As a famous man famously said, the winner is Sydney.
And, as it was when Juan Antonio Samaranch announced the host city of the Games of the 2000 Olympiad, so it was at Qudos Bank Arena on Wednesday night when the Sydney Kings stormed home over New Zealand Breakers 77-69 in the deciding game five of the NBA’s 2023 Championship Series.
Derrick Walton Jr had 21 points, six assists and three rebounds in a player of the match performance to go with claiming series MVP honours, while the inspirational Angus Glover battled injury to tally 12 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
He called it: “Unbelievable. To do what we’ve done this year, I mean, look at this place, it’s f***ing rocking! Sorry about my language.”
Having become back-to-back champions, he roared to a triumphant crowd: “We’re going for three!”
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