NBL – Adelaide 36ers v Illawarra Hawks

Saturday January 30, 4.30 PM (WST), Titanium Security Arena

This rematch is worth waiting for and expect more than a bit of niggle after the Hawks won in Illawarra 104-97 on Thursday night.

Game rating – Adelaide 93 v Illawarra 99

No Kirk Penney-no worries!  The Hawks were too clean in Illawarra, defeating the 36 ers by seven points in an absorbing clash.  Down the stretch it was the class and experience of the Hawks that proved too much for the 36ers but there was nothing between these two teams all night.  The tactic of triple teaming Randle worked to an extent, however the “Handle” still scored 29 points despite spending time off the court with an injured calf.  Kevin Lisch and AJ Ogilvy were consistent all night and veteran Rhys Martin weighed in with a killer three pointer at the death.  Now it is time for the 36ers to regroup and change up the tactics in Adelaide.


Illawarra will review this past clash and focus on improving their percentage from outside the arc.  To half-time they were 1 from 13 and ended up 7 from 32 at 21%.  For the 36ers they need to support Jerome Randle with the triple team and work on less turnovers.  The rub of the green all night was with the home team and Adelaide coach Joey Wright needs be better against his old adversary Rob Beverage who won the points in this clash.  Have to stay with the home court advantage after tipping the 36ers away.

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