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Adelaide coach welcomes NBL trash talk

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 22/02/2017 Steve Larkin

Adelaide 36ers coach Joey Wright says beneath all the trash-talk, there's a deep respect for his NBL semi-final foe Illawarra.

Adelaide host the Hawks on Thursday night in the decider of a bitter three-game semi-final series, with the winner meeting Perth in the grand final bouts.

"It's great that the guys are sticking up for themselves on both sides of the court ... there is still a bunch of respect there," Wright told AAP on Wednesday.

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