Earlier this year
Kings v Phoenix Jan 19
Bogieman or not, Kings did not play well on Friday night, but hey it was a race to the bottom with Phoenix getting absolutely smacked up in Perth. Both teams will want a W. For the Kings, a loss by about 12 or more will see Perth steal top spot and probably stay there. A Phoenix win sees the stay in touch and jump NZ for a week.
Phoenix just can't seem to win out of Melbourne with a poor yield this season. Walker top scored on debut but as sure as Scomo will take a family trip to Hawaii, that tape would be scrutinised over the last 48 hours and the scouting report on him on the coach's desk for an evil plant to be devised.
The Kings are struggling with injury ATM with a few key players out. The Kings at home are strong and Phoenix can't seem to rise out of the ashes on the road. There's no reason why this should not be close and Mitch Creek will fire up to keep the Violet Crumbles on their toes.
Kings by 2