22 Oct 2011

Blaze and Kings score first wins of ANBL season

11:29 am on 22 October 2011

The Sydney Kings recorded their first victory of the Australian National Basketball League season with a spirited 94-71 win over the Adelaide 36ers.

Julian Khazzouh was inspirational for the Kings, finishing with 26 points and 13 rebounds as Sydney set up their victory at Adelaide Arena with a devastating 29-8 second term.

The Kings, filled with renewed confidence, slammed the door shut with 14 consecutive points in the final quarter to consign the home side to a third loss from as many outings.

In Friday night's other game, a crushing first half performance lifted the Gold Coast Blaze to their first win of the season, an 83-58 blowout over the Hawks in Wollongong.