The Sixers went down again to NZ last night, losing 80-63 in fromt of a packed house in Auckland. I didn't see the game but from reports and stats here's a few things that stand out..........
-NZ took 81 shots, Adelaide 55. We shot at 36%.
-Adelaide took 26 free throws to New Zealands 8, but only hit 16 of them.
-As predicted in yesterday's blog, Abercrombie had a nice bounce back game (22pts, 4 reb, 2 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks)
-DJ and DS took 7 shots each. Apparently they played little in the 2nd half, but you're not gonna compete if your two most efficient scorers take that many shots. On the other hand Ng shot 1-8 and Creek 1-5.
-Mitch Creek seems to be a very different player on the road.
It doesn't get any easier next week, with a rematch against Cairns next Sunday. Here's hoping..........