Kai Sotto hardly plays in Adelaide 36ers' OT loss | Inquirer Sports

Kai Sotto hardly plays in Adelaide 36ers’ OT loss

/ 05:18 PM October 30, 2022
Kai Sotto during an Adelaide 36ers' preseason game.

FILE–Adelaide 36ers center Kai Sotto during an NBL preseason game. Photo from Adelaide 36ers

MANILA, Philippines—Coming off a season-best performance, Kai Sotto hardly played on Sunday (Manila time) as Adelaide lost again.

The 36ers fell to the South East Melbourne Phoenix, 103-98, in overtime in the 2022-23 National Basketball League Season at John Cain Arena.

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Sotto only logged eight minutes and finished with two points on 2-of-6 from the free throw line, five rebounds, one steal and a block.

The 20-year-old Filipino center had 16 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes in a 99-70 loss to the New Zealand Breakers on Friday.

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Trey Kell III spearheaded South East Melbourne with 24 points, hitting four triples while former NBA players Alan Williams and Ryan Broekhoff scored 18 and 17, respectively.

Craig Randall II led the 36ers with 28 points, including a basket that forced overtime with 3.1 seconds left in regulation.

Daniel Johnson added a near double-double with 16 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort as Adelaide suffered its second consecutive setback and slid to 2-3.

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