Melbourne United have swept the Jiangsu Dragons in their two-game series, defeating them again 63 – 56 tonight in Yancheng City.
Majok Majok starred for Melbourne scoring 16 points ahead of newly recruited Craig Moller who had 10, and Adnam 8.
A sluggish start on the scoreboard in game two saw United trail for much of the first half before coming out looking like a new look team in the second.
“It was a game that we thought much like the other night that we might make some shots and put a margin on it” Head Coach Dean Vickerman said.
“But we didn’t shoot the ball very well tonight and we were still able to grind out a win with our defence”.
“Anytime you hold a team to 56 you’ve done an outstanding job at that end, and I thought our commitment overall defensively from the whole group was outstanding” said Vickerman.
Strong defence accompanied by some back-to-back dunks from Majok in the third quarter would see Melbourne United find some momentum and take back the lead heading into the break.
Kyle Adnam was again instrumental in holding down the point-guard position, backed up by Igor Hadziomerovic and Sam Short.
Unfortunately the score bench weren’t taking stats so we don’t know Adnam’s exact assists tally but the three huge lobs into Majok were just as spectacular as the glimpses witnessed from the duo during the 2016-17 season.
“Wild Kyle, he’s always looking out for me when it comes to lobs” Majok laughed.
“He’s a great point guard and we’ve got a good chemistry going with that pick and roll so it’s really good”.
Despite coming off an injury and being knocked around by some huge bodies, Majok found himself on the end of more than just Adnam lobs and was a dominate force inside the key tonight.
“I was still a little bit sluggish, but it’s my first time playing well after my injury after two months” Majok said.
“I felt like it was a really slow game that we really had to play defence on these guys. We really just had to tough it out and play well as a collective team”.
Craig Moller and Owen Odigie were both also notables. Craig showing off both his athleticism and impressive three-point ball range, whilst Odigie held down the defence in true Odigie fashion, as well as chipping in more than once to the dunk highlights reel.
No stats are available for this game.