NBL: Quiet debut for Kai Sotto as Taipans demolish 36ers by 26

After missing the Adelaide 36ers’ first four regular season games, Kai Sotto finally made his NBL Australia debut.

However, it was quite a forgettable one for the 7-foot-3 Filipino center, finishing with a stat line of only a point (1-of-4 free throws), three rebounds, two assists, and two blocks.

Worse, the 36ers were totally outclassed by the Cairns Taipans, 93-67 to fall to 2-3 in the team standings.

The home side led by as much as 40, 89-49 midway in the fourth period.

Being sidelined in the past few weeks due to knee soreness, Sotto was inserted with 1:37 left in the first quarter to make his NBL stint official.

He did not make a single field goal attempt. He made his two trips to the foul line in the fourth quarter, where he managed to sink only one of four tries.

Sotto logged a total of nine minutes and 50 seconds of game time, and was a minus-21.

Adelaide will next take on the Perth Wildcats on December 28.

Photo from Adelaide 36ers Facebook

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