The Sky Tower Auckland Huskies put on a professional display to take down a streaky, unpredictable, yet dangerous Taranaki Steelformers Mountainairs side in New Plymouth on Friday night.
With new import Justin Bibbs out with injury, the Huskies knew this could be a banana skin game for them, but they stuck to coach Aaron Young's gameplan, dismantling the the Airs through penetration, passing, and ultimately the outside game... sinking 17 three pointers in the 106-84 victory.
For the Airs the old, Marcel Jones (20pts) and the young, Carlin Davison (16pts) provided plenty of highlights but it wasn't to be as the Huskies kept the home team at arms length from the get go to the let go in this one thanks in part to another double double for Chris Johnson
Taranaki Moutnainairs (84) lost to Auckland Huskies 106) - BOXSCORE
Airs: Marcel Jones (20pts, 7rbs, 5ast), Carlin Davison (16pts, 4rbs)
Huskies: Chris Johnson (26pts, 11rbs), Dontae Nance (19pts, 5rbs, 5ast), Zach Riley (18pts, 5ast)
Stuff MVP Votes
Chris Johnson (Huskies) 9pts
Taki Fahrensohn (Huskies) 7pts
Brook Ruscoe (Huskies) 7pts
Marcel Jones (Airs) 5pts
Carlin Davison (Airs) 2pts
(Photo Credit: PhotosportNZ)