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Sport Lisch to bolster NBL leading Sydney Kings

15:31  04 december  2019
15:31  04 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Kevin Lisch of the Kings stretches during warm up before game two of the NBL Semi Final series between the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena on March 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)© Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Kevin Lisch of the Kings stretches during warm up before game two of the NBL Semi Final series between the Sydney Kings and Melbourne United at Qudos Bank Arena on March 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Sydney Kings veteran point guard Kevin Lisch will return from a near two-month lay-off in Friday's NBL top of the table blockbuster away to one of his former clubs Perth.

Lisch participated in Sydney's first two games of the season but hasn't played since October 12, when the two-time league MVP fractured his ankle in the win over Adelaide.

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The Sydney Kings have bolstered their NBL ladder- leading line-up after adding Boomers prospect Xavier Cooks for the rest of the season. "I've been around the league for a lot of years watching my dad from a distance and I've seen the very high standards the Kings hold themselves to," Cooks said.

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The 33-year-old Boomers representative played his first four NBL seasons with the Wildcats from 2009-10 to 2013-14.

Sydney have thrived despite Lisch's absence and lead the league with a 11-1 record,

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They have the biggest ladder lead by any team at the end of round nine in NBL history, three and a half games ahead of second-placed Perth (8-5).

The Kings have won five straight since their only loss to Melbourne United.

Sydney, who back up with a home game against Cairns on Sunday have an opportunity to set an all-time franchise-best start to an NBL season with two more wins.

However, they will be without forward Craig Moller and swingman Xavier Cooks for both games.

Moller remains sidelined with an acute inflammation in his right ankle.

American guard Deshon Taylor, who was originally signed as a nominated replacement for for Lisch, will now be replacing Moller.

Recently signed Cooks (knee) will have to wait to make his Kings debut, but has continued to increase his participation in team training this week.

Cairns hand Kings second-straight NBL loss .
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