Sotto, 36ers fend off Taipans in preseason OT win

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Kai Sotto provided quality minutes as the Adelaide 36ers beat the Cairns Taipans, 91-87 in overtime in an NBL Australia preseason game on Sunday.

Sotto scored seven points on 3/8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in close to 20 minutes of action, showing his wares for his new club.

The highlight of his afternoon was a slam dunk off a drive from three-point area, which turned into a three-point play after absorbing contact.

The Filipino teenage sensation also scored a go-ahead basket which gave Adelaide a 74-72 edge in regulation time, although Cairns would come back to force extension at 79-all.

Daniel Johnson had a game-high 33 points to lead Adelaide in the contest. In contrast, five different players scored in double-digits for the losing side.

The 36ers will make their NBL regular season debut against the Perth Wildcats on December 3.

Photo from Adelaide 36ers Facebook page

Nguyễn J. Văn Linh (Levi Verora)