No guts ... no glory

Coach lays it on the line as Crocs close in on NBL crown

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

down.’’ When break­ing down the per­for­mance, look­ing past the be­low av­er­age shoot­ing per­cent­age and weak show­ing on the glass, Glee­son pointed out the self-in­flicted pain of fail­ing to fin­ish on the break, which proved par­tic­u­larly costly against New Zealand.

‘‘ We need a high per­cent­age of fin­ish­ing on the fast break, we let our­selves down too many times when it was two-on-one, three-on-two,’’ Glee­son said.

With both sides hav­ing noth­ing to hide af­ter their re­cent en­counter, Glee­son pre­dicts Satur­day’s matchup will be an iron­man con­test.

‘‘ We know that they have so many weapons in their team and that we have got to play at their in­ten­sity level for 40 min­utes,’’ he said.

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