The Townsville Crocodiles will be in no mood for a party when they meet Wollongong tomorrow night at WIN Entertainment Centre.
Hawks officials have planned a night of celebration to mark the club's historic 1000th game and are expecting a big turnout.
But while the Crocs respect the Hawks' achievement as the first NBL club to reach 1000, they will be all business.
"Their 1000th game - it's going to be a big night with probably a few legends in the building," Crocs centre Greg Vanderjagt said.
"It's not something we've discussed. Any time you go on the road, you've got to take care of business."
The Crocs want to keep Wollongong from settling into their half-court game.
"Traditionally they're more of a grind-it-out team. They're very disciplined," Vanderjagt said.
"If we get stuck playing their style of game, it's going to be a grind for us. So we want to get out and play our free-flowing style."
After losing to Cairns in round one, Townsville chalked up their first win with last week's 10-point defeat of New Zealand.
First-year Crocs coach Shawn Dennis believes his side has gelled strongly over the past few months and grown in confidence with the win over the Breakers.
Meanwhile, the Hawks are offering young fans a special promotion for tomorrow night's home game against Townsville.
Any child accompanying a paying adult will be admitted free to the round-three clash at WIN Entertainment Centre.
The club has made its young supporters a key focus as it celebrates its history-making 1000th NBL game.