NBL Finals: Perth Wildcats to revamp in G2 against Adelaide 36ers, Greg Hire says

Josh Childress of the 36ers goes to the basket against Greg Hire of the Wildcats during game one of the Semi Final series between the Adelaide 36ers and the Perth Wildcats at Titanium Security Arena on March 3, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Josh Childress of the 36ers goes to the basket against Greg Hire of the Wildcats during game one of the Semi Final series between the Adelaide 36ers and the Perth Wildcats at Titanium Security Arena on March 3, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WIN or go home – that’s the scenario we face against the Adelaide 36ers this Friday night at Perth Arena.

There are no second chances and no more opportunities to redeem yourself.

It’s a simple equation: win on Friday and we head to Adelaide for game 3 and a shot at landing a grand final spot.

If that doesn’t get your juices going then you’re in the wrong sport.

Our performance on Saturday definitely wasn’t pretty.

We can be honest and say we were embarrassed and humiliated.

To put that up in a semi-final is obviously disappointing, but the beauty of a finals series is that you get another chance.

We have been tested all year.

We’ve had moments where our backs were against the wall and we’ve responded; that’s why I’m eager for Friday night.

I’m confident our group will respond in the right manner, which is to play relentless basketball for 40 minutes, play unselfish and play with the desire required to win a championship.

It’s not easy; every single possession counts and that’s why there are only three teams left.

You don’t want to end a season with ‘what ifs’.

For that reason, you will see a completely different Wildcats outfit come Friday night and we look forward to hearing your support rise against the 36ers.