stitch in time with this team and go out on a high.
BUT....the boys in navy blue have different plans. They are the reigning champs and while Perth may hav finished top, The Dean of coaches has different plans, looking to go back to back and put a tiger in the tank.
United's roster is a well balanced roster of talls, quicks and 3 points shooter, with 3 imports as well....Minor round results mean nothing in finals. This is where the big boys show why they get paid the big bikkies.
I'm particularly excited with the obvious battle between Ware and Cotton, but it is Boone and Kay who I think will be the guys feeding their guard brigade and create the options for them to shine.
Should be a sell out crowd for such a great game. This game should be tighter than a rashie on a fat kid and go down to the final play. Time and time again we have seen Cotton squeeze off an impossible shot to get the win. I'm looking forward to him doing it again and closing the tiger cage.