NBL – Melbourne United v Illawarra Hawks

Thursday January 7, 4.30 PM, State Netball & Hockey Centre

It is second versus third in what should be a shootout in Melbourne.

Game rating – Melbourne 91 vs Illawarra 96

This really does promise to be a big game of basketball.  Finally United found some of its early season form when they were too good all match for the Wildcats winning (92-87) before going up to Sydney and beating the Kings (90-100).  The Hawks are on a hot streak, winning their past six games with their most recent victory a demolition of the Crocs (74-98) in Townsville.


Illawarra destroyed Melbourne in Round 9 at Illawarra (102-87) and United blew away the Hawks in Round 2 (93-82) in Melbourne. Both teams are at full strength so expect a shootout from beyond the arc with Goulding and Holt for United set to go head to head with Kenny and Lisch for the Hawks.  The battle inside will be worth watching too, pitting Kickert and Warrick against the Hawks’ Foreman and AJ Oglivy.  As the game is being played in Melbourne, United appear to be a touch over the odds at $1.90.

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