Bullets secure crucial victory over Sixers

WITH both teams eyeing off the same spot in the play-in tournament, the Brisbane Bullets delivered a four quarter performance in their 18-point win over the Adelaide 36ers at Nissan Arena on Friday night.

The Bullets were out to bounce back following their Round 18 loss over the Illawarra Hawks, while the 36ers looked to keep their chances of making the play-in tournament alive.

Brisbane Bullets (102) def. Adelaide 36ers (84)

The Bullets had strong start from Nathan Sobey, who scored the first seven points of the game and lifted the tempo of the match. Both teams were shooting the ball at a high volume from two point range. The Bullets made six shots from inside the arc on 11 attempts, compared to the 36ers, who shot 6/13.

With scores remaining even still in the second quarter, the Bullets went on a 16-3 scoring run, before the Sixers went on a 8-0 run of their own as momentum shifted throughout the first half.

With the Bullets winning the second quarter, 30-24, they maintained an eight-point lead at half time.

The Bullets maintained control in the second half, winning the third quarter 24-23 and last term 26-17, doing enough to secure a 102-84 victory.

Sobey was on song from tip-off and showed ripping form when shooting from behind the arc, finishing as the top scorer with 37 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals, while shooting 13/22 from the field, 7/14 from two point range, and 6/8 from three.

Mitch Norton played a solid role, doing well as a facilitator and sharing the ball with 15 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals.

Aron Baynes made the most of his starting role, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while Sam McDaniel, Josh Bannan and Casey Prather all finished with nine points each.

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