Adelaide opened win count against Perth. The 36ers claimed a comfortable home win in the opener. Adelaide 36ers made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Perth Wildcats 47-34 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds.
Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Josh Childress who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field).