Two years ago
Sixers v Taipans Oct 25
Sixers are looking to make it three wins in a rows as the snakes slither into the AEC. I think the last time the Sixers won three in a row there was someone looking for someone else to take the demerit points for a speeding fine. At least he's risen from the ashes. Cairns come to Adelaide after not only beating Perth, in Perth, but giving them a belting that would make any mistress jealous.
The scene is set for another good crowd at the AEC. The scene is set for a great game. Cairns are the budget team of the league and the orange army love to spread the love around. Dare I say they are overtaking Illawarra as everyone’s second team? Yeah, nah, nah yeah? Skills wise they have some talent, but the slippery snake all Sixers fans will be watching tonight is Majok Deng. He was the X factor in many a game in Adelaide with solid contributions off the bench in his games as a Sixer. Tonight will he drop a 20 point 10 rebound game? I’m thinking his athleticism will keep DJ and the boys on their toes.
From the Sixers perspective, who doesn’t love Eric Griffen? The man plays like a cat. Bonnie wee Jackie McVeigh has found Deng’s X Factor mantle and when he hits the court he has the fans on the edge of their seats.
There’s lots of reasons why either team will win tonight, so the difference will be who can make the most of their opportunities. I think the Taipans might get lost in the Sixers transition, whereas I think the loose D of the Sixers will open up the shots from outside the arc for the Taipans and for the second bite under the ring. As always, rotations and matchups are important and there’s always time to shout at Joey about why Teys and White are on the court at the same time when the Sixers need a quick 10 points. Instead of shouting at Joey, shout Scott Ninnis a beer at the game, he'll be there.
My score predictor has a scoreline of 90-89 which mean this could go either way, so I’ll say Sixers by 3