KAI SOTTO LIMITED TO SIX POINTS AS ADELAIDE 36ERS FALLS SHORT AGAINST BRISBANE
Kai Sotto was limited to six points as Adelaide 36ers suffered an upset loss against Brisbane Bullets, 77-73, on Friday in the 2021-22 NBL season at Nissan Arena.
Adelaide is now on a losing streak and suffered a 3-10 standing after being defeated by Brisbane.
With only 15 minutes of playtime, Sotto finished with six points, five rebounds, and one steal but coach CJ Bruton chose to sub him out with 6:45 remaining.
Adelaide was on the lead for most of the quarters as Daniel Johnson poured in a double-double of 15 markers and 12 boards, but the team went cold in the last frame.
With 3:46 minutes remaining, Brisbane took advantage as Lamar Patterson scored eight points in a 12-0 rally to help Bullets gain a 75-70 lead.
Robert Franks scored 15 points and five boards, while Chinese Liu Chanxing delivered three points and two rebounds.
It was an unfortunate turn of events for Adelaide as they failed to control the whole game but the 36ers still delivered a good game.
Daniel Johnson carried the team with a double-double of 15 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists, combined with Emmanuel Malou’s perfect 4-of-4 game, including three three-pointers, and 11 points off the bench.
Adelaide will try their luck and face Cairns at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on February 20.