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Sydney v New Zealand Feb 12
Kudos to the Kings for smashing the Sixers last game. This is their first home game at Qudos Arena and what a game this will be. The Kings are unlucky that they are not rolling out the 2019/20 NBL Premiership Flag as their 4th flag. Instead the Wildcats hung their 10th* flag in the rafters. They would eyeing off that spot in the rafters for the 2020/21 flag, and to do that they need to win tonight.
New Zealand are languishing at the bottom of the table and wishing they were across the ditch out fishing with Clarke Gayford. Tai Webster is absolutely killing it at the moment and don't think for a moment Corey isn’t copping it from his brother back in the hotel room as he sleeps in the lower bunk . Lamar Patterson showed a spark a few games ago but needs to come out to play tonight. The Kiwi Lamar is not the Brisbane Lamar we are used to.
The Kings look like they have decided to participate this season with a dominant display over the Sixers last game. Just when I thought we needed the fork for Casper, he pulls a 27 point game out of his proverbial and Jarell Martin was the thorn in the side of the Sixers too.
So, how will this game go? Look for the three point shootout between Vasiljevic and the Webster "twins" (The NBL website has their DOBs the same) I think the tussle around the key might go the Kings way and of course the air time will be where we find Abba.
I don’t want to say this is a do or die game for NZ, but 2 & 3 is better than 1 & 4. For Sydney, a win takes them to 3 & 3 leapfrogging the Phoenix, who were well and truely burnt yesterday, and sees them outside the 4 of %.
They should just sneak past the Breakers. Will there be Mardi Gras style celebrations?