Earlier this month
Illawarra v SEM Apr 1
Just when you thought Phoenix were up Mitch Creek without a paddle, up pops a familiar face. Oh, it's going to be tempting for the Hawks DJ when Mitch goes for free throws or has the ball to play "Bad Boys", but I’m sure they’ll just play “I fought the law and the law won”, or something inoffensive.
It’s neck and crop with these two teams. Both are on 10 and 8 and a win tonight is a double point game because the loser slips towards the Kings and Bullets who are chasing 4th spot like an ALP muck raker chasing a Liberal staffer for a scandal.
The race for 4th spot is as choked as the Suez Canal and there’s not enough lube to move things on. Illawarra at home will be tough and their home crowd has to be one of the most colorful crowds in the NBL, even old mate with his beer
SEM should be up for the challenge and have the fresh legs. They are 2 from 2 this season and could be the bogie team for the Hawks, just like the Sixers are the bogie team for the Cats, but I have a gut feeling the Hawks might just put the cuffs on these bad boys tonight.