Ramone Moore drives against Sydney in Round 1. Picture: Craig Golding/AAP
Ramone Moore drives against Sydney in Round 1. Picture: Craig Golding/AAP

Sixers feel like kings against Sydney, says Moore

ADELAIDE 36ers import shooting guard Ramone Moore believes his side will feed off last week's win against Sydney on the road when they face the Kings again on Friday night, this time at Adelaide Arena.

Moore, who scored eight points and dished four assists in Saturday's 94-83 success in Sydney, didn't downplay the challenge: the Kings are this year boosted by former Golden State Warriors NBA championship player Andrew Bogut and former league MVP Jerome Randle, a former Sixer.

But Moore said the 36ers had been infused with a new sense of confidence after starting the season with a loss to Perth Wildcats on their home court.

"I think we were a bit flat coming out against Perth in the first game so it was a quick turnaround for us to be able to come out and have a big win," Moore said.

"It always gives you confidence when you beat a team.

"We'll try to do what worked for us but right now we're (also) going to watch the things we didn't do well, that we can try to do better.

"But it's always good to get a win; going into Friday our confidence will be high and we'll try to get another one against them.

"I'm sure they'll make adjustments, things that they can try to do better against us as well."

Adeklaide’s Ramone Moore drives through the Kings defence at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney last weekend. Picture: Matt King/Getty
Adeklaide’s Ramone Moore drives through the Kings defence at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney last weekend. Picture: Matt King/Getty

Friday night's match against the Kings is part of a blockbuster weekend for Adelaide, who face last season's champions Melbourne United in a grand final rematch at Melbourne Arena on Sunday.

Moore still remembered the bitter taste of defeat in last year's grand final series and was looking forward to both games.

"Should be fun," Moore said.

"We'll have a bad taste in our mouths from that game (last year's grand final loss).

"I remember that game, just sitting there watching those guys celebrate.

"But we've got to take care of Friday first."

The Kings also have to back-up after the match in Adelaide, travelling across the Tasman to tackle NZ Breakers in Auckland.



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