Fo Fo Fo (Preview: 36ers vs Breakers 23/2/14)
New Zealand heads to Adelaide with it's playoff hopes getting weaker every day. Last night, they lost to a Hawks team down Kevin Tiggs. It wasn't even close as the Hawks won by 20, 88-68. The Breakers shot 39%, lost the rebound count by 10 and only had two players score in double figures. Tom Abercrombie and Gary Wilkinson combined for just 15 points.
Adelaide has well and truly had the Breakers measure this year. The Sixers won the first two clashes of the season in Auckland before humiliating the Breakers here on Jan 4. Adelaide won by 26, despite being without star Gary Ervin, who'd tormented the Breakers in the Sixers two road wins. Adelaide's run gave New Zealand fits and the Breakers have struggled to contain Adelaide's guns. Jarrid Frye had played some of his best basketball versus New Zealand and will be missed, although Creek should be able to hold things down if given the green light to get out and go.
You never want to write off an opponent but there's little to be positive about here if you're a Breakers fan. This version of the Breakers relies on too few players offensively and has been porous defensively. With DJ and Ervin back to their best last Sunday versus Melbourne, the team happy to be home after three straight on the road and an anticipated bumper "Heritage Round" crowd it's Adelaide's game to lose. And it won't
My Tip: Adelaide by 15