Illawarra Hawks are ready to take on the Sydney Kings at the WIN entertainment Centre in Wollongong on Wednesday, Nov. 25.
Fans love to see a battle within a battle and this game should be a beauty. Tim Coenraad v Josh Childress – The AJ Ogilvy v Julian Khazzouh would be very interesting to watch. Childress might be itching to make a match winning performance on his return while Coenraad would be looking to stop him.
According to the Stats provided by the official NBL AU, “Childress averaged 26 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals against the Hawks last season, while shooting 61 per cent from the field.”
“Illawarra are conceding 54 percent shooting from two-point range, worst in the league. On average opponents make 25 baskets from inside the arc, but in Round 2 the Hawks kept Sydney to 18 makes at 46 percent.”
When Oscar Forman was asked about Illawarra’s performance last week, he stated, “Right now our defence is non-existent and our rebounding is non-existent,” he said.
“Heading into Adelaide with four losses, but three of them hard-fought defeats to quality opponents, the Hawks couldn’t have seen what was to come.”
“The feeling amongst the guys was we played pretty hard, but when we looked at the tape it was completely different,” Forman said.
“After the game I had a lot of friends and family members say it just looked like we didn’t show up with any intensity, but I said, ‘No no, we did’
Here is complete schedule of the upcoming clash.
R8 PREVIEW: ILLAWARRA HAWKS Vs SYDNEY KINGS
Date & Time: 7.30pm (AEDT), Wednesday 25 November
Venue: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Watch: Fox Sports (Live and in HD); Sky Sports NZ; NBL Live App
Last time they met: Illawarra 100 (Forman 24, Coenraad 18, Penney 16) d Sydney 86 (Khazzouh 21, Thornton 19, Cadee 16), Round 2, Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney
Live Stream: NBL Live