Hungry Jack's NBL
R19 Preview: Townsville v Cairns
Who: Townsville Crocodiles v Cairns Taipans When: 7.30pm (AEDT), Thursday 11 February Where: Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre Watch: Fox Sports; Sky Sports NZ; NBL Live App Last time they met: Cairns 75 (Gliddon 25, Craig 15, Tragardh 14) d Townsville 61 (Djeric 15, Samhan 12, Kay 10), Round 14, Cairns Convention Centre THE MATCH-UP Jordair Jett v Cam Gliddon – After the opening seven games Jett has been a standout for Townsville, providing 16.7 points, 3.7 boards and 3.4 assists per night and playing some outstanding on-ball defence. His away from the ball D is still a work in progress, something Illawarra exploited last week, and so can Gliddon with his high IQ and ESP-like connection with Mark Worthington.
Jordair Jett is hot tonight #HardBall @TsvCrocs @Adelaide36ers https://t.co/HbttCpsXTS — NBL (@NBL) January 16, 2016“He’s got them to move the ball, a lot of ball reversals and ball movement, you have to defend them for long periods of the shot clock and that puts any type of defence under pressure,” he said. “I think if you just let them run their stuff they're tough, if gives their players an opportunity to be opportunistic, and the ability to cut through their ball movement. “So I think you (have to) disrupt them and get after the on-balls certain ways and get after the post a certain way. We’ve had some pretty good disruption the way we’ve trapped the post since Christmas.” Matt Burston, Mark Worthington and Cam Gliddon have exemplified Cairns’ counter-orientated offence this season, and the entire team has joined in at times, but Fearne put out the challenge for one last consistent effort to finish the season. “It’s just having the understanding and acceptance to give (the ball) up now but I’ll get it back, manipulate the offence the way I want to by the way I cut, to be a threat,” he said. “We’re too inconsistent with that, sometimes we look great, sometimes we don’t look good.”
Steindl is up above the rim again #HardBall @TsvCrocs @CairnsTaipans https://t.co/FBNPHdpaI9 — NBL (@NBL) December 2, 2015