Phoenix v Kings Feb 9
One of the luxuries of being top of the table is that you can rest your main man in Sin City while the rest of the team bag a win. It's a risk they can afford to take with a final game against Illawarra next weekend.
Sydney have led the competition since round 1 and have been the first team to do so in the history of the NBL. Perhaps they needed a 3rd import? Maybe Paul Smith will be re-designing their jersey for next year? Let's no forget Moller is still out and will add some firepower when he comes back.
SEM are unlikely to climb from 8th, but hey the Sixers shouldn't think they have secured the highly sought after 7th spot. There's plenty to learn from in their first year as they build their culture and brand in the NBL. Maybe SEM need an experienced coach to lead the way. Anyone know who could be right for the job?
A bit of a danger game for the Kings if they disrespect the Phoenix too much, but they should have enough in the engine room to back this one. Kings by 5.