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Bullets breeze past 36ers to strengthen finals claim

Red-hot Brisbane have strengthened their NBL finals claims after defeating the 36ers 108-99 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Saturday night.

The Bullets led narrowly at the end of three evenly contested quarters before breaking the shackles and blowing the 36ers away in the fourth term, rollicking to their fifth-successive win.

Lamar Patterson.

Lamar Patterson.Credit:AAP

American swingman Lamar Patterson (29 points) top-scored for Brisbane (13-11), while imports Eric Griffin and Jerome Randle were valiant with 21 points apiece for the seventh-placed Sixers (11-13) who needing a miracle to sneak into the top four.

Brisbane’s Nathan Sobey was busy early, rattling off 10 first-quarter points against his old side, including a big two-handed slam through the middle.

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