Breakers v Hawks Oct 24
Bottom placed Breakers host 7th placed Illawarra. I can hear the yawn factor, BUT this game will be a beauty.
Breakers have played the Kings twice and Illawarra are a team just wanting to win. It's in NZ so the game starts early Aussie time.
To say that Aaron Brooks had a great game last game is a pretty fair statement. He was unstoppable and topped 31 points. BUT, the rest of the Hawks were not playing as a team. Whether it is the coaching, or whether they just need to bond over a big night on the turps and a BBQ at coaches house, who knows at the moment. All I know was the battle of the Froling boys was won by Prince Harry.
The Breakers put up a fantastic effort against the Kings, but the Bogieman was the difference in both games. Hopson showed form and Webster has not embarrassed himself in his 250th. There will be lots on offer this game. Hopson and Brooks will entertain, and of course Loe will have his handful with the tall timber of Ogilvy and (injured) Boone, both of whom prefer the more physical approach to rebounding.
I love the NZ broadcasts as the Breakers are sponsored by Pek un Save and these guys seem to be playing more as a team. Im tipping those cunning Kiwis to out-play the Hawks who will be feeling the pressure after this game.