Earlier this month
Adelaide v Perth Jan 1
Seems like a year, maybe a decade, since the last NBL game.
This game bookends Round 13, and what a way to do it. Traditional Rivals Adelaide and Perth going toe to toe. Adelaide will need to be in the best form to have any hope of stopping the Cats from taking the crown of top spot off the Kings. Damian Martin is out and that will hurt the Cats, but he is the least of the Sixers problems with Cotton and White scoring at will and Kay having his way with anyone he wants around the key. For a codger about to turn 35 next year the Flop-staff off the bench is worth his weight in Bunbury prawns.
Something needs to change at Adelaide. Three losses in a row and OK two of them were to teams running into form (Breakers and Snakes) but who loses to the Hawks these days? Oh.... except Sydeney....
I must admit I am a little confused with the rotations that Joey is using. OK, Randle and Johnson are lock in starters, but I don't think some rotations work together and some don't seem to match their opponents. There are also some Sixers who have gone missing over the last month and these guys need to stand up.
Last time thy met the Cats licked their whiskers by 4 points and they seem like they have more to gain from winning this game.
"Sufferin' succotash!" Sadly.... The Sylvester Cats by 6