Friday, October 16, 2009

Gilchrist Taking Over Games in Australia

Over in Australia, John Gilchrist (2002-05) is taking the reins to lead his team, the Adelaide 36ers, as demonstrated in this story (sent to me by a reader) from Adelaide Now. Gilchrist, normally a playmaking point guard, took things into his own hands to score 5 points in the final two possessions to seal a close and exciting game.
Gilchrist's only successful triple of the night gave Adelaide the lead 88-87 with 26 seconds left before Williams drove to the hoop for the final two of his 32 points.

Now down 88-89, the Sixers had 19 seconds to fashion a winner, the ball in playmaker Gilchrist's hands. [...]

Update 10/21/09:
Here is a video of the last 50 seconds of the game. Gilchrist is #20 in red. He hits the go-ahead 3 pointer about 40 seconds into the video, and then the game winner at the 1:10 mark.

1 comment:

M.A.S.H. said...

Ah, the 36ers. I remember back in the 70s when they had Dr. E. That guy was totally stoppable.