Saturday, December 13, 2008
NBL, Tigers v Dragons.
They say it never rains, it pours!
After driving through several hours of the wet stuff to reach the Cage this was just the scenario that faced me.
Fans poured into the venue, photographers poured onto the court and the game began like a torrent!
This was set to be the game of the season so far and didn't disappoint.
The Tigers came out hard as everyone expected given their last demoralizing defeat at the hands of the Dragons.
They looked like holding on, sneaking out to a big lead in the third term but Goorjian's boys stepped up the defensive intensity and drowned the Tigers on the floor of the Cage!
If anyone doubts the value of defense in a game of basketball go watch the Dragons and see how it's done.
When the going gets tough those Dragons certainly get going!
The pic shows a dejected Anstey as Burston takes him on on the way to the hoop, typical of the last quarter of play.