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Sotto, 36ers buck slow start against Taipans to get back in win column

Luisa Morales – Philstar.com

February 20, 2022 | 12: 00pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto and the Adelaide 36ers survived a lifeless delivery up to attain out with the take in opposition to the Cairns Taipans, 82-71, at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday.

After dropping a yarn-low nine factors in a valuable quarter ever in Adelaide Entertainment Middle, the 36ers bounced support with hot starts in the three final quarters.

A 15-0 plod in the second quarter bought Adelaide support into the sport after they were down, 23-9, after the most well-known 10 minutes of play.

They took their first lead of the sport in the second salvo, 24-23.

Whereas both groups ended up in deadlock at 34-34 at halftime, the 36ers scored the most well-known seven factors of the second half of to fetch breathing space.

Sotto executed high quality minutes off of the bench as he was a pest in protection with three blocks and one steal.

He furthermore had five factors and five rebounds in 12 minutes and exchange.

Sotto had a spotlight play to boot, converting into an alley-oop.

— Adelaide 36ers (@Adelaide36ers) February 20, 2022

Dusty Johnson was the head scorer for Adelaide with 16 factors, nine rebounds, and three assists.

Adelaide thus improved their yarn to 5-7 as the Taipans fell to some-8.

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