Earlier this year
Adelaide v NZ Jan27
It's rematch time and last game went to OT, so let's hope we have another close one. It's been hot on and off the court. Apparently there's also a heatwave in Canterbury with the mercury climbing to 30..
Isaac Humphries was the difference in that game. 24 points and 11 boards was too much for the Breakers, with Tai Webster scoring 34 points and 8 assists making it hard work for the Sixers in return. Giddey's return didn't see him contribute much on the scoreboard but like a Biden supporter, Sixers fans will be hoping for more.
But NZ is the Pacific's three stars, and can the Sixers defend New Zealand? or is that a job for God? Webster and Delany are obviously going to have to be watched, as is Abba. 13 fast break points and 25 points off of turnovers tells me that once they get possession, they are faster in transition than a jet boat on the Shooter River. You can try to chase 'em down, but the Sixers need to make their passes crisper than the batter on fish and chips from Dunedin's Mr Chippy to get those turnovers down.
My kiss of death goes to the Breakers