Two months ago
Brisbane v Sydney Jan26
Well, I hope everyone has had a lamb chop, game of backyard cricket, and a thong throwing contest today because now we are ready to turn on the telly and watch the Kings invade the Bullets home court.
The Brisbun Thirty Sixers are languishing winless at the bottom of the table. Why can't we all get participation ribbons and a nice warm hug from nana? Zero and three will not be a good look for Brisbun at home. An average score of 83 is usually pretty good in the NBL, except the competition has averaged 90 against that. The hidden danger with signing up old Sixers is that SA was never a convict state, so we never worried about fences, no-one in SA has ever heard of a D-fence - just ask the Sixers....
Sydney lost their first game to Cairns, but came back strongly to even it up at 1 all. Maybe the Cockroaches needed a warm up game to get the cobwebs out the system. Like an Oxford St street walker, you have to be prepared to be asked to do anything and I’m in two minds how this game will play out. Ware will obviously be dangerous and has taught guards not to count their chickens before. Crusty old stalwart, Newley, just seems to have the punch when it matters so this tussle might come down to how well the knuckle draggers in the key (aka the Centres) go. The Kings have won the boards in both their games, whereas the Bullets haven’t. I think this will be the difference tonight with the Kings being the Kings of the offensive boards in particular. They might be hungrier than a convict on quarter rations.
At one stage Queensland was part of the great state of NSW. I’m tipping the Kings to hoist their flag in Brisbun and re-claim that court.
Kings by 7