Wildcats back mateship over Kings' money
The Sydney Kings are on record pace this season and Perth Wildcats coach Trevor Gleeson wants his players to embrace their top-of-the-table clash in Perth. The Kings boast arguably the greatest squad seen in NBL history, with Andrew Bogut, Kevin Lisch, Brad Newley and Xavier Cooks joining internationals Casper Ware, Jae'Sean Tate, Didi Louzada, and Deshon Taylor.
Perth have claimed the 2018-19 NBL championship, defeating Melbourne United 97-84 to seal a 3-1 grand final series victory. United scored the first six points of the second quarter to extend their lead but Perth came roaring back as Cotton’s offensive firepower triggered a 12-0 run to establish a
Perth Wildcats have extended their Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) winning streak to four games with an 88-79 victory over Adelaide 36ers at Perth Arena. The win was also the Wildcats third in a row against the other teams that made up the top four on the ANBL ladder at the start of this
Perth have extended their NBL winning streak to four games, at Brisbane's expense, on the back of another big second half from Bryce Cotton.
Cotton dropped 16 points after halftime on Saturday night to guide the reigning champions home, 86-78, against the Bullets at RAC Stadium.
Nathan Sobey's 11 points in the final quarter kept the visitors in the game, but the Bullets' continual fouling in defence gifted Perth 23 (from 25) free-throw points.
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The Sydney Kings are three wins clear of their nearest rivals, and they have the chance to extend that in Friday night's top-of-the-table clash in Perth.The Kings (11-1) sit three wins clear on top of the NBL table, and they have the chance to extend that gap in Friday night's clash with the second-placed Wildcats (8-5) in Perth.
The Perth Wildcats celebrating winning the 2018-19 NBL championship Will Russell/Getty Images. Terrico White added 20 points for the Wildcats and United scored the first six points of the second quarter to extend their lead but Perth came roaring back as Cotton's offensive firepower triggered a
The Perth Wildcats have extended their winning streak to four , hanging on to defeat the Wollongong Hawks 80-68 in an enthralling battle in front 11,239 at
Cotton led Perth to victory on the road on Thursday night against Cairns in Trevor Gleeson's 400th NBL game as a coach.
He did the same on Saturday in captain Damian Martin's 300th game.
Wildcats hammer Kings to send NBL message
Perth Wildcats produced the best opening half in a 40-minute game on their way to a dominant 19-point win over the Sydney Kings. On their way to a 96-77 win, they produced the best opening half of any side in the 40-minute era.
The 2018–19 NBL season was the 41st season of the National Basketball League since its establishment in 1979. A total of eight teams have contested the league. The regular season had been played between October 2018 and February 2019
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Cotton contributed just seven points in the first half, but finished with a game-high 23 to take his tally over the Cats' impressive four-game run to 100 points at an average of 25.
For most of the game, the Bullets did a great job in limiting the advantage Perth gained from their strong rebounding, especially at the offensive end.
The Wildcats average 17 second-chance points per game, but managed only seven on Saturday from this source.
Matt Hodgson and Lamar Patterson were responsible for that, with eight rebounds apiece.
But the Bullets weren't allowed to get any momentum in attack.
They trailed by nine points in the second quarter and by 10 in the third.
Brisbane's two most-reliable scorers, Patterson and Sobey, had only 10 points between them at halftime. Sobey, with 15, was their biggest contributor while Patterson had 14 when he drew his fifth foul late in the fourth term.
Nick Kay was again massive for Perth. Coming off three-consecutive double-double games, he fell short of registering a fourth, with 18 points and seven rebounds.
United end Wildcats NBL winning streak .
Melbourne United, led by Melo Trimble and Shawn Long, impressed in Perth with a dominant 13-point NBL win over the Wildcats. Melo Trimble and Shawn Long took turns in taking the game up to the Wildcats, and the reigning premiers had no answers to either of them with the final score 87-74 flattering the home side.