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NBL: Kai Sotto plays sparingly in Adelaide 36ers’ skid-ending win

/ 10:23 PM April 14, 2022
Adelaide 36ers' center Kai Sotto. 36ERS PHOTO

Adelaide 36ers’ center Kai Sotto. 36ERS PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Kai Sotto saw limited action but the Adelaide 36ers arrested their four-game skid with a rousing 82-70 victory over the Perth Wildcats in Australia’s National Basketball League on Thursday at RAC Arena.

Coming off his career game 21 points in their 93-85 loss to the Brisbane Bullets on Monday, the Filipino center only tallied two points and three rebounds in 12 minutes and 27 seconds of play.

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But even Sotto hardly made an impact in their game, Daniel Johnson and Sunday Dech carried the cudgels of the 36ers to end their four-game losing streak.

Dech, who gave Adelaide the biggest lead 21 points, 67-46, in the third period, shot 8-of-13 from the field and was perfect from the line 6-of-6 to go with nine rebounds, one assist and a steal.

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Dusty Hannahs provided the spark off the bench with 21 points, hitting 3-of-5 from deep, while Mitch Mccarron added eight points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals as the also-ran Adelaide improved to 8-17.

The Wildcats dropped to 15-10 still in fourth place with Victor Law leading the way with 20 points, five rebounds, two blocks, one assist and a steal as Matthew Hodgson added 16 points and eight boards in the loss.

Sotto and the 36ers battle the Sydney Kings (18-7) on Sunday at 1 pm (Philippine time) at Qudos Bank Arena.

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