Kings to host Bullets during Hoops Capital double-header
The Sydney Kings will look to make it three wins on the trot this Sunday when they host the Brisbane Bullets at Qudos Bank Arena from 3.45pm AEDT.
The round seven fixture, which pits second against fifth, will also be the second game in Hoops Capital's first of four double-headers in 2023-24.
One man who's experienced the excitement of the double-headers before is Jordi Hunter - who is averaging 10.9 points, six rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game in NBL24.
"The double-headers are a great initiative by Hoops Capital - it’s the best afternoon of basketball you’ll find in Australia," said Hunter.
"Flames fans have the opportunity to see the Kings in action, and Kings fans can see what the Flames are all about.
"We like things back-to-back in Sydney, and two games are better than one.
"[Last year's double-headers] were great - watching the girls play as we gear up for our own game gets me in a good headspace.
"It reminds me of growing up, it wasn’t a basketball game if you weren’t watching the game before yours."
This NBL fixture will follow the Sydney Flames' home opener against Melbourne from 1.15pm.
To ensure the harbour city side solidifies second spot on the ladder, Norths Bears junior Hunter knows what his team need to do on Sunday against the Bullets - who they got the better of in round three at Nissan Arena.
They’re playing really good basketball right now," the St Mary's alum said.
"We’ll have to lock into their key guys and key sets to put ourselves in the best position to win.
"The game will be decided by who plays their brand of basketball for 40 minutes.
[Further to that] ee never want to lose at home - the game is easier with our great fans behind us at Qudos Bank Arena, so we can’t squander any opportunity to grab a win there."
Tickets to the hoops extravaganza, which will involve club partner What Ability on the day, are still available for purchase herehttps://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/Show.aspx?sh=KINGSE24.