Sixers v Phoenix Dec 13
Well, Phoenix travel again and this time to the oasis that is Adelaide. I do believe this is the first time Sixers fans will see SEM play at the AEC and the chairs will be out in case Ben Madgen needs a dance partner. Of course the welcome mat will be rolled out too for Mitch Creek who has got about 12 more tatts than he had at the time he was looking to offload some misdemeanours.
Adelaide are home are fluid. Scoring well, and averaging over 100 ppg. But Creeky is well versed in the Force after serving under Master Joey, but there are some skills you cannot learn from a Jedi. You can only learn from the dark side. When he left the Sixers, he was but the learner, but be careful not to choke on your aspirations. That extra fire will be in his belly this game.
The last 5 games have not been fruitful for the Phoenix. Losses to Adelaide, Sydney and Perth at home, a narrow "away" loss to United, and a win against the Bullets has seen them linger around 4th spot, a hotly contested position. So what has gone wrong for them? Shooting % good, rebounds not bad, no excessive turnovers. What is their problem?
Adelaide are not without issue either, but are just a bit more thirsty and will be looking to drink tonight. While Creeky will be out to impress, you only need to pull 5 fouls on him and then the crowd can wave him off. If Joey's smart, he can use his Jedi mind tricks to pin some fouls on him and nullify his impact.
Sixers by 4