As has been the case often this season, Braves III started strong, after conceding the first 2pts from the tip, Braves went on a 10-0 run fuelled by their very own 'Splash Brothers' John Palmer and Kye Thomas. From there Braves played tough defence and ran in a couple of easy baskets on the fast break. As the game progressed and with Totterdown sitting back in a 2-3 Zone Defence, Braves systematically pulled the opponents apart getting plenty of uncontested mid range shots in the progress. At the half Braves led 32-18. The main problem Braves had by half time was the amount of forwards in foul trouble.
In the second half Totterdown switched up their defence and harried Braves which resulted in some turnovers. On the other end Braves struggled with a man to man defence that resulted in the group reaching team fouls within the first minute of the quarter. With one forward fouled out and another two in foul trouble, Braves small line up struggled on the boards and Totterdown mounted a comeback, going on a 29-11 run which meant they led at the end of Q3, 47-43.
In the break before Q4 Coach George Varney put aside his coaches clipboard and instead worked his psychological magic. First of all Kye Thomas came out strong, hitting a quick seven points, including an insane spinning 'and one' play. From there it was the dominant play of one Maurice Daller that took his opponents by surprise. Maurice backed down and bullied his opponents in the post in a way that long term Braves fans had never seen before. Alongside his patented turnaround babyhead, Maurice showed an offensive arsenal that included a nifty baseline lay up and also created space for his team mates to hit the open jumpers, none more so then Nick Cooper who hit six points from the short corner. With two minutes left and the score at 63 - 56