Sydney v Perth - Sat 28th: 5:30pm @Qudos
"Top of the Table Clash" and, dare I say it, another prelude to the Grand Final.
IMHO it's made interesting because both teams have been through a bumpy patch, and because their previous encounters have been so curiously one-sided.
Perhaps slightly more interesting, because like all teams this round, both must back up and play again. (But maybe not, as Sydney will play the Hawks and won't be expecting a tough 2nd game?)
Neither team was impressive last round. Sydney getting rolled by lowly Brisbane before somehow schlepping past a hapless Phoenix. Perth getting pantsed at home by United.
I'm assuming Moller is still out for Sydney, whilst Swaka Lo Buluk could make a return for Perth. I think much will depend on whether Martin has recovered from last week's mystery ailment. Perth were unable to contain Trimble, and if they give Ware the same freedom, it could be lights out.
Up front, the shambles that is Perth's 5 spot should provide some comic-relief against Bogut. Maybe its all part of some "cunning plan" to confuse him?
Will Bogut start the mind games by telling Hunt he's never going to make it to the NBA?
Difficult one to tip. As such, whilst the odds should clearly favour the home team, I'm going to tip Perth in an Upset.