Kai, 36ers play road game vs Hawks

John Bryan Ulanday - The Philippine Star
Kai, 36ers play road game vs Hawks
This Oct. 21, 2021 photo shows Filipino talent Kai Sotto playing for the Adelaide 36ers in the Australian National Basketball League.
Instagram / Kai Sotto

MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto wants no let-up in a bid to contribute anew when the Adelaide 36ers shoot for a quick rebound against the Illawarra Hawks in the Australia National Basketball League (NBL) today.

Adelaide goes on the road against Illawarra at 4:30 p.m. (Manila time) at the Win Entertainment Center with high hopes on the 7-foot-3 Filipino ace.

It will be the 36ers’ third straight game in a week after being sidelined for a month marked by postponement of five straight games due to COVID-19 protocols.

Their long layoff helped Sotto fully recover from a knee soreness, finally showing a glimpse of his potential with a six-point, eight-rebound outing in only 16 minutes of play against Melbourne United.

Adelaide absorbed a 97-78 loss but found a renewed hope in Sotto marching midway through the season with a 3-4 card.

But Illawarra will not be an easy nut to crack at home for Sotto and company with an expected extra fuel coming off a 94-78 loss to Perth.

The Hawks sport a 4-3 card at fourth place so far with Adelaide lurking at seventh spot.


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