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Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United
2018/19 NBL Finals Series Semi final game 2: Sydney Kings vs Melbourne United
|Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW|
|Sydney Kings||Melbourne United|
Melbourne United will go to the NBL grand final series agains the Perth Wildcats after recording a 14-point win over the Sydney Kings on Sunday.
Sydney Kings 76
Melbourne United 90
The Sydney Kings will host Melbourne United in game two of their semi-finals series. Join us at The Roar from 2:20pm AEDT on Sunday March 3.
Sydney look to bounce back at home against reigning champions Melbourne. After a three-point shooting clinic from the United team in game 1 Sydney will look to bounce back behind league MVP and Defensive Player of the year Andrew Bogut.
Melbourne started game 1 off with bang with Casper Ware scoring three early three-pointers to start the game and then the reaming big names from Melbourne continued the job to lead an overall attack against the Kings.
Andrew Bogut was almost a non-factor in a rare poor game from the MVP, he collected 7 rebounds but that was his only big showing on the stats sheet as Melbourne held him in check for the game.
Brad Newley was the highest scoring Kings player with 17 while Melbourne was led by their man Casper Ware who scored 22 points in the 22 point win in Melbourne.
Sydney will look to show a much more improved effort across the board as they were outplayed by Melbourne especially on the defensive end where Melbourne suffocated Sydney throughout the game.
A home crowd and the risk of seeing a promising season end early should be enough fuel for the Kings, Melbourne on the other hand will want to close out the game in Sydney and head to the NBL finals for the second consecutive season and go back to back champs.
Sydney Kings coach Andrew Gaze will want at least one more game to his name before he leaves the head coaching job at season’s end.
Sydney is too good to have back to back bad games especially in the pointy end of the season but the Melbourne team is looking ahead to the finals series and are in the box seat.
Sydney Kings by 4
Sydney Kings versus Melbourne United
NBL Semi-final 2
Qudos Bank Arena Sydney NSW
Sunday 3rd March 2:20pm AEDT
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Melbourne lead best of 3 series 1-0
K. Lisch (C), B. Newley, J. Randle, A. Bogut, D. Wear, K. Adnam, D. Kickert, T. Wilson, D. Pineau, R. Turner, D. Deng, B. Bowen
D. Barlow, M. McCarron, C. Ware, J. Boone, D. Kennedy, A. Pledger, C. Goulding (C), T. Smith-Milner, C. Moller, P. Hooley, S. Short, S. McDaniel, V. Jois