The Adelaide 36ers will still be without captain Brendan Teys for Sunday’s clash with the Illawarra Hawks even after the guard received a downgrade for his unduly rough play suspension.
Teys was initially slapped with a two-game ban following a wild altercation between the 36ers and Perth on Friday, February 2.
The 27-year-old and Perth’s Dexter Kernich-Drew were hit with the hardest charges, with eleven players in total cited by the NBL Game Review Panel.
Adelaide opted to appeal the charges at the tribunal.
His offence was downgraded from high impact to medium impact which reduced the guard’s ban from two matches to one.
Kernich-Drew failed to get his two-game unduly rough play ban reduced. Teys will still travel with the 36ers to Wollongong, but won’t be able to suit up at WIN Entertainment Centre.
Adelaide hold a 2-1 series lead over the Hawks this season and have already wrapped up a top-four spot.