Captain Forman making his mark

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His normally accurate three-point radar is playing up, but Oscar Forman has been a brute under the boards in the past two games.

After grabbing 10 rebounds in a home victory over Sydney 10 days ago, the Wollongong captain equalled that mark in Saturday's 69-63 road win over the Kings.

In the same two games, Forman hit just one of eight three-point shots.

"It's been pleasing that I've been on the boards," he said.

"[Coach] Gordie's [McLeod] been on me the last few years that if teams take away your best attribute, make sure you bring something else, and rebounding gets me into the game.

"It was definitely a focus of mine the other night. They're a good rebounding team so it had to be a focus for everyone."

The back-to-back wins lifted Wollongong into a share of fifth spot with Townsville.

But winning against Sydney is one thing, winning over the doubters is another.

"People tell me that at least I know when our season finishes because we don't have to worry about the play-offs," Forman said.

"You get annoyed when people send you texts saying 'hey great win, but what happened to the Kings?' What about how we played? You kind of take it personally and wonder why they're disrespecting you and writing you off."

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