Kings v Phoenix Dec 23
Last chance to be good before Santa comes. Time to pile up the prawns.
The top of the table Kings are doing everything to give the Cats the top spot, but it's a poisoned chalice no-one wants. Kings gift Bullets a sympathy win on Saturday opening up an opportunity for the Cats, and then the Cats handball that hot potato back to the Kings with a United win.
SEM have an opportunity to leap frog both the Sixers and Snakes with a win today and snatch back a top 4 spot. The new boys of the competition have had a great season so far but have slumped over the last month or so. Creek has been outstanding in form demanding a first five spot with perhaps an MVP cherry on that cream come season's end. He is the key to their success and when lanes to the basket open up, he is unstoppable. To paraphrase the great and cunning linguist Corey Williams "you just gotta give Mitch Creek that nugget"
Sydney at home are 6 and 1 for a reason. SEM 2 and 4 on the road. For SEM to get this, they need their bench to lift. Yes, the starters play more than other starters, but when they are on the bench, the benchies need to be scoring and not just holding the score in a static manner. For the Kings to get this one at home, my kiss of death goes to Shaun Bruce. The Kings have some talent, but I think Shaun Bruce is the silent barometer. Whenever he is shooting well and playing good D, the Kings get up. Just watch and observe the silent heart at work.
Kings by 2