Round 3 of NBL action tips off with the Wollongong Hawks visiting the inhospitable Challenge Stadium to take on the Perth Wildcats.
The Hawks have had plenty of rest after not playing in Round 2, whilst the Wildcats are coming off a 14 point win over the Gold Coast Blaze at the same venue. The Hawks will have to see a strong performance from homecoming boy Glen Saville if they don't want to fall to the same fate as the Blaze. Boosted by the addition of Dusty Rychart in the frontcourt this season, along with Sav, the Hawks will not be the easybeats that they were last season. Still, a formidable Wildcats team awaits them.
Stacked with talent across the board, notwithstanding the injury to captain Paul Rogers, the Wildcats will be tough to defeat. Darnell Hinson leads a steady charge of big men, along with the exterior firepower of Peter Crawford.
A Stern Prediction: Wildcats by 9
Other NBL Notes
As discussed here a couple of days ago, Tony Ronaldson has been a big part of the New Zealand Breakers so far this season, despite being 20 seasons into his career. His teammates recognise that contribution.
Highlights which John Rillie has watched too many times by now, of the Crocs v Sixers:
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