36ers ready to ex­tend win streak

The Gympie Times - - SPORT - — Reece Homfray

BASKETBALL: The Ade­laide 36ers will cel­e­brate their rich his­tory tonight as they set about cre­at­ing some of their own this sea­son.

Fresh from win­ning their past four games on the trot, the Six­ers will play Syd­ney in a retro jersey throw­ing back to the 1990s as part of the NBL’s her­itage month.

And they will take on the Kings full of con­fi­dence after they con­tin­ued their un­beaten start to 2018 with a 10-point win over Cairns on Thursday night.

“It’s nice to string some (wins) to­gether, I think we’re play­ing some good ball at this time of the year and get­ting great con­tri­bu­tions from different play­ers in different games,” coach Joey Wright said.

It wasn’t the usual sus­pects who got it done for Ade­laide against the Taipans, with Mitch Creek and Nathan Sobey tak­ing a back seat to the Bren­dan Teys (14 points), Ra­mone Moore (19 points) and Shan­non Shorter (21 points) show.

Creek did not take a sin­gle shot in his 16 min­utes, while fel­low starter Sobey hit just two points from 13 min­utes.

Wright praised Creek and the team’s self­less at­ti­tude for be­ing pre­pared to spread the scor­ing.

“You look at prob­a­bly our best player (Creek), he didn’t take any shots tonight and is happy with the win,” he said.

“The prob­lem comes for coaches when I’ve got to walk in that locker room and look at a guy like him who’s a star player not just in our team but our national team, and he goes ‘man I didn’t get any buck­ets’.

“That’s when the trou­ble starts, but they make it easy for me.”

Kings v 36ers 4.30pm, Hawks v Break­ers 6.30pm

PHOTO: GETTY

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