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Bevo Is Glad The Hawks Lost
- Updated: October 13, 2016
The Sydney Kings scored their first win of the new season on Thursday night after they took down a hot Illawarra Hawks team, 88-84.
The Hawks went undefeated during the ABC in Brisbane and won their first game of the season last week after dropping 122 points on the 36ers. After their round 1 win almost everyone thought they would roll past the Sydney Kings, despite Sydney just signing a former NBA champion in Josh Powell.
Illawarra coach Rob Beveridge believes that his team may have believed their own hype and didn’t take the Kings as serious as they should have.
“To me it’s an attitude thing as well. They (Sydney) played with urgency and desperation – we didn’t. It’s totally unacceptable for us the way we played.. We are not as talented as other teams in the league and we have to out work them. When a talented team like tonight out work us, they’re going to win. Simple as that.
We totally didn’t deserve to win and in a way I’m glad we lost because it’s a wake up call. Our players were probably reading the press, reading the hype and well done to those guys for scoring those points but now they have to reestablish themselves..”
In the loss the Hawks may have also lost Mitch Norton with a possible hamstring injury. Norton went down early in the game and didn’t return. It is currently unknown how long he will be out for.
The Hawks will look to bounce back on Sunday as they take on Melbourne United in Melbourne.