Hungry Jack's NBL
R5 Preview: New Zealand v Adelaide
Who: New Zealand Breakers v Adelaide 36ers When: 5.30pm (AEDT), Thursday 5 November Where: North Shore Events Centre, Auckland Watch: Fox Sports (Live and in HD); Sky Sports NZ; NBL Live App Last time they met: Adelaide 90 (Hodgson 18, Johnson 15) d New Zealand 71 (Cedric Jackson 14, Bartlett 13), Round 1, Titanium Security Arena, Adelaide THE MATCH-UP Cedric Jackson v Jerome Randle – The 36ers’ pocket rocket is the arguably the most exciting point guard to hit the NBL since, well, Cedric Jackson. Both players can produce wayward shot selection and poor decision-making, but both are also match-winners of the highest order. Can Jackson’s length trouble the pint-sized Randle? Or will Adelaide’s new import weave his second-half magic again?
Webster leads the scoring in this one #HardBall @NZBreakers @SydneyKings https://t.co/Ze2FIAR8EC — NBL (@NBL) October 21, 2015THE WRAP New Zealand were ominous last round and now sit 3-0 in Auckland with an average winning margin of 14.3 points thanks to the powerful perimeter punch of Webster and Abercrombie, fed by Jackson. The 36ers need Daniel Johnson, Anthony Petrie and Lucas Walker dominating the defensive glass, because without some easy buckets from their running game this appears too tall an order.