Cairns v Sydney Jan 23
The festival of NBL continues and it feels like a festival as normally there would be about 3 games on a Saturday, but there's on one and one game per day for a while.
These teams opened the season with the Taipans striking first to get their season underway. Ware v Machado was a highlight with Ware maybe taking the chocolates that night. But Sydney haven't played a game since, Cairns has been beaten by the Invincibles and Adelaide has played 4.
Cairns have a fairly good outfit and won by a margin as skinny as a super model in game 1. Sydney won't want to be 0-2 and lose two games in a row. There's plenty of time at the end of the season for the Violent Crumbles to succumb to the pressure and collywobble their way out of major round action, disappointing their fans yet again.
I actually quite like Sydney's chances tonight, Cairns will not be easy, but if they have used their break constructively and bonded a bit then it's their turn to blow away Cairns.
Sydney by 1