Bullets star Daniel Kickert has been fined for headbutting Adelaide's Anthony Drmic.
Bullets star Daniel Kickert has been fined for headbutting Adelaide's Anthony Drmic. JOE CASTRO

Bullets fired up for 36ers showdown

BASKETBALL: The fuse for a fiery clash has been lit with Brisbane Bullets star Daniel Kickert taking aim at Adelaide after being fined $1000 for headbutting 36ers' Anthony Drmic ahead of tonight's NBL rematch.

Kickert (pictured left) described the incident during Brisbane's 105-87 win in Adelaide on Saturday as "incidental contact”.

"(It was) nothing much, didn't get him a headlock or anything like that,” said Kickert, citing Sydney Kings' Aleks Maric's recent incident with Cairns' Mark Worthington.

He avoided a one-game ban with an early plea.

Kickert was also fined $500 for a spiteful exchange with 36ers coach Joey Wright on social media.

The Adelaide coach was also fined $500.

Kickert had reacted on social media after being cited by the 36ers after Saturday's game - second-placed Brisbane's third straight win.


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