Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
Photo from Adelaide 36ers


NBL: Sotto a DNP in second half as Adelaide escapes Sydney

Has Kai Sotto fallen out of CJ Bruton’s rotation?

The 7-foot-3 Filipino only played three minutes and 12 seconds in Adelaide’s 92-88 escape of Sydney in the 2022-23 National Basketball League season, Friday at Qudos Bank Arena.

Sotto, who did not play in the second half, only had a block to his name in the contest.

Still, the 36ers were able to eke out their second win in three games.

Down 83-84 with 3:35 remaining, Daniel Johnson was fouled by Tim Soares while he was attempting a three-pointer.

Johnson made two of three to give his side the lead before Craig Randall followed it up with a three-point bomb of his own.

Free throws by Antonius Cleveland and Mitch Mccarron sealed the win for the 36ers.

Randall led Adelaide with 24 points, six rebounds, and five assists while Johnson added 17 points and eight rebounds.

Both Cleveland and McCarron scored 15 apiece as well.

The Kings, who fell to 4-2, were led by Derrick Walton Jr, who got 23 points and six assists. Dejan Vasiljevic added 15 markers.

Up next for Adelaide is New Zealand on Friday.

#ReadMore  Perlas U18 3X3 to make World Cup debut, Gilas U18 do not qualify
Written By

You May Also Like


Jasper Rentoy has grown accustomed to facing rejection. However, despite the numerous setbacks, he persevered and has now made it to one of the...


Kai Sotto’s back injury continues to haunt him in Japan. The 7-foot-3 Filipino big man will be sitting out Hiroshima’s weekend games due to...

19th Asian Games

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas unveiled the initial list of 60 players submitted to the Philippine Olympic Committee Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee last...


Kai Sotto is set to play out his contract with Hiroshima, arriving in Japan on Thursday evening. The 21-year-old Filipino big man has yet...


Where is Kai Sotto headed next? A quick check of Hiroshima’s official roster page for the upcoming 2023-24 B.League season reveals that the Dragonflies...

19th Asian Games

The majority of overseas imports will not be participating in the Asian Games, creating a challenge for Gilas Pilipinas. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas...

2023 FIBA World Cup

In the end, Chot Reyes was able to secure his graceful exit. Relying on Jordan Clarkson, Gilas Pilipinas managed to salvage pride, routing their...

2023 FIBA World Cup

The losses continue to mount for Gilas Pilipinas, and the frustrations of repeatedly losing winnable games are finally taking their toll on the players....