Wilson points way forward for Sixers
A BUSY game by New York point guard Jamar Wilson, combined with some dominant rebounding and inside scoring set up Adelaide's fifth straight NBL road win, a 105-86 victory against Sydney.
The loss was a blow to the Kings' finals hopes after they had upset ladder-leader New Zealand in Auckland on Friday night.
A fiery Wilson (pictured), who had one stage had to be dragged away from the referees, finished with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists as coach Joey Wright's men racked up a weekend double after downing Wollongong 89-85 on Friday night.
Sydney was never in the game after guards Jason Cadee and import Kendrick Perry found themselves in early foul trouble.
Adelaide, not a noted outside threat, made eight of 13 three-pointers, while their big men, led by former Chicago Bulls centre Luke Schenscher, connected with 21 of 36 shots from inside the paint.
The big concern for the Kings was a possible shoulder injury to star import Josh Childress, who failed to see out the contest.
Meanwhile, Cairns slipped ahead of New Zealand after smashing Perth 92-66 on Saturday night, after the Wildcats had opened their tropical double with a 93-85 win over Townsville the previous night.
Cairns was behind for most of the first half before an explosive second stanza by imports Torrey Craig (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Scottie Wilbekin (19 points, 10 assists) ignited their offence.