EJ Singler isn't the type who ticks boxes but it's safe to say the Hawks should mop up the Pettigrew-Green Arena floor with the Taranaki Mountainairs in Napier tonight.

Sure, there's always the propensity to trip up against a foe — the Airs winning 90-84 here in extra time in June last year — who have yet to register a win in the National Basketball League (NBL) this season.

After all, desperation makes the underdogs do incredible things — Manawatu Jets beating Southland Sharks last week, for argument's sake — but from where the Hawks like to roost, an upset

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