36ers season, the turning point?
I'm interested in hearing thoughts on when people think the 36ers' season really made a turn for the worse. Some might say with the signing of the roster or whatever, but I didn't quite picture us in tenth before the Slingers game tipped-off.
And even though we gave up the now-customary first win to the new team in Singapore, and had to come from behind and take advantage of Saville shooting 1/13 against the Hawks to get that win, I think it was game three that held the fork in the road.
How many fans would look at the Kings visiting the Dome now and confidently think "We'll get this one." But back in game three, 36ers hosting the Kings at the Dome, we had that game.
When Maher slipped, they pounced and easily won overtime. From there, Adelaide lost another three straight. It took a woeful game from the Crocs and the 36ers playing well to get our first home win of the season. Since then, we've only beaten the Pigs twice and the Dragons in turmoil (would we beat them now?).
Would this season have been much different had we won that Kings game? I think so.
Suddenly, visiting sides didn't have the same fear of playing at the Dome. Last season we were another early-exit team that were a notch below the real contenders, but we were tough to beat at home. I don't think the same can be said now, but Dec 13 and 16 will be perfect opportunities to build some form and get things back on track.