NBL: Kai Sotto, Adelaide 36ers in third consecutive draw

Adelaide 36ers Kai Sotto

Kai Soto and the Adelaide 36ers. 36ERS photo

MANILA, Philippines – Kai Sotto delivered five of his eight points in the fourth quarter but Adelaide absorbed his third consecutive defeat to Sydney, 84-77, in the Australian National Basketball League at the Adelaide Entertainment Center on Saturday.

Soto shot 3-of-4 from the field and made four rebounds, an assist and a block in the game in 16 minutes and 30 seconds.

Xavier Cooks led the Kings, scoring nine of his 22 points in the final quarter. He also took nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Dejan Vasiljevic was also important for Sydney with 15 points, three rebounds and two assists. Gerald Martin chipped in 13 points and six rebounds, while Jillian Adams added 12 points and five dime.

The Kings advanced to 16-7 with their 11th consecutive win, repeating their first-round victory at 36ers, 93-90, on 27 February.

Daniel Johnson picked up Adelaide with 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists as Hiram Harris and Todd Withers added 10 at another rate.

The 36ers slipped to 7-16 after three consecutive losses.

Sotto and the 36ers are hoping to end their slump against the Brisbane Bullets on Monday.

Related stories

Get the hottest sports news right in your inbox

Read on

Don’t miss the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to access Philippine Daily Inquirer and 70+ other headlines, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download by 4am and share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, please contact us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.