Hungry Jack's NBL
R18 Preview: Cairns v Adelaide
Who: Cairns Taipans v Adelaide 36ers When: 7.30pm (AEDT), Friday 5 February Where: Cairns Convention Centre Watch: Fox Sports; Sky Sports NZ; NBL Live App Last time they met: Adelaide 88 (Randle 28, Johnson 17, Petrie 11) d Cairns 83 (Worthington 19, Weigh 17, Gliddon 13), Round 8, Cairns Convention Centre
Cairns take it to Lob City #HardBall @CairnsTaipans @SydneyKings https://t.co/C2lYkWGBLl — NBL (@NBL) January 29, 2016The Taipans’ playoffs hopes are well and truly alive after Adelaide’s blowout loss on Wednesday, Gliddon happy to admit he became a Breakers tragic for the day. “Yeah, and I was an Illawarra Hawks fan the other week,” he laughed, before getting serious again. “If we want to play playoff basketball we don’t just have to beat them, we have to beat them by a big margin, so there’s no taking it lightly here because one guy may be out.” That margin is 12 or more to claim the season series, and Gliddon vividly remembers Round 13 last season when Adelaide headed north without Jamar Wilson and prevailed 84-77, Mitch Creek with 16 points and eight boards and Gibson the mastermind with 14 assists. “They're a great team, without Randle or without Jamar they’ve still got Gibbo, they’ve still got Creek and all those other solid Aussies on the team, and then you’ve got another import in Ere who is just balling right now,” he said.
Craig smashes home a 1 hander #HardBall @CairnsTaipans @SydneyKings https://t.co/tYs7t3YZxj — NBL (@NBL) January 29, 2016